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Golden Nuggets: QB passed over by 49ers seeks exodus back to the promised land

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

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Let’s relax on 49ers QB trade rumors and speculation

“It’s worth noting that the rumors and speculation are just that. There’s been no hard reporting about the 49ers exploring any deals.”

Lombardi: Why the 49ers’ offseason D-line investment could prompt a return to dominance (paywall)

“Kinlaw’s struggles with knee issues have limited him to just 10 games over the past two seasons, but he’s used training that’s included Pilates to cut from his listed weight of 319 pounds to 305 pounds.”

Florio: Cousins-to-49ers trade was ‘hot topic’ among NFL people at scouting combine

“The scouting combine preceded San Francisco signing Sam Darnold, who will serve as the third quarterback in the room with both Trey Lance and Brock Purdy coming back from injury. That essentially put the Cousins rumors to rest.”

‘We gotta go get him’: Why 49ers broke tendency to sign Javon Hargrave

“Over the past few seasons, Hargrave has regularly proved one of the NFL’s most dangerous interior pass-rushers. His 14.1% pressure rate is best in the NFL among tackles with at least 500 pass rushes over the past two seasons and his nine sacks were the most by any player lining up at defensive tackle in 2022.”

49ers hold pre-draft meeting with NFL combine standout TE

“Kuntz, who attended Old Dominion, was one of the major standouts at the NFL Combine, running a 4.55 40-yard dash, while posting a 6.87 three-cone, jumping a 40’ vertical, and a 10-8 broad jump, which ranked him as the No. 1 tight end out of 1020 on the Relative Athletic Score(RAS) database.”

Purdy identifies area for improvement in his second NFL season

“Starting with the cons, just footwork,” Purdy said last Thursday on Fox Sports 910’s “Roc and Manuch with Jimmy B” when asked what some of the positives and negatives were of the 2022 season. “Being on time, every concept has its own timing. There were times last year where you could just tell I was still getting used to things, even when I was playing, the time of a slant with Brandon Aiyuk compared to Deeboe Samuel, they’re two different types of routes.