4:05 AM EDT, Mon July 23, 2018
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Report: Mike McGlinchey agrees to terms on rookie contract

Report: Mike McGlinchey agrees to terms on rookie contract

The 49ers only have Dante Pettis remaining unsigned. The San Francisco 49ers have signed first round pick Mike McGlinchey, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. The deal is reportedly worth $18,341,876, and is fully guaranteed. The 49ers report to training camp on Wednesday. McGlinchey and wide receiver Dante Pettis were the last two unsigned players, and Pettis remains unsigned. McGlinchey and Pettis have the same representation, CAA Sports, which also represented Solomon Thomas. Last year, Thomas came down to the wire before agreeing to his terms. Prior to McGlinchey signing,...
7 hours ago
Happy final Sunday before training camp!

Happy final Sunday before training camp!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend, because this is effectively the final weekend without real football news until next February! The 49ers don’t play their first preseason game until August 9th, but training camp gets started this week. That means practice news for the next two weeks. Football is just about back! I thought this video was a perfect way to close out Sunday. It’s a few months old, but it doesn’t make it any less awesome. The dolphin does a great job fully laying out the paddle-board guy. Impressive work. Happy Sunday! This gets funnier and funnier the more I...
12 hours ago
49ers’ 90-man ranking: players #31-40

49ers’ 90-man ranking: players #31-40

We move on in the countdown of our 49ers’ roster ranking, looking at players ranked 31-40. We are getting into guys with questions but big opportunities. The San Francisco 49ers report for training camp on July 25, and with time ticking down, we’re back for our annual roster ranking feature. The past two years, we’ve put together a consensus ranking of the 49ers 90-man roster. It includes ranking from myself and other Niners Nation staff. The San Francisco 49ers return to training camp in nine days, and that means it is time for what will hopefully continue to be a regular annual...
Jul 21, 2018
Best case, worst case for 49ers rookie WR Steven Dunbar

Best case, worst case for 49ers rookie WR Steven Dunbar

Could the 49ers find a diamond in the rough at wide receiver? The San Francisco 49ers report for training camp on July 25th, at which point position competitions will work their way into focus. Training camp also means we finally get to see the youngest and newest members of the 49ers get into pads and engage in some real contact with the team for the first time. As training camp approaches, we thought it would be fun to take a look at each of the 49ers notable rookies, and consider the best and worst case scenarios for them this season. We are looking at draft picks and a handful of UDFAs....
Jul 21, 2018
49ers’ 90-man ranking: players #41-50

49ers’ 90-man ranking: players #41-50

We continue the countdown of our 49ers’ roster ranking, looking at players ranked 41-50. The offensive line reserves show up strong. The San Francisco 49ers report for training camp on July 25, and with time ticking down, we’re back for our annual roster ranking feature. The past two years, we’ve put together a consensus ranking of the 49ers 90-man roster. It includes ranking from myself and other Niners Nation staff. The San Francisco 49ers return to training camp in nine days, and that means it is time for what will hopefully continue to be a regular annual feature. A year ago, we...
Jul 20, 2018
Why did the 49ers not pick up Elvis Dumervil’s option?

Why did the 49ers not pick up Elvis Dumervil’s option?

The 49ers gave up a productive pass rusher. Pro Football Focus recently ranked pass rush units across the league, and they dropped the 49ers in at No. 19. They like the potential of the group, but recognize the many questions facing them. It was fitting timing on the rankings, because of a mention a couple days earlier in this piece on the team and player leaders in pass rush productivity. Sacks are important, but they are not the only measurement of a quality pass rusher. PRP looks at sacks, hits, and hurries compared to total pass rush snaps to figure out who the most productive pass...
Jul 20, 2018
49ers’ 90-man ranking: players #51-60

49ers’ 90-man ranking: players #51-60

We continue counting down our49ers’ roster ranking today, looking at players ranked 51-60. We are getting into potential impact players. The San Francisco 49ers report for training camp on July 25, and with time ticking down, we’re back for our annual roster ranking feature. The past two years, we’ve put together a consensus ranking of the 49ers 90-man roster. It includes ranking from myself and other Niners Nation staff. The San Francisco 49ers return to training camp in nine days, and that means it is time for what will hopefully continue to be a regular annual feature. A year...
Jul 20, 2018
90-in-90: RB Jeff Wilson

90-in-90: RB Jeff Wilson

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is running back Jeff Wilson. The San Francisco 49ers signed Jerick McKinnon to a sizable contract this offseason, but it does offer the opportunity to go year-to-year. McKinnon will slot in as the starter, and second-year running back Matt Breida is likely to serve as the primary backup. The third running back slot is where the competition could be most intense. The 49ers welcome back Joe Williams from injured reserve, and he will be competing primarily against Jeremy McNichols and Jeff...
Jul 20, 2018
NFL Anthem policy on hold while league, NFLPA continue discussions

NFL Anthem policy on hold while league, NFLPA continue discussions

The NFL Players Association and the league have announced that the Anthem policy instituted in May has been put on hold while the two sides continue discussing the policy. The NFLPA filed a grievance earlier this month, but also said that they had agreed with the owners to try and find a solution before proceeding to litigation. The two sides offered up this statement Thursday evening. The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the...
Jul 20, 2018
Jimmy G’s contract is sizable, but the 49ers did what they had to do

Jimmy G’s contract is sizable, but the 49ers did what they had to do

There were options, but given the importance of the QB position, this played out about as one would expect. The San Francisco 49ers briefly made Jimmy Garoppolo the highest paid quarterback in the NFL earlier this offseason. That was surpassed on an APY basis when Kirk Cousins signed with Minnesota, and on a total possible value basis when Matt Ryan signed an extension with the Atlanta Falcons. Nonetheless, Garoppolo’s contract remains a sizable one for a guy with only seven starts under his belt. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell ranked Garoppolo’s deal No. 20 on his list of the 20 most bloated...
Jul 19, 2018
The 49ers had some ugly uniforms in the early 2000s

The 49ers had some ugly uniforms in the early 2000s

Hopefully the organization never returns to that period, in more ways than one. This week has been “uniform” week on SB Nation, and I thought I’d close out NN’s side of it with a look at truly the worst uniforms in franchise history. It is possible some folks disagree with me, but given the clean look this franchise has had for much of its history, I have never been a fan of these. You can check out the gallery above, but these are the uniforms the 49ers regularly wore in the late 90s and the early 2000s. They won some playoff games early in this stretch, but given how badly things...
Jul 19, 2018
90-in-90: TE Garrett Celek

90-in-90: TE Garrett Celek

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is tight end Garrett Celek. IT’S CELEK TIME! OK, maybe not exactly right now, but it certainly made for an interesting 2017 season. Garrett Celek did not put up crazy numbers this past season (career high four touchdowns), but he became a fan favorite with some strong performances that evoked the “Celek Time” mantra. The San Francisco 49ers signed Celek as a UDFA in 2012. His first three years he was primarily the No. 3 tight end, serving as an extra blocker in Jim Harbaugh’s three...
Jul 19, 2018
49ers announce 10 open practices for training camp

49ers announce 10 open practices for training camp

Huzzah! Good news for Bay Area 49ers fans, as well as those who don’t mind traveling. The team announced on Thursday that ten training camp practices will be open to the public over the next three weeks. In the recent past, the team held one open practice at Levi’s Stadium (or Kezar Stadium in San Francisco), but this year they are finally going back to the multiple practices of the past. Tickets for the open practices will be made available at 4 p.m. PT today, and it will be first come first serve. You can get tickets at www.49ers.com/trainingcamp, and they will carry a $5 donation fee...
Jul 19, 2018
Jimmy G could make a case to be on the cover of Madden 20

Jimmy G could make a case to be on the cover of Madden 20

I would bet on another player though, for the time being. EA Sports announced earlier this offseason that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will appear on the cover of Madden 19. There is a full season of football to be played before we can really start thinking about Madden 20, but the early favorites should probably include San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. NFL.com writer Adam Rank put together a list of five likely candidates for next year’s cover. Garoppolo was listed, along with Todd Gurley, DeShaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins in a rare combo cover, Jalen...
Jul 19, 2018
PFF ranks 49ers pass rush 19th heading into 2018 season

PFF ranks 49ers pass rush 19th heading into 2018 season

Pro Football Focus is ranking out position units. They like the upside of the 49ers pass rush, but there are still questions. The San Francisco 49ers pass rush is a major question mark heading into the 2018 season. The team extended Cassius Marsh before he hit free agency, and added Jeremiah Attaochu after free agency began, but otherwise did not invest in the pass rush. However, they will be counting on some returning players and betting on keeping those players healthy to improve the pass rush. DeForest Buckner has developed into a stud who is hoping to find that next step that results in...

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