“The 49ers are trading running back Jeff Wilson Jr. to the Miami Dolphins according to multiple reports. In return, San Francisco is acquiring a fifth-round draft pick.”
“According to Lynch, Wilson knew his snap count would shrink with the addition of Christian McCaffrey and with Elijah Mitchell returning soon from a knee injury. The running back signaled that if there was an opportunity to go to another team where he was needed more, he’d be interested.”
“So many nights this past offseason, he couldn’t sleep. It was such a big summer for him. Sometimes the anticipation, the eagerness, the uncertainty, it would get the better of his psyche.
“It was a lot of long nights and early mornings,” Wilson said.
You know what he’d do? Put his shoes on and leave the house. It would be midnight in the Dallas area, sometimes well after. He’d have worked out twice that day already, sometimes thrice. Still, he couldn’t help but go run. Around the neighborhood, around the track at a local park, or up and down a nearby hill. Just running.
Why? Because he could, and the gratefulness wasn’t lost on him after hurting his knee. But also because he wanted to be himself again. He was determined to be. The version of Wilson from last season wasn’t his peak, coming off the injury. But after a rigorous offseason, he felt like the old Wilson was back, that slithery runner who starred at North Texas and earned himself a shot in the league.”
“He also had an eye for talent. Montana was the first of many future Pro Football Hall of Famers McVay and Walsh found together. He oversaw a 49ers personnel department that drafted Ronnie Lott, Jerry Rice and Charles Haley and brought in players like Fred Dean and Steve Young. In all, McVay is credited with acquiring 50 All-Pro players and 41 Pro Bowlers during his time in San Francisco.”
“It’s not what you do to the football gods. You don’t start worrying about the wrong stuff when there’s plenty of time left in the game.”
“Warner believes those lessons have already begun to form, something the Niners hope will carry over when they return from the bye. And though Kittle lamented having the bye now just as he feels like the team “figured something out,” there’s plenty of reason for the Niners to be happy to have the week off now.”
“We’re open to discussions with everybody. We look into everything,” Shanahan said. “You don’t have to worry about the trade deadline with him because he’s out there and he’s available. I’ve always been a fan of Odell, like I feel like most people are. He’s that good of a player.
“Spence appeared in five games and made six tackles this season. He saw action on 108 defensive snaps and two on special teams.”