Buffalo Bills have confirmed the signing of veteran free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin on a one-year deal. Boldin, 36, caught 67 passes for 584 yards for the Lions last season, but more important for the Bills, he had eight touchdown catches in 2016. In 14 NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2003-09), Ravens (2010-12), San Francisco 49ers (2013-15) and Detroit Lions, Boldin has 1,076 receptions for 13,779 yards and 82 touchdowns.

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SANTA CLARA – A year ago, Kyle Shanahan was at the controls of one of the most high-powered offenses in NFL history. He parlayed his success as the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator into his new role as the head coach of the 49ers – a team that featured one of the worst offenses in the NFL. But Shanahan said on "The 49ers Insider Podcast" on NBCSportsBayArea.com that he believes his team could be a lot better than expected. The 49ers are coming off a 2-14 season under Chip Kelly, who was fired after just one season. “I feel confident with our guys,” Shanahan said. “We got some guys who compete. Collectively, we have a smart group of people who can all play together. And I think we’ll be able

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The 28-year-old, Most Valuable Player in the 2014 Super Bowl when he was with the Seattle Seahawks, was injured in team practice on Saturday and an MRI scan later confirmed the extent of the damage. After playing with the Oakland Raiders for the last two seasons, Smith joined the 49ers in the off-season when he signed a five-year $26.5 million deal.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan's fears about Malcolm Smith's pectoral injury were confirmed Saturday, when an MRI revealed a tear that could end the linebacker's season before it gets started. Smith suffered the injury during practice Saturday at Levi's Stadium. Moments after that workout, Shanahan suggested that Smith would miss an extended period of time but had expressed hope that he might be able to play this season. Those hopes were dashed after an MRI showed that Smith suffered a torn pectoral, the team confirmed Saturday night. Although the injury is likely to keep Smith out for the season, the Niners have not yet made a roster move and could explore their

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Hard Knocks, the annual NFL-HBO partnership chronicling one team’s training camp, kicks off its new season on Tuesday night. But the Buccaneers aren’t the only team giving fans an inside look at their operation.
The 49ers have announced that they’re

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Saturday's open practice at Levi's Stadium, putting in doubt the status of one of the team's most coveted offseason additions. Smith, 28, left the field during full-team drills after working with the starters throughout training camp next to All-Pro NaVorro Bowman in the new-look defense. Smith, the MVP of Seattle's Super Bowl-winning team in the 2013 season, was brought in by San Francisco on a five-year contract in March.

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SANTA CLARA – The 49ers’ abrupt release Thursday of wide receiver Bruce Ellington served as another reminder that all players brought to the organization under one of the previous systems are vulnerable. Tight end Vance McDonald, who was the subject of trade talks during the draft, may not be a perfect fit for the 49ers’ scheme. But he has done a commendable job in training camp in his bid to retain his spot with the organization. McDonald caught five passes during practice on Thursday. Four of his receptions came from starting quarterback Brian Hoyer. He also collected a 15-yard scoring pass from C.J. Beathard, which McDonald punctuated by flattening rookie cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon inside

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After four practices, including two days of padded, contact work, the 49ers have their first day off of training camp on Tuesday. Coach Kyle Shanahan will begin working on more situations when the team returns to the practice field on Wednesday, he said. “We wanted to go two days of our base offense without pads, two days of our base offense and defense with pads, not really doing specific situations,” Shanahan said. “We’ve been walking through two-minute stuff in our walk-throughs in the afternoon. We’ll get in a lot more situational stuff in our fifth practice when we come back.” The break in the action allows us a chance to take a step back. Here is the latest edition of the 49ers Mailbag

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San Francisco 49ers rookie Reuben Foster watched the training camp film Sunday evening. Right about then, instinct kicked in and Foster locked into one mode: Nuke it. Right about the time Foster was blowing up the fullback, he realized he’d just sold out in horrendous fashion to a run fake.

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For all the wrinkles and formations in Kyle Shanahan's new offense as San Francisco 49ers coach, there is one aspect that might be most important. As one of the league's biggest proponents of play-action passes out of the same formations as his base run plays, Shanahan's philosophy is to make the defense commit to stopping the run or pass and then beat the defenders by running the opposite. By making run plays look like passes and passes like runs, Shanahan wants to make the defense react a step late crashing against the run even on a handoff or dropping back in coverage on a pass.

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