Longtime San Francisco 49ers Player Dead At 83

SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 06: A view of a San Francisco 49ers helmet during warm ups prior to the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Just days before the San Francisco 49ers are due for their toughest game of the year, the franchise has lost one of its all-time greats.

On Friday, the team announced the passing of former linebacker and special teams captain Ed Beard. He was 83 years old.

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