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San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Good morning! Another benchmark in the NFL offseason passed on Wednesday with the arrival of the preseason schedule. The NFL announced all 65 preseason games and locations. Dates won’t be announced until later this month, but we know what week each game will take place.

The San Francisco 49ers will host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1, then travel to face the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts the next two weeks. They will close out the preseason schedule on Thursday, August 30th when they host the Los Angeles Chargers. This is the 32nd straight preseason they have faced the Chargers.

The team is expected to announce at least one set of joint practices, with Matt Maiocco and Joe Fann suggesting the Texans week as a possibility.

Here are some random tidbits about each preseason matchup

vs. Cowboys

  • It marks the 16th preseason matchup overall between the two clubs, with the 49ers winning the most recent meeting, 23-6, at Levi’s Stadium in 2015.
  • The 49ers are hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason for only the second time since 1987.
  • Dallas owns the overall preseason series record, 9-6.

@ Texans

  • It marks the sixth preseason matchup between the 49ers and Texans, and the first since the 2016 preseason, a 24-13 defeat.
  • The Texans lead the overall preseason series record, 4-1.

@ Colts

  • This marks only the second time that the 49ers and Indianapolis Colts will meet in the preseason.
  • The last preseason meeting occurred in 2010, a 37-17 win for the 49ers in Indianapolis.

@ Chargers

  • It marks the 32nd consecutive year in which the two teams have met in the preseason.
  • The two teams will close out the preseason against each other for the 16th time in the past 17 years.
  • San Francisco leads the all-time preseason series, 26-20, and defeated the Chargers, 23-13, in the preseason finale last year.
  • The two teams are scheduled to meet in the regular season at the Chargers temporary home, StubHub Center, in Carson, CA.

Preseason schedule released

49ers announce four preseason opponents (Biderman)
49ers open exhibition season vs Cowboys at Levi's Stadium (Maiocco)
San Francisco 49ers preseason schedule for 2018 (Barrows)
49ers to host Cowboys in exhibition opener (Inman)

Dontae Johnson signs with Seahawks

Report: Former 49ers CB Dontae Johnson signs with NFC West rival (Biderman)
Seattle Seahawks signing ex-San Francisco 49ers CB Dontae Johnson (Wagoner)
Former 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson joins Seahawks (Branch)
Seahawks sign former 49ers starting cornerback (Maiocco)

Eric Reid news

Kneeling issue arises during Bengals’ meeting with Eric Reid (Pro Football Talk)
Teams have no legitimate reason to ask players about kneeling (Pro Football Talk)

Miscellaneous

San Francisco 49ers' DeForest Buckner focused on boosting sack total (Barrows)
8 linebackers 49ers could target in NFL draft (Biderman)
49ers mailbag two weeks out from NFL Draft (Inman)