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Better Rivals: Losing Willis, Kap Trade Rumors, and Free Agent Losses

David and Oscar return to assess the state the 49ers after a tumultuous 48 hours. Willis’s shocking retirement, Kaepernick trade rumors, and roster uncertainty; we attempt to sort through it all.

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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we attempt to sort through the whirlwind of news that encapsulated the 49ers over the past 48 hours. We reflect on Patrick Willis’s career and deliberate his Hall of Fame chances. Jayson Braddock joins the show to discuss his report that Colin Kaepernick is on the trading block. And finally, we assess the damage left behind by the numerous departing veterans and discuss where that leaves the roster for 2015 and beyond.

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Willis Retirement: 2:37
Kaepernick on the Trading Block? Interviewing Jayson Braddock: 21:27
What to Make of The Kap Rumors: 39:39
Free Agency Losses: 47:17
What Does It All Mean?: 1:08:52
Will the 49ers be competitive in 2015?: 1:26:35