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49ers bench Brian Hoyer for C.J. Beathard

The 49ers are getting a good look at the guy who may be their quarterback next year. But they’ve already seen enough of this year’s starter. The 49ers just replaced quarterback Brian Hoyer after another ineffective start. The 49ers are 0-5 and trailing Kirk Cousins and Washington 14-0. And Hoyer’s doing nothing to change either [more]

Only seven 49ers kneel for anthem in D.C.

Presumably, Vice President Pence knew not to waste his time (and much less taxpayer money) by making the quick trip from the White House to FedEx Field. That’s where the 49ers are playing on Sunday, and as expected multiple 49ers took a knee during the anthem. But not nearly as many as last week. After [more]

Washington out to quick start on 49ers

The 49ers got rid of veteran linebacker NaVorro Bownman this week, for some reason. And on their first possession without him, they definitely looked a bit out of sorts. Washington just marched for a touchdown to open the game, taking a 7-0 lead with an eight-play, 75-yard drive. Kirk Cousins was willing to mix it [more]

Reuben Foster inactive for 49ers

When the 49ers released Navorro Bowman on Friday, there were plenty of people noting the changing of the guard at the position as Bowman’s departure opened the door for 2017 first-round pick Reuben Foster to take on a more prominent role. That won’t happen this Sunday. Foster was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against [more]

Week Six 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. Dolphins at Falcons Dolphins: WR DeVante Parker, S Maurice Smith, CB Torry McTyer, CB Byron [more]

New York judge eventually could issue a separate injunction in Elliott case

As the NFL and NFL Players Association wait for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to clarify whether Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is, or isn’t, suspended pending the exercise of his right to petition the Fifth Circuit for a rehearing, a separate court case arising from the Elliott suspension awaits. After [more]

Reports: Saints pursued NaVorro Bowman trade, expected to visit Raiders

Linebacker Navorro Bowman is a free agent after being released by the 49ers on Friday, but there was reportedly a trade on the table before the team decided to release him. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the 49ers had agreed to trade Bowman to the Saints for a seventh-round pick. Before the trade was [more]

Here’s the order on which NFL, NFLPA disagree

The disagreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association in the Ezekiel Elliott case has extended to the interpretation of a fairly basic court order. The union believes that the latest order from Judge Amos Mazzant preserves the injunction that allows Elliott to play. The league believes that it does not. Here’s the language [more]

NFL’s suspension of Elliott is justified, for now

The ongoing legal fight between the NFL and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott currently is being won by the league, putting Elliott and the NFL Players Association in a difficult spot. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a mandate implementing its decision more quickly than usual, forcing the union to [more]

Potential “win-win” for NaVorro Bowman

The good news for former 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman is that he instantly becomes a free agent upon his release, able to pick his next team (and, possibly, a contender). The better news is that his salary for 2017 is fully guaranteed, meaning that he’ll get the rest of the $6.75 million base salary he [more]

Week Six injury report roundup

Week Six kicked off on Thursday with an Eagles win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 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 be self-explanatory. Players [more]

49ers release NaVorro Bowman

The 49ers won’t be trading linebacker Navorro Bowman, but he won’t be playing for the team any longer. The 49ers announced on Friday that Bowman has been released. General Manager John Lynch said in a statement that he and coach Kyle Shanahan met with Bowman on Thursday night and determined that parting ways was in [more]

Report: 49ers shopping NaVorro Bowman

Linebacker Navorro Bowman‘s time with the 49ers could be coming to an end. The team is shopping Bowman, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Schefter adds “there are teams interested.” Bowman expressed displeasure earlier this week at having his snaps reduced. A full-time starter since 2011, he played only 58 of 76 snaps in an [more]

Trent Williams questionable, Rob Kelley doubtful

Washington’s likely to have left tackle Trent Williams back Sunday against the 49ers, but starting running back Rob Kelley probably won’t be able to go. Via J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, coach Jay Gruden said Williams would be listed as questionable despite not practicing this week with a knee injury. Gruden said Kelley was [more]

Battle lines for next NFL-Elliott skirmish are drawn

By rule, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has 14 days to file a petition for rehearing in the case that has triggered the eventual dismissal of his Texas lawsuit. Which means that the Texas case isn’t over. Which isn’t stopping the NFL from treating it that way. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said during a Friday [more]

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