Peter King gives Colin Kaepernick bad advice

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King interviewed Colin Kaepernick’s trainer, Richard Hidalgo, last week, and asked the trainer if Kaepernick still wants to play football. “Colin has been there since January, training with me five days a week,” Hidalgo said. “We have been getting ready for football as if he was a starting quarterback for an NFL team. When I read that people don’t know if Colin wants to play football ……

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Idle Colin Kaepernick taking smart approach to offseason

1 Colin Kaepernick is unemployed because he’s channeling Donald Trump. The NFL isn’t blackballing him. Don’t even go there. Before I get to what I mean about Kaepernick and Trump, let me address this supposed black ball. Some members of the media would have you believe all 32 NFL franchises are whispering to each other not to sign Kaepernick because he didn’t stand for the National Anthem. Seems highly unlikely….

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Does Carlos Hyde fit Kyle Shanahan’s offense?

1 No, Carlos Hyde does NOT fit Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Here’s why: Reason No. 1: Hyde’s career rushing average is 3.1 yards per carry when the quarterback is under center, which is where is he is most of the time in Shanahan’s offense. Reason No. 2: Hyde lacks the vision the vision to find running lanes in Shanahan’s outside-zone running scheme and is more suited to run through predetermined holes. Reason…

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Visual proof that Aaron Lynch is overweight

On May 5, I made national news when I broke the story that 49ers outside linebacker Aaron Lynch is “a cool 20 pounds overweight.” Now, you can see for yourself. The 49ers just released a slow-motion video of Lynch reporting to this week’s offseason workout program, and he looks like an offensive lineman. Check him out below at the three-second mark. 😀 it’s Monday and another week of the offseason program starts…

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Is Josh Allen the next 49ers franchise quarterback?

I predict the 49ers will win nine games next season, but ESPN’s Todd McShay predicts they will win far fewer and pick second in the 2018 draft. With the second pick, McShay believes the 49ers will take Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. Here’s what McShay writes about Allen: “Allen is very physically gifted, but he needs to improve his decision-making and be a little more consistent with his footwork. He has…

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Kyle Shanahan: “I’d rather risk getting the lesser guy to have more guys.”

The 49ers recently invited Peter King to spend draft day with them and eavesdrop on their conversations. I have no idea why. On Thursday, King published his article chronicling his day with the 49ers. This article contained an interesting exchange between G.M. John Lynch, Vice President of Player Personnel Adam Peters and head coach Kyle Shanahan. A few hours before the draft, Peters asked Shanahan if he would consider drafting Washington…

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Report: 49ers want to trade NaVorro Bowman

According to Mike Lombardi, the 49ers are trying to trade former All Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. I’ve transcribed Lombardi’s report below. To hear it, fast forward to the 20-minute mark in the podcast at the bottom this post. When you’re done, answer the following questions: Do you think the 49ers will find a trade partner for Bowman? Do you think the 49ers will cut Bowman if they don’t find a trade…

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Warriors need an answer on Steve Kerr soon

The Warriors just dismissed another playoff opponent four games to zero Monday night and everything seems to be going well for them. But one issue looms over the postseason. Steve Kerr. He is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla in the room. Or not in the room. He is out of the room. His issue is his absence. Kerr has missed the past six games due to complications from a back surgery he…

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49ers early 53-man roster projection

As we wait for OTAs to start, here are the players I think will make the 49ers 53-man roster. OFFENSE Wide receiver Pierre Garcon Marquise Goodwin Jeremy Kerley Aldrick Robinson Trent Taylor DeAndre Carter Analysis: Garcon and Kerley will be the possession receivers. Goodwin and Robinson will be the deep threats. And Taylor and Carter will be the backups. I think the Niners will keep Carter as the sixth receiver instead…

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The good and not so good from 49ers rookie minicamp

SANTA CLARA Here are the highlights from the 49ers rookie minicamp. SHANAHAN WATCH Last week, Kyle Shanahan spent most of the voluntary minicamp working with wide receivers and tight ends on route-running. He looked like the passing game coordinator. Today, he looked like the quarterback coach. More specifically, he looked like C.J. Beathard’s personal tutor. Shanahan watched Beathard during every drill. When the rest of the team practiced special teams,…

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Kyle Shanahan on Reuben Foster: “Worst-case scenario, he wouldn’t be able to play for us right away.”

Kyle Shanahan spoke on KNBR Thursday morning. Here’s what he said about Reuben Foster’s  shoulder. Does Shanahan’s statement reassure you? Q: ESPN reported that Reuben Foster’s shoulder surgery was ineffective and it didn’t take and his shoulder could give out at any time. Is this a case of other teams covering their rear ends fir not drafting him? SHANAHAN: I think it’s a little bit of both. There are 32 teams…

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Joe Williams: “I was the best running back in the draft.”

SANTA CLARA Running back Joe Williams spoke with Bay Area reporters in the 49ers media room Thursday afternoon. Here are select quotes. Q: John Lynch said when he first started researching you and learned you had sat out those four games, he didn’t want you on his list. Slowly but surely, you got back on that list. Did you get the sense from the attention they gave you that that…

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49ers release RB Mike Davis

The San Francisco 49ers have released former fourth-round draft pick Mike Davis, according to Ian Rapoport. The #49ers have released RB Mike Davis, source said. He was the subject of trade talks during the draft, so he’ll draw real interest. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 4, 2017 This move shouldn’t come as a surprise. Davis had no chance to make the final roster after the 49ers spent a fourth-round pick…

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Analyzing the 49ers undrafted free agents

The San Francisco 49ers haven’t yet officially released the names of their undrafted free agents, so here’s an unofficial list. Victor Bolden, WR, Oregon State. Analysis: A slot receiver whose best chance to make the 49ers final roster will come as a kick returner. Ran back 108 kickoffs for 2,420 yards and 3 touchdowns in college. Outlook: Practice squad. Kendrick Bourne, WR, Eastern Washington. Analysis: Slow possession receiver with good hands…

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Adam Schefter says Reuben Foster’s shoulder “could give out on any hit.”

Twenty-seven teams passed on Reuben Foster before the 49ers took him in the first round Thursday evening. There were a variety of reasons those 27 teams didn’t draft Foster, including mental issues and a failed drug test. But another big reason, according to Adam Schefter who cites league sources, is “a shoulder condition that worried teams and could jeopardize (Foster’s) rookie season.” Foster had surgery on February 13th to repair a…

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49ers release 13 players and sign two offensive linemen

The San Francisco 49ers just announced they have released the following 13 players: OL Alex Balducci S Marcus Ball LB Carl Bradford LB Jayson Dimanche TE Je’Ron Hamm WR Chris Harper LB Wynton McManis P Brock Miller DL Zach Moore NT Mike Purcell WR Eric Rogers CB JaCorey Shepherd LB Shayne Skov The Niners released these players to make room for their undrafted free agents. The team has not yet…

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Kyle Shanahan on Joe Williams: “His ability to run the ball is as good as anybody’s.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch’s post-draft press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department. John Lynch’s opening comments: “How’s everyone doing? Last night, I told you guys that it was our goal and our focus to really come in today and finish strong. And it’s not over yet, because we’re up there calling free agents, undrafted free agents, starting that process and we’re…

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