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Past articles by Eric:

49ers QB Brock Purdy to undergo delayed elbow surgery Friday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is scheduled to have a procedure to repair his torn ulnar collateral ligament Friday in the Dallas area. → Read More

Vic Fangio no longer a 49ers’ coordinator option; Kris Kocurek an internal candidate

A former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator won’t be their next defensive... → Read More

San Francisco 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo unlikely to return in 2023

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he couldn’t envision “any scenario” in which quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was on the team's roster in 2023. → Read More

Former Texan Charles Omenihu arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Player's girlfriend said he pushed her to ground during an argument → Read More

Houston Texans: Charles Omenihu eager for 49ers to face Cowboys

Count 49ers defensive end Charles Omenihu among those excited to play Dallas on Sunday. The former Texans player is a former Cowboys fan and Dallas-area native. → Read More

49ers’ DeMeco Ryans will juggle job seeking with game planning this week

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans will have interviews this week with... → Read More

The twist that turned a battle into a blowout

Angered 49ers awaken after Jonathan Abram twisted Deebo Samuel’s ankle, and that anger... → Read More

49ers could receive more draft picks with Ryans, Carthon receiving interview requests

The Broncos and Texans have asked to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator... → Read More

Brock Purdy makes 49ers history as S.F. surges past Commanders in second half

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy shrugged off an ordinary opening and lit up... → Read More

49ers’ Kyle Shanahan irked by McCaffrey, Greenlaw Pro Bowl snubs; Kinlaw returns

The San Francisco 49ers had six players voted to the Pro Bowl, but the absence of... → Read More

Report: 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo could return during playoffs

Two days after San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Jimmy Garoppolo’s... → Read More

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