Andy Lee traded to Browns

The 49ers just announced they have traded four-time first-team All-Pro punter Andy Lee to the Cleveland Browns. In return, the Niners will receive a seventh-round draft pick in 2017, according to Adam Schefter. Lee (32) was the eighth-best punter in the NFL last season according to Pro Football Focus. The 49ers were scheduled to pay […]

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Jim Tomsula on Anthony Davis’ retirement: “I can’t say it was shocking at all.”

SANTA CLARA Here is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s post-OTA press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Was this shocking news that T Anthony Davis decided to retire? “No, I can’t say it was shocking at all.”   Why is that? “Well, Anthony’s been working on himself right now, that’s what he’s been doing. […]

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The good and not so good from the 49ers’ 3rd open OTA of 2015

SANTA CLARA Here are the highlights from the 49ers’ Friday practice, their third open OTA of 2015. THE GOOD 1. Eli Harold, outside linebacker, rookie. Beat Joe Staley around the edge in a one-on-one pass-rushing drill. I haven’t seen a rookie beat Staley one-on-one in practice since Aldon Smith in 2011. Harold also recorded a […]

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Bruce Miller: “I learned a lot about myself, maybe different ways to deal with situations.”

SANTA CLARA Bruce Miller spoke to the media Friday afternoon for the first time this offseason. Here’s a transcript. Q: How are you approaching the rest of your offseason? MILLER: Onward and upward. Moving forward. It’s great to be back here with the guys and feel a part of the team, just get back to […]

All these new unknowns make this new season resemble a present yet unopened. This is actually making me kind of excited ... - Willtalk

Anthony Davis retires

SANTA CLARA Today the 49ers announced 25-year-old right tackle Anthony Davis has retired. Here’s a statement from general manager Trent Baalke: “The 49ers organization thanks Anthony for his contributions to our team over the last five seasons and wishes him the best as he moves on from the game.” Here’s a statement from Anthony Davis, via […]

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The good and not so good from the 49ers’ 2nd open OTA of 2015

SANTA CLARA Here are highlights from the team drills of Friday’s OTA. THE GOOD 1. Keith Reaser, cornerback, second year. The best cornerback on field, considering starters Tramaine Brock and Shareece Wright didn’t participate. Reaser was the right cornerback for the second-team defense, and he almost intercepted a pass thrown by Blaine Gabbert. Reaser was […]

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Kaepernick’s offseason — valuable lessons or waste of time?

Here is my Sunday column. SANTA CLARA Colin Kaepernick looked like a new guy during warmups Friday afternoon. He’d drop back, raise the football to his ear and fling it in one quick, compact motion — up and out. It seemed like a perfect recreation of Aaron Rodgers’ throwing motion, the ideal throwing motion. Kaepernick […]

I'll throw some balls at your sofa.... - James

49ers face facts about their identity

This is my Saturday column. SANTA CLARA Do the 49ers have a face? They certainly used to. They had Jim Harbaugh, hands down the face of the franchise the past few seasons. Who made the Niners nationally relevant for the first time since the ‘90s’? Harbaugh. Who made them winners again? Harbaugh. Who made it […]

Mid, Grant' premise dealt with 'one' person being the face of the franchise - I was responding to that.... - AES

Jim Tomsula on Carlos Hyde: “It’s not even a hamstring. It’s a muscle pull.”

SANTA CLARA — This is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s Friday press  conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. This was our first time to see LB NaVorro Bowman out there in team drills and he was looking pretty good. He even got an interception in the end zone there. How’s he coming along and […]

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Which 49ers rookie will make the biggest impact in 2015?

Based on how the offseason is going so far, which 49ers rookie do you expect to make the biggest contribution next season and why? My prediction: Not Arik Armstead. Armstead might end up the best player from this draft class down the line, but I doubt he’ll play much next season. I expect Quinton Dial will […]

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A’s performance points a finger of blame at Billy Beane

Here is my Sunday column on the A’s. In the best interest of the Oakland Athletics, the team he partly owns, Billy Beane should fire himself. He should call himself into his office, place a mirror on his desk and let himself down easy. “Billy, thanks for coming in today.” “My pleasure. What’s up?” “Billy, […]

Seems like the A's today are plagued by the same issues that condemned them to the basement as many as 60 years ago when... - mike

49ers all in with a new look

Here is my Saturday column. SANTA CLARA Little differences. Jim Tomsula wears a black 49ers tracksuit with red sleeves and a gold zipper on the upper left arm during Thursday’s OTA. He tucks the jacket of the track suit into his polyester pants. Jim Harbaugh wore khakis, a sweater and a baseball cap during practice […]

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