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News and notes on the San Francisco 49ers

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Happy Sunday one and all.

We are heading into the dead of the offseason, which means less to talk about and more to speculate about.

Let’s end things with a look at the San Francisco 49ers from my friends over at Niners Nation.

San Francisco 49ers: A look at the roster following 2021 NFL Draft - Niners Nation
San Francisco had eight picks in the draft and added X UDFA signings.

Winners and losers after the 49ers ‘21 draft: Offensive addition - Niners Nation
The running backs were put on notice this weekend.

Shanahan and Lynch explain why the 49ers didn’t draft a WR or an edge rusher - Niners Nation
Many of us pegged those two positions as top needs for the Niners headed into the draft

49ers news: Shanahan clarifies what position he expects Moore, Lenoir, and Hufanga to play - Niners Nation
Each player could potentially play multiple spots

49ers news: Shanahan on Lance and the Mac Jones smokescreen: We weren’t going to work to correct that - Niners Nation
The 49ers head coach spoke to Peter King over the weekend

PFF lists 49ers, LB Justin Hilliard, as one of the top-10 UDFA signings in the draft - Niners Nation
Thanks to a much-improved roster, the San Francisco 49ers didn’t sign a large undrafted free agent class. This could be due to the number of, or lack thereof, rookies the team could bring to their...

49ers news: Jaquiski Tartt is changing his number to 26 - Niners Nation
Something fans will keep an eye on during this offseason is whether their favorite players will change jersey numbers. In some instances, like rookie Talanoa Hafunga, he’ll have the luxury of...

49ers news: Which rookies can we expect to contribute early? - Niners Nation
Stats & KP break it down in the Niners Nation Draft Recap podcast

49ers news: Kyle Shanahan believes the Niners can win with the receivers they have - Niners Nation
The 49ers drafted a wide receiver with one of their initial three picks in the past three drafts. It had been 18 consecutive drafts where the 49ers had selected a wide receiver.

That changed in...

49ers news: Shanahan called Matt LaFleur to ask about Aaron Rodgers; explains what made him fall for Trey Lance - Niners Nation
He was told Lynch would be wasting his time if he were to call Green Bay

49ers news: Jason Verrett is switching his jersey number from No. 22 to No. 2 - Niners Nation
Verrett wore No. 2 in college

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Trey Lance: Whatever I can do to help him, I’ll be more than happy - Niners Nation
Jimmy G made his first public appearance for the first time in a long time Tuesday morning on ESPN Radio

49ers add OL Alfredo Gutierrez through the international player pathway program - Niners Nation
Each team in the NFC West will carry an international player on their roster until the end of training camp

49ers free agency: Three veteran players the 49ers should keep an eye on - Niners Nation
Two free agents, and one player who could become available if he’s released

49ers news: McCloughan on Lance: Would I have spent two (first-round picks) for him? Absolutely not. - Niners Nation
My favorite part about post-draft analysis is getting outside points of view. Speaking to coaches and players to see what they would have done and how players fit with their new teams fascinate me....

49ers Mike McGlinchey on Aaron Banks: Aaron crushes every test that comes up - Niners Nation
We haven’t talked about the 49ers second round selection, Aaron Banks, as he plays a position that’s difficult for the average fan and even analyst to talk about. On Tuesday, Niners right tackle,...

San Francisco 49ers: Owner Jed York is OK with Trey Lance sitting for two years - Niners Nation
Matt Maiocco of NBC Bay Area caught up with the Niners’ owner about the organization’s QB of the future.

49ers news: Ohio State’s running backs coach Tony Alford has high praise for Trey Sermon - Niners Nation
We spoke Sermon’s personality, leadership, background, and what he’ll bring to the 49ers

49ers news: Emmanuel Moseley is changing his number from 41 to No. 4 - Niners Nation
Moseley is the third member of the 49ers secondary to change his number this week

NFL rumors: 49ers, Richard Sherman engaged in talks about a possible new deal - Niners Nation
The Sac Bee’s Chris Biderman reports that the two parties have began discussions about a potential reunion for the 2022 season.

Who was the most surprising pick from the 49ers’ 2021 draft? - Niners Nation
This time a week ago, we were reacting to the 49ers selection of Trey Lance and wondering what direction the team would head in on Day 2 of the draft. We predicted the team would go either edge...

Report: Shanahan wanted Dalton and was upset when he got away; 49ers wanted to trade Jimmy Garoppolo - Niners Nation
For a good portion of the offseason, we debated who the 49ers' backup quarterback would be. From Gardner Minshew to Teddy Bridgewater, if he was available, we pegged him to the Niners.

As free...