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We have a few non-49ers links, and a couple of them...aren’t so great. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Only a few more Saturdays until the team begins training camp.

Look: 1 Rule In Old 49ers Playbook Is Going Viral

Apparently, the coaching staff for the 49ers would grade these visitors based on appearance.

“Players should avoid visitors in their rooms at training camp, on road trips, or in the motel during home games – this applies to male and female guests. Fines will be levied at the discretion of the head coach,” the playbook read. “Female visitors will be judged as to appearance, and poise on a 1-10 scale. Fines will be increased in direct proportion to a player’s lack of good taste. The head coach’s evaluation is final.”

This is obviously a bad look for San Francisco, but it’s tough to tell what will come out of this since it took place over three decades ago.

We’d imagine current playbooks for NFL teams don’t include this type of policy.

7 possible first-time Pro Bowlers for 49ers in 2021

Ward has put together a nice career, and he’s an effective player on the 49ers’ defense. Despite a string of strong play the last couple years, he’s yet to make a Pro Bowl. That’ll change if he can start stuffing the stat sheet on a good defense. He hasn’t had an interception since 2016, and it will hinder his Pro Bowl bid if he doesn’t change that this year with a couple takeaways in the air. He deserves more recognition than he’s gotten, and he’ll have a chance to shine in a new defense orchestrated by defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.

‘Dominant in every facet’: 49ers’ Trent Williams tops ESPN’s ranking of offensive tackles

He’s that player O-linemen are sharing videos about,” one NFL offensive line coach told Fowler. “You could easily pull out 20 plays from every game where he’s dominant.”

Williams’ 91.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus topped all offensive tackles and ranked second among all offensive linemen last season. Fowler notes that the veteran also owned a 93.6 percent pass block win rate, also topping all tackles.

“He’s been on a whole different level the last five years,” an AFC offensive coach said. “Dominant in every facet, runs in space, massive individual, more devastating on his blocks, plays violently and can drive a person back flat-footed.”

NFL player arrested for indecency with a child and sexual contact, could face 20 years in jail

Former first-round pick Barkevious Mingo was arrested earlier in the week for “indecency with a child”, TMZ Sports reported on Saturday afternoon.

Mingo, who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons, was reportedly arrested on Thursday by the Arlington Police Department, and he was booked into the Tarrant County jail for “indecency with a child, sexual contact,” TMZ Sports reported citing court records and law enforcement officials.

According to the website, Mingo potentially faces a second-degree felony. If he is indeed convicted, Mingo could face up to 20 years in jail in the state of Texas.

Mingo was released from jail the next morning. His bond was set at $25,000.


Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs was charged with possession of an assault weapon, and the star defensive end could potentially face up to three years in prison, according to TMZ Sports.

Clark was reportedly arrested by California Highway Patrol in mid-March and he was caught with the illegal firearm right after midnight. Clark and another man were allegedly driving in a 1993 Toyota Supra after they failed to put a license plate in the front of the car. During the stop, police said that they saw a handgun sticking out of a bag in the back seat of the vehicle, the website reported.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers says he’ll decide on plans for 2021 NFL season in ‘a couple weeks’

Well, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this week,” Rodgers said when asked of his plans for the season. “And then I’m gonna get back to working out and figure things out in a couple weeks.”

In other words, don’t expect to gain clarity on the quarterback’s standing in Green Bay until later this month at the earliest. Since losing a second straight NFC Championship Game in January, Rodgers has hinted that his Packers future is unclear and grown increasingly vague about his role with the team, despite the fact he’s under contract through 2023.