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Cassius Marsh: Garoppolo “would shred [New England’s] defense every day”

As the Patriots continue to work their way through the offseason program without starting quarterback Tom Brady, the guy who at one point seemed destined to replace him is working toward his first season as a full-time starter. And all indications are that Jimmy Garoppolo will become a true franchise quarterback for the 49ers. Take [more]

Reuben Foster has marijuana charge dropped

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has put another legal issue behind him. The district attorney’s office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has dropped a misdemeanor marijuana charge against Foster after he completed a diversion course, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Foster could still be subject to league discipline under the substance-abuse policy, despite [more]

T.O. returns to football, on the cover of Madden

The last great alternative to the primary NFL video game franchise had Terrell Owens on the cover. The latest installment of the only remaining NFL video game franchise has Terrell Owens on the cover. Yes, T.O. will be on the cover of Madden 19, wearing a Cowboys uniform. They’re calling it the “Hall of Fame [more]

NFL admits there was no formal vote on new anthem policy

The NFL claimed that its owners unanimously voted to adopt a new anthem policy. And, as it turns out, the vote wasn’t unanimous. Also, there wasn’t a vote. After ESPN’s Seth Wickersham reported that no actual vote was taken, the NFL admitted that, indeed, no formal vote was taken. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN that [more]

Reuben Foster rejoins 49ers on Thursday

Reuben Foster has rejoined the 49ers, reporting to the team’s training complex Thursday. The linebacker had stayed away from the 49ers’ offseason work since domestic violence charges were filed in April, with the team waiting for the case to play out in court. California Superior Court Judge Nona Klippen ruled Wednesday that insufficient evidence exists [more]

Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has somehow become accepted as appropriate, as long as helps achieve [more]

NFL reportedly sought public opinion on Colin Kaepernick in 2017

Regardless of whether multiple teams regarded Colin Kaepernick as a starting quarterback in 2017 and 2018 (they did), Kaepernick’s collusion case holds no water absent proof of coordination among the NFL’s teams to keep him unemployed. And while the smoking gun has yet to be obtained (or, if obtained, yet to be leaked), there’s at [more]

NFL execs admit pressure from Trump a factor on anthem policy

A day removed from the NFL changing its national anthem policy, it’s hard to escape the feeling that they were simply bullied by the President into doing something, whether it actually made anybody happy or not. At least they admitted it. Via Albert Breer of SI.com, there was a clear sense at this week’s owners [more]

49ers throw back to ’94 throwbacks

The 49ers last won the Super Bowl in ’94. A full 24 years later, they’ll be throwing back to the throwbacks that they repeatedly wore en route to their fifth NFL championship. The team announced the decision on Wednesday night to bring back the white-on-white version of the jerseys with the drop-shadow numbers, along with [more]

Reuben Foster will rejoin 49ers on Thursday

With domestic violence charges against linebacker Reuben Foster dismissed, there’s no reason for Foster to continue to be away from the 49ers. And so he’ll return. Immediately. “The organization is aware the domestic violence charges against Reuben Foster were dismissed earlier today,” 49ers G.M. John Lynch said in a statement issued last Wednesday.” As a [more]

Reuben Foster won’t stand trial on domestic violence charges

Linebacker Reuben Foster seemingly had a judge clear the way to his return to the 49ers. Judge Nona Klippen ruled Wednesday that insufficient evidence exists to proceed with domestic violence charges against Foster, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Those charges against him were dropped. His ex-girlfriend recanted accusations against him in a [more]

Jed York abstained from anthem policy vote

During a short press conference that started after the NFL released a statement on its new national anthem policy, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the policy was adopted after a unanimous vote by the league’s 32 teams. Not all of the teams voted, however. 49ers CEO Jed York said that he abstained from the vote [more]

With “respect” for flag now mandatory, there’s no reason to shun Kaepernick, Reid

So if Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid can’t get hired because they won’t commit to standing for the anthem, Wednesday’s uncompromising compromise fashioned by owners who fear a tweet or an base-inspiring rally remark removes the last impediment to their unemployment, right? I mean, Kaepernick and Reid now know the rules. They have to “respect” [more]

Kyle Shanahan: When decision comes, we’ll have Reuben Foster answers “right away”

Linebacker Reuben Foster has not been with the 49ers this offseason as the team waits to find out what will happen with the domestic violence charges brought against him earlier this year. Clarity about his outlook for the year to come is expected on Wednesday. Judge Nona Klippen is set to rule on whether there [more]

49ers plan to throw plenty of passes to Jerick McKinnon

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan likes throwing passes to his running backs, and Jerick McKinnon should be a beneficiary of that this season. McKinnon, signed in free agency this offseason, was the most prolific receiver on the field at Organized Team Activities on Tuesday, according to the Sacramento Bee. The 49ers appear to want to [more]

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