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Morning Report: Where Does Fred Warner Stand in PFF's LB Ranking? 🗞️

Good Morning Faithful,

Here are your top 49ers storylines for Monday, June 3rd.

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Fred Warner Sits at No. 1 in PFF's 'Top 32' LB Rankings Ahead of 2024

Although no NFL team stays the same year-to-year, the San Francisco 49ers managed to keep a large majority of its veteran corps from Super Bowl LVIII intact headed into next season. Among that group of returning veteran playmakers is linebacker Fred Warner, who was one of three athletes league wide to earn unanimous All-Pro honors in 2023 after amassing 132 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed and four interceptions. He also earned a 90.0-overall defensive grade from Pro Football Focus, the second-highest mark amongst all linebackers, and logged 600-plus more defensive snaps than the linebacker with the No. 1-overall grade.

Patrick Willis Visits Class of 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame Exhibit

As the NFL ramps up to the start of the 2024 season with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans slated for Thursday, August 1, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 took a trip to Canton, Ohio.

San Francisco 49ers legend Patrick Willis linked up with Dwight Freeney, Randy Gradishar, Devin Hester, Andre Johnson and Julius Peppers to see their names and faces displayed around the Hall of Fame building for the first time. The 2024 class held a meet and greet with NFL fans and unveiled the Pro Football Hall of Fame's newest exhibit on Friday, May 25.

Jennings Contract Extension, Kittle Recovery; 3 Takeaways from OTAs Week 2

The All-Pro tight end has been on hand for the team's OTAs but on the sidelines of practice as he recovers from core muscle surgery. Kittle shared that his injury was something he was dealing with midway through the 2023 season, and he and Charvarius Ward underwent surgeries within a week of each other for similar injuries. Kittle added that he is "progressing as planned" and on track to return in time for training camp in late July.

49ers Sign WR Jauan Jennings to One-Year Extension

The San Francisco 49ers announced the team has signed WR Jauan Jennings to a one-year extension through the 2025 season.

Jennings (6-3, 212) was originally selected in the seventh round (217th overall) by the 49ers in the 2020 NFL Draft. After spending his rookie season on the team's practice squad, Jennings has appeared in 45 games (seven starts) and registered 78 receptions for 963 yards and seven touchdowns in the three seasons since (2021-23). Jennings has also appeared in nine postseason games with San Francisco where he's tallied 20 receptions for 221 yards and one touchdown.

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