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Falcons cut ties with OLB Beasley, set to become free agent

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons have cut ties with outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the NFL in sacks in the team's run to the Super Bowl but didn't come close to matching that production over the last three seasons. The decision announced Monday means the 27-year-old Beasley will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 18. “As we continue to craft our 2020 roster, we'd like to thank Vic for five years of effort on behalf of our organization,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement.

Without new Falcons deal, OLB Beasley becoming free agent

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the team announced Monday it will not pursue contract negotiations with him. "As we continue to craft our 2020 roster, we'd like to thank Vic for five years of effort on behalf of our organization," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement on the team's website. Beasley, who has 37.5 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and two touchdowns in 60 starts over five seasons with the Falcons, will be able to strike a deal with other teams when the new NFL year begins March 18.

‘We’ll be back’ says shellshocked Niners coach

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan insisted his team would bounce back after a fourth quarter collapse left their Super Bowl dream in ruins here Sunday. Shanahan could only watch in horror as the 49ers saw a 20-10 fourth quarter lead evaporate as the Kansas City Chiefs ran out 31-20 winners. It was a grim case of deja vu for Shanahan, who had been offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons at the 2017 Super Bowl when they surrendered a 28-3 lead to New England.

49ers’ Tevin Coleman is all too familiar with Super Bowl heartbreak

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Not being able to do anything to prevent his team from blowing a double-digit lead in the second half of a Super Bowl has become an all-too-familiar feeling for 49ers running back Tevin Coleman. It happened three years ago when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. "It definitely feels the same," Coleman said.

Super Bowl 2020: 49ers 20-31 Chiefs

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in 50 years as they overturned a 10-point deficit inside the final seven minutes to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. San Francisco appeared poised to win a sixth Lombardi Trophy, which would have drawn them level with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers as the NFL's most successful franchises, when they led 20-10 heading into the closing stages on Sunday. However, Chiefs quarterback Mahomes – who had been intercepted twice by a swarming 49ers defense – threw late touchdown passes to Travis Kelce and Damien Williams to add to his rushing score in the first quarter.

49ers takeaways: What we learned in 31-20 Super Bowl loss vs. Chiefs

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In his return trip to the Super Bowl, it was an all-too-familiar result for 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. The 49ers blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, as Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes rallied his team to a 31-20 victory in Super Bowl LIV. Shanahan was on the wrong end of another big Super Bowl comeback just three years earlier, when as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.

Who will Chiefs host to start the season?

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

The 2020 NFL season will begin in Kansas City — unless the NFL has some sort of other game cooked up for the 100th anniversary season (not 100th season) of the league. The home schedule includes the usual AFC West suspects (Raiders, Broncos, Chargers), along with the Patriots, Jets, Falcons, Panthers, and Texans. The most obvious candidate for Week One will be the Patriots, with the Texans the only other plausible matchup.

Super Bowl LIV offers chance at redemption for Andy Reid, Kyle Shanahan

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Super Bowl LIV promises a lot of excitement on the field of play Sunday once the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs kickoff in Miami at 6:30 p.m. E.T. on Fox. But the sidelines offer their own intrigue.

How 49ers’ close wins were ‘stepping stones’ to NFC Championship Game

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

The 49ers are playing in their first NFC Championship Game in seven years Sunday when they host the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium. Left tackle Joe Staley is the only player remaining on the roster from the last one, but the 49ers feel like they've been here before. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo told Westwood One Radio's Scott Graham as much on Sunday's episode of "NFL Insider." Garoppolo's reasoning?

How Kyle Shanahan, 49ers handled 2017’s 0-9 start later led to success

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

In fact, the 49ers' future general manager just weeks before they officially joined up for the massive rebuild said the exact same thing during a national TV broadcast. "I want an arrogant coach," then-FOX analyst John Lynch said on an Atlanta Falcons playoff broadcast. Shanahan went from being the Falcons' offensive coordinator to the 49ers' head coach a short time later.