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Calls for NFL boycott emerging from Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

The crowdsourcing effort by teams like the Ravens to determine whether Colin Kaepernick should have a job now has another factor to consider: Fans who believe Kaepernick is being unfairly shunned may shun pro football. In addition to online petitions that have lingered for the past few weeks, the Atlanta NAACP announced on Friday a [more]

McCloughan: Jags should be patient with QBs they have

Former San Francisco and Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan made his first visit to PFT Live (as a non-G.M.) on Monday, and I had a project for him. I pretended to be Tom Coughlin (Scot even called five minutes early), and I asked him to pretend to be G.M. Dave Caldwell. We then tried to identify [more]

John Lynch regrets calling anthem protests “divisive”

John Lynch is following the footsteps of Hue Jackson, with those footsteps backpedaling from their first round of remarks about national anthem protests. With a chance to reflect and to see Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long standing together last night, the 49ers General Manager now wishes he’d have chosen his words more carefully, saying he [more]

C.J. Beathard will be No. 2 quarterback for 49ers on Saturday

The 49ers used Matt Barkley as their No. 2 quarterback in their first preseason game, but they’ll go in a different direction against the Broncos this weekend. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday that rookie C.J. Beathard will relieve Brian Hoyer after Hoyer and the first-team offense play somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 plays. [more]

Scot McCloughan visits PFT Live on Friday

He recently has emerged as a compelling and informative presence on Twitter. On Friday, he’ll make a phone call to PFT Live. Former San Francisco and Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan will join the show at 8:35 a.m. ET to talk some football. And only football. We won’t be delving in to his departure from Washington [more]

Aqib Talib on tiff with Pierre Garςon: “I’ve been in real fights; that was nothing”

Aqib Talib and Pierre Garςon mixed it up during a joint practice between their teams. But apparently all’s well that ends well as the two posed for a photo with Von Miller after the practice ended. “At the end of the practice, they were sitting, laughing with each other, talking,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, [more]

Reuben Foster expected to play Saturday

49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster‘s mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder isn’t expected to keep him from playing Saturday. “I expect him to,” coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “We want to be smart with him, regardless, but I would expect him to.” The 49ers [more]

49ers sign LB Shayne Skov

The 49ers announced they signed linebacker Shayne Skov to a one-year deal on Thursday.   Skov rejoins the 49ers after spending the previous three years in San Francisco. In his career, Skov has appeared in 24 games with two tackles and 12 tackles on special teams. The 49ers waived him May 2.   Skov, 27, [more]

Reuben Foster dealing with AC joint sprain

Before this year’s draft, there were concerns about linebacker Reuben Foster‘s shoulder that contributed to his slip from the top of the first round to the 31st pick. The 49ers traded up to make that pick and said after making the selection that they weren’t overly concerned about the possibility of Foster being held back [more]

Von Miller has high praise for the 49ers’ offensive tackles

The 49ers have a lot of work to do on rebuilding from last year’s 2-14 season, but they’re set at the important position of offensive tackle. That’s the word from Broncos pass rusher Von Miller, who has been going against the 49ers’ offensive tackles in the teams’ joint practices. Miller said Trent Brown, the 49ers’ [more]

John Lynch: Joint practices “great opportunity” to explore trades

When teams hold joint practices during the summer, there’s often talk about the benefits that come from working against other players after spending weeks with the familiar faces on their own roster. The 49ers hope to get some of those benefits while working with the Broncos this week, but that’s not the only potential plus [more]

49ers place Donavin Newsom on injured reserve

The 49ers announced Wednesday they placed linebacker Donavin Newsom on injured reserve and waived linebacker Jayson DiManche with an injury designation. Newsom collided with safety Chanceller James on Aug. 9. The undrafted rookie from Missouri left in an ambulance. He spent two nights in the hospital with a concussion but had no cervical spine fractures. [more]

John Lynch respects players’ reasons for kneeling during anthem but says it’s “divisive”

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the face of the national anthem protests last season. Two of his teammates, Eli Harold and Eric Reid, later joined him. While Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the anthem in games over the weekend, every 49ers player, including Harold and Reid, [more]

Ravens reportedly close to deal with Jeremy Zuttah

The Ravens are “close” to a deal to reunite with center Jeremy Zuttah, according to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun. Per Preston, discussions have become “more intense” between the Ravens and Zuttah about a return. He cautioned, though, that the Colts remain in the picture. Zuttah visited Indianapolis this week. Zuttah made the Pro [more]

Tramaine Brock’s agent says 49ers lied about lack of interest in reunion

After former 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock was cleared on domestic violence charges, a report emerged that the team had contacted Brock about a reunion. Coach Kyle Shanahan promptly denied it. Now that Brock has signed with the Seahawks, his agent says that the 49ers are full of  it. “The 49ers denied it, but they called [more]

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