Their pass rush was a huge part of last season’s run to the Super Bowl as the 49ers ranked fifth in the NFL in sacks. Their interior rush could be less stout this season after they traded All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Colts in March. Buckner will be replaced by rookie Javon Kinlaw, the No. 14 pick, who enters the NFL more advanced as a run defender. … [Read more...] about 49ers likely to add pass-rusher Dion Jordan, according to source
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Given a contract that took up $8 million in cap space last fall and is slated to eat up $13 million in 2021, James has bridges to rebuild all over the place. Starting with coach Vic Fangio, an old-school, NFL lifer for whom not being a “gamer,” not playing through pain, is among the most egregious of workplace sins. … [Read more...] about Keeler: Garett Bolles might be luckiest man on planet. He just became Broncos’ most indispensable player.
“As he’s throwing the ball, I heard a couple of the guys whispering, ‘Dang, how many years do you think he’ll play?’ That’s how good he looked, seriously,” McCoy said. “Me and Gronk talked about it — his will to win, his will to go out there and still keep doing it. ... He’s like a coach with a helmet on.” … [Read more...] about Tom Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa