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49ers HC Shares Why the Team Released Ex-First Rounder


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Kyle Shanahan calls a play during the October 10 road game at Arizona.

Kyle Shanahan only coached Dre Kirkpatrick on the field for four games this season with the San Francisco 49ers before the team decided to waive the former 2012 first round cornerback on Tuesday, November 16.

Kirkpatrick was on the 49ers’ field for 95 total snaps according to Pro Football Focus, but his coverage grades each game never surpassed a 59.4 grade.

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There was also this botched tackle attempt by Kirkpatrick in his last appearance as a 49er:

But was Kirkpatrick’s coverage lapses and overall defensive ability a big reason why Shanahan and the 49ers decided it was best to go a different direction with the 6-foot-2, 190-pound defender?

Shanahan revealed the real reasoning behind

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2021-22 NHL Schedule to Be Released Thursday on ‘SportsCenter’ | Bleacher Report

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The Tampa Bay Lightning just won their second straight Stanley Cup on July 7, but the NHL is already turning its attention to the upcoming season.

Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press cited a source from ESPN PR and noted the league will announce the 2021-22 regular-season schedule on Thursday during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter.

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the league is wasting little time focusing on the start of next season as it attempts to return to normalcy with the schedule. After all, the 2019-20 campaign was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a truncated 2020-21 season that started later.

The divisions were realigned in an effort to minimize travel during the pandemic, which reshaped the playoff picture.

There are still remaining questions about what the upcoming season will look like,

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