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John Lynch: Colin Kaepernick left 'excited' after visit

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick visited the team's headquarters on Wednesday. New general manager John Lynch said it was a positive discussion.
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K'Waun Williams signs one-year deal with 49ers

NFL.com (NFL.com) — After a season spent out of football, K'Waun Williams has a new home. The cornerback is signing a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
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DeMeco Ryans named to Niners' coaching staff

NFL.com (NFL.com) — As the Niners continue to work feverishly to catch up with the rest of the league on offseason activities, Kyle Shanahan's coaching staff is taking shape, and includes a former All-Pro linebacker.
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John Lynch adjusting to football life away from family

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — The life of an NFL general manager isn't easy -- especially for family. New 49ers GM John Lynch understands the "gut-wrenching" challenges he faces in adjusting to his new role.
  • 2 days ago
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Kyle Shanahan: Niners will be patient at quarterback

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — New coach Kyle Shanahan will show patience at quarterback, insisting the 49ers "don't want to gamble" on their future. Does that rule out a run at expensive Redskins free agent Kirk Cousins?
  • 2 days ago
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Former Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell to meet with 4 teams

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was released earlier this week, but he's already receiving interest from four teams, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  • 5 days ago
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Kyle Shanahan focusing on free agents; Lynch on draft

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — The 49ers are employing a first-time general manager and first-time head coach. Kyle Shanahan said Friday that he and John Lynch are going through draft preparation right now.
  • 5 days ago
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Robert Saleh hired as 49ers' defensive coordinator

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The 49ers have hired a new defensive coordinator. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday that Robert Saleh will take over the team's defense.
  • 6 days ago
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Torrey Smith excited to see Shanahan's plan for 49ers

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Kyle Shanahan was one of the primary architects behind the Atlanta Falcons' high-octane offense, but can he achieve the same in San Francisco. Torrey Smith is eager to find out.
  • 6 days ago
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Niners GM John Lynch gets into the ticket-selling game

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch isn't wasting time changing the culture within the franchise. The on-hands approach has even made an impact in the team's ticket office.
  • 6 days ago
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Patrick Willis on getting urge to play: 'Nope, I'm cool'

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — At 32, former 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis does not seem to regret his early retirement from the NFL one bit: "That inclination (to play) only comes for a split second."
  • 7 days ago
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Bowman on Achilles recovery: It's easier to deal with

NFL.com (NFL.com) — NaVorro Bowman suffered a torn left Achilles on a non-contact play this season. Yet, to the 49ers LB, the recovery doesn't compare this time around to the severe knee injury he suffered in 2014.
  • 9 days ago
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Niners to name Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The 49ers have pinpointed a new defensive coordinator. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Monday that Robert Saleh will fill the position under new head coach Kyle Shanahan.
  • 9 days ago
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Kyle Shanahan: I called SB like I called every game

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Kyle Shanahan officially took over the San Francisco 49ers, but during his introductory press conference Thursday the coach was peppered with questions about the Super Bowl LI loss.
  • 13 days ago
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Elway: Adam Peters will be 'huge plus' for John Lynch

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — John Elway believes adding ex-Denver Broncos director of college scouting Adam Peters to John Lynch's staff in San Francisco will be a "tremendous help" to the former NFL safety.
  • 14 days ago
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Kyle Shanahan plans to coordinate 49ers' offense

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Kyle Shanahan plans to run San Francisco's offense himself. The Niners intend to hire quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello and run-game guru Mike McDaniel to support Shanahan's offense.
  • 15 days ago
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Lynch: Shanahan offense could be hard for rookie QB

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch sees it as a "big challenge" for a quarterback to absorb new coach Kyle Shanahan's wordy offensive play-calling. Will they draft a QB?
  • 15 days ago
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Kyle Shanahan named head coach of 49ers

NFL.com (NFL.com) — That wait is finally over. Kyle Shanahan, the decision-maker behind the NFL's most-feared offense this past season, has been named the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced.
  • 16 days ago
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Matt Millen: John Lynch faces 'steep learning curve'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Former NFL player and recent broadcaster John Lynch will be the next general manager of the 49ers. Matt Millen similarly went from the booth to the front office and knows Lynch has a tought task.
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

Exemplary Jon Embree to advise Kyle Shanahan as the assistant head coach

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — If Kyle Shanahan’s hiring of Jon Embree is an indication, the 49ers 37-year-old head coach is off to a solid start. Even though Shanahan is behind on recruiting a staff because he was the...
  • 10 days ago
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Podcast – Which college quarterback would fit Kyle Shanahan’s offense the best?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Ryan Sakomoto of Ninerfans.com and I discuss the draft eligible quarterbacks and how they would fit the 49ers new offense. We also reflect on Thursdays introductory news conference with John Lynch...
  • 12 days ago
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The 7 biggest challenges for new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Many challenges lay at the feet of new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan when he enters the 49ers building for good. Here are just a few.
  • 14 days ago
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Source: Kaepernick has not decided whether to opt out

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has yet to determine whether he will opt of his contract, despite a story from ESPN that he will do so. A source close to Kaepernick said no decision has been made,...
  • 15 days ago
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Fan reaction to John Lynch’s hiring

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — When television commentator and former All-Pro safety John Lynch was hired, national fan reaction bordered on the outrageous and the humorous to surprisingly supportive. One observer’s...
  • 23 days ago
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The key for Shanahan will be organizational support

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Now that the 49ers have presumably settled on their next coach, the question now becomes, how will they support him? In the past, the 49ers had outstanding coaches in Bill Walsh, George Seifert...
  • 24 days ago
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So what if Colin Kaepernick played in Denver last year?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — For many, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has more than played out his time with the team. However, if you watch all of his games on the coaches film, two things stand out. First,...
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