Shanahan: “The advantage to having been with someone is you know what type of guy they are.”

  SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of the 49ers free-agent introductory press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department. Opening comments: General manager John Lynch: “Good afternoon to everyone. Check that, it’s a great afternoon. We’re very excited as all 49ers fans should be today. What we’re excited about is this group, starting with [WR] Pierre [Garçon] down there. Let’s see, we’ve got [WR] Marquise [Goodwin], [K] Robbie…

March 10, 2017
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Rating 49ers’ moves as NFL free agency gets started

  Kyle Shanahan made a classic rookie coaching mistake. But before I get into that, I want to praise him. Some of the moves he has made this offseason were good. Starting with the players he released, or chose not to retain. Along with rookie general manager John Lynch, Shanahan was ruthless. He cut Torrey Smith, the 49ers’ blockbuster free-agent signing from just two years ago and the third-highest-paid player…

March 9, 2017
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Report: 49ers to sign QB Matt Barkley

The 49ers just signed a second quarterback. QB news: The #49ers are signing Matt Barkley, source said. He impressed late in the season when given a shot. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2017 Matt Barkley played well at times last season while throwing to bad wide receivers who dropped a lot of his passes. He played particularly well against the 49ers and the Packers. This is a decent signing….

March 9, 2017
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Report: 49ers to sign WR Aldrick Robinson

The 49ers reportedly have signed their fourth wide receiver of the offseason. WR Aldrick Robinson (22 grabs for ATL last year) set to follow Kyle Shanahan to SF. Two-year deal with the Niners worth up to $6m. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 10, 2017 Robinson is 28 and he played under Shanahan in Atlanta and Washington. They have “familiarity” with each other. The following wide receivers currently are under contract…

March 9, 2017
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John Lynch on Brian Hoyer: “Right now he’s our guy, but we’re always going to explore.”

San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch just spoke on NFL Network. Here’s a transcript. Q: What can you tell me about what you’ve done at quarterback and what you still plan to do? LYNCH: We’re really excited about Brian Hoyer and him being a part of the 49ers. Brian obviously has been with Kyle (Shanahan). Kyle knows what he’s getting in Brian Hoyer. I’ve been an admirer from afar. He’s…

March 9, 2017
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Report: 49ers to sign TE Logan Paulsen

The 49ers reportedly will sign yet another player who played previously under Kyle Shanahan. Per source, the #49ers plan to sign former Bear TE Logan Paulsen, one of the best blocking TEs in the NFL #NFLFreeAgency — Fallon Smith C. (@FallonSmithCSN) March 9, 2017 Paulsen played for Shanahan when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins. Paulsen is 30-years old. He caught three passes in 16 games last…

March 9, 2017
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Report: 49ers expected to sign LB Malcolm Smith

After reportedly reaching agreements with four offensive free agents since the legal tampering period began on Tuesday, the 49ers seem to have reached an agreement with their first defensive free agent — linebacker Malcolm Smith. Adding to @PSchrags: Super Bowl XLVII MVP LB Malcolm Smith expected to sign with the 49ers after the start of free agency, sources say. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017 LB Malcolm Smith’s deal…

March 8, 2017
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Report: 49ers to sign FB Kyle Juszczyk

The 49ers just made their best signing of the offseason: Let’s try this again: Ravens Pro-Bowl FB Kyle Juszczyk plans to sign with the 49ers assuming no last-minute negotiating snags, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2017 The #49ers are giving former #Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk a 4-year deal worth $21M, source said. #fullbacks 💰 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017 Juszczyk was a Pro Bowler who…

March 8, 2017
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Report: 49ers to sign WR Marquise Goodwin

The 49ers just signed another player: More #49ers news: #Bills WR Marquise Goodwin is headed to the #49ers. Kyle Shanahan loves speed. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017 The #49ers are giving new free agent WR Marquise Goodwin a two-year deal worth up to $8M, source said. Incentives are very much in reach — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017 Goodwin has a future with the 49ers — he’s…

March 8, 2017
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Report: 49ers to sign QB Brian Hoyer

More big news for the 49ers: Source: FA QB Brian Hoyer is headed to the #49ers. Reunion with Kyle Shanahan — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017 It’s a 2-year deal for #49ers and QB Brian Hoyer. Fair to say, this makes it unlikely they bring in Kirk Cousins in a trade with #Redskins — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2017 Hoyer gets $10M guar, and a base of $6M/season…

March 8, 2017
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49ers cut Marcus Martin

The San Francisco 49ers just released center Marcus Martin — a former third-round pick. This is a good move for two reasons: Martin isn’t athletic enough for Kyle Shanahan’s outside-zone running game. Martin is a terrible player. I like how active the the new regime has been at getting rid of players who have no future with the franchise. Can you name some more players you think the 49ers will…

March 8, 2017
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Report: Pierre Garcon “expected” to sign with 49ers and earn $16M in 2017

Big news for the 49ers: When Pierre Garcon finalizes deal with 49ers, as expected, league sources believe he will make $16 million in first year. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 8, 2017 WR Pierre Garçon's deal w/ Niners expected to be a three-year contract that pays about $23m over the first two years w/ ~$12m signing bonus. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017 Most of the first two years…

March 8, 2017
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49ers cut Antoine Bethea

The San Francisco 49ers just announced they’ve released their starting strong safety from the past three seasons — Antoine Bethea. Here’s a statement from 49ers General Manager John Lynch:  “Antoine is a true professional in every sense and I have a great deal of respect for the way he has gone about his business throughout his career. We would like to thank him for the positive impact he has had…

March 7, 2017
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49ers mock offseason: Post-Combine edition

Now that the Combine is over and free agency will start this week, it’s time for one final attempt to predict every move the 49ers will make this offseason: DRAFT PICKS Round 1. Jamal Adams, SS, LSU. A 6’0″, 214-lb. safety who ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the Combine. Adams is a big-hitter who will become the 49ers’ version of Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor. Round 2. Kevin King, CB, Washington. A…

March 6, 2017
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Report: 49ers cut Torrey Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have released their highest-paid wide receiver, Torrey Smith, according to Steve Smith, the former All-Pro wide receiver. According to sources @TorreySmithWR will be released, and become a free agent! Happy hunting my dude 👍💃💃 pic.twitter.com/w428ad6wxh — Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) March 6, 2017 This is another good move by the 49ers’ new front office. Torrey Smith was a speed receiver who slowed down after the 49ers…

March 6, 2017
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49ers sign slot receiver Jeremy Kerley to 3-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers just announced they’ve re-signed their best receiver from 2016 — Jeremy Kerley. The deal is worth $10.5 million, according to Adam Schefter. Kerley is only 27-years old and he made a career-high 64 catches last season. He is a quality player and he’s getting better. This is a good signing. Here is statement from 49ers GM John Lynch: “We are very excited to be able to keep…

March 4, 2017
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John Lynch says the 49ers have ‘a lot of great potential’ on their D-line

This is the transcript of John Lynch’s Thursday press conference from the NFL Combine, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. What did you experience or what did you learn in your days in Tampa that maybe you could apply or take away to your new position here in San Francisco? “Well, I think a lot. You know, from the situation, the circumstances and also the people that I had the…

March 2, 2017
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Report: Colin Kaepernick will now stand for the National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick apparently has decided to stop kneeling during the National Anthem, according to Adam Schefter. Colin Kaepernick to stand during National Anthem next season, sources tell ESPN:https://t.co/oTCOJcaXD7 https://t.co/o79GNzBcRZ — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2017 In other news, Kaepernick needs a new job. Do you think these two news items could be related?

March 2, 2017
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NFL’s hypocrisy on display with handling of combine invitations

The NFL runs its league office on a strict set of double standards, and that’s very bad. During the Scouting Combine, currently under way in Indianapolis, the NFL arbitrarily and unilaterally decides which college players to invite or disinvite. The league’s executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, sent a memo in January to NFL teams notifying them that all amateur athletes who have been convicted of a violent…

March 1, 2017
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Kyle Shanahan’s Combine press conference transcript

This is the transcript of Kyle Shanahan’s Wednesday press conference from the NFL Combine, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   When you would face the Bucs, you faced them four times, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy their defensive tackle. What does he bring to the table that’s so special and how did you try to game plan against him? “You try and tire him out. When he’s going,…

March 1, 2017
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