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2018 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC West
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GM Lynch: 49ers will cut Foster if LB is guilty

49ers general manager John Lynch stressed Monday that linebacker Rueben Foster won't remain on the team if "charges are proven true" that he assaulted his girlfriend earlier this month.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

A strong argument could be made that the 49ers' greatest need on the roster is a top-level edge rusher. Because teams generally don't let those types of players hit the open market, they must be found in the draft. After NC State's Bradley Chubb, this isn't the year to do that, according to Mel Kiper Jr.: "The worst position in the draft is pass rushers, be it defensive end or be it outside linebacker," Kiper said. "It's just a terrible position... there's just not that defined first or second round pass rusher outside of Bradley Chubb and he's in a league of his own. Then you get to (Marcus) Davenport and then you get to (Harold) Landry and then I think (Uchenna) Nwosu would be there right with Landry. I think they're the best pass rushers and they may get bumped up a little bit because there's hardly anything at that position this year."

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The number of 1pm ET (or earlier) games for west coast teams is a frequently a concern. This season, the Rams have 2, 49ers and Seahawks have 3, the Chargers have 4, and the Raiders have 5. As for Mountain time zone teams, the Cardinals and Broncos each have 4.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The dates and times of the 49ers' preseason schedule: Thurs., Aug. 9 vs. Dallas at 7 p.m., Sat. Aug. 18 at Houston at 5 p.m., Sat. Aug. 25 at Indianapolis at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 30 vs. LAC at 7 p.m. (All times Pacific). The 49ers are eligible to begin training camp on July 25.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Whatever buzz was left from the 49ers' 5-0 finish to last season apparently made its way into the schedule-makers' HQ. The Niners have a whopping five prime-time games, including one on Thursday night (at home against the Raiders), two on Monday night (at Green Bay, vs. NYG) and two on Sunday night (vs. LAR, at SEA).

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 San Francisco 49ers' regular season schedule: Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET; Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, vs. Detroit Lions, 4:05 p.m. ET; Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET; Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET; Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET; Week 6: Monday, Oct. 15, at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET; Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET; Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET; Week 9: Thursday, Nov. 1, vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:20 p.m. ET; Week 10: Monday, Nov. 12, vs. New York Giants, 8:20 p.m. ET; Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET; Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET; Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET; Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET; Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Chicago Bears, 4:05 p.m. ET; Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

After hosting Georgia LB Roquan Smith on a pre-draft visit yesterday, the 49ers are scheduled to spend some time today with Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds today. Smith and Edmunds are widely regarded as the draft's two best inside linebacker prospects and real candidates for the Niners with the ninth pick in the draft. That's especially true with the uncertainty surrounding LB Reuben Foster. Smith is considered the better, more polished player while Edmunds brings more versatility and upside. Both would make sense for San Francisco in the first round.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers are hosting Georgia LB Roquan Smith on a pre-draft visit today. Smith posted a photo of his arrival at San Francisco International Airport on Monday night and NBC Sports Bay Area first confirmed the visit with the Niners. Smith is a legitimate candidate to be the team's pick at No. 9 in next week's draft. His athleticism and instincts have him ranked as one of the draft's five best players by both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Even before Reuben Foster's legal issues, the Niners had interest in Smith. He figures to get a long look from the team no matter what, as he can play both middle and weak side linebacker in the Niners' scheme.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers gave LT Joe Staley a raise for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, ESPN's Field Yates reported, per league sources. Staley's base salary increased to $8.05 million in each season, up from $4.8 million. This move was expected, as coach Kyle Shanahan alluded to in February. "It's something that we are considering,” Shanahan said at the scouting combine. “We've got to see how this all plays out. I wish we could overpay everybody. I mean, these guys deserve it in my opinion. What they go through, what they put their bodies through, the pressure that they're under. But you also have to do what's right for the organization. You want to do what's right for all of your players.” The 49ers rewarded Staley for his continued strong performance at tackle and leadership in locker room.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Because of a federal injunction, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office announced Monday that the misdemeanor ammunition charge against 49ers LB Reuben Foster will be dismissed. Foster still faces three felony charges for domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon.

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Foster to miss 49ers activities as case plays out

Reuben Foster, who was charged Thursday with felony domestic violence, will not take part in the 49ers' offseason program while he tends to legal matters, the team said Sunday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers LB Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities this offseason as he goes through legal process. The team released this statement from CEO Jed York, HC Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch on Sunday evening: "Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters. As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards245.39th
Rushing Yards104.021st
Points For20.720th
Points Against23.925th