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Colin Kaepernick's Settlement Unlikely To Prohibit Return To NFL

Feb 16, 2019 9:50 PM

Colin Kaepernick's lawsuit settlement with the NFL likely doesn't preclude him from returning to the league in the future. 

Kaepernick and the NFL reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum on Friday.

“He absolutely wants to play,” Kaepernick's attorney Mark Geragos said. “He wants to compete at the highest level. This is a competitive young man.”

Kaepernick hasn't played since 2016.

Geragos emphasized that Kaepernick remains ready to play.

“I will tell you, he is the most fit vegan I have ever seen in my life,” Geragos said. “To my somewhat trained eye, he looks like he’s ready to play.”

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NFL Settles Collusion Lawsuit With Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

Feb 15, 2019 5:15 PM

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached a settlement deal with the NFL over their collusion grievances. 

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," attorney Mark Geragos and the NFL said in a joint statement issued Friday. "As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party."

Kaepernick drew national attention in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice. 

Kaepernick and Reid faced a difficult challenge to meet the burden of proof for collusion as defined in the league's CBA. The statute makes clear that unemployment alone does not mean collusion occurred.

According to the CBA: "The failure by a club or clubs to negotiate, to submit offer sheets, or to sign contracts with restricted free agents or transition players, or to negotiate, make offers, or sign contracts for the playing services of such players or unrestricted free agents, shall not, by itself or in combination only with evidence about the playing skills of the player(s) not receiving any such offer or contract, satisfy the burden of proof set forth ...."

To prove collusion, according to the CBA, Kaepernick and Reid would have had to show that a "club, its employees or agents" had "entered into an agreement" to restrict or limit whether to offer them a contract.

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Cardinals Listed As Favorites To Land Antonio Brown

Feb 15, 2019 8:38 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to trade Antonio Brown this offseason and oddsmakers have noticed.

SportsBetting.AG lists the Arizona Cardinals are the favorite to land the wide receiver at +450 odds.

The remainder of the odds are as follows:

49ers +550

Dolphins +550

Packers +700

Colts +700

Raiders +900

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49ers 'Hopeful' Jimmy Garoppolo Can Participate In OTAs

Jan 24, 2019 8:34 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are "hopeful" that Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to participate in organized team activities.

"We're hopeful he's going to get to take part in our OTAs," John Lynch told the NFL Network. "That's the plan, and he hasn't had any setbacks, so he's doing really well. I'm really proud of him too."

Lynch said that Garoppolo and running back Jerick McKinnon, who both suffered season-ending knee injuries, are competing in rehab to out-recover one another.

"Jimmy is vigorously trying to catch Jet, who is trying to separate from Jimmy, and so there's competition going on as well," Lynch told Ian Rapoport. "I think both those guys will tell you that's really helped them, (having) somebody to go through it with. It's fun."

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Broncos Hire Rich Scangarello As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 17, 2019 10:50 AM

The Denver Broncos have hired Rich Scangarello as offensive coordinator.

Scangarello will call Denver's plays.

Scangarello has been an assistant to Kyle Shanahan with both the Falcons and 49ers. Shanahan runs a version of Mike Shanahan's system, which has served as a base for the Broncos for years.

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Jerry Rice: Antonio Brown Wants To Play For 49ers 'Really Bad'

Jan 14, 2019 7:38 PM

Jerry Rice contends Antonio Brown wants to play for the San Francisco 49ers.

Brown had a FaceTime conversation with Rice on Sunday.

Rice was interviewed by a local Bay Area station on Monday.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. He wants to come here really bad.

"He's talking about running the hill with me -- doing all that and just working out and just picking my brain. I don't know if it's going to happen because it's going to be up to [coach] Kyle Shanahan and also [general manager] John Lynch, but I'm all for it if they want him to come on board."

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

 

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Richard Sherman Expects 49ers To Pursue Earl Thomas

Dec 28, 2018 11:40 AM

Richard Sherman expects the San Francisco 49ers to pursue Earl Thomas in free agency.

“If they need me to be, I have no problem with it,” Sherman told reporters on Thursday.

“I think this is a pretty attractive destination as is. But money is the best recruiter. I’ll give my two cents. I’ll give you my best recruiting pitch.”

The 49ers are expected to have $70 million in cap space.

“Would I love to play with Earl Thomas III? I would love to,” Sherman said. “I would love to have him back in the locker room. But I’m sure he’ll have a plethora of opportunities, and I’m sure we’re going to throw our hat in the ring.”

The 49ers have a group of young safeties, but no guaranteed starters among the group that includes Jaquiski Tartt, Adrian Colbert, Marcell Harris and D.J. Reed.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters

Dec 18, 2018 8:10 PM

The NFL has released its 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, headlined by Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster By Position

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins*, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Tackle: Taylor Lewan*, Tennessee Titans; Alejandro Villanueva*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

Guard: David DeCastro*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Marshal Yanda*, Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Kansas City Chiefs; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers; Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running back: James Conner*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Fullback: Anthony Sherman*, Kansas City Chiefs

DEFENSE

Defensive end: J.J. Watt*, Houston Texans; Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Interior lineman: Geno Atkins*, Cincinnati Bengals; Jurrell Casey*, Tennessee Titans; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Denver Broncos; Jadeveon Clowney*, Houston Texans; Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley*, Baltimore Ravens; Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey*, Jacksonville Jaguars; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Free safety: Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Jason Myers*, New York Jets

Long snapper: To be named by coach.

Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, New York Jets

Special teamer: Adrian Phillips*, Los Angeles Chargers

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas*, New Orleans Saints; Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead*, New Orleans Saints; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guard: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks*, Philadelphia Eagles; Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers

Center: Alex Mack*, Atlanta Falcons; Max Unger, New Orleans Saints

Tight end: Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback: Drew Brees*, New Orleans Saints; Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Running back: Todd Gurley*, Los Angeles Rams; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers

DEFENSE

Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence*, Dallas Cowboys; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings

Interior lineman: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Philadelphia Eagles; Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Chicago Bears; Ryan Kerrigan*, Washington Redskins; Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller*, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson*, Arizona Cardinals; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Free safety: Eddie Jackson*, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, New York Giants

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Aldrick Rosas*, New York Giants

Long snapper: To be named by coach

Punter: Michael Dickson*, Seattle Seahawks

Return specialist: Tarik Cohen*, Chicago Bears

Special teamer: Cory Littleton*, Los Angeles Rams

AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Baltimore Ravens (3): ILB C.J. Mosley*, FS Eric Weddle, G Marshal Yanda*

Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins*

Cleveland Browns (2): DE Myles Garrett*, CB Denzel Ward

Denver Broncos (2): RB Phillip Lindsay, OLB Von Miller*

Houston Texans (4): OLB Jadeveon Clowney*, WR DeAndre Hopkins*, ILB Benardrick McKinney, DE J.J. Watt*

Indianapolis Colts (2): TE Eric Ebron, G Quenton Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars (1): CB Jalen Ramsey*

Kansas City Chiefs (6): OT Eric Fisher, OLB Dee Ford, WR Tyreek Hill*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes*, FB Anthony Sherman*

Los Angeles Chargers (7): WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James*, ST Adrian Phillips*, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers

Miami Dolphins (1): CB Xavien Howard*

New England Patriots (2): QB Tom Brady, CB Stephon Gilmore

New York Jets (3): SS Jamal Adams*, K Jason Myers*, RS Andre Roberts*

Pittsburgh Steelers (6): WR Antonio Brown, RB James Conner*, G David DeCastro*, DT Cameron Heyward, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OT Alejandro Villanueva*

Tennessee Titans (3): DT Jurrell Casey*, P Brett Kern*, OT Taylor Lewan*

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Arizona Cardinals (1): CB Patrick Peterson*

Atlanta Falcons (2): WR Julio Jones*, C Alex Mack*

Carolina Panthers (2): ILB Luke Kuechly*, G Trai Turner

Chicago Bears (5): RS Tarik Cohen*, CB Kyle Fuller*, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson*, OLB Khalil Mack*

Dallas Cowboys (5): RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Byron Jones, DE DeMarcus Lawrence*, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*

Detroit Lions (1): CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers (2): WR Davante Adams, QB Aaron Rodgers

Los Angeles Rams (4): DT Aaron Donald*, QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley*, ST Cory Littleton*

Minnesota Vikings (4): OLB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, FS Harrison Smith, WR Adam Thielen

New Orleans Saints (5): OT Terron Armstead*, QB Drew Brees*, DE Jordan Cameron*, WR Michael Thomas*, C Max Unger

New York Giants (3): RB Saquon Barkley, SS Landon Collins*, K Aldrick Rosas*

Philadelphia Eagles (3): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz*

San Francisco 49ers (2): FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle

Seattle Seahawks (2): P Michael Dickson*, ILB Bobby Wagner

Washington Redskins (2): OLB Ryan Kerrigan*, OT Trent Williams

* Indicates starter

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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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Son Of 49ers' Owners Believed To Have Committed Suicide
Tony York was the younger brother of CEO Jed York.

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Richard Sherman Sees Eventual Switch To Safety
Richard Sherman, who turned 30 in March, says he's open to moving to safety before the end of his career.

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Elissa Ennis Believes 49ers Undermined Her Domestic Violence Claims
The 49ers told police Elissa Ennis was the same woman who previously recanted allegations against Reuben Foster.

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Washington Has Internally Discussed Pursuing Colin Kaepernick
Washington has effectively ruled out pursuing Colin Kaepernick.

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Richard Sherman: I Don't Have A Relationship With Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson praised Richard Sherman on Thursday, while Sherman was critical of Wilson.

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Washington Claims Reuben Foster Off Waivers
Washington was the only team to put in a waiver claim for Reuben Foster.

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Cardinals Have Best Odds At No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft
The Cardinals, 49ers and Raiders will almost certainly have top-5 picks.

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49ers To Release Reuben Foster After Domestic Violence Arrest
The woman pressing charges against Foster for Saturday night's arrest is the same woman who accused Foster of felony domestic violence earlier this year.

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49ers' Rueben Foster Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
49ers linebacker Rueben Foster was arrested Saturday night at the team hotel in Tampa.

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49ers To Start Nick Mullens Again In Week 10
Nick Mullens worked with the starters at practice on Tuesday.

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49ers Lose Raheem Mostert To Broken Arm
The 49ers are expected to be without Raheem Mostert for the remainder of the season after he suffered a broken right forearm against the Raiders on Thursday night.

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NBC Replaces 49ers-Rams With Chiefs-Bengals In Week 7
The Chiefs are undefeated while the Bengals have a 4-1 record.

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49ers Not Interested In Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick
Some within the NFL are hoping the 49ers would trade for Nick Foles as they have five prime-time games on their schedule.

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MRI Confirms Torn ACL For Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo will undergo surgery in the near future.

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49ers Fear Jimmy Garoppolo Suffered Torn ACL In Left Knee
Jimmy Garoppolo will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury.

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Josh Gordon Hopes To End Up With 49ers, Cowboys
Josh Gordon will be released or traded by the Browns.

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Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett Nearly Fought Over Russell Wilson
Richard Sherman proposed confronting Russell Wilson in a private setting to ask what the issue was as they would routinely do with other players.

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The Essential 50 Of The 2018 NFL Season: Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo enters his first full season as a starter with an unprecedented level of hype that will be a lot to live up to for a 49ers' team that has struggled badly since Jim Harbaugh left.

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Nike Features Colin Kaepernick In Latest 'Just Do It' Campaign
Nike signed Colin Kaepernick in 2011 and kept him on its endorsement roster over the years, but has not used him in the past two years.

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Jerick McKinnon Tears ACL On Final Play Of Practice
The 49ers have lost Jerick McKinnon to a torn right ACL, which he suffered while making a cut on the last play of practice Saturday.

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