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Kyle Shanahan. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 surefire ways to survive another 49ers season

If conventional wisdom were still in play, today would mark the best…

Kyle Shanahan. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) bobbles but hauls in a reception past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (25) in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 46-27. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

49ers defense bolstered by signing, Ward’s return

The 49ers activated defensive back Jimmie Ward from the physically unable to…

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) bobbles but hauls in a reception past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (25) in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 46-27. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Eric Reid (35) and Reuben Foster (56) returned to the practice field on Wednesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 takeaways from the 49ers sloppy preseason loss

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers lost to the Denver Broncos on Saturday.…

Eric Reid (35) and Reuben Foster (56) returned to the practice field on Wednesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pierre Garçon found himself in the middle of a skirmish with the Denver Broncos secondary on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

As 49ers break camp, fights and high praise rule the day

SANTA CLARA — Thursday was the last real day of training camp…

Pierre Garçon found himself in the middle of a skirmish with the Denver Broncos secondary on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kyle Shanahan speaks with John York on Wednesday at training camp. Shanahan is taking a deliberate approach to rebuilding the 49ers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

49ers coach confirms first-round pick earned starting linebacker role

Reuben Foster has been impressive throughout 49ers camp. Before he entered the…

Kyle Shanahan speaks with John York on Wednesday at training camp. Shanahan is taking a deliberate approach to rebuilding the 49ers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
This is the image the 49ers posted when they traded fort Jeremy Zuttah in March. (Courtesy 49ers/Twitter)

49ers cut former Pro-Bowl center months after trading sixth-round pick to acquire him

General manager John Lynch said you can never have enough good offensive…

This is the image the 49ers posted when they traded fort Jeremy Zuttah in March. (Courtesy 49ers/Twitter)

Rookie 49ers running back loses weight, gains confidence

When the 49ers selected Joe Williams in the fourth round of this…

Kyle Shanahan speaks with John York on Wednesday at training camp. Shanahan is taking a deliberate approach to rebuilding the 49ers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kyle Shanahan takes a building-block approach to 49ers rebuild

The reboot of the 49ers officially began days after the last game…

Kyle Shanahan speaks with John York on Wednesday at training camp. Shanahan is taking a deliberate approach to rebuilding the 49ers. (Jacob C. Palmer/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)

Shanahan impressed with conditioning of oft-criticized linemen

Aaron Lynch has been an enigma for the 49ers since he joined…

The 49ers traded back from No. 2 to No. 3 to select Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, a defensive lineman. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

49ers see heavy OTAs participation under new regime, await first pick

The 49ers have experienced near full participation for the first two days…

The 49ers traded back from No. 2 to No. 3 to select Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, a defensive lineman. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)
While a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Tim Hightower caught 63 passes in 2009. (Courtesy Nick Bastian/Flickr)

49ers officially add low-risk, high-reward veteran running back

While offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, Kyle Shanahan’s offense thrived because…

While a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Tim Hightower caught 63 passes in 2009. (Courtesy Nick Bastian/Flickr)
This is the image the 49ers posted when they traded fort Jeremy Zuttah in March. (Courtesy 49ers/Twitter)

49ers exchange pick for Pro Bowl offensive lineman

The 49ers aren’t done making moves despite the bulk of free agency…

This is the image the 49ers posted when they traded fort Jeremy Zuttah in March. (Courtesy 49ers/Twitter)
Pierre Garcon earned himself a major payday by signing with the 49ers. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Free agency isn’t cheap for 49ers

If Balls were Julio Jones, he would be on the phone with…

Pierre Garcon earned himself a major payday by signing with the 49ers. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
The 49ers will bolster their wide receiver depth by signing Pierre Garcon. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

49ers expected to add veteran receivers when free agency opens

The 49ers won’t waste any time filling out one of their thinnest…

The 49ers will bolster their wide receiver depth by signing Pierre Garcon. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, speaks to Brian Hoyer, right, when they were both with the Cleveland Browns. (Courtesy Erik Drost/Flickr)

Report: 49ers find a quarterback to add to roster

The 49ers will have a quarterback on their roster come Thursday. It'll…

New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, speaks to Brian Hoyer, right, when they were both with the Cleveland Browns. (Courtesy Erik Drost/Flickr)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Guide to the 49ers’ WR options in free agency

The NFL’s official signing period for free agents begins Thursday. With more…

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The options for the 49ers to fill their quarterbacking vacancies are many, and with a new regime in place, there's even hope they make the right decision. They could trade for Kirk Cousins, draft Deshaun Watson or sign Tyrod Taylor. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr; Adam Carins/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

A guide to the 49ers’ many options for their next quarterback

With Colin Kaepernick opting out of the last year of his contract,…

The options for the 49ers to fill their quarterbacking vacancies are many, and with a new regime in place, there's even hope they make the right decision. They could trade for Kirk Cousins, draft Deshaun Watson or sign Tyrod Taylor. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr; Adam Carins/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)
Colin Kaepernick's status with the 49ers remains in doubt despite new GM John Lynch's platitudes. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

John Lynch continues to praise Colin Kaepernick while keeping options open

The 49ers have a new general manager, head coach and waiting game…

Colin Kaepernick's status with the 49ers remains in doubt despite new GM John Lynch's platitudes. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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49ers add group of assistants to Shanahan’s coaching staff

The 49ers got a late start to the 2017 season because they…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)