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Eric Branch
49ers beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle who had a childhood fascination with Johnny "Lam" Jones. Stumbling forward.
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Witherspoon, Colbert have a second chance to be first string. "I think they have a lot more respect for the way you approach this game."
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Eric Branch May 24
Ahkello Witherspoon, Adrian Colbert get a second chance to be first string.
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Eric Branch May 24
defensive backs get a second chance to be first string
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Eric Branch May 24
"Ward has ... ended four of his first five seasons on injured reserve. He also sustained a broken collarbone in 2016 before breaking his forearm in each of the past two seasons. He re-broke the foot he fractured in college in 2014."
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Eric Branch May 24
"DeForest is as special as it gets when it comes to playing defensive line in this league ..." And there's reason to believe Buckner could be even better in 2019.
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Eric Branch May 23
Jimmie Ward has had five broken bones in five-plus seasons in the NFL.
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Eric Branch May 23
Dee Ford and DeForest: Pairing could mean more millions for Buckner.
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Eric Branch May 23
From three weeks ago: draft continued offseason's injury theme.
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Eric Branch May 23
The confirmed Jimmie Ward sustained a broken collarbone today in practice and noted the standard recovery time is 8 to 12 weeks.
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Eric Branch May 23
GM John Lynch before free agency on possibly re-signing Jimmie Ward: "It’s not an easy answer, because there’s a long (injury) history. But there’s also a very, very talented football player."
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Eric Branch May 23
Report: Oft-injured Jimmie Ward suffers broken collarbone.
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Eric Branch May 23
FS Jimmie Ward also had a broken collarbone in 2016. He's had a broken forearm in each of the past two seasons. In 2014, he re-broke the foot he fractured in college.
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Eric Branch May 23
The were gambling Ward could stay healthy after ending four of his first five seasons on IR.
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Eric Branch May 23
I wrote he "could" be sidelined until training camp. I feel OK about that. Thanks.
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Eric Branch May 23
Given the time frame, it's reasonable to think 49ers might just shut him down until camp to ensure he's fully recovered.
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Eric Branch May 23
Nick Bosa could be sidelined until training camp.
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Eric Branch May 23
From : Nick Bosa has a grade 1 hamstring strain and will not practice "the next few weeks."
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Eric Branch May 23
Dee Ford and DeForest: The pairing could make Buckner a richer man.
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Eric Branch May 23
In 2017, he was racked by self-inflicted pressure. In 2018, he was devastated by tragedy. Now Solomon Thomas says he's mentally healthy and ready to realize expectations.
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Eric Branch May 22
What struck me Tuesday: Polite and soft-spoken Solomon Thomas sounded confident and borderline brash when discussing his plans for 2019.
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