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Golden Nuggets: Midway through the final week of the 49ers season

Good morning! The San Francisco 49ers are through one day of practice in their final week of the 2015 regular season. It is amazing how quickly this season has flown by. Considering how bad it has been for stretches, I would have thought it might stretch a little slower. Instead, we are almost through everything, and we will get some clarification on the futures of various people.

Jim Tomsula and his coaching staff will be the first bit of resolution, likely no later than Monday or Tuesday. There will be free agency and the draft, but April 1 is another big date in the offseason with Colin Kaepernick's future to be determined by then. If Tomsula returns, I am curious to see if this offseason drags, or if the buckets of salary cap money create some roster turnover and interest that pushes things along. I'm just not sure what to expect, but all I ask is that it not be boring. Of course, last offseason wasn't exactly boring.....

Phil Dawson

49ers’ ‘old dog’ Phil Dawson faces uncertain future (Branch)
Dawson ponders future with 49ers, believes he can still kick off (Maiocco)

Roster move

49ers Claim TE Je'Ron Hamm; Place RB Shaun Draughn on IR (
The 49ers placed running back Shaun Draughn on injured reserve and added tight end Je'Ron Hamm (Biderman)
RB Draughn placed on injured reserve, could mean another start for Hayne (Inman)
49ers claim tight end, place Draughn on IR (Maiocco)
San Francisco 49ers place RB Shaun Draughn on IR, claim TE Je'Ron Hamm (Gutierrez)

Jim Tomsula

49ers head coach Jim Tomsula addressed the media leading up to the season finale against St. Louis (Biderman)
Jim Tomsula Praises Erik Pears for His Play at Guard (
Tomsula on Jarryd Hayne: "He continues to work his tail off and get better" (49ers Webzone)
Jim Tomsula's football sins (Cohn)

Blaine Gabbert

Gabbert: 49ers look to 'build momentum' into 2016 (Maiocco)
Blaine Gabbert Aims to Build 2016 Momentum against Hometown Team (
Blaine Gabbert gets final chance to distinguish himself (Barrows)


Rookie RB Mike Davis hoping to be active for 49ers finale (Gutierrez)
Torrey Smith and Blaine Gabbert's situations explain why they would feel differently about gaining momentum from Week 17 (Biderman)
Injury report: Dial sits out 49ers' practice; Martin returns (Maiocco)
DL Quinton Dial sits out practice, OL Marcus Martin returns for 49ers (Gutierrez)
The Cleat Movement ( Video

Jim Tomsula Discusses Player Development
Blaine Gabbert Previews Final Game of Season
Thomas McGaughey: Week 17 Special Teams Update
Torrey Smith Evaluates First Season with the 49ers
Phil Dawson Not Planning on Retiring after 2015
Mike Davis: 'I'll Be Ready' If Cleared to Play