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  • 49ers' George Kittle: Looking to reset TE market

    Kittle's agent doesn't believe the existing tight end market is relevant to his client's next contract, ESPN.com reports.

    The agent, Jack Bechta, makes a reasonable point, considering Kittle's combination of receiving and blocking skill hasn't been seen in the NFL since Rob Gronkowski's prime. Travis Kelce is the closest thing to a fair comparison right now, but he signed a five-year, $46.8 million extension four years ago and has since become one of the top bargains in the league for his team. Entering the fourth and final season his his rookie contract, Kittle can make a case for the same type of money that's recently been paid to No. 1 WRs and top pass rushers -- around $20 million per year. The 49ers do have some leverage in the form of franchise tags, an option that likely would cost $10-11 million for 2021 and $12-13 million for 2022. Of course, it's also an option that likely would led to a holdout, and potentially hostility between player and team.

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  • 49ers' Dee Ford: Healthy after knee procedure

    Ford is fully healthy after undergoing "a pretty extensive cleanup" procedure on his knee shortly after Super Bowl LIV, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    The 29-year-old missed time down the stretch with hamstring and quadriceps injuries throughout the season -- though he played in all three playoff games -- and he also dealt with knee tendinitis that led to the surgery. Ford played in 11 games last year but was limited to 232 defensive snaps, but he still recorded 6.5 sacks. He could remain in a situational role in 2020 with Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead returning as the starting defensive ends, but Ford still figures to be more involved with a healthy start to the season.

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  • 49ers' D.J. Jones: Back to full health

    Jones said Thursday that his ankle is "100 percent" healthy, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

    Jones suffered a season-ending ankle injury early December, but he's already resumed running and cutting without issue and looks fully recovered. The 25-year-old has handled a key rotational role along San Francisco's interior defensive line since joining the team as a sixth-round pick in 2017, and he stands to reprise a similar gig for 2020.

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  • 49ers' Raheem Mostert: Aiming for 200 carries in 2020

    Mostert indicated Wednesday that he's added muscle to his frame in preparation for a 200-carry workload in 2020, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Mostert held up well to the 190 carries he handled last season (postseason included), racking up 13 touchdowns and 1,108 yards (5.8 YPC). While he still has Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson to contend with, the sixth-year back appears to be preparing for a larger volume of work after finishing the past season with a flourish. He compiled 117 of his 190 rushing attempts (61.6 percent) in the 49ers' eight contests from Week 13 through the Super Bowl.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 144.1
(2nd)
251.8
(17th)
381.1
(4th)
Def. 112.6
(17th)
192.1
(1st)
281.8
(2nd)

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Alexander MLB Kwon Alexander MLB Biceps
W. Richburg C Weston Richburg C Kneecap
R. Blair DE Ronald Blair DE Knee - ACL
N. Williams WR Nick Williams WR Undisclosed
J. Flynn G J.P. Flynn G Knee

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