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Golden Nuggets: The Combine Approaches

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Thursday, February 21st, 2019 edition. Good morning folks, and a happy Thursday to you. Unfortunately, I’m at the tail end of being sick, and will hence try to keep this short. I know, I know, I feel for y’all, my disjointed rambling is clearly the...

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9 hours ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Better Rivals podcast: Priority free agent targets on defense

Edge rushers and safeties should be at the top of the 49ers wish list. But which ones should they target? On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we look to the defensive side of the ball to kick off our free agency preview. In a strong class for edge rushers, who has caught our eye? (11:00)...

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16 hours ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Dante Pettis offered comment shortly after getting his wisdom teeth yanked

I don’t want anything to do with this. I’ve managed to avoid getting my wisdom teeth pulled in my first 39 years of life, and I really have no interest in having it happen any time in the future. On Wednesday, I got to see one more reason I’ll try and avoid it. 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis had to...

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18 hours ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Terrell Davis: ‘[Kyle Shanahan] is the next Bill Belichick’

That’s a bold statement. It would not be the offseason without someone making an overly zealous comment about a player or coach! The latest comes courtesy of former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis. He was on NFL Total Access talking about the greatness of Bill Belichick, and said that while...

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19 hours ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Antonio Brown tweeted it wasn’t about the money and guess what?

It’s hard to figure out what he wants when he keeps contradicting himself. When Antonio Brown held his 10-question AMA on Saturday (that ended up as five questions, but who’s counting?), there was one tweet that got a passing remark from me that meant nothing. Well, I didn’t mean it anyway: Not for...

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21 hours ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Landon Collins clears out Giants locker (at least of things he wants)

He is not quite the prototypical deep centerfield free safety, but he is an intriguing talent. The big question for now is if the Giants will franchise him. The NFL franchise tag window opened on Tuesday, and while nobody has formally announced their use of the franchise tag, there are several teams...

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22 hours ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants

Grading the 49ers extensions from the 2018 offseason

The 49ers did some good work, but have some question marks heading into 2019. The San Francisco 49ers have had a relatively busy start to the offseason, finalizing decisions to part ways with Earl Mitchell, Pierre Garçon, and Garry Gilliam. All three were under contract for 2019, but will now hit the...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Top tight end prospects heading into the NFL Combine

We’re continuing our look at positions of need for the Niners heading into the Combine by taking a glance at which tight ends made an impact in 2018. Hello faithful! We are back with another round of position rankings. Today we take a closer look at some of the top tight end prospects in the 2019 NFL...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

What would you trade for Odell Beckham Jr.?

Time to play armchair GM. I want to know what you would package up to the New York Giants for OBJ Antonio Brown Watch is taking a break for now and in its place we officially have Odell Beckham Jr. Watch. Monday, Pro Football Talk reported that a “sense persists” the San Francisco 49ers will pursue the...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

How good was Jimmy G in 2018?

His season was short but not especially sweet. It seems like a million years ago, but Jimmy Garoppolo did play in 2018 for the 49ers — a little. He started three games before getting injured. How did he do? What can his performance tell us about the future of the team? If you remember a vague sense of...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick warned players who kneeled with him they may not work again

He knew then. Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit with the league concluded last week with a settlement and now the quarterback can once again try to play the game he loves. Kaepernick has been out of football since the 2016 season, widely believed to be because he kneeled during the National Anthem....

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

49ers get Nick Bosa, Deebo Samuel in two-round mock draft

If the 49ers get Earl Thomas in free agency, I can see this happening. Don’t worry folks, the NFL Combine is one week away. Once over, our predictable NFL mock drafts will remain predictable, but we’ll feel a lot better about the 49ers picks as we can argue vertical jump numbers and the like. This two...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Golden Nuggets: A better option than AB available

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet The 49ers have an obvious need for a playmaking wide receiver. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown met with Steelers owner Art Rooney on Tuesday and based on a...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Game Film: Roster cuts

Breaking down the X’s and O’s of the greatest football movies of all time. But first, trimming the entire field down to just the top 10. The offseason brings plenty of dead time, and with it, a chance to think outside the box a little bit. Thus comes the Game Film series. The goal of this project was...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Report: Washington was interested in Flacco before Broncos pulled the trigger

This will be something to keep in mind as free agency and the draft approach. The busy weekend during my time in New Orleans included the Denver Broncos trading for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as I sat at the airport. General manager John Elway has struggled to find a quarterback since Peyton...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins

49ers film breakdown: Who starts at free safety?

With several players starting at free safety due to mounting injuries last season, we take a look at who starts in 2019. It seemed like last season a new defensive back rotation was implemented every week. Outside of Richard Sherman, almost every position was up for grabs. At free safety we had several...

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1 day ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Robbie Gould ready for free agency as 49ers ponder franchise tag

Robbie Gould recently spoke on Chicago’s 670 The Score to discuss free agency, the 49ers, the Bears and his life in Chicago. Robbie Gould has been the most accurate kicker in the NFL over the past two seasons. The 49ers standout made 72 of 75 attempts since joining the team in 2017, and now he’s headed...

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2 days ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

49ers 2018 offseason roster departures in review: Defensive line

Are there any defensive linemen the San Francisco 49ers were unwise to let go? We’re going to look at departures from each position prior to Week 1 of the 2018 season and see how they fared after leaving the San Francisco 49ers. Some players went on to better careers, while others may be out of the league....

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2 days ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

Steelers agree to honor Antonio Brown trade request

Now things get interesting. The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to work with Antonio Brown to find him a new home. Brown and his agent Drew Rosenhaus met with Steelers president Art Rooney, and according to his tweet and a report from Adam Schefter, the Steelers agreed that a trade would be for the best. Had...

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2 days ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers

Top cornerback prospects heading into the NFL Combine

We’re continuing our look at positions of need for the Niners heading into the Combine by taking a glance at which cornerbacks made an impact in 2018. It’s Alex Eisen with another round of prospect rankings for the 2019 NFL Draft. Today we take a closer look at some of the draft’s top-rated cornerbacks....

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2 days ago, Niners Nation, San Francisco 49ers

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