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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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Colin Kaepernick hears boos, but puts 49ers up early in Miami

The reaction to Colin Kaepernick in Miami was not a warm one, as expected after his midweek defense of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. But Kaepernick didn’t let it bother him on the field. The 49ers quarterback gave his team a 7-0 lead on the road, hitting Carlos Hyde with a short touchdown pass.…

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After false Castro claims, Kaepernick will hear it in Miami

Fidel Castro is dead, and tensions are high in Miami, where hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans view Castro as a brutal dictator who tore apart their families and killed or imprisoned their relatives. Colin Kaepernick does not view Castro that way. Kaepernick wore a shirt with Castro’s image on it during an August press conference…

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Teams may be very thankful for the 2017 quarterback market

Every year, a cluster of NFL teams tries in vain to upgrade at the quarterback position. In many cases, they’re required to roll the dice on a draft pick. This year, an unprecedented glut of quarterbacks with NFL experience may arise. Here’s a full list of all veteran quarterbacks who may be available, with a…

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Colin Kaepernick: People blaming him for ratings “need to look in the mirror”

Colin Kaepernick is comfortable being in the spotlight, but he does not go along with the notion that he’s the reason NFL ratings are down since he began sitting or kneeling for the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. During a conference call with Miami reporters, Kaepernick was asked about polls that…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Despite missing almost half the season with injuries, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has 11 catches of 25 yards or more, tied for the most in the NFL. Bills QB Tyrod Taylor leads all players with an average of 6.37 yards per carry. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi leads all running backs with an average of 5.61…

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Patriots pull away in fourth, hold off 49ers

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and the Patriots, despite a scoring rut that lasted for nearly two full quarters, eventually pulled away from the 49ers Sunday to win, 30-17. It rained for much of the game, and the Patriots appeared comfortable playing conservatively. But after a scoreless third quarter Brady threw two quick touchdown…

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49ers hanging around as rain picks up

The Patriots started fast Sunday then let off the gas. The 49ers have hung around. It’s 13-10, Patriots at halftime. The Patriots scored touchdowns on their first two possessions, but the 49ers have played better defensively since. It’s raining in Santa Clara. The wet field hasn’t been a huge factor as of yet, but it…

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Two drives, two touchdowns for Patriots

The Patriots have had the ball twice, and they’ve scored two touchdowns. Tom Brady has thrown touchdown passes to James White and Julian Edelman, and the Patriots hold a 13-3 lead over the 49ers early in the second quarter. White, LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis have all seen time in the Patriots’ backfield. Lewis is…

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PFT’s Week 11 picks

Last week, MDS and I disagreed on six games. We split. Split was the operative word overall, since we both went 7-7 for the week. Which isn’t good. Will we be any better in Week 11? See for yourself and chime in if you want. I still lead MDS by four games. Which is horrible…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leads the entire NFL — not just tight ends, but wide receivers too — with 21.6 yards per catch. Buffalo’s Lorenzo Alexander has 10 sacks this season. He entered this season with nine sacks in a nine-year career. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi averages an NFL-high 5.71 yards per carry. Jets QB…

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Five players to meet with members of Congress on issues related to race

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem led to a lot of discussion around the NFL about issues related to race and police brutality and what players can do to take a more active role in addressing them. That effort is going to go to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Lions…

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Dirk Koetter “disappointed” in Mike Evans’ anthem protest

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans created a bit of a controversy when he decided to protest an election he may not have participated in when he sat for the national anthem because of his disappointment over Donald Trump’s election. And that put Bucs coach Dirk Koetter in the uncomfortable position of talking about Evans while…

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NFL morning after: Kill the “quarterback win”

One of the smarter aspects of baseball analysis in recent years has been the de-emphasis of wins and losses in evaluating pitchers. To suggest that one pitcher “wins” a game and another pitcher “loses” a game, even though many other players are involved in whether a game is won or lost, is silly. Brian Kenny,…

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