San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: What to expect from Kittle this season; Can safeties Ward and Tartt stay healthy this season?; plus more

Niners strong safety Jaquiski Tartt hasn’t played since he suffered a rib injury in the team’s loss in Baltimore on Dec. 1. Photo By Nick Wass / AP

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe George Kittle who signed one of the largest contracts for a tight end at $75 million for five years. Talk about some of the things expected from Kittle this season.

#2 Talk about 49ers safeties Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt and how important it will be for them to stay healthy this season?

#3 Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who came to the 49ers from the Denver Broncos last season won a Super Bowl with the team and left as quickly as he came and signed on with the New Orleans Saints back in March for $19 million was there any way the 49ers could have kept Sanders from getting away?

#4 Taking a look at running back Raheem Mostert who recently came to an agreement with the 49ers and at one time was about to leave San Francisco but a resolution was administered how important was it for the 49ers to sign Mostert?

#5 As far as rushing is concerned talk about how you see the kind of season that Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerrick McKinnon will have?

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Kittle wants to be more than a tight end; Garoppolo encourages fans to wear a mask

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle who is negotiating a contract with the team says he would like to be known more than just a tight end on his new contract (bleacherreport.com file photo)

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers and 49ers tight end George Kittle are still a ways apart from reaching an agreement with Kittle saying he doesn’t want to be a just a tight end on his contract.

#2 Kittle said he’s more than a tight end and has games where he’s caught some passes and more than likely wants to be in that role as well.

#3 Kittle who was voted the seventh best player in the league wants to be more than a tight end because the tight end market is not offering what Kittle feels he’s worth.

#4 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the NFL and NFL players are trying to workout a Covid-19 economic proposal some of the details of the safety issues are in question and Lynch has call negotiations “tricky”

#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has made a public service message encouraging everyone to wear a mask to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and will wear a mask under his helmet this season.

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com