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NFL draft: Sorting through latest receiving class riches

04/25/2015 09:59 PM PDT
49ers, Raiders will have many chances to land a top-flight receiver this week. 
Purdy: Oakland stadium strategist Floyd Kephart is a mystery
04/24/2015 08:56 AM PDT - As Oakland tries to keep the Raiders from moving to Los Angeles, it turns to a man who is sniping at the NFL. 

NFL team-by-team schedules
04/21/2015 07:59 PM PDT - 2015 team-by-team NFL schedules 

Tim Tebow to sign with Eagles
04/19/2015 06:27 PM PDT - Quarterback plans to sign a one-year deal Monday with Philadelphia, a league source told ESPN.com's Adam Schefter on Sunday.
 

49ers' Miller not participating in voluntary program
04/17/2015 10:34 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program. 

49ers confident Levi's Stadium turf will hold up under heavy workload
04/16/2015 11:39 PM PDT - Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the latest in a string of variety acts appearing on Levi’s Stadium’s field this year, but the 49ers are confident they will avoid the playing-field fiasco that marred their debut season there.
 

49ers' Kaepernick makes big impression on Vernon Davis
04/10/2015 09:39 PM PDT - 49ers tight end Vernon Davis tells reporters 'you guys are in for a treat' after watching Colin Kaepernick show off his revised throwing mechanics. 

Kawakami: Don't look for 49ers to move up in draft
04/09/2015 11:21 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is not expected to move up in the NFL draft.
 

From the Archives: Art Powell and his Raiders legacy
04/08/2015 07:49 PM PDT - Art Powell was a tall and graceful receiver for the Oakland Raiders and San Jose State who spent much of his life, and his football career, fighting against the injustices of racial prejudice  

Raiders' Carr, Mack like what they see
04/06/2015 10:44 PM PDT - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack like the ways the team is trying to build around them.
 

49ers sign linebacker Desmond Bishop
03/31/2015 03:11 PM PDT - The San Francisco 49ers sign former Cal linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.
 

NFL: Owners eager to change extra points
03/25/2015 11:26 PM PDT - The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.  

49ers' Tomsula excited about Kaepernick's time with Warner
03/25/2015 11:23 AM PDT - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula says Colin Kaepernick's offseason time with Kurt Warner could impact the quarterback's approach to the game.
 

49ers' Tomsula: Bush an every down back
03/25/2015 10:32 PM PDT - New San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula sees Reggie Bush as an every down running back.
 

NFL: Former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald heads to Chicago Bears
03/24/2015 10:35 PM PDT - Ray McDonald, who had brushes with the law during his time with the 49ers, agrees to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. 

Meet the Baltimore Ravens' mathematical whiz
03/24/2015 06:08 PM PDT - The Ravens' John Urschel is that rare pro athlete/accomplished mathematician. 

49ers will install cooling units at Levi's Stadium
03/24/2015 10:35 PM PDT - Team could also host more primetime weekday games in 2015. 

Report: Ex-49er McDonald set to sign with Chicago Bears
03/24/2015 12:32 PM PDT - Former 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will be joining his old defensive coordinator Vic Fangio with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. 

NFL: Darren Sharper takes plea deal, faces nine years in prison
03/23/2015 10:42 PM PDT - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for nine years.
 

49ers awarded two compensatory draft picks
03/23/2015 06:54 PM PDT - The San Francisco 49ers were awarded two compensatory draft picks -- at the end of the fourth and seventh rounds -- by the NFL on Monday to go along with their original seven selections.
 

49ers position group pre-draft analysis: OL

Fifth in a series evaluating 49ers position groups leading into the NFL draft on April 30 through May 2:Starters: Joe Staley (LT), Daniel Kilgore (C), Alex Boone (RG), Anthony Davis (RT)Backups: Marcus Martin (C/G), Erik Pears (G/T), Brandon Thomas (G), Joe Looney (G/C), Dillon Farrell (C), Fou 
49ers position group pre-draft analysis: TEs
Fourth in a series evaluating 49ers position groups leading into the NFL draft on April 30 through May 2:Starter: Vernon DavisBackups: Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Derek Carrier, Asante Cleveland, Xavier GrimbleAnalysis: As abysmal as last season was, things can't get worse, right? 

NFL draft: Sorting through latest receiving class riches
49ers, Raiders will have many chances to land a top-flight receiver this week. 

(Creepy) Rob Lowe: 'If I want white wine in peace, I can go to a Niner game'
Creepy Rob Lowe, 49ers fans are not be amused.Lowe weighed in Friday on Los Angeles' stadium plans by mocking the atmosphere inside the 49ers' newborn Levi's Stadium. 

49ers position group pre-draft analysis: WRs
Thir in a series evaluating 49ers position groups leading into the NFL draft on April 30 through May 2:Starters: Anquan Boldin, Torrey SmithBackups: Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson, Trindon Holliday, Chuck Jacobs, Lance LewisAnalysis: Smith's high-priced acquisition alleviates the 

Hall of Fame-bound Charles Haley to announce 49ers draft pick
Charles Haley, elected earlier this year to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will announce the 49ers second-round draft pick May 1 in Chicago, the NFL announced Thursday. 

49ers position group pre-draft analysis: RBs
Second in a series evaluating 49ers position groups leading into the NFL draft on April 30 through May 2:Starter: Carlos HydeBackups: Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter, Jarryd Hayne, Kendall Gaskins, Bruce Miller (FB), Trey Millard (FB)Analysis: Replacing 49ers all-time leading rusher Frank Gore is the 

49ers position group pre-draft analysis: QBs
First in a series evaluating 49ers position groups leading into the NFL draft:Starters: Colin KaepernickBackups: Blaine GabbertAnalysis: The 49ers quickly disputed trade rumors regarding Colin Kaepernick last month, but it s not as if his long-term future is cemented. 

49ers’ proposal to take over soccer fields sent for further study
Two Santa Clara City Council members stunned and pleased a large audience Tuesday night when their threat of a boycott shut down a planned private council discussion on the 49ers' offer to take control of a youth soccer park next to Levi's Stadium. 

NFL team-by-team schedules
2015 team-by-team NFL schedules 

49ers 2015 schedule: Monday night opener vs. Vikings at Levi's Stadium
After going 4-0 in season openers under Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers will debut under new coach Jim Tomsula on Sept. 

Tomsula's 49ers coaching debut will come on Monday Night Football
49ers to open season Sept. 14 against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium 

Super Bowl 50 organizers unveil plans for fan village in San Francisco
With nearly 300 days still to go before the Bay Area hosts Super Bowl 50, organizers released their new logo and renderings of the fan village they're calling Super Bowl City.  

'Super Bowl City' has makings of party-time epicenter
Tourists strolled the Embarcadero. Shoppers hit the Ferry Building's farmers market. Office workers and well-dressed business folk bustled around the Financial District. 

Gruden backs Harbaugh: 'I don't know what Alex Boone is trying to do with this'
(A guest post from Dan Brown @mercbrownie)Jon Gruden said he hasn't heard Alex Boone's quotes in context, but it's safe to say the ESPN analyst is on Team Harbaugh. 

Hall of Famer Dick Butkus on Patrick Willis: 'They're going to have a hard time replacing him'
(A guest post from Dan Brown @mercbrownie)As he heads off into retirement, Patrick Willis got a tip of the helmet Tuesday from the man who set the standard for hard-hitting linebackers. 

Dick Butkus salutes retired 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis
Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus says recently retired 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was great both on and off the field  

Mercury News editorial: 49ers, Santa Clara need to back youth sports
In the campaign for an NFL stadium, the 49ers and the city sent the message that the project would improve, not degrade, life in Santa Clara. The tournament soccer complex is a test. 

Santa Clara: Critics pan 49ers' $15 million offer to take over youth soccer fields
The 49ers football team has offered more than $15 million to take over a youth soccer park next to Levi's Stadium, but quite a few people in this Silicon Valley town are ready to flag the team for encroachment. 

Jarryd Hayne's No. 38 traces back to his Australian rugby league start
Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne will don No. 38 in his attempt to make the 49ers. He shared that number's sentimental meaning in an Instagram post Monday night. 

Hall of Fame lineman Bob St. Clair passes away at age 84
By Dan BrownBob St. Clair, the legendary 49ers offensive lineman famed for his ferocious blocking and peculiar dining habits, died Monday. 

Former San Francisco 49ers star Bob St. Clair dies
Hall of Fame offensive lineman, San Francisco native, was 84 

2015 schedule gets unveiled Tuesday
The 49ers schedule will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, along with the rest of the league's.Home games will be against the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and the NFC West counterparts: the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and St. 

Alex Boone goes from Jim Harbaugh's staunchest supporter to public detractor
Jim Harbaugh's most outspoken supporter last year has turned into the first 49ers player to publicly roast the team's ex-coach. 

Green Beret Nate Boyer relishes his audition at 49ers pro day
How did a 34-year-old Green Beret fare Friday at the 49ers pro-day tryouts for local draft prospects? 

49ers' Miller not participating in voluntary program
San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program. 

Baalke likes what he sees from new WR corps; won't rule out draft nor Green-Beckham
The high-priced addition of Torrey Smith and relative flier on Jerome Simpson has Trent Baalke encouraged about the 49ers' wide receiver corps. 

Aldon Smith looking solid, emerging as leader in offseason workouts
If drafting an outside linebacker is one of the 49ers' top priorities, general manager Trent Baalke didn't let on that way Friday, when he endorsed the revival of ace pass rusher Aldon Smith. 

49ers not basing draft needs on Justin Smith's 2015 fate
The 49ers claim they're still waiting on defensive lineman Justin Smith to decide if he'll play a 15th season, and regardless of his decision, that won't impact their draft plans, according to general manager Trent Baalke. 

FB Bruce Miller, following last month's arrest, not taking part in 49ers offseason program
Fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the 49ers' voluntary offseason program, general manager Trent Baalke said Friday.