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1. Moving on up?
In last year’s NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers jumped from 31st to 18th to select LSU safety
2. Tried and True
Upset with the lack of “sexy” moves made during free agency? It may sound cliché, but the 49ers are truly dedicated to building from within – something many teams preach but do not practice. "We are always going to try to keep our own guys rather than go out in free agency and pay guys that haven't invested themselves in this place like these guys have," general manager Trent Baalke said Friday. Case in point: The 49ers have drafted nine out of eleven projected 2014 offensive starters. The tenth,
>>The 49ers also know how to develop social media accounts. Shameless plug: Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Advertisement aside, Baalke outlined how the current social media landscape has added a new dynamic to player scouting. It has also changed the way players and fans interact with each other, for better or for worse.
>>Here’s an in-depth look at how the current team was built.
3. Vernon Is Being Traded
… on the stock market. Last week, 49ers.com’s Scott Kegley outlined partnership between
No word on when
4. Around The League
The Seattle Seahawks have made Earl Thomas the NFL’s highest paid safety, signing him to a four-year contract extension worth $40 million with $27.725 guaranteed.
>>Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly asserted that wide receiver DeSean Jackson was cut for purely “football reasons.”
>>The New Orleans Saints don’t plan to pick up a 2015 team option on running back Mark Ingram’s contract.