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2016 Schedule
5-11, 4th in NFC West
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Best moves for Foster, Boldin? (1:27)
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Remembering the Niners' 2008 QB group

He's become a solid starter today, but Alex Smith was a disaster entering the 2008 season. He actually was the 49ers' third-stringer, behind starter J.T. O'Sullivan and backup Shaun Hill. Worst QB groups since '07 (Insider)

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Anquan Boldin one of best available

Boldin might have lost a step or two -- he'll turn 36 in October -- but his game was never built on speed anyway. A contending team in need of leadership would be wise to secure the receiver's services. Best remaining FAs

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Niners have some work to do at QB

Who knows what Chip Kelly has in mind at quarterback, but right now, the situation is completely unsettled. Solving that problem should be priority No. 1. Upcoming decisions (Insider)

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Jerry Rice the trash talker (0:21)
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GameDay 100: Deion Sanders' pick-six on Brett Favre (0:34)
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Questions remain in San Francisco

Trent Baalke & Co. were very quiet in free agency despite having a lot of cap space. Field Yates doesn't have a problem with that, but he doesn't expect much from the Niners in 2016. Offseason grades (Insider)

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Hayne turns up the heat and makes a tackle (0:35)
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49er with the most to prove? That's easy

Who else could it be other than Colin Kaepernick? The team's Pro Bowl QB has fallen a long way since a Super Bowl appearance in February of 2013, but he still has the chance to redeem himself. Most to prove

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When will Chip Kelly name a starting QB? (0:38)
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Will more players leave the NFL for Silicon Valley like Patrick Willis? (1:32)

Where are 49ers on Karabell's list?

It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top 49ers rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.

  • QB: Colin Kaepernick (27)
  • RB: Carlos Hyde (17)
  • WR: Torrey Smith (55)
  • TE: Vance McDonald (27)
  • Defense/Special teams (31)
Karabell's top-100 fantasy rankings for 2016

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Barnwell's offseason report cards: NFC West

The Cardinals, Rams, 49ers and Seahawks kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC West team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.

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LenDale White & Reggie Bush? LeBron and Kyrie are not exactly flattered (2:17)

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On the first day of 49ers OTAs Colin Kaepernick is working alongside the other quarterbacks, but not taking snaps in drills. Chip Kelly said Kaepernick is throwing with trainers, but has not been medically cleared to practice with the team.

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Chip Kelly said he has no set timetable to name a starting quarterback. Said the job has to be won "organically".

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Colin Kaepernick asked to be traded, but still has made quite a first impression on his new 49ers coaches. "Works his butt off in rehab, great with the coaches, learning the offense quickly, I like him a lot" is what one coach told me. It would not surprise me if Kaepernick is the 49ers starter week 1.

Team Stats

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

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