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A closer look at the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick P.R. play

If it was intentional, it was brilliant. If it was inadvertent, it was the equivalent of discovering plutonium by accident. Regardless, the NFL’s multi-step P.R. play regarding free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick supplied those who don’t like him and/or his anthem protests with an endless stream of talking points that continue to provide a useful basis [more]

Joe Staley preparing Mike McGlinchey to one day take his job

The 49ers drafted Mike McGlinchey to start at right tackle. That’s the short-term plan. But offensive tackles drafted in the top 10 usually end up playing left tackle, which is where Joe Staley currently resides. But Staley turns 34 in August and has two years remaining on his deal, so in all likelihood, McGlinchey will [more]

Richard Sherman thinks Reuben Foster will be fine

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will find out this week if he is going to stand trial on domestic violence charges and the chance that the trial will happen seemed to drop when his ex-girlfriend recanted her accusations during a hearing last Thursday. Even if Foster avoids prosecution on those domestic violence charges, he still has [more]

Reuben Foster goes to court June 20 for marijuana charge

Reuben Foster is due in court June 20 to face a marijuana possession charge, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The 49ers linebacker was arrested on the second-degree misdemeanor charge January 12 and released after posting $2,500 bond. He is subject to league discipline under the NFL’s substances of abuse policy. On Wednesday, Foster will [more]

Arik Armstead recovering from minor foot procedure

If 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead didn’t have an injury history, this might not be that big of a deal. It might not be anyway. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Armstead recently had a minor foot surgery, and would miss some of the spring workouts with the team. While described as a [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Reuben Foster will find out on May 23 if he’ll stand trial

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will have to wait until next Wednesday to find out if he’ll stand trial on domestic violence charges. Per multiple reports from those at the courtroom for Thursday’s hearing to determine if there’s enough probable cause to allow the case against Foster to proceed, Judge Nona L. Klippen announced she will [more]

Reuben Foster’s accuser testifies that he didn’t strike her

Elissa Ennis, the ex-girlfriend of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, currently is testifying at Foster’s preliminary hearing on charges that, among other things, Foster struck her. Ennis has testified under oath that she lied to police when she said that Foster hit her. Via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, Ennis gave “extensive testimony,” [more]

Richard Sherman jogging, expects to be ready for camp

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman‘s recovery from last year’s torn Achilles has taken a step forward. Sherman told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he jogged on a field for the first time since his injury on Wednesday after previously being limited to working on a treadmill. Sherman said his Achilles “felt great” after the new work [more]

Dennis Erickson will coach Salt Lake City’s AAF entry

When the Alliance of American Football was first announced, they outlined a plan to have experienced coaches running each of the league’s eight teams. The first three coaches named — Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Brad Childress — all have experience as NFL head coaches and the same is true of the head coach of [more]

49ers sign defensive lineman Blaine Woodson

The San Francisco 49ers signed undrafted free agent defensive lineman Blaine Woodson on Tuesday. Woodson took part in the 49ers rookie mini-camp as a tryout player two weeks ago. He was a four-year starter at the University of Delaware, appearing in 45 total games with 44 starts. Woodson recorded 159 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, [more]

49ers claim C.J. Goodwin off waivers

Cornerback C.J. Goodwin is getting to see a good bit of the country this offseason. He opened it as a member of the Cardinals, moved on to the Giants after being waived in early May and is now joining the 49ers. Goodwin was waived by the Giants on Monday and claimed by the Niners on [more]

Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend will testify that she lied to police about him

The ex-girlfriend of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is prepared to testify under oath that she was lying when she told police that he assaulted her. That’s the word from attorney Stephanie Rickard, who told the Sacramento Bee that her client, Elissa Ennis, will appear in court on Thursday and testify that she was lying when [more]

49ers get another draft pick under contract, signing Marcell Harris

The 49ers now have six of their nine draft picks under contract, getting safety Marcell Harris signed to a four-year deal. San Francisco drafted Harris in the sixth round, the 184th overall choice. Harris played in 37 games over five years at the University of Florida, making 102 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack, [more]

Malcolm Smith’s return from injury gives 49ers comfort

Knowing they might not have Reuben Foster this season, the 49ers began formulating a Plan B long ago. They re-signed Brock Coyle, signed veteran Korey Toomer and selected BYU linebacker Fred Warner in the third round. They also welcome the return of Malcolm Smith, who tore a pectoral muscle in training camp after signing a [more]

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