There’s absolutely no 49ers related news to report so I apologize for the lack of substance today. The players are off enjoying life and thankfully avoiding trouble (unless you want to count Marquise Goodwin hugging a tiger as trouble). Training camp will get started at the end of this month on July 26th with the 49ers playing their first preseason game on August 10th at home vs. the Dallas Cowboys.
The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will kick things off this year with the Hall of Fame Game on August 1st. The last time the 49ers played in the Hall of Fame Game was back on July 31, 2000 against the New England Patriots, which is kind of ridiculous. I’m all for shortening the preseason in favor of an extra bye week during the season, but I would also like the extra practice time that being in that game entails. We have a young team, every little bit of practice helps.
Now on to those elusive links...
Pro Football Focus ranks 49ers’ Joe Staley, Mike McGlinchey the No. 3 best tackle tandem (Peter Panacy, 49ers Webzone)
Bleacher Report ranks 49ers coaching staff 17th in 2019 power rankings (Peter Panacy, 49ers Webzone)
San Francisco 49ers on hand to scout WR Marcus Simms (Kirk Larrabee, 247 Sports)
Jets, Bills and 49ers boast top-rated rookies in “Madden NFL 20” (Bryan Wiedley, Sporting News)
Around the NFL...
5 NFL players who have had dramatic weight loss after retirement (Ryan Gaydos, Fox News)
Ezekiel Elliott meeting with Roger Goodell on Tuesday (Kevin Patra, Around the NFL)