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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Carl Nassib (94) tackles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the game on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers lose eighth straight in Seattle in Richard Sherman’s return

During the lead-up to Richard Sherman's return to Seattle for the first…

 

Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Grading the San Francisco 49ers with six games to go

Summing up the 49ers first 10 weeks with a cliche— things haven’t…

 

Adrian Colbert practices with the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers safety Adrian Colbert likely out for the season, heads to injured reserve

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After…

 

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks for an open receiver against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rams QB Jared Goff returns home to play his childhood team in a superlative season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff has been…

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks for an open receiver against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers get no takeaways, Arizona Cardinals get five

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA -- On paper,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) works on footwork with cornerbacks Ahkello Witherspoon (23) and Jimmie Ward (20) on Sept. 20, 2018 in Santa Clara. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers: What to Watch vs. San Diego Chargers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner For the first time since…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) works on footwork with cornerbacks Ahkello Witherspoon (23) and Jimmie Ward (20) on Sept. 20, 2018 in Santa Clara. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers practice notebook: Injuries not as dire, Pettis makes a wager

SANTA CLARA -- With No. 11 Washington hosting No. 20 BYU this…

Wide receiver Dante Pettis runs a route on air during the first practice of San Francisco 49ers training camp in July of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Kyle Shanahan gives updates on the San Francisco 49ers during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers will ride C.J. Beathard after Garoppolo ACL injury, working out backup options

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA -- With starting…

Kyle Shanahan gives updates on the San Francisco 49ers during his weekly Monday afternoon press conference at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann pressures San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann pressures San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) works on footwork with cornerbacks Ahkello Witherspoon (23) and Jimmie Ward (20) on Sept. 20, 2018 in Santa Clara. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman kept out of practice with heel injury

SANTA CLARA -- At first, it looked as though Richard Sherman was…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) works on footwork with cornerbacks Ahkello Witherspoon (23) and Jimmie Ward (20) on Sept. 20, 2018 in Santa Clara. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Marquise Goodwin (11) runs a route during one-on-ones in San Francisco 49ers training camp on Aug. 5, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Marquise Goodwin returns to practice for San Francisco 49ers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Over the…

Marquise Goodwin (11) runs a route during one-on-ones in San Francisco 49ers training camp on Aug. 5, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers escape fourth-quarter comeback by Detroit Lions

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA -- The San…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Matt Breida, pictured center in 2017, had a big day running the ball for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2018 home opener. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)

Postgame 49ers: The good, the bad, the ugly against the Lions

SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers' 30-27 home opener win against…

Matt Breida, pictured center in 2017, had a big day running the ball for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2018 home opener. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Mike Person warms up during practice on Aug. 23, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers: Five takeaways from Indianapolis, including Alfred Morris and the right guard competition

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner San Francisco 49ers head coach…

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Mike Person warms up during practice on Aug. 23, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks into the crowd before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: San Francisco 49ers fall to Houston Texans in Jimmy Garoppolo’s first loss

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco 49ers sustained…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks into the crowd before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Julian Taylor, seen here practicing at training camp on August 5, 2018, has made a big impact, playing start-to-finish in the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He should make the 53-man roster. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Projecting the 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — The San…

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Julian Taylor, seen here practicing at training camp on August 5, 2018, has made a big impact, playing start-to-finish in the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He should make the 53-man roster. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen DeForest Buckner (99) and Sheldon Day (96) share a moment during stretching on August 5, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara training facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers experimenting with flipping Solomon Thomas, DeForest Buckner

By: C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The…

San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen DeForest Buckner (99) and Sheldon Day (96) share a moment during stretching on August 5, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara training facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Carlos Hyde has worked throughout training camp to be a more dynamic running back. He’ll need to be a reliable receiver to thrive under head coach Kyle Shanahan. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Can Carlos Hyde make enough plays to remain a 49ers centerpiece?

SANTA CLARA — The best play of 49ers camp came late into…

Carlos Hyde has worked throughout training camp to be a more dynamic running back. He’ll need to be a reliable receiver to thrive under head coach Kyle Shanahan. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)