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Morning Report: Sorensen Discusses Goals for 49ers Defense in 2024 🗞️

Good Morning Faithful,

Here are your top 49ers storylines for Tuesday, May 14th.

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Nick Sorensen Talks New DC Role; 3 Takeaways from Rookie Minicamp

For the first time since being named the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator, Nick Sorensen discussed his new position, responsibilities and expectations as he takes over as the team's defensive playcaller. Sorensen is entering his third season with San Francisco, spending the 2022 season as a defensive assistant and last year as a defensive passing game/nickel coach. He takes over after working under former defensive coordinators DeMeco Ryans (2022) and Steve Wilks (2023).

5 Things to Know: Running Back Isaac Guerendo

In the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Isaac Guerendo from the University of Louisville with the 129th-overall pick.

"I'm excited to get to work," Guerendo said after being drafted.

Keep reading to learn more about San Francisco's newest running back.

49ers Sign Draft Picks and Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed six of the team's eight draft picks, each to four-year deals, along with eight undrafted rookie free agents.

Draft pick signings:

49ers Mourn Passing of Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmy Johnson passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the age of 86.

Statement from the San Francisco 49ers organization:
"The 49ers family is deeply saddened by the passing of one of the NFL's all-time greats, Jimmy Johnson. Jimmy embodied the essence of what it meant to be a 49er. He was the ultimate gentleman and will be remembered for his humility, kindness and loveable demeanor. We send our condolences to his wife Gisela and his entire family at this difficult time."

NorCal Native Jarrett Kingston Talks Playing for the Hometown Team

While most of the San Francisco 49ers 2024 draft class needed to hop on planes to report to rookie minicamp, all that sixth-round pick Jarrett Kingston needed to do was get in his car and drive roughly three and a half hours south.

Anderson sits on the outskirts of Redding, CA, so it wouldn't be totally off base to think Kingston may have grown up a member of the Faithful. However, that's not exactly the case. He's new to the team and the fandom but quickly embracing all things 49ers.

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