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Niners lose Blair for season, Joe Staley out with broken finger

Niners lose Blair for season, Joe Staley out with broken finger

San Francisco 49ers lose several pieces to injury, including tackle Joe Staley, who just returned

Niners lose Blair for season, Joe Staley out with broken finger
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ronald Blair III (98) takes down Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Emmanuel Sanders to undergo MRI for rib injury, Niners lose Blair

San Francisco 49ers lost Jimmy Garoppolo’s favorite toy during loss to Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ronald Blair III (98) takes down Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Nick Bosa (97) pursues Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at Levi’s Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Instant classic ends anticlimactically as 49ers fall to Seattle

San Francisco and Seattle reignite rivalry in Monday night mayhem

Nick Bosa (97) pursues Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at Levi’s Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) before playing the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on October 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

George Kittle inactive for Monday Night vs. Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers will be without kicker Robbie Gould and tight end George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) before playing the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on October 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley goes through practice on Oct. 6, 2018 at the 49ers’ practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco could reignite rivalry with Seahawks on Monday

Joe Staley is likely to return for 49ers tilt with Seattle at Levi’s Stadium on Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley goes through practice on Oct. 6, 2018 at the 49ers’ practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (right) walks off the field before the first game of the 2018 preseason against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 8, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Staley, Juszczyk and McGlinchey could return this week

San Francisco 49ers could get major pieces back from injury, George Kittle still uncertain

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (right) walks off the field before the first game of the 2018 preseason against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 8, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) lines-up next to hitting coach Hensley Meulens (second from left) and Ron Wotus (center) at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

On Sports Media: Chris Russo talks Bochy managing, 49ers

Chris Russo made waves during an interview with Bruce Bochy where he said he’d like to manage again

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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) lines-up next to hitting coach Hensley Meulens (second from left) and Ron Wotus (center) at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Niners LB Kwon Alexander out for the season with torn pec

Niners LB Kwon Alexander out for the season with torn pec

San Francisco 49ers lose energetic offseason acquisition to a torn pectoral muscle

Niners LB Kwon Alexander out for the season with torn pec
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) sets-up for a pass against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Garoppolo guides 49ers to 8-0 against Cardinals

Two years after being acquired by San Francisco, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has career night

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) sets-up for a pass against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) shrugs after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) in the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Nick Bosa set for faceoff with Cardinals, Kyler Murray

For sixth time since 1989, top two draft picks will face off on opposite sides of the ball

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) shrugs after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) in the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (right) walks off the field before the first game of the 2018 preseason against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 8, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Joe Staley doubtful for 49ers’ Thursday-night tilt with Arizona

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro left tackle Joe Staley will likely not return on short week

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley (right) walks off the field before the first game of the 2018 preseason against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 8, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Tevin Coleman nominated for FedEx Air & Ground Award

Tevin Coleman nominated for FedEx Air & Ground Award

Speedy running back could be key to what’s becoming a historic season on the ground for 49ers

Tevin Coleman nominated for FedEx Air & Ground Award
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) celebrates his first touchdown as a 49er against the Carolina Panthers in the 1st quarter at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Emmanuel Sanders has the right ingredients for 49ers

San Francisco gets a solid debut from new veteran wide receiver acquisition

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) celebrates his first touchdown as a 49er against the Carolina Panthers in the 1st quarter at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) completes a pass for the first down in the 1st quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

George Kittle and Brett Favre have fun after 49ers win

The 49ers are a national story, and with it comes national attention from a Hall of Famer

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) completes a pass for the first down in the 1st quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Niners dominate Carolina as Nick Bosa puts on a show

San Francisco scores 17 points off turnovers, scores most points in more than a decade

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen (7) at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) knocks down Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) short of the first down in the 3rd quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward are the 49ers’ old married couple

San Francisco starting defensive backs have a relationship dating back to high school

San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) knocks down Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (81) short of the first down in the 3rd quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers paces during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Emmanuel Sanders thinks Kyle Shanahan’s got the cool factor

New 49ers wide receiver likes his new head coach’s style on his first day following trade

Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers paces during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan at Levi’s Stadium against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco 49ers trade for Emmanuel Sanders

John Lynch adds another downfield threat for Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan at Levi’s Stadium against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley watches offensive line drills during practice at Levi’s Stadium on July 27, 2019. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kyle Shanahan gives game ball to father, Staley to return

All-Pro tackle will return to practice this week with an aim to return to the field in Week 9

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley watches offensive line drills during practice at Levi’s Stadium on July 27, 2019. (C.J. Peterson / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis (18) jumps up for a touchdown pass which was called out of bounds as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (20) guards the end zone in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Dante Pettis looks to please as Niners head to Washington

Second-year receiver Dante Pettis works to shed early labels as he improves over the middle

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis (18) jumps up for a touchdown pass which was called out of bounds as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (20) guards the end zone in the third quarter at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)