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Five Questions: Chicago Bears

There will surely be moments this season where the Chicago Bears look like contenders — legit contenders. They will look this way because of their offense, which is loaded with top-tier talent at quarterback (Jay Cutler), tailback (Matt Forte) and wide receiver (Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery). In fact, the Bears may look their very best…

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Colin Kaepernick still trying to figure Stevie Johnson out

New 49ers receiver Stevie Johnson hasn’t done much of anything this preseason, catching just two passes for 11 yards in three games. Colin Kaepernick says that’s because he can’t always find Johnson on the field. According to Kaepernick, Johnson doesn’t always run routes the way Kaepernick is expecting, and that means Kaepernick doesn’t necessarily see…

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Theismann backtracks on his Cousins-over-RGIII talk

Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann recently sparked a firestorm by suggesting that, if his old team had an open competition at quarterback, Kirk Cousins would win the job over Robert Griffin III. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann, a color analyst working for the team, said during Washington’s third preseason game, via Dan Steinberg…

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Kaepernick to play in preseason finale

Maybe the fourth week of the preseason isn’t so worthless, after all. In recent years, the final preseason game for each team has become a bench-clearing exercise aimed at helping the coaching staff and front office trim the roster from 75 to 53.  As the 49ers’ starting offense struggles to find a rhythm, starting quarterback…

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49ers’ offense starts slowly, again

Time is running out for the 49ers to look like something other than a mess on offense. During Sunday’s game at the Field of Jeans, the 49ers started very slowly on offense.  And while the subpar performances can surely trace to plenty of reasons, starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick will get the bulk of the blame,…

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Sunday morning one-liners

The Bills linebackers did well in their regular season dress rehearsal. Dolphins K John Potter left Saturday’s game with a hip injury, leaving the team without a healthy kicker. Chandler Jones made a major impact as a pass rusher for the Patriots. Jets coach Rex Ryan thought S Calvin Pryor looked tentative on Friday night.…

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Blaine Gabbert will relieve Colin Kaepernick on Sunday

When starter Colin Kaepernick departs Sunday’s preseason game vs. San Diego, Blaine Gabbert will have another chance to prove he’s got what it takes to hold the 49ers’ backup QB job this season. Coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Friday that Gabbert, the Jaguars’ former starting quarterback, would be first up in relief of Kaepernick in Sunday’s…

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Pettine says a package of plays for Manziel is a possibility

Brian Hoyer beat him out to be the Browns’ starting quarterback, but Johnny Manziel still might take some snaps in Week One against the Steelers. Browns coach Mike Pettine told Ross Tucker on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a “Manziel package” is “on the table.” “We could potentially look at a two-quarterback system down the road,”…

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Kaepernick’s 2013 foot injury was more serious than he let on

For much of last season, Colin Kaepernick’s foot put him on the 49ers’ injury report. But Kaepernick always played through it, and he said at the time that it wasn’t a big deal, joking that it was just a hangnail. Now Kaepernick says it was much more serious than that. In fact, Kaepernick told the…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Said Bills DT Marcell Dareus of the team’s response to his off-field problems, “It’s been great. The team has been so supportive. The coach has been outstanding. This is a great atmosphere to be around.” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says his team needs to block better. Patriots coach Bill Belichick shared some thoughts about the…

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Boone, 49ers impasse lingers

With preseason preparations more than halfway over, the holdout of 49ers guard Alex Boone continues.  While not much new has emerged regarding the impasse (a recent report suggested that other teams have interest in trading for Boone), a pair of competing reports from Monday shows that the parties remain dug in. Gil Brandt of NFL.com…

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After shutout, Jim Harbaugh backs his backup quarterbacks

In two exhibition games, 49ers backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson have led San Francisco to zero points. But head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly isn’t inclined to bring in other options at the position. “We got good quarterbacks,” Harbaugh said after the 49ers’ 34-0 home loss to Denver on Sunday, according to…

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Julius Thomas scores first touchdown at Levi’s Stadium

Trivia completists waiting to find out the first player to score a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium have their answer. It was Broncos tight end Julius Thomas on a 17-yard pass from Peyton Manning with 11:45 left to play in the second quarter of the first game at the new home of the 49ers. Thomas’ touchdown…

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Kaepernick blames criticism on “stereotypes, prejudice”

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gets unfairly criticized, according to former NFL quarterback Chris Simms.  In a video interview for Bleacher Report, Simms loaded that assumption into a question regarding why Kaepernick believes he gets a raw deal. “Stereotypes, prejudice,” Kaepernick said.  “Whatever you want to call it.  I think between the tattoos, the way I…

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Whitner suggests Browns players are fine with Hoyer or Manziel

The Browns locker room is split on starting quarterback.  But there’s apparently no schism. Safety Donte Whitner, who let the cat out of the bag while in San Francisco that Colin Kaepernick would keep the starting job after Alex Smith’s concussion healed, tells Peter King of TheMMQB.com that the locker room currently is divided, but…

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