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49ers sign rookie defensive back Alex Brown to 3-year deal

May. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Alex Brown to a three-year deal. The Niners waived defensive lineman Damontre Moore on Thursday to make room on the roster. Brown was signed after participating in the team's rookie minicamp earlier this month as an undrafted...

49ers sign tight end Levine Toilolo to 1-year deal

May. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Levine Toilolo to a one-year deal. The team waived safety Cameron Glenn on Wednesday to make room on the roster. Toilolo has ties to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. He was drafted by Atlanta in 2013 and spent five years with the Falcons....

NFL language: from Hail Mary to Pick-6 on Any Given Sunday

May. 10, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like most sports, football has its own lexicon. Here's a look at 32 words and phrases — one for each franchise — that have long been identified with the NFL (in alphabetical order): A-gap — The gap between the center and guard on the O-line. Each gap is described in...

49ers sign OL Wesley Johnson to 1-year deal

May. 7, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Wesley Johnson to a one-year deal. The team waived tight end Marcus Lucas on Tuesday to make room on the roster. Johnson was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round in 2014. He has played in 51 games with 24 starts...

With high picks, 49ers add talent, depth in draft

Apr. 27, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Looking to add talent, depth and competition at several positions, the San Francisco 49ers felt they met all three objectives with their eight selections in the NFL draft. With high picks in every round each of the first two days, the 49ers obtained prospects that could make a...

Political football: Trump congratulates draft pick Nick Bosa

Apr. 27, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa has a prominent fan. President Donald Trump tweeted out congratulations to Bosa on Saturday for being the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Trump told Bosa he will be a great player and to "always stay true to yourself." The Ohio...

49ers select WRs Deebo Samuel, Jalen Hurd on Day 2 of draft

Apr. 26, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After only two wide receivers went in the first 35 picks, the San Francisco 49ers had plenty to choose from when it came time to make their second-round selection. They opted to go for a player they had some familiarity with after coaching him in the Senior Bowl, selecting South...

Column: In the NFL, it always comes down to the bottom line

Apr. 26, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

Frank Clark will be making big bucks next season in the NFL. Kareem Hunt gets a shot at redemption. That video of Jeffery Simmons will be forgiven. Ditto for Nick Bosa's tweets. Chances are, someone will find a way to employ Tyreek Hill. With the NFL — and, really, everything in life — it always...

Correction: NFL Draft-The Latest story

Apr. 26, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story April 25 about the latest from the NFL draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christian Wilkins was suspended from Clemson's bowl game after testing positive for a banned substance. Dexter Lawrence was one of three Clemson Tigers suspended from the bowl...

49ers look to Nick Bosa to boost anemic pass rush

Apr. 25, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch pulled off a surprise when he orchestrated a trade for Pro Bowl defensive end Dee Ford in March. Lynch's decision to take Ohio State's Nick Bosa with the second overall pick in the draft Thursday was anticipated. The two moves give...