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  49ers | George Kittle not making progress in talks    Mon Aug 10, 09:31 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has not made much progress in contract extension talks with the 49ers at this point, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Kittle is in the final year of his rookie contract but he's not going anywhere. We're expecting him to reset the tight end market when a new contract is done.

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  49ers | Jordan Reed officially part of SF    Sun Aug 9, 04:39 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Reed (Football Team) officially signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Don't let this change your view of George Kittle. Reed could help patch up the injuries and inexperience at slot receiver as much as he could force his way into two tight end sets and take a few targets away from Kittle.

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  49ers | Spencer Long signs with Niners    Sat Aug 8, 01:20 PM

Free agent OL Spencer Long (Bills) has signed with the San Francisco 49ers, according to multiple sources Saturday, Aug. 8.

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  49ers | Jerick McKinnon looking sharp    Fri Aug 7, 09:20 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) has looked sharp catching passes out of the backfield during training camp, according to QB Jimmy Garoppolo. 'Even just throwing routes on air this offseason, he runs them differently than most running backs and he has a feel that's like a receiver, but he feels space like a quarterback,' Garoppolo said.

Footballguys view: McKinnon has had knee problems that have kept him out of action over the last two years with the 49ers. He restructured his deal to stay with the team earlier this offseason and is finally trying to show what he's got. McKinnon is in the mix for playing time with Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jeffrey Wilson also vying for playing time.

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  49ers | Dion Jordan signs with Niners    Fri Aug 7, 12:45 PM

Free agent DL Dion Jordan (Raiders) on Friday, Aug, 7, signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not available.

Footballguys view: Jordan was a top three pick by Miami but has never come close to his ceiling, dealing with suspensions and underachievement. The 49ers have a formidable rotation on the defensive line that will be tough for Jordan to break into.

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  49ers | Jake Brendel opts out    Thu Aug 6, 07:12 PM

San Francisco 49ers C Jake Brendel opted out of the 2020 season Thursday, Aug. 6.

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  49ers | Travis Benjamin added to reserve    Wed Aug 5, 05:35 PM

Updating a previous story, San Francisco 49ers WR Travis Benjamin was officially placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Benjamin didn't do much for the 49ers last year and he's a player with a declining skill set. With him opting out, the 49ers might consider any free agents that are on the open market.

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  49ers | Dion Jordan likely to SF    Wed Aug 5, 11:52 AM

Free-agent DE Dion Jordan (Raiders) is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  49ers | Travis Benjamin opts out    Wed Aug 5, 09:12 AM

San Francisco 49ers WR Travis Benjamin has opted out of the 2020 season.

Footballguys view: Benjamin didn't do much for the 49ers last year and he's a player with a declining skill set. With him opting out, the 49ers might consider any free agents that are on the open market.

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  49ers | Jeff Wilson Jr. rejoins roster    Tue Aug 4, 06:05 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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  49ers | D.J. Reed waived    Tue Aug 4, 05:42 PM

San Francisco 49ers DB D.J. Reed (pectoral) was waived with a Non-Football Injury designation Tuesday, Aug. 4. DB Chris Edwards was also waived.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo says knee is much better    Tue Aug 4, 04:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo provided an update on his knee Tuesday, Aug. 4, saying the difference has been night-and-day from last season and 'it's able to do whatever it needs to do.'

Footballguys view: Garoppolo led the team to the Super Bowl last year and was solid along the way. We'll see if the 49ers can make another championship run in 2020. Having a healthy Garoppolo will certainly help...now if the 49ers can figure out that WR corps.

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  49ers | Ziggy Ansah close to Niners deal    Tue Aug 4, 12:56 PM

Free-agent DE Ziggy Ansah (Seahawks) is going through a physical and COVID-19 testing with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Footballguys view: The strong get stronger if/when this deal happens. The 49ers traded away DE DeForest Buckner to the Colts for a first-round pick and now may add a talent to the pass rush. Ansah only played in 11 games last year for Seattle and only had 2.5 sacks.

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  49ers | Trent Taylor ready for camp    Mon Aug 3, 10:17 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (foot) passed his physical and is healthy heading into training camp.

Footballguys view: Taylor has talent but has been too injured in the pros to really see what he can do on a consistent basis. The 49ers WR corps is hurting with Deebo Samuel missing perhaps a month or so at the start of the regular season. It would be a boost if Taylor can get out there, stay healthy, and show what he can do from the slot.

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  49ers | San Francisco brings two off PUP    Mon Aug 3, 03:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Sean Poindexter (undisclosed) and DE Kentavius Street (undisclosed) were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 3.

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  49ers | D.J. Reed done for the season    Mon Aug 3, 03:40 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB D.J. Reed (pectoral) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Monday, Aug. 3.

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  49ers | Richie James moved from COVID list to NFI    Mon Aug 3, 03:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Richie James (hand, thumb) was transferred from the Reserve/COVID-19 list to the Active/Non-Football Injury list Monday, Aug. 3.

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  49ers | San Francisco brings back Alex Barrett    Sun Aug 2, 06:28 PM

Free-agent DE Alex Barrett (49ers) was re-signed to an undisclosed contract by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Aug. 2.

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  49ers | Jeff Wilson Jr. goes on reserve    Thu Jul 30, 06:11 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, July 30.

Footballguys view: Wilson is going to have to pass testing once he's allowed to come back to the facility. He's competing for a spot in the 49ers RBBC and is near the bottom of the RB depth chart, even though we've seen Wilson flash talent in his pro career.

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  49ers | Leonard Wester cut    Thu Jul 30, 05:41 PM

San Francisco 49ers OT Leonard Wester was released Thursday, July 30.

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  49ers | Alex Barrett let go    Thu Jul 30, 05:25 PM

San Francisco 49ers DE Alex Barrett was waived Thursday, July 30.

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  49ers | Niners looking at Jordan Reed?    Wed Jul 29, 09:41 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Reed (Football Team) has drawn interest from the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Reed is a talented player but his best days are behind him. He can't stay healthy and is only a reserve player if he does latch on with a new team in 2020.

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  49ers | San Francisco eyeing Delanie Walker?    Wed Jul 29, 09:36 PM

Free-agent TE Delanie Walker (Titans) has been part of 'soft talks' for the San Francisco 49ers, sources told Matt Barrows of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Walker began his career with the 49ers and it would be fitting to see him go back as a veteran reserve tight end. A sixth-round pick of the 49ers in the 2006 NFL draft, Walker would be a sparingly-used tight end behind George Kittle if he was added.

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  49ers | John Lynch agrees to extension    Wed Jul 29, 01:38 PM

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch agreed to terms Wednesday, July 29, on a contract extension, according to sources. The deal is expected to be five years in length, and the specific contract language is being finalized.

Footballguys view: The 49ers extended head coach Kyle Shanahan earlier and now Lynch gets his extension. Lynch is now linked to the team through 2025, and he's become one of the best general managers in the game. The 49ers are in Super Bowl contention, in large part due to the efforts of Lynch and Shanahan when it comes to building a team with quality talent.

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  49ers | George Kittle not close to deal    Wed Jul 29, 11:00 AM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle isn't particularly close to a deal, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Kittle is in the final year of his rookie deal and the two sides have been talking. He showed up to training camp, so there is no holdout situation and we all know it's just a matter of time before the 49ers make Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the league.

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  49ers | Niners make series of moves    Tue Jul 28, 05:10 PM

San Francisco 49ers DL Ronald Blair III (undisclosed), WR Shawn Poindexter (undisclosed), C Weston Richburg (undisclosed), DL Kentavius Street (undisclosed) and DL Jullian Taylor (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 28. DB D.J. Reed Jr. was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. LB Joey Alfieri, CB Jermaine Kelly, OL Ray Smith and QB Broc Rutter were waived. WR Chris Finke was waived with a Non-Football Injury designation. DL Willie Henry Jr. was waived with a Non-Football Illness designation.

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  49ers | Deebo Samuel goes on NFI list    Tue Jul 28, 05:06 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: On Tuesday, 49ers GM John Lynch said it was "fair to say" Samuel "might" miss time in the regular season. Reports have speculated that Samuel could be out the first 3-4 weeks of 2020. This gives rookie first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk plenty of opportunity to shine as the best healthy WR on the roster.

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  49ers | Derrick Kindred waived    Tue Jul 28, 03:30 PM

San Francisco 49ers S Derrick Kindred was released Tuesday, July 28.

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  49ers | Emmanuel Moseley puts pen to paper    Tue Jul 28, 03:28 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers CB Emmanuel Moseley officially signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, July 28, per his agency, Rosenhaus Sports.

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  49ers | Deebo Samuel not on a timeline    Tue Jul 28, 11:53 AM

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel (foot) is not on a timeline in his recovery from a fractured bone in his foot, according to general manager John Lynch. 'Not going to put an exact timeline on it, but it's fair to say he may miss some games at the start of the year.'

Footballguys view: Samuel could be bound for the PUP list which would force him out the first six weeks of the regular season. Some analysts don't believe that will happen, but Samuel might be in line to miss a few weeks to one month of action when the regular season opens. Samuel's absence will create opportunity for 2020 first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk. In current drafts, Samuel is going off the board at WR35 (8.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | San Fran locks up Charlie Woerner    Mon Jul 27, 09:05 PM

San Francisco 49ers sixth-round draft pick TE Charlie Woerner signed his four-year rookie contract Monday, July 27. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Woerner didn't produce much during his college career at Georgia. He's limited as a receiving threat but he sure does love to block. Consider Woerner a low-ceiling H-back at the pro level.

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  49ers | Richie James placed on COVID list    Mon Jul 27, 07:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Richie James was placed on the Reserve/COVID list Monday, July 27.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert's deal gets reworked    Mon Jul 27, 02:49 PM

Updating an ongoing story, San Francisco 49ers Raheem Mostert will receive extra incentives and a bonus in his reworked contract, per a source. No new years were added to his deal, and Mostert is under contract for two more seasons. He is due $2.575 million in base salary and can earn an additional $2.75 million via incentives and a $300,000 bonus.

Footballguys view: Mostert wanted a raise, not a huge one, but just a bump in pay and the 49ers have obliged. Now, we'll see how Mostert works in the 49ers backfield with Tevin Coleman being his biggest competitor for touches and playing time. Jerick McKinnon is now healthy and is going to get a chance to see what he can do as well. Mostert is the first 49ers back going off the board with a current ADP of RB29 (5.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert ridiculously efficient    Thu Jul 23, 09:09 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has averaged 6.04 yards per carry over the last two seasons - the highest mark for any player with at least 125 carries over that time.

Footballguys view: This has to be Exhibit A in Mostert's case to get paid as much as Tevin Coleman this year. It's still a good idea to buy on the dip in Mostert's value in redraft leagues.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert talks with team    Mon Jul 20, 04:04 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert recently talked with a high-ranking member of the 49ers to clear the air and get on the same page moving forward, according to sources. Mostert asked for a trade earlier in the month, but it is not known if he is still seeking a trade.

Footballguys view: Anything positive in this situation should push Mostert's ADP back up. The fantasy football hive mind has overreacted to the specter of a holdout and created a buy low window in dynasty and redraft alike. Expect Mostert to get some sort of raise and his ADP to return to, if not surpass its previous level.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo got his fair share of help    Sun Jul 19, 09:45 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a career-high 3,978 yards in 2019. Of that total, a league-high 54.2 percent came after the catch, per Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are both handfuls to bring down after the catch and the 49ers offense sets them with excellent opportunities. First-round pick Brandon Aiyuk also excels in this area and it could help him get off to a strong start while Samuel is recovering from foot surgery that could threaten his status in Week 1 and beyond. While this stat shows that Garoppolo isn't featured as a vertical passer, accuracy is important for creating run after catch yards by helping the receiver not have to adjust or break stride to make a reception.

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  49ers | Richard Sherman as good as it gets    Sun Jul 12, 09:04 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Richard Sherman has allowed a completion rate of 47 percent to receivers in his coverage since 2010 - the best mark in the NFL over that span per Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Sherman negotiated his own contract and some wondered if he could regain form after tearing his achilles in his last year with Seattle, but he has answered all of those questions and more. He has elevated the 49ers defense and the 49ers defense has elevated his play.

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  49ers | Jamar Taylor could make roster    Sun Jul 12, 03:43 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Jamar Taylor has a chance to make the final roster because he has experience at outside cornerback as well as slot cornerback and plays on special teams, in the opinion of NinersWire's Kyle Madson.

Footballguys view: DJ Reed's torn pec could also help Taylor make the roster. If Jason Verrett can stay healthy, he'll be an ideal backup outside corner, but history says to bet against that happening. Emmanuel Moseley and Ahkello Witherspoon are competing for the starting spot opposite Richard Sherman.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo lacking air yards    Sat Jul 11, 12:22 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo owned the second-lowest air yards percentage (47.0) over the last two seasons (2018-19), according to Pro Football Focus data.

Footballguys view: Garoppolo doesn't have a true deep threat with Marquise Goodwin shipped off to Philadelphia, and the 49ers offense doesn't rely on a vertical air attack to stress opposing defenses. Garoppolo is only viable in 2QB/Superflex leagues or as a matchup spot starter.

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  49ers | George Kittle terrific after catch    Fri Jul 10, 03:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle recorded 621 yards after the catch during the 2019 season and was the only tight end in the NFL to recorded at least 600 yards after the catch.

Footballguys view: The 49ers seem reluctant to give Kittle a contract that reflects his true value to the team. He may settle for money below the top wide receiver pay, but above every other tight end, but it's also possible that the 49ers tag Kittle next year, or even trade him like they did DeForest Buckner when it was time for him to get paid.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert looking for pay raise    Thu Jul 9, 02:56 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert is looking to be paid similarly to what the highest-paid running backs on the roster are scheduled to make, according to Mostert's agent. RB Tevin Coleman is scheduled to make $4.55 million next season, which is what Mostert would like to make.

Footballguys view: Two million dollars of Coleman's salary became guaranteed earlier in the offseason, but if the team released him, the $2.55 million freed up would be more than enough to satisfy Mostert. The team could also release CJ Beathard to create additional cap room. It's possible that they wait to see if Jerick McKinnon can stay healthy in camp to force Mostert's hand.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert seeking trade    Wed Jul 8, 05:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has requested a trade, according to his agent.

Footballguys view: Mostert is projected as the top back for the 49ers entering training camp. He's on the books for two more years and is set to make around $3 million in each season. He wants a bump in pay as his last deal was negotiated when he was a core special teams player. Mostert is much more than that now and was incredibly productive for the 49ers last year as they made a Super Bowl run. We'll see if a new contract can be worked out.

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  49ers | Teez Tabor clears waivers    Tue Jul 7, 05:47 PM

Updating previous stories, San Francisco 49ers CB Teez Tabor cleared waivers Tuesday, July 7, and is now officially a free agent.

Footballguys view: Tabor (foot) recently underwent surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his foot, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. We should see some team interested in him after the start of the regular season but just as veteran depth.

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  49ers | Teez Tabor waived    Mon Jul 6, 03:05 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Teez Tabor (undisclosed) was waived Monday, July 6, with a Non-Football Injury designation.

Footballguys view: Tabor was a second-round pick out of Florida in the 2017 NFL draft. The Lions selected him but Tabor did not make it through final cuts last preseason and spent most of 2019 on the 49ers practice squad. He's only 24-years old and has good size for the position. Tabor should latch on with a third NFL team at some point this year.

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  49ers | Jamar Taylor joining SF    Mon Jul 6, 03:05 PM

Free-agent CB Jamar Taylor (Falcons) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, July 6. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This is Taylor's seventh team since he came into the NFL as a second-round pick for the Dolphins in the 2013 NFL draft. Now entering his age-30 season, Taylor has not looked like a decent player since 2018. It will be difficult for him to rejuvenate his career and may not make the 53-man roster. If he does make the team, it's only for veteran depth at the position.

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  49ers | K'Waun Williams locks up slot receivers    Thu Jul 2, 09:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB K'Waun Williams allowed a passer rating of 69.3 in the slot in 2019 - the second-best mark of any player with at least 200 snaps inside - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Williams has been a strength of the 49ers secondary. He's poised to cash in as an unrestricted free agent next year. Tyler Lockett and Cooper Kupp get to face him twice a year for at least one more season.

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  49ers | D.J. Reed suffers torn pec    Thu Jul 2, 09:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers DB D.J. Reed (pectoral) disclosed on social media Thursday, July 2, that he sustained a torn pectoral muscle during a recent workout.

Footballguys view: Reed is valuable because he can play safety, slot corner, and outside corner, along with returning kicks. There's an outside chance that he'll be able to play when the season opens after Kwon Alexander returned to play on a similar timeline after suffering a torn pec last year. Tarvarius Moore may be pushed into action if Reed can't play Week 1.

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  49ers | DeMarkus Acy may move to S    Thu Jul 2, 05:08 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB DeMarkus Acy could receive some snaps at safety in addition to cornerback during training camp.

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  49ers | Jamycal Hasty may make team    Thu Jul 2, 04:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Jamycal Hasty has a chance to make the final roster if stands out during the preseason and shows he can be an asset in running and passing game, in the opinion of NinersWire's Kyle Madson.

Footballguys view: Hasty is a tailor-made third down back and he should be considered almost a lock to make the team if Jerick McKinnon can't stay healthy in camp. He should be rostered in very deep dynasty leagues.

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  49ers | Kendrick Bourne may be extension candidate    Thu Jul 2, 02:24 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Kendrick Bourne has had contract extension talks with the 49ers this offseason, but it is not known how much progress they have made during the talks, according to the Athletic's Matt Barrows.

Footballguys view: Bourne should be among the top 3-4 49ers wide receivers in snaps this year and while he might not be fantasy relevant, he could help keep any other 49ers receiver from being reliable in fantasy leagues.

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