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Which coach would you want for one game against Belichick?

Happy Birthday, Bill Belichick. In honor of the 66th anniversary of your birth, let’s focus not on your many accomplishments but your few failures. Specifically, Monday’s PFT Live draft focused on coaches we’d want on the opposing sideline for one game against perhaps the best coach of all time in any sport. Watch the video, [more]

Saints talked to Reuben Foster’s girlfriend during draft

Things worked out for the Saints because the guy they picked at the end of the first round turned out to be a good player. But as importantly for them, things worked out because they didn’t get a chance to take linebacker Reuben Foster. Saints coach Sean Payton told Peter King of SI.com that he [more]

49ers: Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities

The NFL, for reasons neither apparent nor obvious, chose not to place 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster on the Commissioner’s Exempt list after the 2017 first-rounder was charged with three felonies arising from an alleged incident of domestic violence. The 49ers have decided to handle the situation on their own. “Reuben Foster will not participate in [more]

Aldon Smith transferred to a substance-abuse center

After showing up at the sheriff’s department with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.40 percent, former NFL linebacker Aldon Smith is getting the help he obviously needs. Via the Bay Area News Group, Smith has been transferred to an in-patient substance-abuse center. He’s due to return to court on May 3. Smith faces a variety of [more]

OBJ won’t be off the market until he signs a long-term deal

Plenty of questions still linger regarding whether the Giants will trade receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Some think he’ll be traded. Some think we won’t be traded. (Some think both.) Here’s what I think. (I think there’s a chance some of you may not care what I think.) Unless and until the Giants and Beckham reach [more]

How will conflict over cancellation of Kaepernick workout be resolved?

The dueling reports regarding the reasons for the cancellation of the Colin Kaepernick workout in Seattle set the stage for a good, old-fashioned pissing match. From Kaepernick’s perspective (as reported by ESPN, Yahoo Sports, and PFT), the Seahawks canceled the workout because Kaepernick declined to commit that he wouldn’t kneel during the anthem. From the [more]

Report: Reuben Foster not eligible for exempt list yet, can participate in team workouts for now

Reuben Foster‘s spot on the 49ers’ roster is “under great scrutiny,” but San Francisco cannot use the commissioner’s exempt list for the linebacker. Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports that Foster will not become a candidate for the list until the league concludes its investigation of domestic violence allegations. That means Foster can attend the [more]

Seahawks push more nuanced version of the cancellation of Kaepernick’s workout

ESPN and PFT report that Colin Kaepernick‘s workout with the Seahawks was scrapped because the team asked Kaepernick to commit to ending his practice of kneeling during the anthem. NFL Network, owned and operated by the NFL and its 32 teams, understandably is pushing a different version of the events. Says Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Kaepernick workout, planned for two weeks, was scrapped at the eleventh hour

PFT has confirmed that the Seahawks canceled a scheduled workout for quarterback Colin Kaepernick after Kaepernick declined to commit to standing for the national anthem as a member of the team. Another detail can now be added to the story. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the workout had been scheduled for two [more]

Seahawks postponed Kaepernick workout after anthem question

Apparently Bengals owner Mike Brown isn’t the only one asking free agents whether they’ll kneel during the anthem. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks had scheduled a workout for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but postponed it when he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem. The Bengals let safety Eric Reid [more]

49ers: Reuben Foster’s place on team is under “great scrutiny”

The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with three felonies related to a February incident that left his girlfriend with a ruptured eardrum. Foster has been charged with domestic violence,¬†forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon [more]

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged with three felonies in domestic violence case

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence, prosecutors announced today. “Foster, 24, physically attacked the 28-year-old woman during a February argument at their Los Gatos home, leaving her bruised and with a ruptured ear drum,” the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office said in a statement. Prosecutors charged Foster with [more]

Report: Aldon Smith had blood alcohol level of 0.40

Aldon Smith arrived at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for ankle monitoring Friday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40, Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Smith immediately was arrested for a violation of his parole. He appeared briefly in court Wednesday and remains in jail custody, per Sernoffsky, with his next destination [more]

Teams have no legitimate reason to ask players about kneeling

When the national anthem controversy erupted in 2016 and became an even bigger issue for the league in 2017, the NFL made one point very clear publicly: Players have the right to kneel or otherwise demonstrate during the national anthem. Privately (and at times publicly), some of the NFL’s teams have sent a very different [more]

Seahawks to sign Dontae Johnson

When the Seahawks face off with the 49ers this season, they’ll be playing against one of their former starting cornerbacks in Richard Sherman. The 49ers will be in a similar position now that the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a deal with a former member of their secondary. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports [more]

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