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Colin Kaepernick is on the short list for Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine (which like most magazines is now more like a pamphlet) annually names a Person of the Year. A football player who has played no football at all this year is one of the finalists. Via, unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made the short list. He graced the cover of the pamphletzine a [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Fun to watch Jimmy Garoppolo lead us to a win

The 49ers didn’t rush quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into the starting lineup after the late October trade that sent him from New England to Santa Clara and his first start proved to be worth the wait. Garoppolo couldn’t get the 49ers into the end zone, but he moved the team into position for five field goals [more]

NFC playoff picture: Shakeup Sunday

The NFC playoff picture remained unchanged for a couple of weeks, but we knew things would look different once Week 13 was in the books. Six of the top seven teams in the conference were involved in games against each other, including the Eagles-Seahawks game in Seattle that put Sunday’s action to bed. The Seahawks [more]

49ers beat the Bears in Jimmy Garoppolo’s first start

Jimmy Garoppolo‘s first start as the 49ers’ quarterback wasn’t spectacular, but it was solid, and it was a win. Garoppolo completed 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards, and although he never got the 49ers into the end zone, he got into field goal five times, and Robbie Gould went 5-for-5. That was enough scoring [more]

Week 13 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Vikings at Falcons Vikings: T Mike Remmers, QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack [more]

Week 13 injury report roundup

Week 13 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Cowboys and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should [more]

Danny Trevathan could return this week for Bears

After getting a full practice under his belt on Thursday, the Chicago Bears are hopeful to see linebacker Danny Trevathan back on the field this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Trevathan has missed Chicago’s last three games due to a calf strain sustained against the New Orleans Saints. “Anytime you have a starter out [more]

Eric Reid says NFL not committing new money to social causes, shifting from veterans, cancer

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid isn’t satisfied with the arrangement reached by the NFL and a coalition of players headed by Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin to address social causes. Reid, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and Los Angeles Chargers tackle Russell Okung were among players to remove their support from the group was [more]

Reuben Foster becomes NFL’s top defensive rookie for November

He hasn’t played much, but when he has played he has played well. 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, who played in only two games before November, appeared in all three games this month — and he performed well enough to become the NFL’s defensive rookie of the month. Foster, once regarded as a sure-fire top-five pick, [more]

Report: NFL, player group reach agreement on league support of social-activism causes

The NFL and a group of player representatives headed by Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin reached an agreement Wednesday night on a deal for league financial support of players’ community-activism pursuits, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post. The Players Coalition, headed by Jenkins and Boldin, had been in discussions with the league for [more]

49ers promote Jeremy McNichols to active roster

When the Buccaneers drafted running back Jeremy McNichols in the fifth round of this year’s draft, there were some who wondered if a good showing this summer could put him in contention for a role with the team while Doug Martin was suspended to open the year. McNichols didn’t have a good showing, though, and [more]

Of course Frank Gore is a Hall of Famer

As Colts running back Frank Gore keeps climbing the all-time rushing ladder, more and more people are asking a question that should have a fairly obvious answer: Is Gore a Hall of Famer? Of course he is. By the end of his team’s next game, Gore could be joining the all-time top-five career rushers, behind [more]

Players Coalition fractures

As the NFL hopes to find one way to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, the league may now be dealing with two different groups of players. Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and 49ers safety Eric Reid have announced their split from the Players Coalition, a group organized by Eagles defensive [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers on Sunday

The Jimmy Garoppolo era is beginning in San Francisco. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told the team today that Garoppolo will start on Sunday in Chicago. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo by trading their second-round draft pick to the Patriots the day before the league’s trade deadline, but they had been starting C.J. Beathard instead of Garoppolo. [more]

Browns would be picking first and seventh in 2018 NFL Draft

The Browns haven’t won this year, and they weren’t even on the field last night, but they still got some good news. With the Texans losing to the Ravens, the draft portfolio of the Browns went up in value. Since it’s almost December and most of these teams don’t have anything better to think about, [more]

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