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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen stretches before practice at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center in Eagan, Minn. The Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams all decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working. 
So did the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Turns out there's only so much that can be done virtually. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Coaches, players make best of NFL's 1st virtual offseason

Jun. 16, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and team...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan smiles during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The 49ers rewarded Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday, June 15, 2020, after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. A person familiar with the deal said the Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan's original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract through 2025. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

49ers give Kyle Shanahan new deal through 2025

Jun. 15, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

The San Francisco 49ers rewarded coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. The Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan’s original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract through...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks during a media availability in Miami, for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Sherman is calling on the NFL to go beyond commissioner Roger Goodell's statement condemning racism. Sherman said, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the league needs to do a better job hiring minorities in coaching and front office positions and also be vigilant about calling out racism whenever it arises. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)

49ers CB Richard Sherman calls for more diversity in NFL

Jun. 10, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Richard Sherman believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement condemning racism was a good start to dealing with the issue. But the San Francisco 49ers' star cornerback called on the league to do a lot more that just talk in the coming weeks and years to confront a problem that hasn’t gone...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality, racial injustice and social inequality, he was vilified by people who considered it an offense against the country, the flag and the military. Nearly four years later, it seems more people are starting to side with Kaepernick’s peaceful protest and now are calling out those who don’t understand the intent behind his action. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

Jun. 5, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, team owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey, and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Shanahan praised former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick Thursday, June 4, for trying to bring the issue of racism and police brutality to light with his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Shanahan: Kaepernick deserves admiration for taking stand

Jun. 4, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan praised former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for trying to bring the issue of racism and police brutality to light with his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season. The issues surrounding Kaepernick’s stance have resurfaced this week as many players...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden claps during a combined  NFL football training camp with the Rams, in Napa, Calif. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 NFL clubs on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that coaching staffs are allowed to return to team facilities starting Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday

Jun. 4, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to NFL team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that coaching staffs may...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passes during an NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa is a rarity in the NFL: a left-handed quarterback, something the league hasn't had in several years. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Lefty QB Tua Tagovailoa a rarity in the right-handed NFL

May. 16, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have to worry about smudging his signature. He signed the documents with his right hand. Yes, the NFL’s latest lefty QB is a natural right-hander, one whose father, Galu, turned...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Fred Warner, center, celebrates his interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The defending NFC champion Niners are returning 18 of 22 starters from a team that fell one quarter short of winning it all, the type of continuity that could be especially crucial during this virtual offseason. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NFC champion 49ers hope roster stability pays dividends

May. 10, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

For all the focus on the big names that left San Francisco this offseason like longtime left tackle Joe Staley and defensive anchor DeForest Buckner, the reality is the 49ers will look much the same in 2020. The defending NFC champion Niners are returning 18 of 22 starters from a team that fell one quarter short...