Archive for the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ Category

Why Le’Veon Bell unlikely to be right fit for 49ers in NFL free agency

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Why Le'Veon Bell unlikely to be right fit for 49ers in NFL free agency originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The 49ers spent big money on a running back in free agency last year. But the contract Jerick McKinnon signed doesn't even compare to the kind of deal that would satisfy scheduled free agent Le'Veon Bell. McKinnon signed a four-year, $29.75 million deal with the 49ers in 2018.

Nike to release limited-edition Colin Kaepernick ‘Icon’ jersey

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Nike will sell a limited-edition black jersey for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Days after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reached a settlement with the NFL, Nike announced on Wednesday that it will sell a special-edition Kaepernick jersey. The jersey — dubbed an “Icon Jersey” — is all black with white lettering in a similar style to the #IMWITHKAP jerseys that Kaepernick quickly sold out of last fall with proceeds going to the Know Your Rights Campaign.

LeBron James praises Colin Kaepernick after he settles NFL collusion case: ‘I stand with Kap’

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Now he is continuing to do so by expressing supportive words about Colin Kaepernick. Kapernick and his teammate Eric Read, reached a settlement with the National Football League over allegations that the sports association colluded to blackball the former San Francisco 49ers players, after they began protesting police brutality in the US by taking a knee during the national anthem. James was asked for his thoughts on Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL after playing in the All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2019 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper Jr. first-round picks for 49ers, Raiders

Monday, February 18th, 2019

NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper Jr. first-round picks for 49ers, Raiders originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com No team will change the fortunes of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft quite like the Oakland Raiders, and that much is clear in the latest mock draft from ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. In his second mock draft of the year, Kiper Jr. projected the Raiders would select three different players in the first round than he did a month ago. Oakland has three selections after trading edge rusher Khalil Mack and wide receiver Amari Cooper, both of whom were first-round picks themselves. Meanwhile, the Raiders' counterparts across the Bay are projected to maintain their focus on the edge.

NFL Free Agency: 49ers expected to use franchise tag on Robbie Gould

Monday, February 18th, 2019

NFL Free Agency: 49ers expected to use franchise tag on Robbie Gould originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com A year ago, the 49ers avoided using their franchise tag as a last resort on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo when the sides agreed to a five-year contract extension that, for about a month, made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. The two-week window during which time NFL teams may designate a franchise player opens on Tuesday. And for the first time in seven years, the odds appear high the 49ers will use that option.

NFL Rumors: Antonio Brown’s recent tweets could affect his trade market

Monday, February 18th, 2019

NFL Rumors: Antonio Brown's recent tweets could affect his trade market originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Antonio Brown has had an active offseason on social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver tweeted back-and-forth with 49ers tight end George Kittle at season's end, followed the 49ers on multiple platforms and even posted a photo of himself in a 49ers jersey on Instagram. On Saturday, Brown was very transparent in a Twitter Q&A, writing that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an "owner mentality" and calling out coach Mike Tomlin for sitting him in the final game of the regular season.

LeBron James on NFL settlement: ‘I stand with Kaep’

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

When news came out on Friday that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid reached a financial settlement with the NFL to end their joint collusion suit, the sports world was stunned. Although a confidential agreement bars any party from talking about how much — if anything — was paid, the consensus seems to be that the former 49ers QB would have only settled if they came into a major windfall. This was extremely welcomed news to one of Kaepernick's biggest supporters and one of the most visible athletes: LeBron James.

Settlement amounts, NFL compensating Colin Kaepernick for not playing football

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Settlement amounts, NFL compensating Colin Kaepernick for not playing football originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The 49ers paid Colin Kaepernick more than $43 million during his six-year career. Presumably, the NFL is giving him one final large sum of money to not play football. The NFL's settlement with Kaepernick and former 49ers safety Eric Reid prevents the collusion grievances and the gathered evidence from ever being heard.

NFL: Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits against league

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their collusion lawsuits against the NFL. The former San Francisco 49ers pair alleged in 2017 that team owners were colluding to prevent them from being signed in response to their kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. A statement issued by Kaepernick's lawyers read: "For the past several months, counsel for Mr Kaepernick and Mr Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL.

Kaepernick v the NFL: How we got here

Friday, February 15th, 2019

While Reid has remained employed during the process, landing a deal with the Carolina Panthers in 2018 and signing a new three-year contract earlier this week, Kaepernick has yet to find an NFL landing spot since opting out of his 49ers contract in March 2017. Here is a recap of how the parties got to this point: August 26, 2016 — Kaepernick sits during the national anthem before the 49ers' pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers. Asked about it after the match, the quarterback says he did so to protest police against brutality and the oppression of people of colour in the United States.