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Implications of 49ers WR Bruce Ellington Season-Ending Injury

The San Francisco 49ers will be without the services of third-year wide receiver Bruce Ellington. The Niners wideout suffered a hamstring injury and was placed on season-ending injured reserve, per a report. What do the 49ers do now?   San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington can’t stay healthy. Initially reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, […] Implications of 49ers...
Via Niner Noise
3 hours ago

Trent Brown: Joe Staley's Mentorship Means a lot

Trent Brown has appreciated the wisdom that a five-time Pro Bowl tackle like Joe Staley has been willing to share.
Via 49ers.com
3 hours ago

Colin Kaepernick will play in 49ers' preseason finale despite anthem controversy

Colin Kaepernick is in the middle of a firestorm off the field for his stance on the national anthem but he will get a chance to make a statement on the field Tuesday. San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday that the embattled quarterback will play against the Chargers in both teams' preseason finale Thursday."We plan on playing Kap in the game, just because he's got...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

49ers place WR Bruce Ellington on season-ending injured reserve

It is starting to look like playing professional football might not be in the cards for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport broke the news on Tuesday that the 49ers placed Ellington on season-ending injured reserve with a torn hamstring. This is an unfortunate setback for a team that was planning on featuring Ellington in a starting...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers lose receiver Bruce Ellington for the season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The 49ers on Tuesday placed wide receiver and return man Bruce Ellington on season-ending injured reserve thanks to the hamstring injury he sustained during Friday’s preseason matchup against the Packers. He exited the game against the Packers because of the injury and never returned to play — he tore the hamstring while fielding a punt. Seemingly cursed...
Via EndZoneScore
7 hours ago

10 reasons why the 49ers should keep Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick created a firestorm with his protest of the Star Spangled Banner. Some suggest that Kaepernick has gone too far and that the 49ers don’t need the drama and the controversy from a player who seems to be fading athletically. Nevertheless, here are top 10 reasons the franchise should keep Kaepernick on the roster
Via Niner Insider
7 hours ago

Kapernick's biological mother weighs in on anthem protest

Add Colin Kaepernick’s birth mother to the growing list of people who are upset with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback over his national anthem protest. Heidi Russo, Kaepernick’s biological mother who gave him up for adoption at birth, expressed disappointment on Twitter earlier this week over the way Kaepernick is expressing his political beliefs. @Kaepernick7 There's...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Announce Roster Moves

With the NFL deadline to trim the roster to 75 on Tuesday, the 49ers make two roster moves.
Via 49ers.com
7 hours ago

Why Colin Kaepernick Is Losing 49ers QB Competition

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an opportunity to shine against the Green Bay Packers in his first game back since last year. Instead, he delivered a lackluster performance that left fans wondering who will lead this team for the upcoming season. In the past year quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been through a lot […] Why Colin Kaepernick Is Losing 49ers QB...
Via Niner Noise
8 hours ago

Harrison apologizes to Kaepernick, did not know he was black

Rodney Harrison apologized on Twitter Tuesday afternoon for criticizing Colin Kaepernick, and he provided a very questionable excuse for saying Kaepernick is “not black.” In a series of tweets, Harrison apologized to anyone he offended and claimed he had no idea Kaepernick was biracial. I never intended to offend anyone , I was trying to speak about my experiences as a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick: Like It or Not, QB’s Protest Is a Distraction to the 49ers

Colin Kaepernick and his protest of the national anthem has raised controversy about patriotism, racism and social injustice. Regardless of one’s own stand, his actions open the door for a distraction the San Francisco 49ers don’t need right now.   Forget the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback controversy for a moment. Embattled signal-caller Colin Kaepernick put […] Colin...
Via Niner Noise
16 hours ago

Sakamoto: 49ers Releasing QB Colin Kaepernick Will Be A “Football Decision.”

At the end of the day, the NFL is a business. Just like any other industry, in the world of sports entertainment, it’s still part of Corporate America. However, it often gets dismissed as such due to being so fan-based driven. Nonetheless, all 32 NFL teams have to pay taxes just like everyone else. A change that was needed as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was under fire due...
Via NinerFans.com
19 hours ago

Jerry Rice tells Colin Kaepernick not to ‘disrespect’ the flag

There has been no shortage of people commenting on the Colin Kaepernick national anthem protest, and the latest to weigh in is San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice. Rice sent a tweet on Monday night in which he said “All lives matter.” He also said Kaepernick should not “disrespect” the flag by refusing to stand for the anthem. All lives matter. So much going on in this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Game Predictions Part I

Chip Kelly will be bringing his no-huddle, all-speed offense to the San Francisco 49ers for his first season as head coach. Known for his big-time gambles and high-octane offense, Kelly will try and turn things around for the San Francisco 49ers after a disappointing 5-11 season under Jim Tomsula. The expectations are not high for the 49ers this year, but Chip Kelly brings a lot...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick Or Gabbert: Who Should San Francisco Start?

The San Francisco 49ers may very well be the worst team in the National Football League. Despite all their flaws, though, the 49ers do have one legitimate source of entertainment worthy of our attention this preseason: who is going to play quarterback?After two seasons as one of the most unstoppable dual-threat quarterbacks in the league, Colin Kaepernick struggled in 2014. Although...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: “If we’re going to use hypotheticals, we should cancel the season”

San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly is not a fan of hypothetical questions. On Wednesday, Kelly was asked about the team’s quarterback situation, which appears somewhat in flux with Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert both vying for the starting job. Kaepernick has missed the first two preseason games with a shoulder injury, and a reporter asked Kelly about who he plans to...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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