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Chip Kelly: No thought to pulling Blaine Gabbert

After the 49ers lost 46-27 to the Panthers in Week Two, coach Chip Kelly said that he was not considering a quarterback change despite two interceptions from Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter. The Niners closed within seven before those Gabbert turnovers, but they never came close to closing the gap against the Seahawks in…

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High-school players in Oakland take anthem demonstration to another level

Four weeks after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem was first noticed, a high school team in Oakland has taken the anthem demonstrations to another level — with Kaepernick present. Former NFL player Kirk Morrison, who currently has several media jobs, posted on Twitter a photos of Kaepernick kneeling…

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De Smith: Players are realizing their power

Not long after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to not stand for the national anthem, a basic, fundamental question emerged: Are NFL players realizing that they have power? Four weeks after Kaepernick’s gesture was first noticed, they apparently are. Apart from social issues for which players are using their platform, the not-too-distant future could entail…

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Michael Bennett on protests: “You need a white guy to join the fight”

More and more players have joined Colin Kaepernick’s protests of racial inequality and police brutality, but they all have one thing in common. And until that changes, some wonder how much progress can be made. “You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight,” Seahawks defensive…

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Mike Ditka to Colin Kaepernick: “If you don’t like the country . . . get the hell out”

Mike Ditka not only wants you to get off his lawn; he also wants you to get out of his country. The Hall of Fame tight end, Super Bowl-winning head coach, and renowned curmudgeon appeared Friday morning with Shan Shariff and R.J. Choppy on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas/Ft. Worth. They asked him about 49ers…

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Poll finds Colin Kaepernick is America’s most disliked NFL player

A research firm that asks Americans whether they dislike various athletes has found that Colin Kaepernick is now the most-disliked player in the NFL. Kaepernick, who led the movement to sit out the national anthem, is “disliked a lot” by 29 percent of Americans polled last week. The last time the poll was taken, two…

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Chip Kelly has Colin Kaepernick’s back, says he’s not a distraction

Colin Kaepernick has become the most visible backup quarterback in the NFL, with a political stance that has landed him on the cover of TIME magazine. But 49ers coach Chip Kelly has no problem with any of that, and said he supported the way Kaepernick has handled his business. “When he’s here, he’s going full-bore,”…

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Colin Kaepernick lands on the cover of TIME

He’s still a backup quarterback, but Colin Kaepernick’s impact has been felt far before football. Kaepernick, whose decision to not stand for the national anthem sparked a movement throughout the NFL that spread to other sports, appears on the cover of this week’s TIME magazine. Criticism of Kaepernick’s gesture largely  faded once he explained the reason for…

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Giants coach Ben McAdoo willing to listen to players on possible protest

In the immediate aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he’d be “disappointed” if any of his players didn’t stand. But after talking to a number of his players, the rookie head coach said he’s modified his stance. “As a coach, we have bunker mentality. A lot of times, we…

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Giants players considering joining anthem protests

The Giants have not had any players taking a knee or raising a fist during the playing of the national anthem at their first two games of the season, but a couple of players on the team said there may be a change in the wake of the death of Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa. Crutcher…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserves credit for continuing to win no matter who plays quarterback. Said Bills C Eric Wood of changing offensive coordinators, “There’s some difficult aspects, but at this point in the season, we can’t reinvent the wheel. A lot of the plays we’re going to be pretty familiar with. We’ll see how…

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ESPN defends Trent Dilfer, feigns outrage over those who point out links to Trent Baalke

ESPN wants its analysts to say things that attract attention. When the things they say attract scrutiny, ESPN will defend them, #asexpected. That’s precisely what has happened in the aftermath of Week One’s debut from the new Sunday NFL Countdown crew, which featured filibusters from Randy Moss, Charles Woodson, and Trent Dilfer regarding the Colin Kaepernick-sparked…

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Colin Kaepernick has received death threats, which he says proves point

Colin Kaepernick has been sitting or kneeling for the national anthem all season, to protest the lack of racial equality and unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement. And on a day when he was asked about the shooting of another unarmed black man by police, the 49ers quarterback casually mentioned that he had gotten…

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Malcolm Jenkins: “If your heart’s in the right place, it’s easy to do it”

When he decided to lead a protest, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins knew people would be watching him. But he admitted the feeling he got when he and three teammates raised their fists during the national anthem last night was something he didn’t expect, and that the idea of a teamwide demonstration began to feel inappropriate…

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Three Eagles raise fists during national anthem

Three Eagles players raised their fists during the national anthem before tonight’s game in Chicago, in the NFL’s latest anthem demonstration. Eagles defensive end Steven Means, strong safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive back Ron Brooks all raised their fists. The rest of the Eagles, and all players on the Bears, stood at attention. Jenkins said…

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