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Purdy: 49ers should channel Bill Walsh, drop Aldon Smith

Inside Bay Area (By Mark Purdy Mercury News Columnist) — Why would San Francisco 49ers even mess around with Aldon Smith after this latest mess he's created?
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Report: Colorado WR Paul Richardson visiting 49ers

NFL.com (Fischer, Bryan) — Colorado's Paul Richardson is an intriguing target for teams seeking a speedy wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he's apparently caught the 49ers' eye.
  • 23 hr 7 min ago

Mock Draft 5.0: Jadeveon Clowney, AJ McCarron to Texans

NFL.com (Brooks, Bucky) — The Houston Texans get their superstar and their quarterback in Bucky Brooks' two-round mock draft, selecting Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall and AJ McCarron atop Round 2 of the 2014 draft.
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Charges dropped against 49ers' Kilgore

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — SANTA CLARA -- Daniel Kilgore, the 49ers' projected starting center for this coming season, was found not guilty of public intoxication related to a January arrest in his hometown of Kingsport,...
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Brandon Lloyd rejoins 49ers

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd comes back to the San Francisco 49ers.
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Brandon Lloyd, San Francisco 49ers strike 1-year deal

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that receiver Brandon Lloyd -- who didn't play in 2013 -- has signed a one-year contract to rejoin the team that originally drafted him in 2003.
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Kawakami: Judgment Day approaching for Aldon Smith and 49ers

Inside Bay Area (By Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist) — On April 29, linebacker Aldon Smith is due in court on DUI and weapons charges that preceded his episode Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport
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Do 49ers have an image problem? Experts say yes

Inside Bay Area (By Elliott Almond and Mark Emmons Staff Wr) — The 49ers' good-citizen reputation has slipped in the past week with scandalous headlines involving quarterback Colin Kapernick, wide receiver Quinton Patton, safety Chris Culliver and linebacker...
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Aldon Smith's 2015 option has 49ers in a quandary

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The San Francisco 49ers have until May 3 to pick up the 2015 option on Aldon Smith's contract. How will the pass rusher's most recent arrest affect that decision? Ian Rapoport has the latest.
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Kawakami: Judgment day approaching for Aldon Smith and 49ers

Inside Bay Area (By Tim Kawakami Mercury News Columnist) — On April 29, linebacker Aldon Smith is due in court on DUI and weapons charges that preceded his episode Sunday at Los Angeles International airport
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49ers great Ronnie Lott on Aldon Smith: 'I'm worried about him as an individual'

Inside Bay Area (By Daniel Brown <a href='mailto:dbrown@mer) — San Francisco 49ers great Ronnie Lott arrived at LAX shortly after Aldon Smith's arrest
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Report: Woman refused to leave apartment apparently shared by 49ers' Colin Kaepernick

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks, a former 49er, called 911 when an unidentified female refused to leave his Miami apartment while she lay naked on a friend's bed, according to an incident...
  • 2 days ago
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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith not expected to face charges Monday

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who was arrested Sunday at LAX for a fake bomb threat, has not yet had his case sent to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.
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Thompson: 49ers rivaling Kardashians for bad attention

Inside Bay Area (By Marcus Thompson II Bay Area News Group) — San Francisco 49ers are fast becoming better known for off-field issues.
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Aldon Smith charged with false report of bomb threat

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith was charged Sunday for a false report of a bomb threat at LAX, according to the Los Angeles World Airport police.
  • 2 days ago
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Aldon Smith booked on false report of a bomb threat

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith was booked and released Sunday for a false report of a bomb threat at LAX, according to the Los Angeles World Airport police.
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49ers Aldon Smith detained by cops at LAX

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith appeared agitated while talking to police officers at Los Angeles International Airport
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Levi Stadium: San Francisco 49ers must fulfill commitment to Santa Clara children

Inside Bay Area (By Roseann LaCoursiere Special to the Merc) — While we all want to make the stadium a success, we should not allow the team to bring the entire city to a halt as it seeks convenient game-day parking for VIPs
  • 5 days ago
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Santa Clara: Cal-OSHA fines subcontractor for safety violations in worker's death at 49ers stadium

Inside Bay Area (By Robert Salonga <a href='mailto:rsalonga) — A steel subcontractor has been fined by Cal-OSHA for safety violations in the death of a worker who was crushed by falling building materials at the San Francisco 49ers stadium construction site...
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49ers waive wide receiver Brandon Carswell

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman cinman@) — Wide receiver Brandon Carswell was waived Friday, ending a 49ers tenure that saw him tear his right knee's anterior cruciate ligament in his first practice last June
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Blog Articles

Can they pass test? With defensive questions, 49ers will meet Manning et al.

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — In the pass-happy NFL, where four running backs have been first-round picks over the past three seasons, defenses must have an ability to pressure the quarterback and trot out at least three...
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Eleven options for the 49ers at quarterback in the NFL Draft

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — With Jim Harbaugh at the helm quarterback is always a priority. Starter Colin Kaepernick might be a top ten quarterback right now even though he has only made 24 regular-season starts. With his...
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Who knows what the 49ers will get out of wide receiver Brandon Lloyd

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — So what will Brandon Lloyd bring with his second stint in San Francisco? Lloyd has the potential to be a productive contributor, even a lethal option in a three-receiver set. He also might not...
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Has Aldon Smith reached rock bottom?

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Shortly after 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday, former NFL running back Robert Smith, who battled alcoholism during his career, took to Twitter. “I feel for Aldon Smith,” said...
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49ers sign well-traveled WR Brandon Lloyd

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Brandon Lloyd’s nomadic career is coming full circle. The 49ers signed the 32-year-old wide receiver to a one-year contract today, reuniting him with the team that drafted him the fourth round in...
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49ers OL Kilgore has charges dismissed in public intoxication case

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Niners offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore, who was arrested for public intoxication in his hometown of Kingsport, Tenn., in January when he was walking on a sidewalk, had his case dismissed Friday,...
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Report: Lockette called 911 after woman refused to leave apartment

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette made a 911 call at 12:03 a.m. on April 2 after arguing with the unnamed 25-year-old woman at the center of a Miami police investigation that also involves...
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49ers’ ‘gold-star’ 2011 draft class has been tarnished

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — After the 2011 NFL draft, Jim Harbaugh and 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told the media their 10-person class was stocked with players who possessed both talent and character.
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Lastest incidents could change the 49ers’ draft priorities

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — In January, everyone wondered how the 49ers would fit 12 draft picks on an already talent laden roster. Now, with the team’s injuries and never-ending legal entanglements, you have to wonder...
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Man believed to be Aldon Smith arrested at LAX

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Aldon Smith might be in trouble again. A 25-year-old male from San Jose was arrested at 2 p.m. today at Los Angeles International Airport after he made a threat that he had a bomb on him, an...
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Surprise, surprise: 49ers to host injured Oklahoma CB

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — This in from the Unsurprising News Dept.: The 49ers have interest in a draft prospect rehabbing from a serious injury. The 49ers, who figure to spend multiple picks on cornerbacks in May, will...
  • 3 days ago
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Report: Woman in investigation involving Kaepernick given rape test

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The unnamed 25-year-old woman at the center of an ongoing police investigation involving 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was taken to a hospital by the Miami fire department and, once she was...
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Kaepernick responds to Miami incident

SFGate.com (Henry K. Lee) — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke out Friday in response to reports that Miami police were investigating him in connection with a “suspicious incident” at a hotel. A woman told...
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Miami police report names 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

SFGate.com (Evan Sernoffsky) — The 49ers said Thursday that they are looking into a report a woman made to Miami police last week, saying she blacked out after drinking and smoking marijuana in an apartment in the company of...
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WR Beckham meets with 49ers at LSU’s pro day

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — A year after the 49ers traded up in the first round to grab an LSU standout, there is some evidence they could be considering the same strategy in May. LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, just the...
  • 6 days ago
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Preseason: 49ers to host Denver in first game at Levi’s; open at Baltimore

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The date for the first date is now set. Sort of. The 49ers will play the first football game at Levi’s Stadium during Week 2 of the preseason against the Broncos. The NFL unveiled its preseason...
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Fangio could have long partnership with another legendary LB corps

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — After overseeing one of the best corps of linebackers in NFL history, it appears 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will have a longstanding relationship with another decorated foursome.
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Have injury, will be drafted by 49ers? Clemson’s Thomas a potential target

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas is a highly-regarded NFL draft prospect who suffered a torn ACL last week that will surely sideline him for his rookie season. This makes him a future...
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Richard Sherman mocks Michael Crabtree with autograph signing

SFGate.com (SFGate) — #SorryCrabtree @richardsherman_25 pic.twitter.com/mo0IXy0nT8 — Steiner Sports (@SteinerSports) April 6, 2014 Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s game-clinching tip of the ball in the NFC...
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49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman says he’s ahead of schedule

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has been making the rounds without the aide of crutches. Bowman’s knee buckled at an horribly awkward angle when players fell on his left leg in the 49ers NFC...
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