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1dPaul Gutierrez

Who will the 49ers play in 2016?

49ers will play host next season to a pair of Hall of Fame-bound quarterbacks (so long as they are still around) Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

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Gutierrez: Can the 49ers survive?

ESPN NFL Nation 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez chats with Robin Lundberg about the huge changes to rock the team this offseason and whether or not the team can survive them.

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Le Batard: Colin's comments on Dominicans

Le Batard & Stugotz talk about Colin Cowherd being let go by ESPN and Charles Haley’s comments to 49ers wide recievers. Plus they replay an interview with Stugotz’s wife.

Amid changes, Niners still have STaley

The 49ers have lost a lot of talent, but they still feature a few of the league's best players. LT Joe Staley leads the way, coming in at No. 53 on Bill Barnwell's rankings. Grantland: NFL top 100

Staley one of NFL's best maulers

Sure, Joe Staley can pass protect, but he isn't your typical left tackle. The former first-round pick is just plain violent as a run-blocker, a trait that's become less common on the left side. Grantland: 10 best OLs

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Chargers, 49ers, Raiders part of World Games

The Chargers and 49ers are both sponsoring delegations at the Special Olympics World Games, while the Raiders are hosting an interactive fan zone and a football clinic as part of the event.

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Brady gear atop sales list despite Deflategate

Merchandise sales for Tom Brady gear have been the highest in the NFL, according to a list released Thursday by NFL Players Inc., the marketing arm of the players' union.

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Kaepernick still good, if not great

Colin Kaepernick has struggled lately, but that doesn't exclude him from the NFL's top 100 players. The value of quarterbacks in today's league earns Kaep a spot in Bill Barnwell's rankings. Grantland: NFL rankings 61-100

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6dPaul Gutierrez

Is Colin Kaepernick a 'third-tier' QB?

San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick has been ranked as a third-tier talent in ESPN's Insider Project on "Quarterback Tiers."

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7dMike Sando

2015 NFL QB Tier Rankings

Mike Sando interviewed 35 NFL insiders to break the 32 projected starting QBs into tiers. The results? A clear indication of where each passer stands in the eyes of those calling the shots.

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Will Aldon Smith Get Quarterback Money?

Justin Houston's $101 million deal has changed the way teams pay 3-4 outside linebackers. Will San Francisco be able to keep its own elite edge rusher when his contract comes up? Clayton: Contract fallout

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