Injury-riddled 2022 campaign
Mitchell (groin) finished the regular season with 45 rushing attempts for 279 yards and two touchdowns across five healthy games.
Mitchell suffered injuries to both of his knees at different points of the season, resulting in a loss of 12 games in addition to his starting role. The 24-year-old remained productive backing up Christian McCaffrey with a healthy 6.2 yards-per-carry average when healthy. Mitchell did suffer a groin injury during the 49ers' playoff run, but it was considered minor at the time. The standout 2021 sixth-round pick remains under contract for the 2023 campaign, putting him in position to spell McCaffrey if health permits.
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Dealt to 49ers
It was previously reported that Gonzalez was set to be released by the Panthers, but they have instead settled on a trade to the 49ers for an undisclosed return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gets released Thursday
The Panthers released Gonzalez on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Heads to 49ers on one-year pact
Darnold and the 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Undergoes elbow procedure
Purdy underwent surgery on his right elbow Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Surgery scheduled this week
Purdy (elbow) is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Hopes to have surgery next week
Purdy (elbow) will meet with his surgeon later this week and hopes to undergo surgery next week, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.
Purdy (elbow) will have his planned surgery date delayed from Feb. 22 until early March due to continued swelling, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Named top defensive player
Bosa was named the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Specific surgery still unclear
Purdy revealed during an appearance on KNBR San Francisco on Thursday that the plan to repair the tear of the UCL in his right throwing elbow on Feb. 22 may change during the surgery.
Purdy is slated to meet with Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Feb. 21 before undergoing surgery to repair the complete tear of the UCL is his right throwing elbow on Feb. 22, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.