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Recent articles by Eric:

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

49ers could draft protection for Trey Lance with offensive line in flux

The San Francisco 49ers’ offensive line could be manned by an inexperienced crew, which could mean prioritizing linemen for Trey Lance in the 2022 NFL Draft. → Read More

49ers unveil new uniforms with an old look

The San Francisco 49ers unveiled their 2022 uniform Monday that features the classic... → Read More

Report: Deebo Samuel has asked 49ers to trade him

Deebo Samuel, the San Francisco 49ers’ do-it-all wide receiver is doing everything he... → Read More

Who will be 49ers’ starting guards? Kyle Shanahan hints at promotions

Aaron Banks will be one of the 49ers’ starting guards in 2022. Head coach Kyle Shanahan... → Read More

Backup brigade: 49ers bringing back Willis, Johnson, Wilson

Two months removed from making one of the most impactful special-teams plays in San... → Read More

Ray-Ray McCloud could fix 49ers’ return woes, if he fixes his troubling flaw

Ray-Ray McCloud, the 49ers’ newest wide receiver/kick returner, might have been... → Read More

49ers awarded NFL-high five compensatory draft picks

The 49ers don’t have a first-round pick in this year’s draft, but they’ll be busy... → Read More

Can 49ers trade Jimmy Garoppolo before the market for him disappears?

The San Francisco 49ers’ list of possible Jimmy Garoppolo trade partners continues to... → Read More

Bargain shopping for 49ers: Four affordable free-agent options

Blame the NFL’s salary cap, but the 49ers will probably be shopping at FoodMaxx instead... → Read More

49ers mailbag: What’s up with S.F.’s offensive brain drain?

The 49ers have lost a host of heralded offensive assistant coaches this offseason. What... → Read More

49ers’ Richard Hightower joins Bears after season-long special-teams struggles

Richard Hightower still has a job. It’s just not with the 49ers. The franchise’s... → Read More