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Can any of these 10 guys to watch be future stars for the San Francisco 49ers?

Tonight, every NFL team plays their final preseason game. The next time we’ll see them on the field, it will be the opening weekend of the season. That means that this weekend, there won’t be any professional football to watch. For the only time until after the Super Bowl, the NFL won’t dominate the conversation and be on nearly every television. So what’s a fan to do with...
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What to watch for in 49ers final preseason game against Texans

The San Francisco 49ers earned the team’s first preseason win last Sunday at home against the San Diego Chargers. The team looks to finish at an even .500 this preseason as they take on the Huston Texans Thursday at Reliant Stadium. The 49ers definitely have some work to do on the offensive side of the ball and the defense will have their hands full with Arian Foster and Andre...
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Do any San Francisco 49ers join Roger Goodell and NFL officials on the hot seat?

And then there was one. The “dress rehearsal” is in the books, the starters are on the shelf until the regular season opener and now it’s time to battle for the few remaining roster spots. The final week of the preseason is upon us. Heading into the last round of exhibitions, there are countless players on the hot seat. Every team will have to make 22 cuts by Saturday, so a...
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Before drafting you need to see 49ers K Phil Dawson’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick slips in QB 1-32 rankings, still near top-20

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Were any San Francisco 49ers among the biggest heroes or goats from last week?

If any preseason game actually “matters,” it’s the ones that transpired this past weekend. They were the dress rehearsals for each team, when they let their starters play most of the first half and sometimes into the second. So it provided the best glimpse yet at who is, and who isn’t, ready to go in 2014. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see...
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San Francisco 49ers cut roster down to 75 players

The San Francisco 49ers waived/released seven players Monday to cut the roster down to 75. NFL teams must cut their rosters to 75 men by Tuesday at 4:00 EST. Among released #49ers: WR David Reed, RB Jewel Hampton, WR Devon Wylie. — Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 26, 2014 The list of the seven players cut are as follows: Waived QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson S D.J. Campbell TE Kevin...
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San Francisco 49ers move down in Power Rankings, but hang on to top-10 spot

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
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Twitter Tuesday: Patrick Willis stars in commercial

Earlier this month 49ers linebacker star Patrick Willis starred in a Duracell Quantum battery commercial. In this commercial, they have Willis and his defense against Russell Wilson and his offense with the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are trying to hold a goal line stand. Duracell released two commercials: one from the 49ers point of view and one from the Seahawks point of view....
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Tweet of the game: 49er fans feel spoiled with touchdowns

The San Francisco 49ers earned their first win of the preseason with a 21-7 win over the San Diego Chargers. The 49ers did not only score their first touchdown during the preseason, but they also score two and both were at the new Levi’s Stadium. @edogg559 felt very spoiled after the 49ers scored their second touchdown of the night and he earned the tweet of the game during Sunday’s...
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Before drafting you need to see San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
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National confidence level in San Francisco 49ers holds steady after preseason Week 3

The dress rehearsals are in the books; at least that’s how the NFL likes to position the third week of the preseason. And to some extent, it’s accurate; more than at any time during the exhibition season, starters around the league play, some even into the second half. Thus, there are things to be learned from what transpired this week. The results on the field were the best...
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Recap: 49ers earn first win of the preseason against Chargers

The long wait for a win has come. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers Sunday 21-7. Yes, the 49ers did score a touchdown. Two to be exact. There was definitely a lot to enjoy about this victory. The only down side was that the first team offense may need a little work. The backups still looked good, and improved since last week. Now lets go through this weeks awards...
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Rewind: San Francisco 49ers spot in the Power Rankings; teams that should call Tim Tebow

Two weeks from today will be heaven on Earth. Until then, here are the best cover32 stories from the past week to help you pass the time: National Columns • Power Rankings: Where each NFL team stands after preseason Week 2 (READ) • Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in preseason Week 2 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking every starting quarterback from 1-32 (READ)...
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Weekly Rewind: 49ers get shutout at home; Levi’s Stadium sod problems; 49ers have expensive tickets; more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the San Francisco 49ers this week. San Francisco 49ers - 49ers lose inaugural game at Levi’s Stadium to Broncos (READ) - Tweet of the game (READ) - 49ers have some very expensive ticket prices (READ) - 5 things to watch for in the upcoming preseason game (READ) - Levi’s Stadium...
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Before drafting you need to see San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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The field of nightmares: Levi’s Stadium sod troubles causes safety concerns

The 49ers’ brand new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium suffered an embarrassing and dangerous setback this past week. After just a few events—an MLS soccer game, a VIP concert gala, a couple 49ers open practices, and one preseason game—the field was torn apart. The 49ers hosted an open practice on Wednesday which was cut short as head coach, Jim Harbaugh, deemed the field...
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10 teams that will definitely miss the playoffs doesn’t include San Francisco 49ers

Right now, everyone is feeling optimistic. Around the NFL, teams like their chances of making something special happen in 2014. In the ultimate wide-open league, where worst-to-first turnarounds are commonplace, virtually every franchise is convinced that this is their year. Of course, they all can’t be right. Only 12 of 32 teams will make the playoffs, meaning 20 franchises will...
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5 things to watch for as 49ers look for first preseason win

The 49ers are currently 0-2 in preseason play and have only put up a total of 3 points. Is it time to be concerned? Not just yet. This is a talented team and a lot of the starters have not even seen the field yet. So 49er fans, I would not start to worry just yet. The only thing I would worry about is if Blaine Gabbert gets to start which is VERY slim, in fact there is no chance...
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Entire San Francisco 49ers team named as top-5 on the hot seat right now

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
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Why the San Francisco 49ers should give Tim Tebow a call right now

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
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49ers have some of the most expensive ticket prices

Are you thinking of going to a 49er game this year? You may want to think again before you purchase your tickets. Levi’s Stadium cost over a billion dollars to build and now that the San Francisco 49ers have been playing well in the regular season, the 49ers have some of the most expensive ticket prices, according to VividSeats. In the eight home games that the 49ers play, the...
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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Before drafting you need to see 49ers RB Frank Gores’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey extended through 2016

Apparently a torn bicep is not hold the 49ers back from extending defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey to a two year extension through the 2016 season on Tuesday. The #49ers signed NT Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension, club announces. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 19, 2014 In one year with the 49ers, Dorsey has recorded 41 total tackles and two sacks. We still wait...
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