Kittle leaped high for an overthrown pass near the left sideline from Jimmy Garoppolo with about 40 seconds left in the second quarter. He briefly stayed on the ground before he limped to the sideline and sat on the bench. Members of the team’s medical staff appeared to be examining Kittle’s leg before the two-time Pro Bowler walked without a noticeable limp to the locker room. … [Read more...] about 49ers’ George Kittle leaves for locker room early after taking huge hit
The Cardinals have added Simmons, but the 49ers have added another Pro Bowl tight end, Jordan Reed, 30, who was signed before training camp. Reed sat out last year because he suffered his seventh documented concussion, but he showed flashes this summer of the player who had 153 catches for 1,638 yards and 17 touchdowns from 2015-16. … [Read more...] about The Kid vs. Kittle: Cardinals hope ‘freaky’ rookie can slow 49ers’ All-Pro
And when players returned to Santa Clara in late July, they had to pass two coronavirus tests before receiving clearance to begin training camp. … [Read more...] about Will 49ers still get a Super Bowl bounce after coronavirus-ravaged offseason?
However, Shanahan, who can be stingy with praise for his QBs, isn’t ready to declare Garoppolo has notably improved. At least not without seeing him perform in a game. On Monday, when asked about Saleh’s assessment, Shanahan suggested Garoppolo should get more comfortable against players he faces daily in practice. … [Read more...] about Has 49ers’ Garoppolo improved? Training camp didn’t answer the question
Players were invited to stand up and recount their favorite memories from a 13-3 season that was preceded by a four-win disaster in 2018. And they were told an unpleasant fact: Only three of the first 53 teams that have lost a Super Bowl have returned to win a title the next season — and only eight have returned to the game. … [Read more...] about 49ers’ ‘unfinished business’: Will bitter loss fuel another Super Bowl run?