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Boldin joins elite peers in retirement

There are 14 receivers with 1,000 career receptions, and three have announced their retirements since the start of 2017. Reggie Wayne walked away prior to the 2016 season.

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Poll: Is Anquan Boldin a Hall of Famer?

Anquan Boldin called it quits after a 14-year NFL career, but did the wide receiver do enough to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame? Vote now!

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

According to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, his team made it out of Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos without any serious injuries. TE Vance McDonald left game but returned.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said free safety Jimmie Ward will go through extensive football-centric workout with defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley tomorrow and Tuesday and the hope is he will be able to return on Wednesday. Ward has missed all of training camp and preseason with a hamstring injury and is currently on the physically unable to perform list.

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WR Boldin retires, to focus on advocacy work

Anquan Boldin will retire after 14 seasons as an NFL wide receiver. Boldin, who starred for the Cardinals and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, will focus on his criminal justice advocacy work, telling ESPN "my life's purpose is bigger than football."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Niners coach Kyle Shanahan says Eli Harold and Ahmad Brooks are competing for starting SAM linebacker job. Harold started tonight after Brooks got the nod last week. One more competition to monitor next couple of weeks.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Broncos 33, 49ers 14 -- The Niners turned the ball over five times, including three by the starting offense and Denver dominated on Saturday night. It's the preseason so it's hard to be too alarmed but the giveaways, penalties and other self-inflicted mistakes have been a common theme for the starters the first two weeks of the exhibition season. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan and his group have a lot of work to do between now and the start of the regular season.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie WR Victor Bolden Jr. has had some good moments in training camp and just returned a kick 104 yards for a touchdown. The Niners need a kick returner but it's unclear if they'll have room for the talented Bolden. That return will help his cause, though.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

In the most preseason football moment you'll ever find, there were five penalty flags on one punt in the 49ers-Broncos game. There were so many penalties, one official had to read them to the other as he announced them. At one point in the middle, referee Pete Morelli began chuckling as he read them off. And after all that, they were offsetting penalties leading to replaying the down.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As you'd expect, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan was unhappy with his team's four first-half turnovers. "I think it's pretty obvious, you have four turnovers in a half and I'd expect it to be worse than it is right now," Shanahan said. "We put our defense in a crappy situation. We've got to come out and hold onto the ball next half."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

At halftime, the Broncos lead the 49ers 20-0 at Levi's Stadium. It was an ugly first half for San Francisco, which killed itself with self-inflicted mistakes. The Niners had four turnovers, including three by the starting offensive group. That allowed Denver to hold a 13-0 lead when most of the starters were in the game.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

A brutal two-play stretch for 49ers QB Brian Hoyer kills the starting offense's best drive of the preseason so far. Hoyer tripped over himself and threw incomplete on second down then simply dropped the ball as he prepared to throw for a fumble Denver recovered. Hoyer had been rolling before that.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers CB Rashard Robinson off to a rough start for the second preseason game in a row. A missed tackle to give up a first down on the Broncos' opening drive and he follows with a defensive pass interference in the end zone to set up Denver's 1-yard touchdown. Robinson recovered from allowing a big play and missing a tackle last week by coming up with an interception.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster and NaVorro Bowman both started and played the first series for the Niners after some shoulder issues during the week. Niners gave up a first down after a missed tackle by CB Rashard Robinson on third down but managed to get off the field after next trio of downs.

Team Stats

Passing Yards181.932nd
Rushing Yards126.24th
Points For19.227th
Points Against30.032nd

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