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49ers look to start season on winning note: Five burning questions for week 1

The San Francisco 49ers travel to Detroit to open their 2021 campaign at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Lions. Sunday’s game will mark the third time the two teams have met to open the season in the Motor City since 1981. The previous two matchups were split with Detroit winning in 1981 and San Francisco winning in 1984. Those two seasons may ring a bell,…

Rookie 49ers offensive linemen showing versatility

There has been some chatter recently regarding the 49ers whiffing on second round draft pick Aaron Banks. During the portion of practice that was open to the media, Banks was getting work in at left guard. This is interesting considering Banks played on the left side during his time at Notre Dame and has struggled with transitioning to over the right side with San Francisco. Banks wasn’t the only rookie…

Jimmy Garoppolo to start Week 1

During the press conference to open training camp, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that Jimmy Garoppolo was the starting quarterback. Before practice Wednesday, Shanahan was again asked if Garoppolo was the starting quarterback for the team’s season opener Sunday at Detroit, Shanahan pointed back to his opening comments. The non-answer finally put an end to the question that has been on the top of everyone’s mind. Other…

Will the 49ers reach 13 wins in 2021?

The 49ers have set their rosters and will begin installing the game plan for the first game of 2021 Wednesday, making this the perfect time to predict how the season will play out. San Francisco has a number of intriguing matchups on their schedule and a few games that will likely be more challenging than they appear due to the travel involved. For instance, they will face three early East…

49ers sign veteran cornerback Josh Norman

The San Francisco 49ers have announced the signing of CB Josh Norman to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team released CB Dontae Johnson. Norman was originally drafted by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. A nine-year NFL veteran, Norman had the best season of his career in 2015, his last in Carolina, when he was named a first…

A 49er wins player of the year: 5 bold predictions for 2021

Preseason has come and gone. The roster has been set. All that’s left for the 49ers is to focus on the season ahead which will kick off next Sunday against the Detroit Lions. With the entire NFL in the middle of a three-day weekend, now is the perfect time to make some bold predictions. Here are my five-player predictions for 2021. 1. Trey Lance will throw more passes as a…

Why Trey Lance should be the 49ers starting quarterback

Kyle Shanahan has yet to name a starter for the 49ers season opener against Detroit, when he does it should be Trey Lance. Having watched a number of training camp practices and three preseason games it is clear that the San Francisco offense will perform at a higher level with Lance behind center. You may ask how that can possibly be true. After all, Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers to…

49ers announce initial practice squad and other roster moves

The roster carousel continues to turn for the 49ers. San Francisco cut down to their initial 53-man roster yesterday, and had a league-high three players claimed off waivers. The players who were claimed included wide receiver Nsimba Webster by Chicago, rookie linebacker Justin Hilliard by the New York Giants, and offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley by Seattle. Once the waiver process was completed, the attention shifted to filling out their practice…

49ers announce initial 2021 53- man roster

The 49ers have announced their initial 53-man roster for the 2021 season. Quarterback (2): Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance It was clear once the team released Josh Rosen that they would only carry two quarterbacks on the active roster. Nate Sudfeld will likely be signed to the practice squad. Running Back (5): Raheem Mostert, Trey Sermon (R), Elijah Mitchell (R), JaMycal Hasty, Kyle Juszczyk JaMycal Hasty led the NFC in preseason…

49ers’ Trey Lance to miss 7 days with injury to throwing hand

According to San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, rookie quarterback Trey Lance will be out of practice for the next seven days suffering a small fracture to one of the fingers on his throwing hand. “It’s a micro-chip of a bone that’s off. It’s a chip fracture, which is worse than a jam and why it won’t heal on its own,” Shanahan said on a media conference call. “He…