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Garnett faces competition, but his roster status will clear up in August

There is a report out there that while not incorrect is at least a little bit misleading. The San Francisco 49ers signed guards Jonathan Cooper and Mike Person this offseason, and welcomed Joshua Garnett back to practice after he spent last season on injured reserve. Veteran Laken Tomlinson, acquired in a trade at the end of training camp, returns to compete for a guard position as well. Tomlinson appears to be locked in at left guard for the time being, but there are still some question marks. Cooper is finishing up rehab of January MCL surgery, and did not take part in on-field team...

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Golden Nuggets: LBs in 2018 and Beyond

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the internet. Monday, June 18th, 2018 edition. Over the past couple of season, the 49ers have seemingly been snakebitten at the inside linebacker position. Year after year, the team has ended the season with special teamers and free agents starting by the end of the season, which has likely contributed to the fielding of middling (and worse) defenses. This year, however, things are certainly looking up. The return of Malcolm Smith from his 2017 injury, the clearing of Reuben Foster’s name, the drafting of Fred Warner, the signing of Korey...

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At least this 49ers roster doesn’t weaponize helmets

With the fight that broke out this week, leading to injuries, it only brings another sense of relief that the 49ers are on the same page. It’s a fact, practices get chippy. Scuffles happen, sometimes a haymaker or two gets thrown, but most of the time players leave their helmet on, or at least they don’t weaponize the thing. Unless of course, it’s the New York Giants this week. Things got so out of hand over in a practice scuffle to the point Damon Harrison tore off a rookie’s bonnet and started swinging it at him. That’s not a gig any rookie in the NFL should be in line for,...

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Richard Sherman gives an update on his progress at minicamp

Sherman gives details on his health, his new environment and a scouting report on his quarterback San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman spoke to the media during mandatory minicamp and updated everyone on his health and his new teammates. It seems he’s enjoying his new surroundings and is still on track to be ready to go for training camp in six weeks. What’s even better news about Sherman’s recovery is that because of the injury, he’s had a complete offseason to finally be able to fully heal from the minor injuries that are a regular occurrence in football. Shermans’s...

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Mike Person remains in the thick of the 49ers guard competition

He is splitting first team snaps, and brings much-needed versatility The San Francisco 49ers signed Mike Person to a one-year contract worth $915,000 last month, and injuries provided him an early opportunity in the offseason workout program. Jonathan Cooper is rehabbing an MCL injury that required surgery in January. He will be ready for training camp, but his absence resulted in Person splitting first team guard work with Joshua Garnett. Person seemed to be brought in to serve as a utility option, with experience at guard and center. However, he is coming off a strong pass blocking...

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49ers get through offseason workout program relatively healthy

The San Francisco 49ers wrap up their offseason workout program on Thursday, but Wednesday marked the final practice of the period. The team had practices the first two days of minicamp, but this final day will be a family day of fun and games. The offseason workout program is a chance to install the offense and defense, and get players up to speed and ready for training camp. However, more important than installing the scheme is staying healthy. Even without pads and full contact, devastating injuries can happen. Fortunately, it appears the 49ers avoided any major injuries during OTAs and...

The Mercury News

Which six 49ers helped themselves most in offseason?

The 49ers wrapped up their offseason program without any contract holdouts or major injuries, so plenty of winners emerged, including Jimmy Garoppolo and Jerick McKinnon, their offensive mainstays.

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Shanahan talks 49ers offensive struggles, injury updates, message before training camp

The 49ers head coach chatted with the media on Wednesday to close minicamp. We’ve got a full transcript, and you can watch video here. What have your observations been of inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans in his new role this season? “DeMeco’s been great. He’s got a good demeanor. Players love him. Just how he carries himself, especially having the respect of what he did in his career. He’s a very humble guy who is still trying to learn and he’s ready to be in the role that he’s in, but he’s not satisfied with that. He’s always trying to ask questions and do stuff each...

The Mercury News

Top 10 49ers minicamp highlights: Pettis shines, Foster starts, Sherman debuts

The 49ers' first minicamp practice Tuesday produced encouraging results from rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis while Marquise Goodwin sat out and Trent Taylor recovered from just-disclosed back surgery.

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49ers minicamp review: Injuries allow little-known WRs to step forward

Remember last week when Jimmy Garoppolo was firing touchdown passes to tight end Garrett Celek and other targets and was otherwise red-hot in the red zone? Well, he and the …

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There’s “Celek Time” and then there’s “Uncle Sherm”

Uncle Sherm. That is all. You can watch this madness here. So the 49ers glossed Garrett Celek as “Celek Time” and the name stuck. Well that’s not the only ridiculous name running around the 49ers facility. Richard Sherman has been unable to participate in OTAs due to his achilles injury. This in turn has him helping coach up the defensive backs and position himself as a leader of the secondary. Well, the secondary has a name for him now: “Uncle Sherm.” Considering he’s not much older than them, Uncle Sherm seems a bit extreme, but it’s rather hilarious. How did this happen?...

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What we learned at the first day of 49ers minicamp

Updates about the players and the team at their first practice of minicamp, and maybe some news that brings us all back to earth The 49ers opened the first practice of minicamp to the media and it was structured very similarly to OTAs. There were calisthenics, individual drills, 11-on-11s and 7-on7s. We saw move the ball drills but no end zone work. There may be slight variations on day two but probably nothing drastic. Here’s what we learned in day one. Injury updates Richard Sherman is back doing individual drills with his position group but not participating in team drills. Trent...

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Injuries continue shaking up 49ers depth chart

The 49ers are on track to have players back for training camp, but until then younger players get extra reps higher up the depth chart. The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with several injuries in their offseason workout program, and while all are expected to be ready for training camp, it does still provide a chance for other players to get opportunities further up the depth chart. Dekoda Watson suffered a calf injury on Tuesday that looked worse than it ended up being. In his absence, Pita Taumoepenu took on second string SAM linebacker work behind Eli Harold. Taumoepenu is a work in...

Field Gulls

Seahawks CB Dontae Johnson to undergo surgery on broken foot

Brought in as depth in the retooled Seattle Seahawks secondary, former San Francisco 49ers CB Dontae Johnson will be sidelined due to injury. Speaking to media following minicamp practice, head coach Pete Carroll revealed that Johnson suffered a broken bone in his foot ten days ago and will have surgery on it. The timetable is unknown, but Johnson is currently wearing a walking boot. Definitely an unfortunate setback for the 26-year-old, who figured to be in competition for the #2 spot at outside corner. Also of note from the presser: Defensive end Frank Clark is dealing with a minor...

Houston Chronicle

Jury orders Rams to pay $12.5 million for Reggie Bush injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL's Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team's final season in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles. The jury found the Rams 100 percent liable for Bush's injury and ordered the team to pay $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Attorneys for the Rams said they plan to file a motion for a new trial. Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds during...

Diehards

Reggie Bush wins $12.5 million in knee injury lawsuit against Rams

Reggie Bush, who suffered a season-ending knee injury while playing with the San Francisco 49ers against the then-St. Louis Rams in 2015, won $12.5 million in a lawsuit against the Rams. St. Louis jury orders ⁦@RamsNFL⁩ to pay $12.5 million to former NFL running back ⁦@ReggieBush⁩ injured in 2015 game at dome https://t.co/wGPLSUyzJh https://t.co/wGPLSUyzJh — […] The post Reggie Bush wins $12.5 million in knee injury lawsuit against Rams appeared first on Diehards.

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Reggie Bush awarded $12.5 million in lawsuit against Rams

The jury valued him more than NFL teams! A week ago, trial opened in Reggie Bush’s civil lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams and multiple St. Louis public agencies. It came to a close on Tuesday, and Bush CASHED IN. A jury awarded Bush $12.5 million in damages, including $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages. Bush suffered a season-ending MCL injury in 2015 when the San Francisco 49ers traveled to face the then St. Louis Rams. He suffered the injury after running out of bounds on a play and then slipping on a concrete ring that ran around the sideline...

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Foster’s position coaches are glad to have him back

The 49ers linebacker has had issues offseason, but his coaches have his back. Reuben Foster returned to the team following the conclusion of his domestic violence legal dispute, joining the team for OTAs. It marked the first offseason team activity he was able to take part in whether fully or partially due to being sidelined with his shoulder injury in 2017. Foster needs a support network in place, and both his linebacker coaches have expressed what it’s like to have his and their linebackers’ back. Last week the offensive coaches were at OTAs, but two weeks ago we got the defensive...

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90-in-90: WR Steven Dunbar

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is wide receiver Steven Dunbar. The San Francisco 49ers have gone to extensive lengths to revamp what originally was an underwhelming wide receiver group. They got great production out of Pierre Garçon before his injury, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, and Kendrick Bourne. They also drafted Dante Pettis and Richie James in the second and seventh round 2018 NFL Draft respectively. This, along with some returning players like Aaron Burbridge leaves a lot of mouths to feed, and a huge...

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49ers sign Antone Exum for safety depth

They have three safeties recovering from 2017 injuries. The San Francisco 49ers missed out on signing safety J.J. Wilcox on Tuesday, but they have found an alternative. The team announced on Wednesday they have signed Antone Exum to a one-year deal. Exum spent part of last season with the 49ers, signing on November 7th after the team put tackle Garry Gilliam on injured reserve. He was active for two games, including a start at free safety on November 26th when Adrian Colbert was inactive with a thumb injury. After Colbert returned the next week, Exum was inactive the final five games of the...

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Reggie Bush lawsuit began Tuesday for MCL tear at Edward Jones Dome

This stems from his 2015 knee injury with the 49ers. Former (briefly) San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush is officially in court for a civil suit against the Los Angeles Rams and the city of St. Louis. The negligence lawsuit stems from an injury Bush suffered back in 2015 while playing for the 49ers. Bush and the 49ers were in St. Louis to face the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. At the end of a play, Bush ran out of bounds, and when he got to a concrete ring near the stands that circled the field, he slipped and fell. Initial fears were that Bush tore his ACL, but...

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What we learned at week three of 49ers OTAs

49ers opened up OTA practice to the media for the third time: there were some new things we learned and some things we’ve seen before The 49ers opened up practice to the media for the third and final time during OTAs before heading into minicamp. Several aspects of practice were similar to what we’ve seen the past two weeks and of course, some new elements. Injury report Trent Taylor is still out with a back injury, missing all of OTAs. Malcolm Smith did not practice with a tweaked groin and Jimmie Ward did not practice with a tweaked ankle. Both Smith and Ward are expected to...

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Reuben Foster and Fred Warner practice on first team ILB

The 49ers got their first look at the future with Reuben Foster and Fred Warner practicing side by side. 49ers OTAs were open to the media Tuesday and one of the many reports coming out was that 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith did not practice. In his place on the first team we had Reuben Foster back on the field and next to him, 49ers rookie Fred Warner. Foster was in the WILL position while Warner held down the MIKE spot. Smith’s injury wasn’t disclosed, so we don’t know how long he will be out, but this was definitely a look at the future. The 49ers drafted Fred Warner in the...

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2018 Patriots minicamp: Is Joe Thuney’s starting job in jeopardy?

The Patriots first round pick could take Thuney’s spot on the field. On the first day of the New England Patriots 2018 minicamp, the offensive line looked much different than it had in 2017. Gone at left tackle was Nate Solder and in his place was Trent Brown, the former San Francisco 49ers right tackle that the Patriots acquired in the middle of the 2018 NFL Draft. Supposed franchise left guard Joe Thuney was not present due to a foot injury that requires surgery. He was replaced by 2018 first round pick Isaiah Wynn. And All Pro right tackle Marcus Cannon was limited and worked out with...

Pride Of Detroit

Nick Bellore officially listed as a fullback on Detroit Lions roster

Fullback Watch 2018 is officially on! Ever since joining the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2011, Nick Bellore has thought of himself as a linebacker. Though he mostly contributed on special teams for the next six seasons, he was still considered to be a backup or rotational linebacker during his stints with the Jets and 49ers. However, that’s all changing now that he’s a Detroit Lion. Last year, Bellore joined the Lions to fill out some linebacker depth. He even got a fair share of playing time when the injury bug hit the linebacking corps. But as the season wore on, the Lions started...

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Scouting report on 49ers S Marcell Harris

Today we take a look at the 6th round pick out of Florida. Here’s another late-round selection coming off a serious injury who probably won’t be able to be an immediate contributor right from the start - sounds a bit familiar, right? While there was some eye-rolling made among those in the 49ers community (myself included), the production that last year’s draft class provided for the 49ers on the field has given John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan the benefit of the doubt. Measurables Height: 6’1” ...

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90-in-90: DL Jullian Taylor

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is defensive lineman Jillian Taylor. The 49ers drafted Jullian Taylor in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, out of Temple, and the team spoke of the rarity in being able to draft a player with Taylor’s high level physical traits that late in the draft. Taylor’s availability in the seventh round was undoubtedly due to his college career being heavily impacted by knee injuries, but he broke out in his final season, mainly as a high level interior run defender. His defensive scheme in...

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90-in-90: OG Joshua Garnett

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is offensive guard Joshua Garnett. The 49ers drafted Joshua Garnett after trading back into the first round of the 2016 draft. Thus far, Garnett has failed to live up the expectations of his pre-draft billing. As a rookie, Garnett struggled, particularly as a pass blocker and he missed the entirety of his second season due to a combination of injury and a desire from the new coaching staff for him to change his body. In his absence, the 49ers traded for 2015 first round pick Laken Tomlinson...