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Aldon Smith pleads no contest in domestic violence case

Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith pleaded no…

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (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)

Grading the San Francisco 49ers with six games to go

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

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 linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
John Lynch, Jed York, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan at the quarterback's introductory press conference in Santa Clara. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Matt Kolsky’s Bay Area Sports Thanksgiving: Giving thanks is easy when things are this good

Happy Thanksgiving, Bay Area sports fans! This is a silly, frivolous column…

John Lynch, Jed York, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan at the quarterback's introductory press conference in Santa Clara. (Jacob C. Palmer/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 sign linebacker James Onwualu to practice squad

The San Francisco 49ers have added linebacker James Onwualu to their practice…

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Members of the Paradise City High School student body join the San Francisco 49ers team bench during singing of the Nation Anthem before the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

Paradise High School football brought to tears by San Francisco 49ers invitation to Monday Night Football

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

Members of the Paradise City High School student body join the San Francisco 49ers team bench during singing of the Nation Anthem before the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
Eli Manning, seen here in 2017, and the New York Giants come to town this week for a flaccid Monday Night Football date with the San Francisco 49ers. (Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News/TNS)

Bonta Hill: Giants-49ers rivalry used to be the stuff of legends, now not so much

Jimmy Garoppolo helping the San Francisco 49ers win five straight games to…

Eli Manning, seen here in 2017, and the New York Giants come to town this week for a flaccid Monday Night Football date with the San Francisco 49ers. (Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News/TNS)
Nick Mullens takes first-team quarterback reps with the San Francisco 49ers during practice on Nov. 6, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens informed he will start against New York Giants

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In his first day back at the office…

Nick Mullens takes first-team quarterback reps with the San Francisco 49ers during practice on Nov. 6, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) breaks his right arm after being tackled by defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (97) of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco 49ers lose Raheem Mostert for season with broken arm

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

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) breaks his right arm after being tackled by defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (97) of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
Quarterback Nick Mullens (4) of the San Francisco 49ers walks back to the team locker room and breaks down as fans cheer for him after his first career start -- a win over the Oakland Raiders -- at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens makes quite an impression in 34-3 drubbing of Oakland Raiders in final Battle of the Bay

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens walked up…

Quarterback Nick Mullens (4) of the San Francisco 49ers walks back to the team locker room and breaks down as fans cheer for him after his first career start -- a win over the Oakland Raiders -- at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: In what’s possibly the last Battle of the Bay, neither team has shown much fight

Before the season, I sure thought the NFL made the right decision…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman takes a knee during an injury time out for linebacker Reuben Foster (#51) during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Injury status: C.J. Beathard, Richard Sherman listed as questionable for 49ers-Raiders on Thursday night

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is officially questionable headed into Thursday…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman takes a knee during an injury time out for linebacker Reuben Foster (#51) during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Nick Mullens preparing for his first NFL action with San Francisco 49ers after injury to C.J. Beathard

SANTA CLARA -- Brett Favre used to periodically visit his alma mater,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mike Hughes breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The incomplete pass forced a field goal. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers working to deal Pierre Garçon before NFL trade deadline

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner After their sixth consecutive loss…

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mike Hughes breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The incomplete pass forced a field goal. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers tries to break away from a tackle from safety Buddy Baker (#36) and free safety Tre Boston (#33) of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Four things to watch: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner For the second time in…

Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers tries to break away from a tackle from safety Buddy Baker (#36) and free safety Tre Boston (#33) of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Vitorio / 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)

Jimmy Garoppolo returns to 49ers following ACL surgery

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

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 linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster struggling with nagging shoulder injury, does not want to miss time

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Reuben Foster has been on the San Francisco…

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster goes through a drill on Sept. 20, 2018 at the 49ers' practice facility in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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…

Adrian Colbert practices with the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCT 21:  Linebacker Samson Ebukam (#50) of the Los Angeles Rams slaps the football out of quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) of the San Francisco 49ers to force a fumble during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers Analysis: Five observations from “inexcusable” four-turnover loss to Rams

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner It’s time to see what…

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCT 21:  Linebacker Samson Ebukam (#50) of the Los Angeles Rams slaps the football out of quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) of the San Francisco 49ers to force a fumble during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)