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Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Here’s a timeline of Kaepernick’s pro football and post-NFL days since he first kneeled during “The Star-Spangled Banner." Aug. 26, 2016: During the anthem before a Packers-49ers preseason game, Kaepernick sits on the San Francisco bench. Kaepernick says he sat because the country “oppresses black people and people of color.

49ers 90-in-90: Fred Warner leaps superstardom in 2020

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Warner was targeted one less time in 2019 than in 2018. He allowed 21 fewer yards and a passer rating that was five points better. Across the board, Warner’s stats improved.

NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell posted a video on Friday night as widespread protests continue in the United States.

Kittle named to NFL’s All-analytics team

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

It’s no surprise that San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle made the list: NGS shows that Kittle led the NFL in receiving yards per route run in 2019 with 3.3 (among those who ran a minimum of 100 routes). This makes sense, given his production as a passing target: Kittle recorded 75.2 receiving yards per game over 14 games, the second-highest rate among qualified tight ends, and the fourth-best catch percentage (79.4%).

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Caption Close When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, team owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey, and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely viewed as prescient.

49ers’ Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo’s next step is ‘understanding coverages’

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo did a lot in 2019. How can the 49ers quarterback accomplish more in 2020? That’s easy: Throw fewer interceptions.

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, team owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey, and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely viewed as prescient.

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Caption Close When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, team owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey, and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely viewed as prescient.

Talent Expert on 49ers’ Kinlaw: ‘He Does Not Have a Weakness’

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Yet some talent evaluators every now and then see a player who stands far above the rest, a true can’t-miss talent. To Pro Football Hall of Fame talent evaluator Gil Brandt, 49ers’ first-round pick Javon Kinlaw is in that category. Brandt, who helped the Dallas Cowboys succeed in almost three decades as an executive and talent scout, says Kinlaw, a defensive tackle from South Carolina, is a rarity.

49ers 90-in-90: OG Laken Tomlinson

Friday, June 5th, 2020

It’s been nearly three years since the San Francisco 49ers traded a Day 3 pick for Laken Tomlinson, and 2019 was his best season yet. Tomlinson didn’t miss a snap in 2019, which proved to be quite valuable. He’s the only member on the offensive line that can say that.