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Past articles by Matt:

Jimmy Garoppolo dominates in Mexico City: How 49ers’ offense broke through vs. Cardinals

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 in Mexico City on Monday. → Read More

49ers QB Trey Lance carted off with ankle injury vs. Seahawks; Jimmy Garoppolo in at QB

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance was carted off the field and ruled out with an ankle injury in the first quarter of his team’s matchup with the Seahawks on Sunday. Medical staff put an air cast on his leg before leaving the field. Lance stayed down after being stopped on a 2-yard... → Read More

Deebo Samuel, 49ers agree on contract extension: Reports

Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed on a massive three-year contract extension worth a max value of $73.5 million to keep the versatile wide receiver in San Francisco for the foreseeable future, according to multiple reports. NFL Network first reported the terms of the deal. ... → Read More

Matthew Stafford's best trade fits: Saints, Colts, 49ers?

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have agreed to part ways. Our experts see plenty of NFL suitors for the quarterback. → Read More

49ers sign Laken Tomlinson to three-year contract, adding clarity to offensive line

The San Francisco 49ers signed Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract on Friday, June 22, 2018. The left guard added some clarity to the 49ers' offensive line for the near future. → Read More

San Francisco 49ers: An inside look at team's draft process

The story of how Tarvarius Moore, a sleeper in the 2018 draft, ended up with the San Francisco 49ers is one of a scouting and coaching staff working in concert → Read More

Former 49ers tackle Keith Fahnhorst dead at age 66

Eight days after Dwight Clark's death, another member of the San Francisco 49ers' first Super Bowl team, Keith Fahnhorst, passed away at age 66. → Read More

In sync: Joe Staley, Mike McGlinchey and the harmony of the 49ers offensive line

Nearly a decade separates San Francisco 49ers linemen Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey and the rookie might one day take the veteran's job. That has impeded a quick friendship between the two. → Read More

Alert! Alert! We've detected a possible flaw in Jimmy Garoppolo!

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has looked great in all areas this spring save one. It's usually the last to fall into place. → Read More

Former 49er Dwight Clark, whose catch will live forever, dead at 61

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose leaping touchdown catch in 1982 is perhaps the most iconic play of the modern NFL era, passed away Monday from complications of ALS. He was 61. → Read More

San Francisco 49ers: Adrian Colbert learning 'whys' in 2018

San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley spoke Wednesday about Adrian Colbert, Richard Sherman, Ahkello Witherspoon and other members of the secondary. → Read More

San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster's marijuana case is dismissed

The number of charges Reuben Foster is facing is down to one after the San Francisco 49ers linebacker's marijuana case in Alabama was dismissed on Friday. → Read More

San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster domestic violence case dropped

The domestic violence case against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not go to trial, Santa Clara County Judge Nona Klippen announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018. → Read More

49ers' post-draft mailbag: Who starts at 'Mike'? Is there room for Eric Reid?

Answering post-draft questions about the San Francisco 49ers, including how the new guys affect the team's 53-man roster in 2018. → Read More

49ers draft safety Tarvarius Moore, a freakish athlete from Southern Miss, in third round

The San Francisco 49ers selected Southern Mississippi safety Tarvarius Moore in the third round of the NFL draft with the 95th-overall pick on Thursday, April 26, 2018. → Read More

How Garoppolo uses private throwing sessions to get ‘on the same page’ with players

During the week, the San Francisco 49ers' pass catchers work out at the team facility. On the weekend, they go with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to run routes and get "on the same page." → Read More

San Francisco 49ers 2018 schedule includes 5 national TV games

The San Francisco 49ers will open the 2018 season in Minnesota. The schedule also includes a prime-time game at home against the Oakland Raiders. → Read More

San Francisco 49ers: No offseason program for Reuben Foster

The San Francisco 49ers' offseason program will begin Monday, April 16, 2018, without linebacker Reuben Foster, who was charged last week with three felonies stemming from a February incident with his girlfriend. → Read More

49ers' Reuben Foster charged with multiple felonies in domestic violence case

Prosecutors charged San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster with felony domestic violence in connection to a February incident that they say left his longtime girlfriend bruised and with a ruptured eardrum. → Read More

49ers sign free-agent linebacker Korey Toomer

The 49ers found more depth in their linebacking corps Wednesday when they signed free agent Korey Toomer to a one-year deal. → Read More