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Aaron Rodgers denies 49ers speculation with one-liner at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Rodgers offers matter-of-fact answer about 49ers speculation originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Tom Brady’s second retirement announcement on Wednesday brought an end to any speculation that the NFL veteran would play for the 49ers next season. But could another high-profile quarterback end up in the Bay? Not so fast. Despite the uncertainty surrounding where …

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Report: The 49ers have considered promoting defensive line coach Kris Kocurek to defensive coordinator

Josina Anderson tweeted that the 49ers continue to evaluate candidates for their vacant defensive coordinator position. Former Panthers’ interim coach Steve Wilks and Commanders defensive backs coach Chris Harris are at the top of the list, but Anderson name-dropped 49ers defensive line coach Kris Kocurek. Kocurek has been on record multiple times saying he has …

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Alabama targeting Notre Dame’s Tommy Rees as offensive coordinator to replace Bill O’Brien, per reports

USATSI Nick Saban is zeroing in on Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees as the top target to fill the same roll at Alabama, according to multiple reports. Rees is scheduled to meet Saban in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. Saban is seeking a new play-caller after Bill O’Brien left the program this offseason for the same …

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Kellen Winslow Jr. requests 14-year prison sentence to be reduced due to ‘physical trauma’ from football

Kellen Winslow Jr., once a Pro Bowler for the Browns, is ineligible for bowling until 2028. (Hayne Palmour/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File) Content warning: This post contains mentions of rape and sexual assault. Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has requested his 14-year prison sentence be reduced with the argument that the …

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Jerry Jones says Eagles bet it all to win this year, Cowboys think longer term

GettyImages The Rams won the Super Bowl a year ago with their famous “F them picks” strategy of trading draft picks for veteran players, but this season the Rams fell back to earth, and many have questioned whether the Rams’ approach was a viable long- term strategy for a team. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones …

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New York Liberty sign star guard Courtney Vandersloot

2:54PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Star point guard Courtney Vandersloot will sign with the New York Liberty, she …

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New name emerges in Alabama offensive coordinator search

A new name has emerged in the search for Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. Tommy Rees, who holds the same position at Notre Dame, is in conversations with Nick Saban, AL.com can confirm. ESPN was the first to report Thursday. A former Irish quarterback (2010-13) has been an assistant in South Bend since 2017 and was …

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John Lynch: Trey Lance has to prove that he can stay healthy

GettyImages The 49ers have had several injury issues at quarterback over the last few years, whether it’s been with Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, or most recently Brock Purdy. Garoppolo’s injury history was part of why the club went out and traded up to select Lance. In Wednesday’s season-ending press conference, General Manager John Lynch was …

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Brandon Graham defends Nick Sirianni after Julian Love’s “free ride” comment

GettyImages Nick Sirianni has rubbed some opponents the wrong way in his two seasons in Philadelphia, but Eagles players and fans love him even more for that. Enter Giants safety Julian Love, who, during an interview with NFL Media on Thursday, initially tried to sidestep any controversy before stepping right into it. Love first gave …

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Mecole Hardman won’t practice, doubtful for Super Bowl

GettyImages The Chiefs will be without three wide receivers for Thursday’s practice and head coach Andy Reid cast serious doubt on getting one of them back for Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles. Mecole Hardman returned to action in the AFC Championship Game after an extended layoff due to a pelvis injury, but was forced …

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