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Niners Nation: Training Camp Memories: 49ers fans share their stories, photos
For whatever reason, the NFL continues to limit fan access to training camps more and more each year. With that in mind, I took to Twitter to ask San Francisco 49ers fans to share some of their favorite training camp memories and photos. It gives us all a chance to reminisce. Here are some of the stories we received.
Sometimes it can be as simple as a player acknowledging your child. Our own Alex Tran shared a video from last year where wide receiver Marquise Goodwin not only gave his daughter an autograph but had a little fun with the camera as well.
Niners Nation: 49ers training camp bubble watch: Part 2
With training camp at the end of July, we're taking a look at players that will be fighting to make the San Francisco 49ers' final 53-man roster in 2019. To kick off our series, we'll be covering groups of players who find themselves on the roster bubble. John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, in their third year, have built a team that features the most competitive since the pair took over in 2017. Today, we're talking about two rookie additions to the offensive line and two familiar defenders.CB Greg Mabin
The 49ers' cornerback room features plenty of competition, but spots on the roster are limited.
The Press Democrat: How can 49ers improve red-zone offense?
SANTA CLARA -- One thing in particular makes 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan special.
He creates "explosive" plays: successful runs that gain at least 12 yards or passes that gain at least 16 yards. He draws these up as well as anyone in the NFL.
Last season, 13% of the 49ers' offensive plays were explosive -- the second-highest rate in the NFL. Only the Kansas City Chiefs recorded a higher rate of explosive plays (14%), and they had the MVP in quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Shanahan had backup quarterbacks most of the season after starter Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3.
Fansided: 49ers' 3 worst player contracts heading into the 2019 season
There are a number of reasons why the San Francisco 49ers haven't been anywhere close to salary cap hell for a long, long time.
A key reason is their Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Paraag Marathe, who also serves as the team's chief contracts negotiator.
Currently, the Niners sit at $31.59 million under the cap, which sits as the fourth most cap space in the league, according to Over the Cap. This, after San Francisco spent some serious dollars in free agency (linebacker Kwon Alexander) and inked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to what was then a record-high five-year, $137.
Niners Nation: Four goals for the 49ers top four skill players on offense for the 2019 season
When you put up the monster numbers that George Kittle did in 2018, it feels like nitpicking when you ask where he can improve. Dante Pettis had an impressive rookie season, but it was cut short due to injury. Because of that, there is plenty of room to grow heading into his second season. Jimmy Garoppolo will grow through some growing pains in his "first" full season as a starter. He's going to light it up as well, but consistency will be essential for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback. At running back, we'll likely see a committee based on matchups.
Niners Nation: Matt Breida talks about his favorite number, food, his favorite play from last year & more
Like Dre Greenlaw did last week, San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida took to Instagram on Monday for his version of an "ask me anything" series of questions. Breida was asked about everything from his favorite food to his favorite play from the season last year. Breida started off by revealing how he arrived at wearing the No. 22.
Here are some of the other questions Breida answered, without the emoji of course.
What is your favorite food?
Fansided: Fantasy football: Tevin Coleman, not George Kittle your best 49ers option?
Fantasy football owners are going to have a tough time deciding how high they should target San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle in 2019.
After a record-setting year a season ago, Kittle has gone from a promising fifth-round NFL Draft pick to a superstar in just two years. Now, according to Fantasy Football Calculator, he's got an average draft position of 3.07 in a 12-team points-per-reception format.
If you're an owner craving a 49ers player, Kittle would be a blessing to have. After all, his 1,377-yard campaign in 2018 helped net him 170.