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Morning Tailgate: Aug. 24

Posted by Taylor Price on August 24, 2012 – 9:38 AM

The 49ers players have the day off, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be heard from this Friday on 49ers.com.

Our latest Niner Talk podcast features an interview with starting cornerback Tarell Brown who discussed the team’s Sunday preseason contest against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Brown said the first-team defense is excited for the challenge and as always, looking to hit everything moving.

The interview also covered Brown’s road trip necessities which included Welch’s fruit snacks and a round neck pillow for long cross-country naps. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, a writer frequently linked in the Morning Tailgate, also joined the latest podcast to discuss 49ers storylines heading into Week 3 of the preseason and the frontrunners for his yearly “Iron Bee” award.

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Tony Jerod-Eddie Gets His Kicks

Posted by Taylor Price on June 1, 2012 – 11:05 AM

As an undrafted rookie in the National Football League, there’s plenty of juggling taking place off the field. Players have to manage their time efficiently while learning a new playbook, the name’s of veteran teammates and the coaching styles of a new staff. That happens all while rookies adjust to a new environment in a new city.

Apparently, defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie has taken the juggling term to the field, literally.

The 6-foot-5, 301-pound Texas A&M product could be spotted passing a soccer ball around with defensive line mates Will Tukuafu and Isaac Sopoaga prior to Thursday’s Organized Team Activity in Santa Clara.

It wasn’t so much seeing the players kick the ball around that was surprising, it was the juggling skills of Jerod-Eddie that was rather astonishing. The massive lineman had no problem flicking the soccer ball from foot to foot while defensive teammates looked on.

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49ers Add DT Jerod-Eddie

Posted by Alex Espinoza on May 7, 2012 – 12:35 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have signed DT Tony Jerod-Eddie.

Jerod-Eddie (6-5, 301) starred at Texas A&M, where he played in 51 games (38 starts) for the Aggies and produced 148 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. A second-team All-Big 12 pick in 2011, he set career highs in tackles (56), TFLs (7.0), sacks (5.0) and forced fumbles (1).

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