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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]

Richard Sherman serving as pseudo assistant coach as he recovers from Achilles injury

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t yet capable of taking part in practices with his new teammates in Santa Clara. However, that hasn’t stopped him from making his presence known in other ways. According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sherman was serving as essentially another member of the 49ers coaching staff [more]

Bay Area wants another Super Bowl

With the Raiders poised to leave Oakland and enter a stadium that will become part of the Super Bowl rotation, their Bay Area partners hope to lure another Super Bowl of their own. San Francisco (actually Santa Clara) hosted Super Bowl 50 as part of the “if you build it, they will come” new stadium [more]

Who are the best CFL players who made it in the NFL?

Tuesday’s PFT Live featured an interview with Johnny Manziel, who will try to parlay an opportunity with the CFL into another chance in the NFL, eventually. Which inspired a PFT Live draft based on the identifying the best CFL players who made it to the NFL. Simms, who always wins the toss when the No. [more]

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]

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