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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

Beathard to take over as 49ers quarterback after Mullens injury

Third-stringer C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers in Saturday’s…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Juszczyk was one of three San Francisco 49ers named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Three 49ers selected to 2020 Pro Bowl

All-star game between NFC an AFC will not be played this season

Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Juszczyk was one of three San Francisco 49ers named to the Pro Bowl this week. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers vs. Cowboys: Turnovers loom large as Dallas thumps San Francisco

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers followed a familiar formula against…

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers hope to stay in contention in Sunday’s faceoff with Dallas Cowboys

49ers at Cowboys When: Sunday, 10 a.m. Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the 3rd quarter against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

With Garoppolo out, backup quarterback Nick Mullens gets a chance to change some minds

Frustration rarely leads to good outcomes, and Nick Mullens admitted he was…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) during the 3rd quarter against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) was 25-for-45 passing for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers hopes get slimmer after 23-15 Washington Football team victory Sunday

A foghorn blows when the “home” team scores a touchdown at State…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) was 25-for-45 passing for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens was a bright spot against the Bills, completing 26 of 39 passes for 316 yards and three TDs. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers cling to slim shot at NFC playoffs going into Sunday’s game against Washington

Washington at 49ers When: Sunday, 1:25 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens was a bright spot against the Bills, completing 26 of 39 passes for 316 yards and three TDs. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) gets tripped and tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) and San Francisco 49ers running back Austin Walter (33) during the 4th quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers defense laid low by Bills; ‘It felt like they were calling the perfect plays’

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers had an opportunity, and Josh…

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) gets tripped and tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) and San Francisco 49ers running back Austin Walter (33) during the 4th quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert’s (31) return from injury last week was key for the team’s offense. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

49ers fighting for final NFC wild-card spot in Monday’s game against the Bills

Bills at 49ers When: Monday, 5:15 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert’s (31) return from injury last week was key for the team’s offense. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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49ers to play next two home games in Arizona after county order

The San Francisco 49ers will play their next two games in Arizona…

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49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Rams can’t stop 49ers’ Deebo Samuel from catching defense off guard

Emmanuel Morgan Los Angeles Times Perhaps the Rams didn’t watch enough film.…

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Quarterback Nick Mullens is expected to get his third straight start Sunday. Mullens is 46 of 73 for 538 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in his other two starts this season. <ins>(Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).</ins>

49ers trying to turn season around in Sunday’s prime-time faceoff with the Rams

49ers at Rams When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood TV:…

Quarterback Nick Mullens is expected to get his third straight start Sunday. Mullens is 46 of 73 for 538 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in his other two starts this season. <ins>(Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).</ins>
The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)

Packers dominate shorthanded 49ers 34-17

This was not the NFC Championship Game rematch the 49ers were hoping…

The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a loss in the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a loss in the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times/TNS)
Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)

San Francisco dominates Patriots in signature performance

Who could have seen this one coming? The 49ers, who have been…

Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)
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NFL expansion team effort in Oakland bids $92.5m for city’s Coliseum stake

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation A group of African American…

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The San Francisco 49ers had sought a 20 percent rent reduction at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara because of COVID-19 closures and cancellations. (Shutterstock)

49ers pay past due rent after dispute with Santa Clara

The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday made two rent payments for Levi’s…

The San Francisco 49ers had sought a 20 percent rent reduction at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara because of COVID-19 closures and cancellations. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

Why 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has a lot on his shoulders in 2020

By Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee A funny thing happened happened this…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers runs a drill during practice for Super Bowl LIV at the Greentree Practice Fields on the campus of the University of Miami on Jan. 31, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images/TNS)

Coronavirus and the NFL: 49ers preparing for training camp outside California

While states throughout the country differ on government-imposed restrictions surrounding the coronavirus…

Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers runs a drill during practice for Super Bowl LIV at the Greentree Practice Fields on the campus of the University of Miami on Jan. 31, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images/TNS)
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49ers pick defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina

Kinlaw, 22, started for three years as a Gamecock and will come to San Francisco as another addition to the 49ers defensive line.

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