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Here are the top 49ers headlines for Wednesday, February 17.
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Adam Peters Talks 2021 NFL Draft
While speaking with The Athletic, 49ers vice president of player personnel Adam Peters discussed how this year's draft may carry more weight than years prior. Following a season with a widespread loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL and NFLPA agreed to a drop in the salary cap. Although the league hasn't announced the 2021 salary cap number yet, it could end up being slightly higher than $175 million, far below the initial projections of $210 million. "With the cap going down so much, these draft picks are very, very valuable, and this is a very important draft for everyone," said Peters. "Because everyone's going to get crunched, with the exception of a couple of teams, in terms of being able to sign free agents."
Check out the who analysts are predicting will land in San Francisco in the first three 49ers Mock Draft Monday's below.
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Bay Area Black-Owned Business Spotlight
Amid the worldwide pandemic and the ongoing fight against social injustice, the San Francisco 49ers have, and will continue to support and elevate their neighbors and businesses surrounding the greater Bay Area. In addition to the organization's year-round efforts, the 49ers recently teamed up with U.S. Bank to provide several small businesses with gift cards and partnered with Visa to surprise two local Black-owned businesses with $10,000 grants. Additionally, the 49ers spent over $35,000 with multiple Black-owned businesses to aid in COVID-relief efforts.
Here's a curated list of several Black-owned businesses in the Bay Area, including some backed by 49ers players as well as the organization's Black employee resource group, 49ers B.U.I.L.D..
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