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REPORTS: Patrick Willis To Retire

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Patrick Willis, according to reports, set to retire. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

On the heels of Frank Gore leaving for the Philadelphia Eagles, and rumors of Colin Kaepernick being on the trade block, nothing could prepare Niner fans for the Monday morning bombshell:

Patrick Willis will retire.

Mike Florio of set the stage with a tweet alluding to a surprise announcement from San Francisco, pertaining to a key player that would not return for 2015.

Then Rand Getlin, of Yahoo Sports broke the news: "The 49ers are bracing themselves for the loss of LB Patrick Willis. Expecting him to retire."

Stay tuned for more detail on this rapidly developing story.

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