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Golden Nuggets: Happy draft week

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, April 24th, 2023

Trey Lance has “no information” and “no comment” on trade speculation

“I’m all cleared, so I’m good to go,” Lance said. “I got cleared a little over a month ago, so I’m feeling really good, and let’s get back to work.”

Chatter won’t stop of Aaron Rodgers to 49ers

“So here’s another observation. If there really was anything to a potential trade of Rodgers to the 49ers or any other team, we’d be hearing about it from Green Bay media, from national media, and/or from media covering the team that could be acquiring Rodgers. If/when that ever happens, that’s the time to take it seriously.

Again, it would all start with leaks and/or chatter and/or rumors that Rodgers has changed his intention about playing for the Jets. Until that happens, ignore all of it.”

49ers held pre-draft workout with longtime fan, Adams State WR Elijah Harper

“Harper started his collegiate football career at the College of San Mateo, a junior college, before transferring to Adams State. He had 94 receptions for 1,412 yards and 13 touchdowns in two seasons with the Grizzlies. The receiver also had a rushing touchdown and two scores on special teams, per the team’s athletics site.”

Branch: Bay Area’s tough-guy QB Jake Haener could get NFL draft bump from Brock Purdy (paywall)

“In 2021, Haener, a Monte Vista alum who is a projected third- or fourth-round pick in this week’s NFL draft, had a 455-yard performance in a 40-37 upset win at UCLA that included two TD passes in the final three minutes.

And Haener’s clutch throws were delivered through gritted teeth: He had suffered a late-game hip pointer and strained oblique that required pain-killing pre-kickoff shots in the following weeks.”

Branch: Why the 49ers’ draft is so important even if it lacks sizzle (paywall)

“It’s easy to see how the 49ers could use their 11 picks to address needs and give them better odds to find more deep-in-the draft gems such as Kittle, Purdy, All-Pro safety Talanoa Hufanga and linebacker Dre Greenlaw, all selected after pick No. 145.”