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- General manager John Lynch said that he is "very pleased" with McDonald's performance in a crowded tight end competition during training camp, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
- Head coach Kyle Shanahan noted McDonald's recent positive growth in learning the new offense during training camp, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official site reports.
- McDonald (shoulder) -- who was subject of trade talks during the draft -- remains with the 49ers for the time being, but will have to earn his spot as the team's top tight end, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.
- The 49ers tried to trade McDonald (shoulder) during the draft, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
- The 49ers may be trying to trade McDonald (shoulder), Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
- McDonald (shoulder) could face competition from Garrett Celek, Blake Bell and free-agent addition Logan Paulsen, ESPN.com reports.
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- Coyle (ribs) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's joint practice with the Broncos, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.
- Bowman left Thursday's practice early due to a mild AC joint sprain, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
- Barkley will be the third-string quarterback in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Broncos, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
- Beathard will be the second-string quarterback in Saturday's preseason tilt against Denver, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
- Foster (shoulder) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Broncos, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
- DiManche (hamstring) was waived/injured by the 49ers on Wednesday, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.