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Past articles by Eric:

49ers trade 4 draft picks for Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey

In a stunning move, the 49ers traded 4 draft picks to the Panthers for Christian McCaffrey, a former All-American at Stanford they considered selecting in 2017. → Read More

Shanahan explains 49ers’ trade for McCaffrey, who can ‘attack in every single way’

The San Francisco 49ers traded four NFL draft picks to the Panthers for star running back Christian McCaffrey, 26, a former All-American at Stanford. → Read More

Does a 49ers trade for Christian McCaffrey make sense?

The San Francisco 49ers are among a host of teams that reportedly have expressed interest... → Read More

49ers’ Kittle blames turf as injuries bring to mind painful 2020 road trip

The multitude of injuries the San Francisco 49ers suffered on Sunday in Charlotte recalled... → Read More

49ers’ Arik Armstead inactive, 73-game starting streak snapped

The San Francisco 49ers will face a formidable rushing attack without one of their best... → Read More

49ers’ game review: Jimmy Garoppolo flinging it like it was 2017

49ers game review: Five years later, the script was eerily similar Sunday for Jimmy... → Read More

Surgeon says 49ers’ Trey Lance could be fully healed before end of regular season

Dr. Kenneth Yung, a foot and ankle surgeon, said the broken ankle suffered by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance could be fully healed within 10 to 12 weeks. → Read More

49ers overcome Lance’s year-ending injury, beat Seahawks 27-7 behind Jimmy G.

The San Francisco 49ers earned their first win of the season, beating the Seattle Seahawks... → Read More

Source: 49ers’ Kittle, officially questionable, unlikely to play vs. Seattle

The San Francisco 49ers listed George Kittle as questionable to play in Sunday’s home... → Read More

Could 49ers’ Nick Bosa be better than ever? ‘Those guys are in trouble’

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa could be primed for a huge season. Bosa’s... → Read More

The last shall be third: 49ers’ Brock Purdy makes roster as backup QB

Quarterback Brock Purdy, given the moniker “Mr. Irrelevant” that goes to the last... → Read More

Nick Bosa, 49ers’ pass-rushing savant, sings praises of Kemoko Turay

Given Nick Bosa’s pass-rushing knowledge, it was notable that the San Francisco... → Read More

49ers’ Mike McGlinchey, Daniel Brunskill added to injury list

A day after a 28-21 preseason win over Green Bay, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle... → Read More

Former UTSA standout Spencer Burford not surprised by early success with 49ers

San Francisco 49ers scouts were apparently on the mark when they pinpointed Spencer... → Read More

For struggling 49er Javon Kinlaw, on-field rise is tied to staying low

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw has struggled with knee injuries during... → Read More

49ers, Deebo Samuel agree to 3-year, $71.55 million contract extension

Three months after not granting Deebo Samuel’s trade request, the San Francisco 49ers... → Read More

Jimmy Garoppolo’s excused absence from minicamp latest sign he’s likely done with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have excused rehabbing, on-the-trade block quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from their three-day mandatory NFL minicamp. → Read More

49ers’ Deebo Samuel part of Warriors’ postgame victory scene

Deebo Samuel, last seen by many San Francisco 49ers fans in tears in January after a... → Read More

49ers rookie observations: Kalia Davis, Drake Jackson, Tyrion Davis-Price and more

OK, it’s an unofficial prize, but sixth-round pick Kalia Davis earned the A-for-honesty... → Read More

49ers’ schedule: Weekly breakdown, starting with Bears on Sept. 11

A week-by-week look at the San Francisco 49ers' rugged 2022 schedule, which begins Sept.... → Read More