6:55 AM EDT, Tue August 14, 2018
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Golden Nuggets: Welcome Alfred Morris

Golden Nuggets: Welcome Alfred Morris

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, August 14th 2018 Due all the running backs getting injured, the San Francsico 49ers went out and brought in Alfred Morris. I like it! I don’t know how this will shape out, and since Washington lost one of their own running backs for the season, it was only a matter of time before Morris was signed somewhere. It’s a great system fit, given the best years of Morris’ career were in Kyle Shanahan’s system. Morris does have some tread, but he could maybe carve himself out as a RB3 in Shanahan’s system if Raheem Mostert doesn’t show up, or...
10 hours ago
Hey! It’s time for another Panda Monday!

Hey! It’s time for another Panda Monday!

George Kittle, Arian Colbert and Trent Taylor at their favorite Monday meet up spot With the 49ers airborne to Houston for a week of practice with the Texans we thought we’d give you another episode of Panda Mondays with George Kittle, Adrian Colbert and special guest star Trent Taylor. (Taylor actually ate at Chik-fil-a before joining in on the conversation.) All three players are headed into their sophomore season and the expectations are high after how they performed as rookies. Colbert accumulated some great stats in 2017 but has yet to record an interception in the NFL and Kittle...
11 hours ago
Taking a look at Jimmy Garoppolo’s nine snaps vs. the Cowboys

Taking a look at Jimmy Garoppolo’s nine snaps vs. the Cowboys

It wasn’t the most inspiring of days for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Let’s go over the brief sample size. We got a brief glimpse of the San Francisco 49ers starters during Thursday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, and none could be more curious than quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. With an undefeated streak and a full offseason to study Kyle Shanahan’s playbook, all eyes are on the signal caller. Garoppolo played only nine snaps before getting pulled. Time to take a look at all nine snaps. Snap 1: First and 10 on San Francisco 25 (ish)-yard line Garoppolo hands off...
12 hours ago
Kyle Shanahan talks injuries, injuries, and more injuries

Kyle Shanahan talks injuries, injuries, and more injuries

There’s a running theme right now. What have you done to kind of compensate or help compensate for all of the losses and all the guys that aren’t able to practice? “We haven’t been able to go threes as much when those guys are out because the twos are kind of threes. We’ve had unscripted periods where coaches can’t really plan out the substitutions and stuff. We just take one group off of it. That’s been the only difference.” Were you going to go shells today regardless? “Yeah, that was the plan all along. That had nothing to do with our injuries. It just has to do with...
14 hours ago
Top plays of the day from 8/13

Top plays of the day from 8/13

The 49ers held heat last open practice in Santa Clara and we have your top plays of the day The 49ers held their last open practice in Santa Clara in front of a slightly smaller crowd. It was the first non padded practice we’ve seen in a while, but that’s because they will likely be in pads for both joint practices with the Texans. Here are your top plays of the day for 8/13 Pettis has moves In 11-on-11s Dante Pettis caught a C.J. Beathard pass while he was covered by Emmanuel Moseley for about 10 yards. What was most impressive were the yards after catch that Pettis got swerving...
15 hours ago
49ers to sign RB Alfred Morris

49ers to sign RB Alfred Morris

Few running backs know Kyle Shanahan’s offense like Morris. The San Francisco 49ers are going to sign running back Alfred Morris this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Once Morris passes his physical, he is expected to join the team for their joint practices against the Houston Texans. The move comes following injuries to starting running back Jerick McKinnon and primary backup Matt Breida. McKinnon suffered a calf strain on Sunday at practice, and will miss this week. The team will re-evaluate him next week, but it seems unlikely he plays the rest of the preseason. Breida...
16 hours ago
Richard Sherman getting 11-on-11 work in 49ers Monday practice

Richard Sherman getting 11-on-11 work in 49ers Monday practice

Good news seeing some progress. We’ve got some good news from the San Francisco 49ers last open training camp practice. Cornerback Richard Sherman is back practicing with the full 11-on-11 squad at practice, according to Jennifer Chan. It’s not a full workout, as he got snaps alternated with rest. On Sunday, Sherman only took part in individual drills, so this is a step-up. It’s also worth noting however, that the team is not practicing in pads. They travel to Houston after practice and will be going full pads on Wednesday and Thursday. This is still a positive step for Sherman. On...
18 hours ago
Live practice updates with 49ers 8/13 injury report

Live practice updates with 49ers 8/13 injury report

The 49ers are back at practice for the final open session in Santa Clara. We’ve got an injury report, and you can follow along here for practice info and Kyle Shanahan’s post-practice press conference. The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Monday, and it’s a notable one. It marks the final open practice of training camp in Santa Clara. The team departs after practice for Houston, where they will hold joint practices with the Texans on Wednesday and Thursday. Those will be open to the media leading up to the preseason game on Saturday. The 49ers will return to Santa Clara...
18 hours ago
Richie James made the decisions at wide receiver that much harder

Richie James made the decisions at wide receiver that much harder

We already knew some tough cuts were going to be made in 49ers training camp for the wide receivers, now Richie James has made a case. One of the highlights in the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was the play of rookie wide receiver Richie James. For a seventh round pick, the 49ers got some mighty fine production out of him already, and his reports during camp have been positive. It began early in the night, and ended with him catching the game-winning touchdown from Nick Mullens. It was enough to hear him a nod on Pro Football Focus’ preseason Week 1 team...
19 hours ago
Winners and Losers from 49ers practice, August 12

Winners and Losers from 49ers practice, August 12

Let’s see who shined and who didn’t during Sunday’s practice. With one preseason game under their belts, the San Francisco 49ers have their attention towards the Houston Texans, as they are set to take part in joint practices and a preseason game this week in Texas. Sunday was the 49ers’ first practice since their win, giving us much needed updates on injuries and another chance to see who helped their case for a roster spot — and who did not. Winners 49ers’ injury gods Against the Cowboys, the 49ers’ trainers spent more time on the field than the starters. In the first...
20 hours ago
49ers fans, join Niners Nation FanPulse

49ers fans, join Niners Nation FanPulse

Over the course of almost 12 years (!!!), Niners Nation has developed into what I like to think is the premier voice of 49ers fans. Whether it’s myself, any of our contributors, or any of our regular and irregular commenters, when people want to know what fans are thinking about the upcoming game, awful calls by referees, or what to make of Levi’s Stadium, they come to NN. Now, we’re starting a new polling project that will pull together the insights of the most plugged-in of 49ers fans. If that describes you, then SIGN UP HERE to join me and other fans (including some other Niners...
21 hours ago
Joe Williams, Raheem Mostert now have their chance

Joe Williams, Raheem Mostert now have their chance

With Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida both out due to injury this week, the 49ers will be turning to the third stringers. Can Joe Williams or Raheem Mostert make their case to make the 53-man roster? San Francisco 49ers fans collectively held their breath as they heard running back Jerick McKinnon would be having an MRI on his knee. Fortunately, it revealed a simple muscle strain, but McKinnon will still be out for the week, and will not participate in Saturday’s preseason game against the Houston Texans. Nor will Matt Breida who is out with a shoulder injury, likely for the rest of the...
23 hours ago
What we learned at 49ers training camp, 8/12

What we learned at 49ers training camp, 8/12

It’s the last few practices of camp - here are a few things we learned The 49ers closed out one of their last two open practices in Santa Clara before traveling to Houston for two joint practices with the Texans. The practices after this week will be closed to fans and for media after they complete warm ups. Here are a few storylines to follow as the team closes out training camp. Dodging bullets I don’t want to jinx the team at this point but it’s difficult to not say how lucky the team is in regards to how the injuries have not ended up being very serious. Jerick McKinnon’s knee...
Aug 13, 2018
Golden Nuggets: Watching the Injury Report

Golden Nuggets: Watching the Injury Report

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Monday, August 13th, 2018 edition. Training camp and the pre-season tend to be interesting spectacles in terms of how fans go about things. On one hand, after a long drought of football & the excitement that comes along with a new batch of players, most of us are amped up to see what the upcoming season will look like. There’s a lot of interest in the analysis of training camp practices, as well as the preseason games - and sometimes there’s a sense of disappointment that comes along with not seeing enough of the more intriguing...
Aug 12, 2018
Robert Saleh on Jullian Taylor, Malcolm Smith’s injury, DBs seating chart

Robert Saleh on Jullian Taylor, Malcolm Smith’s injury, DBs seating chart

The 49ers defensive coordinator met with the media on Sunday. He had plenty to discuss from their Thursday preseason opener. We have a full transcript. What did DT Jullian Taylor show you in the large number of snaps you gave him? “I thought Jullian did a good job. He competed. He represented all of the things that he has shown throughout practice, and that’s violence, that relentlessness that we like. Improved his hand placement a little bit over the course of the game. Again, I know there’s a lot of exciting things for him and he made a lot of plays, but in this league, nobody...