SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Second-year 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has been elevated to the active roster less than 24 hours after the team announced he was on the active/non-football injury list. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The mass exodus of big-name players, starters and stars on both sides of the ball made headlines all offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, new coach Jim Tomsula worked to assemble his team and an experienced coaching staff. Many wonder whether San Francisco can contend with all the turnover and departures of players such as franchise rushing leader Frank Gore, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis, a pair of 2010 first-round draft pick offensive linemen in retired Anthony Davis and departed Mike Iupati – just to name a few. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Second-year running back Carlos Hyde, who will be counted upon to carry the load following Frank Gore's departure, has been placed on the active/non-football injury list four days ahead of the start of training camp for the San Francisco 49ers. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The alleged victim in the bizarre Miami Dolphins hazing scandal from a few years ago has decided to retire. But it has nothing to do with that. Jonathan Martin, who was claimed by the Carolina Panthers this offseason after a one-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers, is walking away from football according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Former #Dolphins & #49ers OL Jonathan Martin is retiring, source said. A back injury means surgery, and he’s choosing to walk away. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2015 Back injuries are no laughing matter, so Martin’s decision is understandable. He never found his form in the league as the 42nd overall pick (second round) by the Dolphins in 2012. Martin, 25, started 16 games as a rookie and seven more in 2013 for the Dolphins before finding himself embroiled in a scandal that centered around former teammate Richie Incognito. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] An NFL investigation was launched into what became a national story that far surpassed football and the subject of bullying when it was found that Incognito and other teammates (perhaps egged on by then-OL coach Jim Turner) harassed Martin and ostracized him from the locker room. Independent investigator Ted Wells (he of the Tom Brady/deflate-gate fame now) wrote a 144-page report that, in hindsight, may have unintentionally hurt Martin’s reputation in league circles — fairly or not — as it did that of Incognito, who is projected to be a starting guard for the Buffalo Bills this season after sitting out the past season after being suspended by the Dolphins. Martin was traded to the 49ers prior to last season, where he played for his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh, as a low-risk investment. But Martin struggled last season as a replacement starter (nine games) and was waived this offseason. Although he was expected to compete for a job with the depth-riddled Panthers, Martin opted to step aside amid serious injury concerns. But even with the injury, scouts who spoke to Martin before the 2012 draft did openly wonder how much he truly loved the game. The answer to that question might be: not enough to risk potentially serious long-term effects. – - – - – - – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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OPEN CAMP: Aug. 1, Santa Clara, California. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Will Carlos Hyde explode as the 49ers' feature back? Evan Silva examines in his 2015 49ers Fantasy Preview. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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If Tom Brady really is the no-good cheater that many folks have made him out to be, there are plenty of people who want to associate with a no-good cheater. From March 1 to May 31, as Ted Wells was investigating Brady for his role in deflate-gate and the NFL was punishing him after the report was published, Brady topped the list of NFL merchandise sales for the first time in his career. The NFLPA released the list on Thursday. Brady finished third in the NFLPA’s year-end list for last season. Hey, people needed jerseys to snap the pic of the No. 12 for their Twitter avatar in support of Brady. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] This is probably the proof of “all publicity is good publicity.” Wells released his report on May 6. Five days later, the NFL announced penalties for deflate-gate, including a four-game suspension for Brady. Having his name constantly in the news helped at the sales counter. For the list that Brady topped, the NFLPA counts all sales of licensed merchandise including jerseys, figurines, photos and bobbleheads, among other things. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick led all players in jersey sales, followed by Brady. In the quarter before this one, Brady was in the news a bit for some positive results. He won his fourth Super Bowl over the Seattle Seahawks in early February, orchestrating a fantastic fourth-quarter comeback against one of the best secondaries in NFL history. That performance solidified what was already a pretty good argument that Brady is the best quarterback in NFL history. That performance also likely helped sales, and so did the controversy. Patriots fans wanted to support Brady as he received what they felt was unfair treatment by the NFL and it seems they did so by buying stuff that had his name and likeness on it. Whatever has been said about how the controversy will affect Brady’s legacy and popularity, leading the NFLPA’s sales list for the first time ever probably is a better indicator than random speculation. Here’s the complete top 10 in the NFLPA’s sales list: 1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots  2. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers  3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks  4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers  5. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos  6. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans  7. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks  8. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants  9. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans  10. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – - – - – - – Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The San Francisco 49ers just can’t quite seem to get over Jim Harbaugh, even if they aren’t calling him by name. In a profile in The MMQB of new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula, who served on Harbaugh’s staff, 49ers owner Jed York made a thinly veiled dig at Harbaugh in trying to pompom for the new guy.  “Culture is huge. That’s the difference between a championship-caliber team and a championship team,” York said. “You look at the Golden State Warriors. They were the dumbest team in the NBA for letting Mark Jackson go, who won the most games in the franchise’s history. How could you be so dumb? They bring in Steve Kerr, who has been around the game for a long period of time but has never coached before. Kerr changes the culture, comes in with a different perspective, and look what happens.” This is a pretty limp way to endorse Tomsula and feels like it’s geared as more of a dig on Harbaugh. The two sides parted after (at least) a yearlong period of contention, and York hasn’t passed up on too many chances to lob long-range bombs at the former coach who appears very much moved on at Michigan.  [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] When sports teams hire a new head coach, especially when things go poorly with the old coach, it’s often a dog-and-pony show to try to sell the new one to the fans and media who might be in need of convincing. The 49ers attempted this with Tomsula, and the early returns — the opening press conference — were pretty awful. Coaches don’t need to be orators, and that never was made more clear than under Harbaugh’s watch, but Tomsula badly stumbled through his opening presser — and somehow was even worse in this follow-up session that day — and came off as unprepared and uncomfortable in the spotlight. It seemed to become clear at that moment that pumping up the new coach prior to the first game would have to be achieved through different methods. Or maybe York is just cheap and bitter. We can’t prove that. We only can infer from his words and actions. Tomsula’s words will be fed to him from 49ers management, and the organization can continue to push its new coach’s up-by-his-bootstraps roots all it wants — if he doesn’t win, he’s toast.  Comparing Tomsula to Kerr? Apples to kumquats. Not even comparable. Kerr played in the NBA, won two titles and was an ace TV analyst. Tomsula is a respected league grunt, but there are dozens of those and not all of them are cut out for head-coaching duties. Plus, the 49ers, who have been slaughtered by personnel losses too this offseason, are nowhere near akin to what the Golden State Warriors have, talent-wise. If Tomsula is going to be successful as a coach, he’s going to have to do yeoman’s work with a shelled roster, rebuild Colin Kaepernick and reinforce what once was the team’s clear strength — the trenches — but now looms as a big concern. Judging York’s words, it’s not clear if he or the team truly believe that can happen under Tomsula’s watch. – - – - – - – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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