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FILE - This Oct. 20, 2019 file photo shows Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Green Bay, Wis. Pettine believes his team’s run defense is much better than the way it played in its most recent game.  “When things are right, when things are clicking for us and guys have a good understanding of what they’re doing, we can stop the run as well as anybody else,” Pettine said Friday, May 22, 2020 during a Zoom session with reporters.(AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Packers' run defense eager for redemption after playoff loss

May. 23, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine believes his team’s run defense is much better than its last showing. And he expects the team to prove that this fall. “When things are right, when things are clicking for us and guys have a good understanding of what they’re doing, we can stop the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Raheem Mostert speaks to reporters at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Long before the sports world had been shut down and when only one death from the coronavirus had been reported in California, Mostert was concerned enough about the pandemic to cancel an appearance at an autograph show in early March. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Mostert acknowledges family concern over return to practice

May. 21, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

Long before the sports world had been shut down and when only one death from the coronavirus had been reported in California, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert was concerned enough about the pandemic to cancel an appearance at an autograph show in early March. Now more than two months later after...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif. Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, conditionally reinstated the pass rusher from an indefinite suspension for off-field issues. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

NFL reinstates Cowboys' Aldon Smith, who last played in '15

May. 20, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Aldon Smith will be able to take part in team activities with the Dallas Cowboys after the NFL on Wednesday conditionally reinstated the pass rusher from an indefinite suspension for off-field issues. Smith, who hasn't played in an NFL game since 2015, will be able to participate in...

In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo San Francisco 49ers' Kyle Juszczyk celebrates his touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The 49ers are encouraged about how productive their virtual offseason has gone in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Juszczyk believes players are able to get even more time learning intricacies of the offense without the pressure of going out on the field to practice each day and has enjoyed the banter and bonding across the video screens. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

49ers hopeful of training camp return to Santa Clara

May. 19, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is encouraged by how productive the team’s virtual offseason has been. He believes players are able to get even more time learning the intricacies of the offense without the pressure of going out on the field to practice each day and he has enjoyed the banter and...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry, center, poses for a photo with owners Jimmy Haslam, left, and Dee Haslam, right, after speaking during a news conference at the NFL football team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations under first-year general manager Andrew Berry. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Browns hire former 49ers exec Adofo-Mensah as assistant GM

May. 15, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations — a top assistant to first-year general manager Andrew Berry. Adofo-Mensah will join a new staff in Cleveland after Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam...

FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers NFL first round draft pick DeForest Buckner, left, a defensive lineman from Oregon, meets with former Oregon teammate Arik Armstead, right, during an NFL football news conference in Santa Clara, Calif. Armstead and Buckner have been teammates on the defensive line for seven of the past eight seasons whether in college at Oregon or in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers signed Armstead to a five-year contract worth up to $85 million on Monday, March 16, 2020, and then immediately agreed to a deal to send Buckner to Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

49ers DL Arik Armstead plans for life without Buckner

May. 14, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner were teammates on the defensive line for seven of the past eight seasons whether in college at Oregon or in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. So when Armstead got rewarded with an $85 million, five-year contract in free agency from San Francisco on the first day of free...

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...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' D.K. Metcalf speaks during a news conference after an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Philadelphia. Metcalf says the best advice he received as a rookie was to sit and observe. Metcalf shared some of his experiences from last year with 547 rookies on the NFL's rookie webinar held virtually after the draft. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Big question at NFL rookie webinar: locker room assimilation

May. 9, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

D.K. Metcalf says the best advice he received as a rookie was to sit down last at team meetings. Metcalf shared his experience as a first-year wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks with 547 players in the NFL’s first rookie webinar after the draft last month. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures to a teammate before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A highlight of the opening weekend of the NFL season will have Brady's regular-season debut with Tampa Bay against Drew Brees at New Orleans on Sept. 13 — the first matchup of 40-plus quarterbacks in NFL history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Brady's move to Tampa Bay posed late challenges for networks

May. 8, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their last-minute requests with the NFL scheduling office to make sure the Buccaneers got as many high-profile dates as possible. When the NFL's regular-season schedule was announced on Thursday night, all...

FLE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa speaks at a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Bosa is doing his best to make an uncertain offseason as normal as possible. Forced to be training back at home in South Florida with his Pro Bowl brother Joey instead of his San Francisco 49ers teammates, the younger Bosa has found a routine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

49ers DE Nick Bosa prepares for bigger second season

May. 6, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Nick Bosa is doing his best to make an uncertain offseason as normal as possible. Forced to train at home in south Florida with his Pro Bowl brother Joey instead of his San Francisco 49ers teammates, the younger Bosa has found a routine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He gets up early to run at a park before the...