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  • 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan: 'Armstead has done a good job inside and outside'

    Arik Armstead, the San Francisco 49ers’ 2015 first-round pick, has slimmed down in an effort to become a quicker edge pass rusher.

Arik Armstead, the San Francisco 49ers’ 2015 first-round pick, has slimmed down in an effort to become a quicker edge pass rusher. Paul Kitagaki Sacramento Bee
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Arik Armstead is at his lightest since high school. Why this could spur heavy results

July 30, 2017 3:52 PM

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