Statement from the San Francisco 49ers on this morning’s incident at the stadium construction site:
“The 49ers organization was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the news at the construction site. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy. The 49ers family has lost a teammate today.”
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The San Francisco 49ers promoted WR Chad Hall from the team’s practice squad.
Hall (5-8, 187) was originally signed to the 49ers practice squad on November 27 and later released on December 15. He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 17.
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The Week 16 San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 5:20 PM PT on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the NFL announced today. The San Diego Chargers-New York Jets game will move to 10:00 AM PT on CBS and the New York Giants-Baltimore Ravens game will move to 1:25 PM PT on FOX.
With San Francisco’s Week 15 game against the New England Patriots slated for Sunday Night Football as well, the 49ers will play in prime time for two consecutive weeks.
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The San Francisco 49ers have released LS Ryan Pontbriand.
Pontbriand, a nine-year veteran, was signed by the club on 2/23/12.
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In his first season with the 49ers, head coach Jim Harbaugh was named AP Coach of the Year. Harbaugh is the first 49ers coach to win the award since Bill Walsh in 1981. Dick Nolan (1970) is the only other 49ers coach to win AP Coach of the Year.
Harbaugh led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game and a 13-3 regular season after virtually having no offseason due to the work stoppage.
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The San Francisco 49ers have promoted WR Joe Hastings to the team’s active roster from the practice squad.
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The Santa Clara Stadium Authority voted 7-0 tonight to accept terms of an $850 million construction loan for the new Santa Clara Stadium.
The approval of the loan and a 40-year lease agreement marks two of the final financial steps for the new stadium. Make-ready work at the construction site adjacent to Great America Park will begin next month and the official groundbreaking is expected in the spring of 2012.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed TE Chris Blohm to a three-year deal.
Blohm (6-4, 262) played collegiately at Yale, where he appeared in 30 games (17 starts), and registered 27 receptions for 270 yards with two touchdowns. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Greg Dubinetz Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the Yale lineman who best exemplifies the spirit of Greg Dubinetz.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed S Donte Whitner to a three-year deal.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed WR Braylon Edwards to a one-year deal.
A Pro Bowl selection in 2007, Edwards (6-3, 214) has played in 90 games (84 starts), registering 326 receptions for 5,142 yards and 39 touchdowns. He entered the league as the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. After being traded by the Browns to the New York Jets in October of 2009, he went on to play in 28 games (26 starts) and tallied 88 receptions for 1,445 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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