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49ers traded a conditional 2015 4th-rd pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson.
This could be a HUGE steal for the 49ers as they now have one of the more impressive wide receiver corps flush with great hands. Johnson brings a fantastic possession-receiver element much in the way Anquan Boldin brought last season and now the team has a wide receiver corps flush with great hands. Adding Johnson to a mix with Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis is going to be a big factor for a team usually known for its run-first mentality and it's going to keep defenses from loading up in the middle and from limiting coverage to just one or two receivers. Now the question remains, can Colin Kaepernick get them the ball? He's going to have to improve his field of vision and learn how to spread it out more if this is going to be a truly elite offense. The potential is certainly there, but he needs to show signs of improvement. The only one who loses out on this deal is second-year receiver Quinton Patton who is now buried even further down the depth chart. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Greg Hardy will miss Thursday's OTA for suspension appeal.
The reports are that the newest Cowboys defensive end will get his 10 game suspension reduced significantly. The problem is, no one knows what the league is doing anymore with their penalties. Remember that the league suspended Ray Rice two games for knocking out his fiancee, and Tom Brady four games for allegedly-sorta deflating footballs. Hardy already missed 15 games on the Commissioner's Exempt List last season, which will work in the favor of his appeal. He's currently not slated to return until Week 12. Analysis: Drew Phelps