Good morning everyone. The San Francisco 49ers are rolling right along with training camp just around the corner. Of particular note is talk from tight end Vance McDonald about how head coach Kyle Shanahan kept him in the look when there was talk of a potential trade on draft day.
I have to say, it’s cool of Shanahan to be that kind of coach. And it’s cool of McDonald to be the kind of player who understands the situation. Of course, I’d prefer a trade were made because I think McDonald has had more than enough opportunities, but it’s a nice story regardless
We’re going to jump right into your links for the day, as I’ve got to get to bed early. Enjoy.
Die-hard fan in 49ers front office grew up in the dynasty days (Branch)
49ers rookie needed to learn English, the game and how to overcome being laughed at (Barrows)
Shanahan: Brooks earns place on 49ers’ first-team defense (Maiocco)
49ers Twitter Mailbag: Surprise cuts, Carlos Hyde and more OTA talk (Biderman)
How much would Colin Kaepernick cost the Seahawks? (ESPN)
Kyle Shanahan at top brings real meaning to practicing (Cohn)
Chip Kelly lands TV job and he’ll probably be good at it (Biderman)
McDonald toasts Shanahan for communication of trade talks (Maiocco)