Mike McGlinchey says he “feels great”

There have been plenty of questions around the offensive line in an offseason that saw San Francisco lose left guard Laken Tomlinson to free agency and the future of center Alex Mack in doubt. One question that received some answers during the 49ers pre-draft media session Monday was the health of right tackle Mike McGlinchey. McGlinchey suffered a torn quad tendon against the Arizona Cardinals in week nine. The injury…

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Takeaways from 49ers pre-draft media session

  John Lynch met with the local media before the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday in Las Vegas. During the nearly 30-minute session, Lynch was asked about several key topics. .   Here are my key takeaways.   Deebo Samuel will be a 49er in 2022.   The 49ers have a very public contract negotiation taking place with Deebo Samuel.    When asked if he was open to giving in to…

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The contract San Francisco should give Deebo Samuel

It’s always about the money. Shortly after news broke about Deebo Samuel requesting a trade from the 49ers, reports about the receiver’s motivation began to come out. We heard NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport say it was about Samuel’s usage. Adam Schefter of ESPN said it was about location. Neither of those issues would exist if the money were right. Here is the deal San Francisco should offer to Deebo Samuel….

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Deebo Samuel asks the 49ers for a trade

The 49er’s offseason just hit overload.   According to Jeff Darlington of ESPN, Deebo Samuel has requested to be traded.    Trading Samuel would be the second time in three off-seasons in which the team moved on from one of the best players on the team over a contract dispute.    In 2020 San Francisco traded DeForest Bucker to Indianapolis for the 13th pick in that season’s draft.    Ian…

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Report: Alex Mack’s return to 49ers still questionable

Add another veteran to the 49ers not reporting for the beginning of San Francisco’s offseason program. Citing league sources, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting center Alex Mack has still not decided if he will retire or return to the team for the 2022 season. Mack was named to the Pro Bowl for the seventh time following the 2021 season. He will turn 37 in November. Speaking…

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Jimmy Garoppolo not attending 49ers offseason program

The end is near for Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco. Garoppolo’s time with the 49ers ending should not come as a shock; however, the presence of the veteran quarterback on the 49ers roster continues to make it a talking point. After injuring his throwing shoulder against Dallas in an NFC Wildcard game, Garoppolo continued to play through the remainder of the playoffs. After trying to let the injury heal on…

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Deebo Samuel To Skip 49ers Workouts

Deebo Samuel is choosing to run a different route.  According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Samuel is not expected to participate in the 49ers on-field workouts during the offseason program. Samuel will forgo a $50,000 workout bonus by choosing to skip workouts. Choosing not to participate in on-field activities is the second display of Samuel’s discontent with the status of negotiations. Earlier this month, Samuel removed his 49ers profile picture…

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49ers agree to terms with DL Kemoko Turay

The 49ers continue to add depth to their defensive line. Mike Garofolo of NFL Network reported Thursday that San Francisco agreed to terms with former Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay. The report comes just over a week after Turay had a free agency visit with the 49ers. A second-round selection of Indianapolis in 2018, injuries have limited Turay to only 38 games during his first four seasons. When healthy, Turay…

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Why the 49ers should break the bank for Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel is going to get paid. The only question is who will be cutting the checks. According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Samuel wants to become the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL. That title currently belongs to Tyreek Hill, who signed a 4-year, $120 million contract with the Miami Dolphins after being traded from the Kansas City Chiefs. 49ers WR Deebo Samuel wants to be…

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49ers sign Malik Tuner

With Deebo Samuel apparently unhappy with how his contract negotiations are moving, the 49ers added another wide receiver to their roster. San Francisco announced on Monday the signing of former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Malik Turner to a one-year contract. Turner played collegiately at the University of Illinois, where he appeared in 46 games (35 starts) and registered 143 receptions for 1,804 yards and ten touchdowns. Turner signed with the…

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49ers Mailbag: Should the offense change with Lance

One of my favorite parts of covering the 49ers is the interactions with the fans. You came through with several fun questions which covered a wide range of topics. This week you asked about the draft, the quarterback position, and even a couple that go back to the glory days of the 49ers organization.   “As of now, what’s your feeling on the position of the first pick (61)? Do…

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Looking for speed, 49ers add Marcus Johnson

The 49ers went into the offseason with a need to find a wide receiver with speed. They may have found their man. According to his representatives, San Francisco has agreed to terms with wide receiver Marcus Johnson. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  #TeamESM client Marcus Johnson has agreed to terms with the @49ers! Congrats @Mojomdj! #49ers #FTTB @TexasFootball @NFLPA @TomPelissero @AdamSchefter @MikeGarafolo @RapSheet @FieldYates — EnterSports Management…

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Three questions Kyle Shanahan must answer

There are several questions that Kyle Shanahan must answer in 2022. For starters, will he be able to put together back-to-back winning seasons finally? During his time as an offensive coordinator or head coach, Shanahan’s teams have never been able to accomplish this. The closest they’ve come is to finish 8-8. With the new 17 game schedule, it will be nearly impossible to match that this season. Next up, can…

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Reviewing 49ers free agency after three weeks

Have the 49ers become better or worse this offseason? This question has been a topic of discussion throughout the first three weeks of free agency.  Let’s look at the changes made to the roster and the impact of those moves. We’ll do offense first. Losses on offense LG Laken Tomlinson, RB Raheem Mostert, RB Trenton Cannon, WR Trent Sherfield, WR Richie James Additions on offense WR Ray-Ray McCloud Re-signings on…

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49ers success will depend on Lance

Bill Walsh said, ‘the quarterback is the limit of my offense.’ On Thursday, the Los Angeles Rams signed former Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. The move created quite a stir. The Rams threw caution to the wind last season, and it paid off with a Super Bowl victory. They appear to be doing it again this season. In addition to the signing of Wagner, the Rams have also added former Bears…

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Are 49ers offensive line concerns warranted?

Any discussion of the 49ers offense usually revolves around the skill position players. That’s understandable when you consider the franchise’s glory days featured back-to-back Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Joe Montana and Steve Young. Wide receivers such as Dwight Clark, Freddy Solomon, Jerry Rice, John Taylor, and Terrell Owens were on the outside. In the backfield were explosive running backs like Roger Craig and Ricky Watters. The current team’s discussion…

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Where Jimmy Garoppolo will play in 2022

The 49ers brass did a good deal of posturing regarding their situation with Jimmy Garoppolo during the NFL owner’s meeting. John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan, and Jed York all struck a similar tone; they are OK having Garoppolo and his $26.95 million salary-cap hit on their roster, even if he’s backing up Trey Lance. That is unless another team gives them the compensation they are looking for. “We were always going…

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How Brian Griese will help Trey Lance

The development of Lance will largely fall on the shoulders of new quarterbacks coach Brian Griese. When the hiring of Griese was first reported, it came as a bit of a surprise. After all, he had never held a coaching role at any level. After retiring, Griese moved into the broadcast booth, working with ESPN since 2009, moving into the Monday Night Football booth in 2020. During his time working…

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Trey Lance to quarterback 49ers “sooner rather than later”

During the NFL Annual Meeting, we’ve learned John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan are on the same page with their talking points regarding the 49ers quarterback situation. Let’s start with their handling of Jimmy Garoppolo. “We can’t upgrade our team by getting some good picks until people feel good about the surgery,” Shanahan told reporters Tuesday morning. “I’m alright with that. We’re not going to get rid of him just to…

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