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Andy Lee wearing No. 8 with Browns to honor late daughter

Former 49ers punter Andy Lee is wearing No. 8 with the Browns to honor the memory of his daughter who died on Jan. 27. Madeline Lee passed away from complications after she swallowed fluid during birth. She was 8 days old. Lee and his wife, Rachel, were the only people beyond medical staff to see Madeline, who never left the neonatal intensive care unit. “I think sometimes, not necessarily by me and my wife, her life can get overlooked,” Lee told the team’s web site. “She was here, she was a person, but nobody got to meet her. Nobody got to see her. She was really alive and really a...

49ers putting footwork back in Kaepernick’s game

This is my Friday column. SANTA CLARA Forty-Niners offensive coordinator Geep Chryst thinks of Colin Kaepernick in terms of Stephen Curry. “If you were to say the reason why Curry is a great 3-point shooter is because his feet are exactly 8 inches apart when he shoots the ball, that may be true in a […]
San Jose Mercury News Jun 11, 2015

Story behind Andy Lee's new number will break your heart

Former 49ers punter, traded Saturday to Browns, lost his eight-day-old daughter Madeline in February.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 11, 2015

Kaepernick developing good relationship with offensive coordinator Geep Chryst

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears to have comfortable working relationship with Chryst, who was the quarterbacks coach under Jim Harbaugh

Minicamp report, Day 3: no major injuries ; Kaepernick-to-Smith gem; rookie WR shines

No major injuries were sustained through the 49ers offseason program, as far as we know. “I don’t have any wood to knock on," coach Jim Tomsula said upon considering that line. "Thrilled. Thrilled. Absolutely.” Instead, this offseason was more about… Continue Reading →

Tomsula's assistants finally talk, coordinators discuss their new approaches

As the 49ers wrapped up minicamp Thursday, Colin Kaepernick stretched on the Levi’s Sideline sideline and laughed out loud with offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. The franchise quarterback is definitely happy to still have around Chryst, who was elevated from quarterbacks… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Jun 10, 2015

49ers' Anquan Boldin optimistic in 13th season

Anquan Boldin said he gave no thought of joining the 49ers retirement wave this offseason, instead returning for a 13th season with the same championship aspirations as ever.

Tall task: Australian RB Hayne still learning to get low

Jim Tomsula said Australian running back project Jarryd Hayne is picking up football fast, with, perhaps, one notable exception: Hayne hasn’t picked up how to get down.

Jaquiski Tartt picks off Colin Kaepernick during 2-minute drill, plus more from 49ers minicamp

SANTA CLARA Here are the highlights from Day 2 of the 49ers’ minicamp. THE GOOD 1. Jaquiski Tartt, free safety. The 49ers’ ended practice with a 2-minute drill – first-team offense vs. first-team defense, second-team offense versus second-team defense, etc. Each offense had 1:29 and one timeout to score from the defense’s 35-yard line. So, […]
San Jose Mercury News Jun 10, 2015

Minicamp report, Day 2: Kaepernick finds Davis; rookie Tartt nabs INT; Aldon sits

Colin Kaepernick connected with Vernon Davis on completions of 40 and 50 yards to highlight Wednesday's offensive showing at mandatory minicamp.

Minicamp report, Day 2: Kaepernick finds Davis; rookie Tartt nabs INT; Aldon sits

Colin Kaepernick connected with Vernon Davis on completions of 40 and 50 yards to highlight Wednesday's offensive showing at mandatory minicamp. Kaepernick had a role in the defensive highlight, too, however. He tried to hit Torrey Smith on a post route, only to have rookie… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Jun 10, 2015
Jim Tomsula calls RB Reggie Bush 'a wonderful addition in all aspects'

Jim Tomsula calls RB Reggie Bush 'a wonderful addition in all aspects'

Like Frank Gore before him, Reggie Bush is ready to dash through the NFL s proverbial age barrier for running backs, that being a 30th birthday.

Jim Tomsula calls RB Reggie Bush 'a wonderful addition in all aspects'

Like Frank Gore before him, Reggie Bush is ready to dash through the NFL’s proverbial age barrier for running backs, that being a 30th birthday. Bush's legs still look graceful, after nine seasons and 9,758 all-purpose yards. His receiving ability still looks polished,… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Jun 10, 2015

Jarryd Hayne drawing praise before heading back to Australia for foot surgery

As Australian rugby-league star Jarryd Hayne progresses in his cross-sport transition to the 49ers, he's doing so with an enlarging cyst on his right foot.

Jim Tomsula on the 49ers’ offensive play-calling: “We have cut down verbiage.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. First off, how’s LB Aldon Smith’s foot? Is it minor? “He got it stepped on. He had it stepped on earlier in OTAs. So, then he got banged again yesterday, that’s all. It’s aggravated. We’re not going […]

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