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5-11, 4th in NFC West
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Can Chip Kelly ignite the 49ers' offense?

Well, the numbers don't look promising. Per ESPN Stats & Info, the 49ers' offense and Eagles' offense (under Kelly) have both been in decline since 2013. Top stats to know

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Will Kaepernick unseat Gabbert as 49ers' starter? (0:50)
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Doctor gives Kaepernick full medical clearance

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who underwent three offseason surgeries, was medically cleared Tuesday to fully practice with the 49ers, The Sacramento Bee reports.

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QBs in need of more protection

Teddy Bridgewater was under duress on well over a third of his dropbacks last season, while Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Andrew Luck weren't far behind.

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Are the Niners due for more regression?

As if 49ers fans needed more bad news, Bill Barnwell notes last year's 5-11 squad actually overachieved based on point differential and record in close games. Bounce-back teams

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Hasselbeck, Riddick split on next 49ers QB (0:57)
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Monster numbers from Beckham, Gordon

Odell Beckham Jr. has more receiving yards through two seasons than anyone else since the 1970 merger, ahead of Randy Moss and Jerry Rice. Meanwhile, Josh Gordon ranks fourth all-time on that list.

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Who will the 49ers start at QB?

Colin Kaepernick has the more decorated history, but Blaine Gabbert won more games last year and got a head start during offseason workouts. John Clayton breaks it down. QB battles

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It's a long road back for Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick will try to win back his starting job in the wake of three surgeries, a request to be traded and the hiring of Chip Kelly as the 49ers' new head coach. Injury questions

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Chip's first season, Kaepernick or Gabbert?

Paul joined Robin Lundberg to talk about Chip Kelly's first season as Niners coach, whether Kaepernick or Gabbert will start, and why Kaep's stock dropped off so suddenly.

49ers defense better when blitzing

The 49ers allowed less yards per pass when blitzing last season. When DBs blitzed, they allowed just 4.1 yards per pass, according to Football Outsiders. Sneaky strengths (Insider)

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Torrey Smith's sons can do an NFL workout (0:36)
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NFC West Comings and Goings

The offseason has brought a variety of new faces to NFC West teams. The division brings in a first overall pick and Pro Bowl defensive end, among others. Meanwhile, the Seahawks lost two starters from their Super Bowl winning team and signed another to a lucrative extension.

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Will Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert start for Niners? (1:38)
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Under-the-radar strength of every NFL offense

Patriots RB Dion Lewis dominated opponents after the catch, while Washington QB Kirk Cousins thrived on play-action. Aaron Schatz delves into the hidden strength of each offense.

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Training camp 60 second preview (1:07)
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Niners LB Lynch gets 4-game drug suspension

Niners linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Team Stats

Passing Yards207.329th
Rushing Yards96.521st
Points For14.932nd
Points Against24.218th

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