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- Matt Barrows of The Athletic writes that it is “uncertain” for the 49ers to bring back LB Malcolm Smith in 2019.
- While Barrows does not believe 49ers LB Elijah Lee has done enough to earn a starting spot, he does expect Lee to compete for the starting weakside linebacker role next season.
- As for the possibility of trading QB Nick Mullens, Barrows thinks the quarterback has more value to the 49ers as a backup than what they might get for him in return.
- Barrows expects 49ers QBs coach Rich Scangarello to receive interest around the league as an offensive coordinator.
- Barrows does not think teams will be interested in trading for 49ers DL Arik Armstead, who is under contract for $9 million in 2019.
- Ian Rapoport reports that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently disapproved the Chargers signing DT Tyrone Holmes to their practice squad, due to his status in the AAF.
- Rapoport adds that the AAF has released him, officially paving the way for him to sign with the Chargers.
- Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes that Seahawks HC Pete Carroll‘s extension through 2021 seems to be a strong indication that there won’t be an immediate sale of the franchise following the death of owner Paul Allen in October.
- Condotta adds that the team is not currently for sale, considering that Allen’s sister, Jody Allen, is dealing with urgent matters relating to his estate.