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4-12, 3rd in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers officially announced Joe Woods as their new defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator. Woods served as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos the past two seasons and got his NFL start with Niners coach Kyle Shanahan in Tampa Bay in 2004-2005. “In addition to being a tremendous coach with a wealth of knowledge, Joe is a great person that we believe will help bring the best out of our players,” Shanahan said. “Since we first worked together in Tampa, Joe has continued to gain invaluable experience in different schemes and coverages that will benefit our defense. Anybody who is familiar with Joe as a coach knows that he is passionate about the fundamentals of the game and we look forward to seeing the impact he has on our team.”

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49ers' Goodwin absence over wife's loss of twins

Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and his wife, Morgan Goodwin-Snow, released a video on their YouTube channel explaining that they again had gone through the anguish of losing unborn children.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner has officially been named to his first Pro Bowl as a replacement for Eagles DT Fletcher Cox, who is injured. Buckner was initially voted as a first alternate after posting 12 sacks in 2018, second most among interior defensive linemen.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers made a change to their coaching staff Tuesday, announcing the hiring of Kris Kocurek as the defensive line coach and the corresponding dismissal of Jeff Zgonina from that spot. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said the change was spurred by a desire to land Kocurek. “Kris has become one of the most respected defensive line coaches in the NFL over the last decade and has a proven track record of helping his players maximize their abilities,” Shanahan said. “When he recently became available, we acted aggressively to add him to our staff because his philosophy, and the style of play he coaches, fits our scheme and personnel very well. We're excited to get him in the meeting rooms and onto the field with our players. “I want to thank Jeff for his hard work and dedication to the 49ers over the last two seasons, as his contributions helped to build the foundation of both our defense and team as a whole. He is not only a good football coach, but also a good man, and we wish him the best personally and professionally.”

Graziano lists potential landing spots for Brown (1:09)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers continued the makeover of their health and performance departments Friday when they parted ways with head athletic trainer Jeff Ferguson. That move comes on the heels of the recent dismissal of strength coach Ray Wright. The 49ers vowed to look at ways to prevent the many injuries that have plagued them the past two seasons and the new hires will be charged with attempting to help in that regard. “Following a thorough evaluation, we have determined that now is the right time for a reboot in the structure and protocols of our health and performance areas," GM John Lynch said in a statement. "On behalf of our entire team, Kyle (Shanahan) and I would like to thank Ferg and Ray for the dedication and passion they brought to the 49ers organization."

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Reid's lawyers dispute claim testing was normal

Attorneys for Eric Reid dispute a joint statement by the NFL and NFL Players Association that says the Panthers safety was not singled out with excessive drug testing and they're demanding the league and the union "immediately issue a retraction.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

There are at least two NFL general managers in the building at tonight's national championship game. 49ers GM John Lynch and Raiders GM Mike Mayock are in the house. There's so much talent in this game that Mayock joked he could just draft from this game and get a 'B' from the draft analysts.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

One player in tonight's national title game that 49ers and their fans will have an eye on: Clemson edge rusher Clelin Ferrell. Ferrell is projected as a top 10 pick in this year's draft. The Niners have the second choice.

Super Bowl XXIV: 49ers trounce Broncos to go back-to-back (0:59)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers TE George Kittle's breakout season earned him a Pro Bowl nod and now he lands on the second-team All Pro list at tight end. Kittle, of course, set the record for most receiving yards by a TE in a season and led the league in yards after the catch.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier this week, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch said they would look into anything and everything that has contributed to the team's spate of injuries over the past two seasons. Presumably as part of the fallout from that, the team has parted ways with strength coach Ray Wright. Wright's dismissal comes after 17 players spent time on injured reserve this year and 24 did so in 2017. “It's been too big of a deal for two years," Shanahan said. "Injuries are pretty random, but it's also affected us huge. So, that's something that we definitely have to sit back and really look at it from all angles and put a lot of time into. Just try to find a better perspective at it.” That process is apparently already under way in Santa Clara.

Super Bowl XXIII: Montana's game-winning drive seals 49ers win (0:59)

Team Stats

Passing Yards241.715th
Rushing Yards118.913th
Points For21.321st
Points Against27.228th