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John Dorsey out as Chiefs GM, dominos could eventually follow

All sorts of craziness in June! The Kansas City Chiefs made a stunning move on Thursday, announcing that the team has parted ways with general manager John Dorsey. The news was announced a few minutes after the [Read entire story]

49ers 2011 special teams ranks among best of past 30 years

We’ll just overlook that one game. The San Francisco 49ers of the early Jim Harbaugh era were known for a dominant defense and a great offensive line. One area that was a little all over the place was special teams. We [Read entire story]

49ers training camp opening day officially announced

No word yet on the 49ers full practice schedule. The NFL officially announced the start date of training camp for all 32 NFL teams. The San Francisco 49ers will kick things off on Thursday July 27, with both rookies and [Read entire story]

49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: OL Darrell Williams

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). We move on to offensive lineman Darrell Williams. Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. [Read entire story]

49ers bubble watch: Wide receiver position comes down to two spots

The San Francisco 49ers have questions at almost every position while they work to figure out their 53-man roster. We’ll break down the bubble watch for each one. Today we look at wide receivers. The San Francisco [Read entire story]

Derek Carr gets $25 million per year, $40 million fully guaranteed

A few quarterbacks will be looking for new deals soon. The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr officially agreed on a new contract, with the quarterback tweeting out the news Thursday morning. National media were quickly [Read entire story]

How will the 49ers rotate on the defensive line?

The 49ers have added a lot of defensive line depth, but Jeff Zgonina’s philosophy suggests plenty of playing time for all. The San Francisco 49ers have invested heavily in the defensive line in recent years, and [Read entire story]

49ers strength of schedule based on Las Vegas win totals

Oddsmakers offer up a different look at strength of schedule. When the 2016 NFL season ended, one of the first things discussed for non-playoff teams is 2017 strength of schedule. The full slate of opponents for each [Read entire story]

49ers wish you a Happy International Yoga Day

Apparently today is International Yoga Day. Who knew! I found out courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers, who tweeted out some video of the team doing what appears to be a mixture of stretching and yoga. I tried yoga [Read entire story]

Study ranks 49ers fans No. 10 in NFL, ahead of Seahawks fans

The model has adjusted once again to offer a little more balance. Over the past couple years, Emory University has produced a study that looks at NFL fan bases and ranked them using a variety of factors. In the past, it [Read entire story]

49ers bubble watch: Tight ends feature a lot of questions

The San Francisco 49ers have questions at almost every position while they work to figure out their 53-man roster. We’ll break down the bubble watch for each one. Today we look at tight ends. The San Francisco 49ers [Read entire story]

Derek Carr nearing deal for $25 million per year, Kirk Cousins nods knowingly

Andrew Luck is currently the top paid quarterback in the NFL. Carr could top him. The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr appear to be closing in on a potential contract extension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the two [Read entire story]

Kyle Shanahan ranks highest of first timers in Head Coach Power Rankings

The bigger question is where Shanahan will rank in 2018. The San Francisco 49ers hired Kyle Shanahan this offseason with hopes of ending what has been ugly slide the past three seasons. Shanahan is an offensive wizard, [Read entire story]

49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: C Tim Barnes

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). We move on to Center Tim Barnes. Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that [Read entire story]

One film breakdown of C.J. Beathard offers a Drew Brees comparison

It’s all about process over results for now. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback position remains both a question mark and a fairly settled group all in one. We know more or less what the depth chart will look like in [Read entire story]

Protected list of 49ers players for hypothetical expansion draft

The NHL expansion draft goes down on Wednesday. With their rules, what 49ers players would you protect? The NHL welcomed the Vegas Golden Knights to the league this offseason, and as a Las Vegas native, I’m slowly [Read entire story]

49ers of the 1990s dominated Football Outsiders offensive rankings

When will we see the 49ers return to those heights? The San Francisco 49ers hired Kyle Shanahan to turn around an offense that has struggled with consistency for some time now. Even when things were going well under Jim [Read entire story]

NFL releases 2017-2018 calendar of important dates

Why not look ahead to 2018 free agency? The NFL released the next league calendar on Tuesday, and we have a rundown of some notable dates all the way into next spring. I’ll be creating a “Page” for it that will [Read entire story]

49ers bubble watch: Running backs are work in progress

The San Francisco 49ers have questions at almost every position while they work to figure out their 53-man roster. We’ll break down the bubble watch for each one. Today we look at running backs. The San Francisco 49ers [Read entire story]

Should the NFL institute a draft lottery?

I don’t think it’s necessary, but the Jets are certainly offering a counter argument. The New York Jets have made numerous roster moves that suggest they are looking to secure the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. [Read entire story]