Kyle Shanahan on the 49ers’ fourth-down failures: ‘The first one is the one I regretted.’

SANTA CLARA Here’s the transcript of Kyle Shanahan’s Week 2 Monday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department.   Any update on LB Reuben Foster’s condition? “Yeah, high ankle sprain. Not exactly sure the timetable. We’ll see how long it takes him, but your typical high ankle sprain.”   Is it a one or two weeks or four to six? “[VP of medical services/head athletic trainer Jeff Ferguson] Ferg…

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49ers 3, Panthers 23: Grades

SANTA CLARA Here are the 49ers’ grades after their 23-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers. QUARTERBACK: C-minus. Brian Hoyer completed 69 percent of his throws despite getting hit 12 times, four of which were sacks. He had to throw quick, short passes, which is why he averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt. He did throw one beautiful deep pass which should have been a touchdown, but Marquise Goodwin dropped the…

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49ers vs. Panthers live blog

SANTA CLARA This is the live blog for the 49ers season opener against the Panthers. I will update this with information and analysis from the press box. 12:48 Check out my Periscope pregame report below: 49ers-Panthers pregame report https://t.co/GV7BuWobiI — Grant Cohn (@grantcohn) September 10, 2017 12:49 Here are the 49ers inactives: FS Jimmie Ward WR Victor Bolden Jr. CB Ahkello Witherspoon DL Aaron Lynch DL Pita Taumoepenu OT John…

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Robert Saleh says NaVorro Bowman can cover Christian McCaffrey man to man

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Robert Saleh’s Week 1 Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department.   What are you guys doing at free safety this week? “Still working through it. Like [head coach] Kyle [Shanahan] said yesterday, we’ll find out Sunday.”   How much during camp did both S Jaquiski Tartt and DB Lorenzo Jerome get at that spot for this very situation in case you…

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Brian Hoyer says Kyle Shanahan has a good feeling for what the Panthers do

1 SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Brian Hoyer’s Week 1 Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department.   At what point did you start focusing solely on the Panthers defense? “Really, once we got done with that Minnesota game. Knowing that I wasn’t going to play for the last preseason game, you start watching some film. Obviously [head coach] Kyle [Shanahan] has a history of playing…

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Kyle Shanahan thinks he has an idea of how the Panthers will use Christian McCaffrey

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Kyle Shanahan’s Week 1 Wednesday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers P.R. department.   Do you have a sense yet where DB Jimmie Ward is as far as his availability for this game? “No, he’s limited. That’s what he’ll be today. We’ll see what he is the next day. Once he can string together a few good days in a row is when…

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49ers unofficial depth chart for Week 1

1 The San Francisco 49ers P.R. staff just released the team’s unofficial depth chart for the season opener. Here it is: OFFENSE LWR: Pierre Garcon, Trent Taylor, Kendrick Bourne LT: Joe Staley, John Theus LG: Zane Beadles, Laken Tomlinson C: Daniel Kilgore RG: Brandon Fusco, Erik Magnuson RT: Trent Brown, Garry Gilliam TE: George Kittle, Garrett Celek, Logan Paulsen RWR: Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson, Victor Bolden Jr. RB: Carlos Hyde,…

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49ers claim DT Xavier Cooper from waiver wire

The 49ers have claimed defensive tackle Xavier Cooper from the waiver wire, according to Tom Pelissero. #49ers claimed DE Xavier Cooper, source said. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 3, 2017 The Cleveland Browns drafted Cooper in the third round of the 2015 draft. He had 13 sacks in three seasons at Washington State, but only 1.5 sacks in two seasons with the Browns. Cooper will be DeForest Buckner’s primary backup….

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49ers’ 2017 official 53-man roster

The 49ers just announced their final cuts. He is the official 53-man roster: QB Brian Hoyer QB C.J. Beathard RB Carlos Hyde RB Matt Breida RB Raheem Mostert FB Kyle Juszczyk TE George Kittle TE Logan Paulsen TE Garrett Celek WR Pierre Garcon WR Marquise Goodwin WR Aldrick Robinson WR Trent Taylor WR Victor Bolden Jr. WR Kendrick Bourne OL Joe Staley OL Laken Tomlinson OL Daniel Kilgore OL Brandon…

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49ers roster cuts live blog

1 This is the live blog for the roster cuts the 49ers will make Friday and Saturday. I will update this with breaking news as Niners trim their roster down to 53 players. 11:40 a.m. The 49ers cut quarterback Matt Barkley, according to Aaron Wilson. I doubt another will sign Barkley, which means the Niners probably will be able to sign him during the season if they want him. 1:50…

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49ers vs. Chargers preseason live blog

SANTA CLARA This is the live blog for the 49ers preseason game against the Chargers. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. 6:56 Here is the list of 49ers who will not play tonight, in alphabetical order: DE Arik Armstead OL Zane Beadles DE Ronald Blair LB NaVorro Bowman OT Trent Brown DT DeForest Buckner WR Aaron Burbridge DE Tank Carradine DE Elvis Dumervil…

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It’s make-or-break time for ‘bubble’ players on 49ers’ preseason roster

First order of business for the 49ers during tonight’s preseason game against the Chargers: Don’t play important players. The season starts a week from Sunday. Keep the starters healthy. Second order of business: Make a list of the 45 best players on the roster, the players who definitely will make the team. These are the players the 49ers do not need to scrutinize in this game. Third order of business:…

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