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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

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Breer: Inside the Christian McCaffrey Trade and His Historic Day Against the Rams

“Then, Lynn recounted his conversation from overnight with McCaffrey’s parents.

He’d called Christian’s dad, Ed, Lynn’s old teammate with the Broncos, to tell him just how excited he was about the deal. He also wound up talking to Ed’s wife, Lisa, who in turn told Lynn just before saying goodbye that she’d see him that weekend.

“Are you gonna help him move in?” Lynn asked.

“No,” Lisa answered, “I’m coming to watch him play.”

Kawakami: Christian McCaffrey’s 49ers should be feared and other conclusions about this 4-4 start (paywall)

“During the game, I joked that the McCaffrey TD pass was worth the 2023 second-round pick the 49ers traded to Carolina, the TD reception was worth the third-rounder, the TD run was worth the fourth-rounder and now McCaffrey has the entire rest of his 49ers career to show he’s worth that 2024 fifth-rounder... On the game-sealing Jimmy Garoppolo TD pass to George Kittle in the back left side of the end zone, McCaffrey was flared out to the same side, causing safety Taylor Rapp to stop his drop and even move in a bit toward McCaffrey, which opened up a huge spot for Kittle. Garoppolo read it, threw a laser, and game over. That’s what all those yards and TDs from one player will do to a defense. And will do for the rest of the 49ers’ playmakers.”

Adam Schefter discusses possibility of 49ers signing Odell Beckham Jr.

“I’ve said this, I’ve wondered that,” Schefter said when asked about the possibility of the 49ers pursuing Beckham by McAfee. “If they keep winning, why would they not look at him? They were interested in him last year. I think he’d like to be in LA, but look, the [49ers] could use a wide receiver. They’ve had a lot of injuries, yesterday they were down to basically [Brandon] Aiyuk. Jauan Jennings didn’t play, Deebo Samuel didn’t play. To me that’s an intriguing match, we’ll see if the two sides both feel the same way we all do.”

49ers work out 4 wide receivers and 3 defensive backs [report]

“Willie Snead IV, who played 21 snaps vs. the Rams, was cut on Monday from the 53-man roster, and is likely to return to the practice squad. Taking his place may be one of the seven players San Francisco worked out on Monday. As first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates, they were as follows: WRs Mohamed Sanu, Adam Humphries, Austin Mack, Tajae Sharpe, DBs Troy Pride, Iman Marshall and Benjie Franklin.”

Kyle Shanahan got creative with 49ers’ two-tailback combinations (paywall)

“Los Angeles ended up holding the ball for eight seconds longer than the 49ers, who played 53 snaps on offense and 58 on defense. Both snap counts are on the light side for an NFL game.”

Who were PFF’s highest- and lowest-graded 49ers players vs. Rams? Plus snap counts

“The San Francisco 49ers improved their record to 4-4 after a 31-14 win against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8. Today, Pro Football Focus released its grades from the game. Which Niners played well, and who has more work to do?”

Maiocco: No Deebo, no problem for CMC-led 49ers vs. Rams

“Those two players give the 49ers two of the most unique offensive players in the NFL and a lot of options for the second half of the season.”

Why 49ers are NFL’s ‘scariest’ team in Orlovsky’s eyes

“And the No. 1 scariest team I’m telling everybody that no one in the league wants to see when they’re healthy? The San Francisco 49ers,” Orlovsky said. “This is a team in San Francisco that, now, they have the probably most untacklable trio in the history of the NFL: [Christian] McCaffrey, Deebo [Samuel] and [George] Kittle.”

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers needed bye week to get healthier, ‘always listening’ as trade deadline approaches

“We’re pretty optimistic to get a number of guys back,” Shanahan said. “... We are hoping that most of them will come back, and we feel pretty good about that, but they’ve got to have a good week here rehabbing, and we’ll find out here when we get back for Monday.”