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49ers’ NaVorro Bowman on competition: ‘I won’t be on the sideline’

In March, the 49ers signed inside linebacker Malcolm Smith to a five-year contract with $11.5 million guaranteed. In April, they used a first-round pick on Alabama inside linebacker Reuben Foster. [...] in May, head [Read entire story]

Draftees, trade acquisitions, free agents to test 49ers’ starters

The offseason purge, however, hasn’t included many of the draft picks made by general manager Trent Baalke from 2010 through ’16: [...] as the 49ers hold their first OTA practice of the offseason Monday, several [Read entire story]

Buried treasure? Undrafted Hikutini could stick with 49ers

When asked Tuesday if he had a few favorites in the 49ers’ 10-man draft class, vice president of player personnel Adam Peters ticked off several players. The 49ers think Hikutini, who grew up in Sacramento and spent [Read entire story]

Lynch, Shanahan: 49ers haven’t been ‘shopping’ Bowman

The 49ers’ new regime says it doesn’t want one of the most decorated defensive players in franchise history to be history. On Thursday morning, general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan issued a joint [Read entire story]

49ers sign three tryout rookies; release RB Harris, WR Cannon

The 49ers have signed three players who were invited to last week’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and released running back DuJuan Harris and two rookie free agents they signed after the draft to make room on their [Read entire story]

49ers’ recent RB moves make DuJuan Harris expendable

Running back DuJuan Harris, one of the few inherited players the 49ers’ new regime re-signed this offseason, has been released, he indicated on Twitter. Harris, 28, who said he was “blessed for the memories,” [Read entire story]

Huge talent of 49ers picks Foster, Williams comes with issues

Did the blinding talent of two draft picks cloud the vision of rookie general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan? Lynch, a physical safety during his 15-year NFL career, said Foster is the type of player he [Read entire story]

New 49ers quarterbacks are a tough act

New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan likes a little linebacker in his quarterbacks. Meet C.J. Beathard, the 49ers’ third-round pick from Iowa whom they traded up to select last week. Beathard hobbled through the season [Read entire story]

Short and not so sweet: 49ers WR Taylor runs angry

Short and not so sweet: 49ers WR Taylor runs angry “I had Louisiana Tech -- that was my only offer coming out of high school,” Taylor said. Taylor had an impressive debut at the first day of the 49ers’ rookie [Read entire story]

49ers’ Shanahan on Foster’s shoulder: ‘No one can tell the future’

Niners head coach Kyle Shananhan expressed confidence Reuben Foster’s injured shoulder isn’t a long-term issue, but he didn’t rule out a “worst-case scenario” in which the inside linebacker needed a follow-up [Read entire story]

Report says Reuben Foster’s surgery ‘didn’t take’

Reuben Foster’s offseason shoulder surgery was ineffective and the injury explains why the 49ers’ new inside linebacker nearly slipped out of the first round of the NFL draft last week, ESPN reported. The 49ers, [Read entire story]

49ers’ draft analysis: not bad for starters

The 49ers wanted to select Mississippi defensive lineman D.J. Jones in the sixth round Saturday, but general manager John Lynch had to be careful with the pick. Said Lynch, sitting next to head coach Kyle Shanahan: [Read entire story]

49ers select Iowa TE George Kittle

Kittle, a teammate of quarterback C.J. Beathard, a third-round pick of the 49ers, is regarded as one of the draft’s best blocking tight ends. Last year, he had 22 catches for 314 yards and four touchdowns. McDonald, [Read entire story]

49ers are latest stop in RB Williams’ painful journey

After beginning the final day of the NFL Draft by trading for Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs, the 49ers moved up in the fourth round to draft Utah running back Joe Williams with the No. 121 pick. The 49ers traded a [Read entire story]

49ers acquire RB Bibbs in their fifth trade of draft

The 49ers began the final day of the NFL draft Saturday by acquiring Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs and a 2017 fifth-round pick (No. 177) for a 2018 fourth-round selection. Bibbs, 24, who entered the NFL as an [Read entire story]

49ers trade up for Iowa QB Beathard in third round

After the much-discussed top five quarterbacks in the NFL draft, there wasn’t a consensus on which player headlined the second tier. The 49ers traded up five spots into the third round of the NFL draft on Friday to [Read entire story]

49ers ILB Foster: second shoulder surgery not necessary

Niners rookie inside linebacker Reuben Foster said Friday that reports he might require a second shoulder surgery “are not accurate at all” and his rehabilitation is on schedule after he underwent a procedure to [Read entire story]

49ers get defensive with first 2 picks of John Lynch era

The final tally from the first draft night of John Lynch’s executive career: two trades and two players who could help transform one of the NFL’s most incompetent defenses. In a busy debut, the 49ers’ novice [Read entire story]

49ers’ John Lynch looking to build culture, not choir

In 1996, just-hired Tampa Bay head coach Tony Dungy met with his players and offered the standard prattle about winning a Super Bowl. [...] what he added has stuck with John Lynch, then a Tampa Bay safety, who has [Read entire story]

49ers’ best quarterbacks weren’t taken high in draft

[...] Jeff Garcia was signed after spending five seasons in the Canadian Football League. Most teams land their franchise quarterback by using a premium draft pick, but the 49ers are an exception: Of the six QBs who [Read entire story]