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Levi's Stadium to offer 49ers fans high-tech treats

Inside Bay Area (By Troy Wolverton <a href='mailto:twolvert) — Fans at Levi's Stadium can get instant replays, have food delivered to their seats and get point-by-point directions to the nearest bathroom, thanks to an app and high-tech features.
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49ers, Jim Harbaugh table contract talks until after the season

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York says he and the head coach will resume contract extension talks after the season
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Harbaugh, York table contract talks until after season

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — The 49ers will wait until after the season before resuming talks on a contract extension with Jim Harbaugh, CEO Jed York said Thursday on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
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NFL rule changes sure seem 49ers-related

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — A quartet of NFL officials are in camp going over this season's rule changes with the 49ers and media, changes that sure would have been helpful to the 49ers' last season.
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Practice report No. 7: Crabtree missing; Johnson makes great catch; Culliver returens; Cox has mixed day

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — While the 49ers didn't practice in pads for the first time since Saturday, they practiced for the first time this camp without wideout Michael Crabtree.
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Martin on camp contact: You ve got to match his physicality and nastiness

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin believes he s found a silver lining with the 49ers, not that training camp is easy, but in regards to his opportunity.
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49ers' Michael Crabtree misses first practice

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — It's unknown whether his past Achilles or foot injuries are the reason for Crabtree's absence.
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Report: 49ers' Aldon Smith meeting with Goodell Aug. 8 on possible suspension

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 8 regarding a possible suspension, according to ESPN report
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Report: Aldon Smith s date with NFL commissioner is day after exhibition opener at Ravens

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Linebacker Aldon Smith opened training camp expecting to meet soon with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and that date apparently will be next Friday, Aug.
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Awaiting 49ers, Santa Clara gears up for first Levi's Stadium event Saturday

Inside Bay Area (By Mike Rosenberg and Robert Salonga Staff) — As Santa Clara rises up for an unprecedented challenge -- the impending arrival of enough 49ers fans to nearly double the city's population -- its first big test arrives Saturday with the first...
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Aldon Smith is away, so San Francico 49ers ready replacements for the linebacker

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — The 49ers' Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier are expected to fill in if Aldon Smith is suspended this season.
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49ers camp: Frank Gore and Father Time

Inside Bay Area (By Marcus Thompson II Bay Area News Group) — The San Francisco 49ers know the road to the Super Bowl goes through the Seattle Seahawks and the ball goes to Frank Gore.
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Practice report No. 6: Skuta, Lemonier replace Smith; Cox excels, as do young CBs

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — If Aldon Smith is indeed suspended for the start of the 49ers season, Wednesday s practice marked a chance to confirm how he d be replaced.
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49ers' Vernon Davis explains his Hollywood dabbling

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Captain Torpedo is 'the new superhero coming to your town to save everybody,' Davis explains.
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Vernon Davis explains his role as Captain Torpedo

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Vernon Davis, as Captain Torpedo?The 49ers tight end explained himself Wednesday, in self-deprecating fashion, how he went to Hollywood early this offseason to play a Hollywood superhero for a...
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Levi's Stadium: Three college football games this year

Inside Bay Area (By Jon Wilner <a href='mailto:jwilner@merc) — Levi's Stadium has three college football games booked, starting with Oregon-Cal on Oct. 24
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Wilner: 49ers, Levi's Stadium pursue college football's potential

Inside Bay Area (By Jon Wilner Mercury News) — With Levi's Stadium hosting three key college football games this year, there's potential for bigger things for the San Francisco 49ers' new home
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Offseason work helps Lemonier looks impressive amid dog days of camp

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Corey Lemonier looks primed for a bigger role on the 49ers defense this season, and not just in games where he might start if Aldon Smith is suspended.
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49ers' Aldon Smith at hearing stemming from LAX incident

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Linebacker Aldon Smith is missing at least some of the 49ers' activities Wednesday at training camp.
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Blog Articles

York, Harbaugh agree to table contract talks until after season

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Harbaugh is entering the fourth year of five-year, $25 million contract he signed in 2011 before he led the 49ers 36-11-1 record, two NFC West titles and their first Super Bowl appearance since...
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Simply his best: Roman says Crabtree has reached a new level

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Before his injury, though, Crabtree looked far better than fine in training-camp practices. He’s made a series of high-degree-of-difficultly catches, highlighted by a one-handed, left-hander he...
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Report: Smith will meet with Goodell on Aug. 8

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who is facing a suspension for a series of off-the-field transgressions, will reportedly meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Aug. 8 in New York while the 49ers...
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49ers training camp – who is impressing?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — What has been most surprising about this training camp so far? The play of the secondary. Even with a bolstered receiving corps, defensive backs have not only kept up, they’ve excelled. A...
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Eccentricities embraced: Harbaugh connects with Lloyd

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — With that history in mind, his meeting-room behavior since he signed with the 49ers in April shouldn’t come as a surprise. Lloyd, 33, has been talking to himself during video sessions and...
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Notes: James’ timetable; Hyde’s smarts; Aldon’s absence

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — LaMichael James isn’t a doctor, but the 49ers running back could have an honorary degree in the art of treating elbow dislocations. James has an unfortunate triple crown: He’s dislocated an elbow...
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Extension imminent? Brooks restructures to create $2M in space

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Given the stalemate, Boone is a candidate for an extension. The 49ers’ top two pending free agents are wide receiver Michael Crabtree and right guard Mike Iupati. On Sunday, general manager Trent...
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Five’s a crowd: 49ers release QB Faulkner

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Asked Sunday about the five quarterbacks he had in training camp, Jim Harbaugh said Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were all “NFL quarterbacks without...
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LaMicheal James -reasons he has not flourished

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Many thought LaMichael James was a steal by the 49ers in the second round of the NFL Draft. Immensely productive in college, James was fast, tough, dynamic and drafted at a time (2012) when the...
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RB reinforcement: Mr. Smith coming to Santa Clara

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Smith (6-1, 208), who entered the NFL in 2010 as an undrafted free agent from Kentucky, has 48 career carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns, all with the Cardinals. Last year, Smith played in...
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From beyond bad to OK: Okoye making presence felt

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — A year ago, football neophyte Lawrence Okoye had a modest goal: become a bad player. Twelve months later, the 49ers defensive tackle has progressed beyond bad. Just ask 49ers right tackle Jonathan...
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Source: RB James has dislocated elbow, will miss a month

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Two days after backup running back Kendall Hunter sustained a torn ACL, LaMichael James suffered a dislocated left elbow during practice today and is expected to be sidelined a month, a source...
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Beyond starters, questions about how 49ers are covered at CB

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Asked if the 49ers had serious conversations last month about signing free-agent Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, general manager Trent Baalke feigned ignorance Saturday.
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49ers expect decision on Smith suspension soon

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Today, general manager Trent Baalke said it’s conceivable the commissioner Roger Goodell will make a decision before the 49ers play the Ravens in their exhibition opener on Aug. 7 in Baltimore....
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Baalke on Lattimore: ‘There’s a mental hurdle and physical hurdle you have to overcome’

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Given Marcus Lattimore’s medical history, it raised a few eyebrows when the 49ers placed the running back on the non-football injury prior to the start of training camp. Did Lattimore have a...
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Baalke mum on holdout Boone, praises RG’s potential replacement

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Niners general manager Trent Baalke said the same thing Jim Harbaugh did about the contract holdout of right guard Alex Boone: nothing.
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Kendall Hunter injury still sinking in

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — On Saturday, the news of running back Kendall Hunter’s torn ACL injury was so new, players seemed to be more in mourning than thinking about replacing the third-year back up. When asked...
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Back-up plan: 49ers look ahead to season without Hunter

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — In the recent conversation concerning the 49ers’ stable of backup running backs, Kendall Hunter had a secondary role.
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RB Kendall Hunter has torn ACL

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — After injuring his right knee Friday, 49ers running back Kendall Hunter eventually walked off the practice field without a noticeable limp. The less encouraging sign: Just before he reached the...
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First-rounder Jimmy Ward going through growing pains and other practice notes

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Worst player on the practice field during the 49ers’ second day of training camp? Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Cut him! Kaepernick, not known as a stupendous practice player, consistently...
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