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Chip Kelly doesn’t commit to Colin Kaepernick next week

The 49ers benched quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday. It’s unclear whether he’ll remain on the bench next Sunday against the Jets. “We haven’t had any discussions about it,” coach Chip Kelly told reporters after the loss in Chicago regarding whether Kaepernick will return in Week 14. “It was my decision to make and made a…

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Bears do enough to send 49ers to 11th straight loss

It was far from a thing of beauty for the Bears, but it beats losing. A second-half surge helped the Bears to a 26-6 win over the 49ers, extending San Francisco’s losing streak to 11 games. And perhaps to commemorate that first win of the season, the 49ers went back to the guy who started…

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Blaine Gabbert in for Colin Kaepernick with 49ers trailing

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee at halftime, he was only down a point. But since he hasn’t completed a pass since then, the 49ers have pulled him. Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert has entered the game for Kaepernick early in the fourth quarter with their team trailing 24-6. Kaepernick was 1-of-5 for four yards, and…

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Bears finally move the ball, take lead just before half

The 49ers had taken advantage of field position and turnovers, and appeared to have all the points anyone needs today in Chicago. But that’s when Matt Barkley caught fire, or something, and the Bears lead 7-6 at halftime. The 49ers were up 6-0 on a pair of short Phil Dawson field goals, and have made the…

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Bears and 49ers refusing to pass, which is good for everyone

It’s snowing in Chicago, harkening back to a simpler time. A time before the forward pass. The Bears and 49ers are refusing to throw the ball since the conditions aren’t conducive to it, which at least keeps the clock rolling. They’ve combined for just three pass attempts early into the second quarter, with Matt Barkley’s two ahead…

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Kaepernick’s future clouded by potential 49ers changes, anthem protest

The starting point for this one comes from a report that, given the performance of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in recent weeks, is fairly obvious: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Kaepernick will exercise his right to void his contract after the current season, but Kaepernick could indeed be back with the 49ers in…

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Antonio Allen calls for reconsideration of “stand your ground” laws

Multiple American states have laws that essentially permit the modern-day equivalent of a duel. But instead of counting to 10 before firing, the gun can be drawn and the trigger pulled in the inherently subjective instant that someone concludes they are being faced with serious bodily injury or death. In an item from Bart Hubbuch…

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Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were so far down,” Trump said at a…

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Kaepernick selling Bay Area home, says 49ers future is unrelated

Colin Kaepernick is selling his home in the Bay Area, but he says that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with his future with the 49ers. Asked why Kaepernick is selling the home, he said through a team spokesperson that it’s an “investment decision.” If you’re interested in making an investment yourself, the 4,600-square foot…

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Brawl over Colin Kaepernick remarks leads Dolphins to ban fans

With seemingly every citizen carrying a smart-phone which doubles as a video camera, you can guarantee that if you do something stupid, somebody is filming it. And as a result, some Dolphins season tickets holders are out, for good. And as with a lot of controversies in the NFL this year, Colin Kaepernick is involved.…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills RB LeSean McCoy and WR Sammy Watkins got through Week 12 without any injury issues. The Dolphins’ decision to hire Adam Gase as their head coach has paid immediate dividends. Kicking has become an issue for the Patriots for the first time in a long time. Breaking down what’s wrong with the Jets defense.…

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Kiko Alonso had some “bad blood” toward “ignorant” Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick got rough treatment from Kiko Alonso during the 49ers’ loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. The Miami linebacker intercepted Kaepernick and was in on the game-ending tackle as Kaepernick tried to run to the end zone on the final play. Afterward, Alonso indicated that he has some personal animosity toward Kaepernick. Alonso, whose…

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NFL morning after: Gus Bradley and the problem of the process

Gus Bradley has been an abject failure as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. There are 154 coaches in NFL history who have coached at least 59 games. Bradly, who fell to 14-45 in his tenure in Jacksonville with Sunday’s loss, ranks 154th with a .237 winning percentage. Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells…

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Kaepernick says Castro comments were taken out of context

After taking criticism in the last few days for comments about Fidel Castro, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says that criticism was unfair. Asked following today’s loss in Miami whether his comments crediting Castro for spending more money on schools than on prisons were taken out of context, Kaepernick said they were. “Yes it was completely…

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Dolphins win their sixth straight, though they had to hang on against 49ers

Quietly, perhaps subtly, the Dolphins have made themselves a factor in the AFC. But they still have some questions to answer. The Dolphins won their sixth straight game, beating the 49ers x-x on what should have been a more a comfortable win, considering their late lead and opponent. The Dolphins (7-4) were up 31-14 in…

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