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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Thursday, January 11th, 2024

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49ers announce roster moves during playoff bye

“Mitchell (5-11, 191) was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (254th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Throughout his eight-year NFL career with the Cowboys (2014-15), Chicago Bears (2015), Kansas City Chiefs (2016-17), Cleveland Browns (2018-20), Houston Texans (2021) and Tennessee Titans (2022), he has appeared in 94 games (56 starts) and registered 305 tackles, 1.0 sack, 63 passes defensed, nine interceptions, 10 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Mitchell has also appeared in four postseason contests (three starts) and added 14 tackles and one pass defensed.”

How 49ers’ practice squad helps keep team sharp every week

“Wide receiver Wille Snead IV, 31, has been playing this game professionally for nine seasons. And he might be more driven now, as a member of the 49ers’ practice squad, than at any other point in his NFL career.

“We get mad at him a lot, ‘Willie, chill out,’” 49ers Pro Bowl cornerback Charvarius Ward told NBC Sports Bay Area. “But that’s not who he is. He’s a worker, and he feels like he should be on the 53-man roster. So he’s going to work to get on the 53-man roster.”

Kawakami: Brock Purdy and the 49ers’ clear statistical Super Bowl profile (paywall)

“There is no perfect Super Bowl profile, though we all try to come up with the formula. There can’t be a perfect profile because everything changes every year and every playoff game — it all depends on the matchup, the weather, the home field, injuries, luck, a hot receiver and maybe a cold kicker.”

Mooney Ward competing with self as key to 49ers’ secondary

“He made a statement the other day talking to the team when Kyle [Shanahan] had him break it down, which I love. He said, ‘Continue to compete against the man in the mirror.’ That’s what he’s been doing all year. That’s his quote. He’s been competing against himself trying to get better each and every, not week, but day. It’s shown up and it’s paid off for him.”

Ward is not done yet. Extra work catching passes from quarterback Sam Darnold has increased his interception rate and will continue into the postseason, where he believes the 49ers will see success.”

Nick Bosa sacks? Brock Purdy picks? A look back at 49ers preseason predictions (paywall)

“Before the regular season, we came up with 12 over/under scenarios about how the team would fare in 2023. With one exception, most questions turned out to be close calls with some — including sack and rushing totals — coming down to the final game.”

49ers mailbag: Will Jauan Jennings take back his WR3 role? Does SF have a backup kicker? How can 49ers keep Adam Peters?

“We opened up the 49ers Webzone Mailbag on Monday to solicit your 49ers questions. You came through once again, and we have some great questions to get to. There might be a postseason question or two. Let’s take a look.”