It was Frank Gore's birthday yesterday. He turned 30 years young. It seems he's found the fountain of youth in an offensive line that features five starters receiving postseason accolades. Last year was one of his better years and he shows no signs of slowing, despite his age, advanced for a running back. I have to admit that I had zero 1,000 yard rushing seasons after age 30.
Colin Kaepernick will be featured in the upcoming ESPN the Magazine's 'Body Issue'. He's got a tattoo covered body that he kisses. Sounds weird after you see it written. We know why he's doing it, though.
And then the 49ers filled out their 90-man roster by signing undrafted rookie Jason Schepler, a player who some sources cite as a fullback while others label him a tight end. A hybrid, then.
Frank Gore's B-Day
Matt Maiocco looks at our workhorse running back, the heart of the offense, at age 30. He discusses the pitfalls that befall RBs after they hit the magic number while citing exceptions to the rule. Will the 49ers feature a three-headed monster backfield? Not if Gore has anything to say about it. | At 30, Gore not ready to yield for three-headed monster (Maiocco)
Colin Kaepernick's Body
Jason Schepler's Chance of a Lifetime
49ers sign Jason Schepler (49ers.com)
BASG had been a strong supporter of Droptimus Prime, aka Delanie Walker, before his defection to Tennessee. He feels a lot better about the situation now, and gives us a look at the players on the roster who will vie for Mr Walker's playing time. | Missing Delanie Walker less and less these days... (BASG)
NFC West offseason glance: 49ers (Sando)
Runners-up for the 49ers' new stadium naming rights (49erswebzone)
Draft fallout: San Francisco 49ers (NFL.com)
Rookie report with Vance McDonald (49ers.com)
Anthony Dixon maintains outgoing approach (49ers.com)
Patrick Willis loves his shoes (SF Gate)
Being a Sheep
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