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2018 Schedule
4-12, 3rd in NFC West
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Kaepernick, Reid settle grievances against NFL

In a joint statement Friday, the NFL, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid say they have resolved the collusion grievances filed by the players against the league.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers announced they released veteran OT Garry Gilliam. He was scheduled to count $5.05 million against the 2019 salary cap. No dead money from his release as only guarantees were injury only. "We would like to thank Garry for his contributions to the team the last two seasons," said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. "He filled in admirably when called upon and was a consummate teammate. We wish him and his family all the best."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers are hiring former NFL WR Miles Austin as their offensive quality control coach, per ESPN's Field Yates. Austin replaces T.C. McCartney, who moved to the Denver Broncos as their quarterbacks coach. Austin and Niners coach Kyle Shanahan have a previous relationship from their time together when Austin was playing and Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

We have our first questionable decision at the Pro Bowl. NFC coach Jason Garrett opts to go four it on fourth-and-2 at the AFC 4 and FB Kyle Juszczyk stopped for no gain. AFC leads 7-0 on Eric Ebron's 18-yard TD catch from Patrick Mahomes.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Yeah, they even boo the Patriots mascot at the Pro Bowl.

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NFL great Montana getting into legal pot market

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, looking to hit pay dirt in the legal marijuana industry, is part of a $75 million investment in a pot operator, it was announced Thursday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers recently promoted Martin Mayhew to vice president of player personnel, according to GM John Lynch. Mayhew now shares that title with Adam Peters, though they have differing responsibilities. Mayhew's previous title was senior personnel executive.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers GM John Lynch said Thursday he recently saw QB Jimmy Garoppolo and RB Jerick McKinnon -- both of whom are recovering from torn ACLs -- throwing on a practice field at the team facility. The Niners remain optimistic that both will be able to participate in the offseason training program in at least some capacity.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers GM John Lynch said Thursday that DB D.J. Reed (shoulder) and C Weston Richburg (knee/quadriceps) are expected to miss the entire offseason program as they recover from offseason surgeries. Richburg had his surgery right after the season and Reed is scheduled to have his procedure done on Friday. Richburg played through knee problems for most of the season. The Niners hope both will be back in time for the start of training camp.

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49ers won't exercise DT Mitchell's option for 2019

The 49ers have informed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell they won't exercise his option for the 2019 season, making the move now to give him a head start on looking for a new team.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have confirmed that they've informed DT Earl Mitchell that his option for 2019 will not be picked up. Mitchell was a healthy scratch at the end of the season and the Niners wanted to give him a chance to explore his market sooner than later. Niners also haven't closed door on bringing Mitchell back at a lower price.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said there are multiple options to replace Rich Scangarello as quarterbacks coach, some in house and others outside organization. He's not in a rush to make that move, emphasized importance of making sure staff fits together well. Niners also looking to hire an assistant offensive line coach after Adam Stenavich departed.

Team Stats

Passing Yards241.7
Rushing Yards118.9
Points For21.321st
Points Against27.2