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Recent articles by Eric:

Deebo Samuel, Trent Williams banged up in 49ers’ victory in Green Bay

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams came out of postgame on crutches... → Read More

Lambeau leap: 49ers vault past Packers into NFC final

The San Francisco 49ers team that was one loss away from missing the playoffs is now just... → Read More

Good news for the 49ers: The Packers’ special teams are even worse

Special teams have been a problem for the 49ers all season. But there’s good news for... → Read More

49ers’ Nick Bosa on Cowboys offensive tackles: ‘They’re definitely beatable’

Cowboys’ Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith has a bone spur in his ankle and has missed... → Read More

A week into new year, 49ers’ Fred Warner ready to put 2021 behind him

It has been a trying season for 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, who has admitted he has... → Read More

Trey Lance shakes off slow start vs. Texans, tosses two second-half TDs in 49ers’ win

The San Francisco 49ers earned their first win with Trey Lance under center when the... → Read More

Quarterback insurance: 49ers sign career-backup Tyler Bray to practice squad

The 49ers have signed career journeyman QB Tyler Bray to their practice squad ahead of... → Read More

49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo has injured right thumb, status uncertain for Sunday

Kyle Shanahan said Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a sprained right thumb in Thursday’s loss... → Read More

Do-everything Deebo Samuel tops list of five 49ers voted to the Pro Bowl

Deebo Sanuel is the first 49ers’ wideout voted to the Pro Bowl since Terrell Owens in... → Read More

49ers’ Azeez Al-Shaair’s breakout season placed on pause

Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, 24, who has collected 26 tackles in his past six-plus... → Read More

‘There’s some frustration;’ coronavirus-free 49ers irked by NFL’s re-instituted guidelines

Despite being one of only five teams to not have a player on the NFL’s reserve COVID-19... → Read More

How the 49ers, in five moves, may have saved their season

The 49ers were flailing after six games, having dropped to 2-4. But a series of personnel... → Read More

Bad sign: 49ers’ special teams coordinator Richard Hightower faces media barrage

San Francisco 49ers special teams coordinator Richard Hightower was politely grilled by... → Read More

Running back-starved 49ers bring in 3 with limited experience for workouts

The 49ers worked out three running backs Tuesday because of a slew of injuries at the... → Read More

49ers’ game review: What the Seahawks saw to call tone-setting fake-punt TD

49ers game review: How did the Seahawks have the guts to call a tone-setting fake punt on... → Read More

49ers’ Fred Warner’s streak ends after 59 regular-season games

It’s official: Fred Warner will miss the first game of his four-year career. The... → Read More

Could Jimmy Garoppolo remain 49ers’ starter in 2022?

Kyle Shanahan said in the spring that the 49ers could have a “great problem” in the... → Read More

49ers maintain momentum with 30-10 throttling of Jaguars

Playing six days after an emotional win, the San Francisco 49ers eviscerated the two-win... → Read More

49ers have good injury news on Mitchell, Greenlaw, Tartt

The forever-injured 49ers received some good news on the medical front Wednesday: Their... → Read More

49ers' Elijah Mitchell has broken finger, status unclear for Sunday's game in Jacksonville

A day after the 49ers finally reestablished their run-first offensive identity against... → Read More