Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco 49ers’

Sherman calls for NFL to scrap ‘idiotic’ helmet rule

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Richard Sherman has called on the NFL to dismiss the new helmet rule immediately, branding it "idiotic" during a Twitter outburst on Sunday. NFL owners approved the introduction of the rule, which means it is a foul for any player to lower their head and initiate contact with their helmet against an opponent, back in May. The policy change – which will see a 15-yard penalty called on the offender, with the referees also having the option to eject the culprit – was made to improve player safety, though it has led to confusion during the preseason.

Watson, Garoppolo sharp as Texans top 49ers 16-13

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

After throwing just one pass in his return to game action last week, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was determined to stay on the field a little longer on Saturday night. ''I guess he was 5 for 8, but I think he had three drops on the drive,'' Texans coach Bill O'Brien said.

Timeline reveals shallow context of John Elway’s offer to Colin Kaepernick

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

So John Elway offered to trade for Colin Kaepernick and make him a Denver Bronco in 2016 – if Kaepernick was willing to take a significant pay cut from the $12.3 million he was about to earn from the San Francisco 49ers. Kaepernick declined the pay cut

Elway may be calling around for backup QB but no Kaepernick

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

John Elway might find himself in the market for a veteran backup quarterback soon, yet there's one man who won't be getting a call: Colin Kaepernick . ''Colin had his chance to be here,'' Elway said Thursday when asked if the former San Francisco 49ers QB would be an option if he decides Case Keenum's backup isn't already on Denver's roster. ''And as I said at my deposition (in Kaepernick's collusion lawsuit against the NFL) - and I don't know if I'm legally able to say this - but he's had his chance to be here.

Watch: Fight! First play involving DeAndre Hopkins in Niners-Texans practice leads to scuffle

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans are playing a preseason game at NRG Stadium on Saturday, and are holding joint practices at the Texans’ facility Wednesday and Thursday. Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins (C) and San Francisco 49ers corner Jimmie Ward got into a fight at practice on Wednesday.

Three potential slot monsters to target late in your fantasy football draft

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor could provide sneak fantasy value in 2018. The least bold was that, after scoring an unprecedented number of fantasy points in 2017, slot receivers will rule fantasy football this season. In fact, 10 receivers with Slot Rates above 35-percent scored 12.0 or more PPR fantasy points per game last season.

49ers’ 7th-round picks shine in preseason opener

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Jimmy Garoppolo and most of the other high-profile members of the San Francisco 49ers made brief cameos at most in the exhibition opener. Receiver Richie James Jr. and defensive lineman Jullian Taylor both played from start to finish and delivered big plays throughout in San Francisco's 24-21 victory over Dallas on Thursday. James caught four passes for 46 yards, and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 18 seconds remaining, as he tries to make the team as a slot receiver.

49ers notes: Person of interest in RG competition

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

A leader has quietly emerged in the 49ers' only competition for a starting job. Veteran offensive lineman Mike Person has not missed a practice since the opening of training camp. "I'd say Mike's been the same guy that we knew of, if not a little bit better," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said of Person, who started 14 games at center in 2015 for the Atlanta Falcons when Shanahan was offensive coordinator.

Niners hit by injuries in preseason opener

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers received relatively good news after watching three starters go down with injuries in their preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned to the sideline with an injured hamstring, while defensive end Solomon Thomas (head) and tight end George Kittle (shoulder) went back to the locker room in the first quarter for observation. All are expected to be available for Week 1 of the regular season, according to coach Kyle Shanahan.

Kyle Shanahan reveals 49ers didn’t sustain any long-term injuries vs. Cowboys

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The 49ers believe their rash of injuries in the first half of Thursday night's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys will not carry over into the regular season. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday on a conference call with Bay Area reporters that none of the injuries were serious enough to impact the 49ers when they open the regular season Sept. 9 against the Minnesota Vikings. Tight end George Kittle and running back Matt Breida sustained separated shoulders, Shanahan said.