SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — edrick Hardman has died. He was 70.The team said he died Friday night.An-time All-Pro selection in 1971 and 1975 and Pro Bowl player in 1972 and 1976 Solomon Thomas Color Rush Jersey , Hardman anchored a defensive front nicknamed the “Gold Rush” that included Cleveland Elam, Tommy Hart and Jimmy Webb. Hardman is a member of San Francisco’s “10-Year Wall”, which honors all players who played at least 10 seasons with the team.“We are truly saddened by the loss of one of the all-time great 49ers, Cedrick Hardman,” the team said in a statement.“During his 10-year career in red and gold, he anchored the vaunted “Gold Rush” defensive line with a nonstop motor that put fear in the minds of opposing quarterbacks.”After leaving the 49ers, Hardman signed with the Oakland Raiders https://www.49ersfanshop.com/Mike-Mcglinchey-Jersey , where he appeared in 32 games over two seasons (1980-81) and was a member of the Super Bowl-winning team in the 1980 season.The former University of North Texas star was selected in the first round (ninth overall) by San Francisco in the 1970 NFL draft. He spent 10 seasons with the 49ers (1970-79) and appeared in 139 games (121 starts), the fifth-most among 49ers defensive linemen. Former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was once outspoken on Twitter. Now he’s less so.Bosa, who has praised President Trump and called Colin Kaepernick a “clown” in tweets that he later deleted, told Kevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN.com that he decided giving up his political tweeting was only practical because he might get drafted by the 49ers, who represent one of the most liberal cities in America.“I had to,” Bosa said. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”Bosa, of course Jimmie Ward Jersey , didn’t “have to” do anything. For an example of a player who chose to prioritize his freedom of expression over his NFL career, he need only look to Kaepernick, the so-called “clown” who isn’t in the NFL anymore because he kneeled during the national anthem. And Bosa certainly wouldn’t have suffered the same fate as Kaepernick — he’d get drafted no matter how much he tweeted about politics, although some teams might be weary of a player who would be polarizing with the fan base.Not wanting to risk a backlash, Bosa is now keeping his political opinions to himself.