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2016 Schedule
2-14, 4th in NFC West
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire
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Sources: 49ers pick up ex-Dolphin Mitchell

Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, released by the Dolphins in a cost-cutting move, has agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with the 49ers, according to ESPN and multiple reports.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers continued a busy Friday by agreeing to terms on a four-year contract with DT Earl Mitchell. Mitchell will be expected to help bolster a run defense that was worst in the NFL and in franchise history a year ago.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers signed wide receiver DeAndre Carter to a two-year deal on Friday. Carter has spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015. But he has not appeared in an NFL game. Carter does have some local ties as a native of San Jose who played collegiately at Sacramento State.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers awarded a fourth round compensatory pick in this year's draft for losing OL Alex Boone in last year's free agency. The pick is No. 143 overall.

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Should the 49ers give Kaepernick another chance? (1:45)
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Saturday expects Kaepernick to become backup QB (1:17)
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Lynch ready to move on from Kaep? (1:10)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

While it's unusual for someone in Tom Gamble's position (assistant general manager) to depart at this time of year, the 49ers were clearly already moving in a different direction. In the past few weeks, new GM John Lynch hired Adam Peters as his vice president of player personnel and Martin Mayhew as his senior personnel executive. Gamble's departure would seem to leave door open for Mayhew to eventually get a different title.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers assistant general manager Tom Gamble is leaving the organization, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. "The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and appreciation for Tom Gamble and his many years of service," GM John Lynch said in a statement. "He is a class act who has helped a great deal in this transition, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. After working together over the last month, Tom and I agreed that it would be in both of our best interests for him to pursue other opportunities. Tom is a true professional and we wish him and his family great success in the future."

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R&K: Skeptical of Magic & Sando on NFL QBs

The guys are surprised so many people approve of Magic Johnson taking over the Lakers, plus they chat with Mike Sando about where certain NFL quarterbacks will end up.

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Jay Cutler at QB for 49ers in 2017?

The NFL's quarterback carousel is just starting to get going, but it's never too early to peer into our crystal ball. The 49ers will have other options, but Cutler would be a good fit if they go the short-term veteran route.

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49ers could use complement to Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde is the 49ers' best skill position player. But Kyle Shanahan likes to use multiple running backs, so San Francisco should be in the market.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers addition of DeMeco Ryans as defensive quality control coach is an interesting one. Ryans played for the Houston Texans when Kyle Shanahan was there as offensive coordinator and stopped playing after the 2015 season. He's a former first-team All Pro linebacker. This is his first coaching job in the NFL.

Team Stats

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