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San Francisco 49ers lose to Kansas City Chiefs in preseason opener, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signs one-year contract, Trey Lance looks the part and more

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Happy Monday one and all.

We had the Arizona Cardinals winning their first game of the 2021 preseason, but what about the rest of the NFC West?

Let’s take a look at the rest of the NFC West, finishing things up with the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers sign LB Donald Payne to a one-year deal; release WR Kevin White - Niners Nation
The 49ers are short at linebacker as Azeez Al-Shaair recovers from a knee injury and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles is in the concussion protocol. As both players recover and try to return to the...

NFL Free agency: 49ers sign S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - Niners Nation
Clinton-Dix will fill in for an injured Jaquiski Tartt and Tony Jefferson

49ers training camp stock report: Hufanga continues to make plays - Niners Nation
A look at who is trending up and who is trending in the wrong direction on the Niners ahead of their first preseason game

49ers news: Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo will play one series; Trey Lance the rest of the first half - Niners Nation
Nick Bosa will join team drills after the second preseason game.

49ers training camp spotlight: Setting the record straight on Arik Armstead - Niners Nation
Xavier highlight’s what Arik Armstead did best in 2020, as he looks to rebound and have an impactful 2021 season.

49ers training camp notes: The Raiders are going to regret letting Maurice Hurst walk; Jimmy Garoppolo regresses - Niners Nation
Plus, the best and worst throws from Jimmy G and Trey Lance

49ers news: DeMeco Ryans emphasizes taking the ball away. “Everything we do is about taking the ball away” - Niners Nation
The Niners finished third-worst in the league (-11) in turnover differential in 2020.

Five random 49ers facts: Tom Compton moonlighted as an actor; Shon Coleman beat cancer - Niners Nation
If you already knew these things, well...sorry.

49ers injury news: G Aaron Banks leaves preseason opener with shoulder injury - Niners Nation
Guard Aaron Banks left the 49ers preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs after appearing to suffer an injury blocking on a run play. He returned to the team’s locker room and was listed as...

49ers fall to the Chiefs 19-16; Niners rookies have impressive showings - Niners Nation
The 49ers received the opening kick, and Jimmy Garoppolo went 3-3. Brandon Aiyuk had an end-around, and Deebo Samuel made a defender miss. The first drive stalled after Charlie Woerner committed...

NFL Free Agency: Former Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks signs with the 49ers - Niners Nation
Azeez Al-Shaair is still rehabbing from a knee injury and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles is in the concussion protocol

49ers injury updates: Elijah Mitchell will miss a couple of weeks with an abductor strain - Niners Nation
Plus, some quotes about Trey Lance

Stock up and stock down from the 49ers preseason opener: Trey Lance impresses in his debut - Niners Nation
The youngsters impressed against the Chiefs, but there were hiccups on special teams and along the offensive line

49ers injury updates: Aaron Banks will miss 2-3 weeks; Austin Watkins is out for 6-8 weeks - Niners Nation
Unfortunately, the San Francisco 49ers didn’t come out of their first preseason game unscathed from the injury bug. Second-round pick Aaron Banks will miss a couple of weeks and "maybe three" with...