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    49ers waive OLB Chase Thomas; Justin Smith's future still TBA; Chris Borland put on retired list

    Stanford product Chase Thomas was waived/injured Monday by the 49ers.Thomas, a backup outside linebacker, underwent surgery in March after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. 
    FB Bruce Miller charged with misdemeanor vandalism, not assault
    Fullback Bruce Miller is being charged with misdemeanor vandalism after an investigation into an alleged assault against his fiancee, the Santa Clara County District Attorney Office announced Monday. 

    Position-by-position analysis of 49ers (almost) full roster
    Coach Jim Tomsula's initial, 90-man roster is nearly filled. (Player-by-player position groups listed below. 

    49ers' Day 3 selections
    San Francisco 49ers select seven players on final day of NFL draft. 

    49ers turn to offense on Day 3, with one notable exception
    Six of the final seven players drafted by the 49ers play on offense except for punter Bradley Pinion, who might challenge incumbent Andy Lee. 

    That's a (draft) wrap, perfect 10 or not from 49ers Trent Baalke and Co.
    With a new coach at his side, general manager Trent Baalke s draft habits stayed true to form as he built a 10-man draft class for the embattled 49ers. 

    Jim Tomsula watched, learned and praised Trent Baalke when 10-man draft class completed
    Jim Tomsula expressed unabashed admiration Satudfay for the job general manager Trent Baalke did in rounding up a 10-man draft class. 

    NFL Draft: Around the NFC West
    Here's a quick look at what the 49ers' rivals in the NFC West did during the draft:Arizona CardinalsThe Cardinals added another piece to help rebuild their offensive line with their first-round pick D. 

    Undrafted free agent tracker: QB signed from (where else?) South Carolina
    Quarterback Dylan Thompson went undrafted but still joined two South Carolina teammates in becoming 49ers on Saturday. 

    49ers 7th-round pick (b): South Carolina's Rory 'Busta' Anderson joins crowded TE corps
    The 49ers rounded out their 10-man draft class with a seventh-round selection of tight end Rory "Busta" Anderson. 

    49ers 7th-round pick (a): Florida OL Trenton Brown checks in at 6-8, 355
    General manager Trent Baalke entered the draft saying: "We want to be big." They don't come much bigger than seventh-round draft pick Trenton Brown, a Florida offensive lineman who checks in at 6-foot-8 and 355 pounds. 

    49ers sixth-round pick: Boston College OL Ian Silberman
    Ian Silberman became the first offensive lineman selected by the 49ers in this draft, going in the sixth round at 190th overall. 

    5th-round pick: Clemson punter Bradley Pinion
    Clemson's Bradley Pinion became the first punter selected in this year's draft Saturday, and he's the first taken by the 49ers since Andy Lee in 2004. 

    Fourth-round pick (c): Georgia Tech WR DeAndre Smelter
    The 49ers picked up their first wide receiver of this year's draft by selecting Georgia Tech's DeAndre Smelter with their third selection in Saturday's fourth round. 

    Fourth-round pick (b): South Carolina RB Mike Davis
    Mike Davis, South Carolina's successor to Marcus Lattimore, was drafted in Saturday's fourth round by the 49ers at 126th overall. 

    Fourth-round pick (a): Oklahoma TE Blake Bell
    Oklahoma tight end Blake Bell became the first offensive player selected by the 49ers in this draft, chosen with the first of their three picks in the fourth round. 

    GM Trent Baalke: 'We wanted to stay big, get faster and guys that could contribute on four downs'
    Two days and three draft picks down, the 49ers intent was clear: restock their defense.Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt and Virginia pass rusher Eli Harold arrived in Friday s second- and third-rounds, following Thursday s first-round arrival of Oregon defensive tackle Arik Armstead . 

    49ers continue to restock defense
    The San Francisco 49ers add Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt in the second round and Virginia pass rusher Eli Harold in the third round of the NFL draft, following Thursday's first-round arrival of Oregon defensive tackle Arik Armstead.
     

    Third-round pick: Virginia DE Eli Harold
    If the 49ers intent to reinforce their defense wasn't already clear, it should be considering their first three picks were used on that side of the ball. 

    NFL Draft: 49ers pick OLB Harold from Virginia
    Virginia's Eli Harold goes to 49ers in third round. 

    NFL draft: A closer look 49ers picks Jaquiski Tartt and Eli Harold
    A look at the 49ers' picks in the second and third rounds. 

    Second-round pick: 49ers take safety Jaquiski Tartt
    Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt is the latest addition to an ever-changing secondary as the 49ers drafted him in Thursday s second round (46th overall). 

    NFL Draft: 49ers take Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt
    Trent Baalke throws draft a curveball to start off day two. 

    Arik Armstead arrives at 49ers HQ wanting to 'earn everything' as top pick
    #49ers No. 1 pick Arik Armstead pic.twitter.com/xoF20IXqzD— Cam Inman (@CamInman) May 1, 2015Arik Armstead used to watch "Niner film" at the University of Oregon. 

    New 49er Armstead studied 49ers who came before him
    How quickly Armstrong catches onto the 49ers' system will factor into whether he can start right away.  

    Live updates: NFL Draft, Friday at 4 p.m.
    Join our NFL beat writers and columnists for breaking news and instant analysis of the draft picks by the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. 

    Studying how all 32 first-round picks impact 49ers
    Here is how every pick of Thursday night's first round influences the 49ers, in some way or another:1. 

    Tall order: Arik Armstead (6-foot-7) arrives to fortify once-dominant defense
    Meet Arik Armstead, tabbed by the 49ers with their first-round draft pick to help fortify a once-dominant defensive front. 

    Jim Tomsula transcript: 'You ve seen enough plays that he s got some power and push and explosion'
    Jim Tomsula was a happy, first-year coach Thursday night. Having coached the 49ers defensive line the previous eight seasons, his first draft pick as a head coach is defensive tackle Arik Armstead. 

    Trent Baalke transcript: 'He's a tremendous athlete for his size and that position'
    Here is what general manager Trent Baalke had to say following Thursday night's selection of Arik Armstead at No. 

     
     
     
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    'An Ember in the Ashes' poised to set YA market afire

    After a launch party April 28 at Kepler's Books, Sabaa Tahir of Mountain View will embark on a seven-city national book tour; and Paramount has already snapped up the movie rights in a seven-figure deal and foreign rights have been sold in 24 countries.