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Golden Nuggets: Broncos HC Gary Kubiak talked to Johnny Manziel four weeks ago

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, April 8.

Good morning! The highlight of Thursday had to be Adam Schefter's report that the Denver Broncos met with quarterback Johnny Manziel. What ESPN did not really clarify was when, and numerous subsequent reports said it was nearly a month ago. Manziel was waived by the Browns on March 11, and Broncos head coach Kubiak apparently met with him shortly after that. Kubiak is a fellow Texas A&M alum, and the various non-ESPN reports suggested his meeting was mostly just about offering help to Manziel to get his life turned around.

That being said, it would have been amusing to see the Broncos attempts to leverage the 49ers in the Colin Kaepernick trade discussions be Mark Sanchez, Johnny Manziel, and Trevor Siemian. That would have taken this debacle to a whole new level.

In the meantime, we continue to wait. On to the links!


Broncos coach Gary Kubiak admits to meeting with Colin Kaepernick (Biderman)
Broncos' Kubiak says he also met with Kaepernick (
Colin Kaepernick can't afford to gamble with pay cut (Sporting News)
Chip Kelly's pro-Kaepernick talk taking on a hollow ring (Cohn)

Preseason schedule

49ers Announce 2016 Preseason Schedule (
49ers preseason schedule released; Includes Broncos, Packers (49ers Webzone)
49ers, Raiders announce preseason opponents (Sacramento Bee)
49ers announce preseason schedule (Biderman)
49ers reveal 2016 preseason opponents (CSN Bay Area)
2016 San Francisco 49ers preseason schedule includes visit to Denver (Gutierrez)


Meet the Prospect: Alabama LB Reggie Ragland (
DL Quinton Dial Says 49ers Defense Gets a Blank Slate in 2016 (
Healthy Hyde Seeks Big Year Under Kelly (NBC Bay Area)