Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco 49ers’

6 months later, NFL’s Colin Kaepernick settlement has failed to buy silence

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Last February, the NFL was supposed to have bought a resolution to its Colin Kaepernick problem. The league had paid the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to go away, reaching a collusion case settlement with Kaepernick and Eric Reid. First came the video drops from Kaepernick reminding everyone that he's “still ready” and has been “denied work” by the NFL.

A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch’s idol, mentor

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the front office. ''John was a tremendous resource,'' Lynch said Saturday as his team wrapped up two days of joint practices with Elway's Denver Broncos in advance of their Monday night preseason game. Both were tutored by celebrated California high school football coach Jack Neumeier and both were Stanford quarterbacks who also excelled on the baseball field before starring for the Broncos, albeit a decade apart and at different positions.

Watch young Broncos fan almost walk off with Jimmy Garoppolo’s helmet

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will always make time for his fans. Heck, he'll even make time for opposing fans. Just don't steal his helmet -- it doesn't matter how cute you are. During the 49ers-Denver Broncos joint practice on Saturday, Jimmy G ran up to some fans and started signing autographs.

Mike Shanahan returns to Broncos camp after years away

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Shanahan certainly had good reason to drop by the past two days with Denver holding joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers coached by his son, Kyle. "It's great to be back," said the elder Shanahan, who won back-to-back Super Bowl titles with Elway under center in the late 1990s. "I haven't been here in 10 years and to see all the changes, a lot of people you were here before working with — it's great to see."

Garoppolo bounces back from 5-interception nightmare

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Jimmy Garoppolo relished lining up against another team Friday, and not just because his own defense intercepted five consecutive passes off him at their last practice. It's a change-up to training camp," Garoppolo said after the San Francisco 49ers' joint workout with the Denver Broncos that attracted Peyton Manning and several other former players. Garoppolo hadn't faced an opponent since his season-ending left knee injury at Kansas City last September, and while coaches Vic Fangio and Kyle Shanahan had agreed to forbid tackling during their two days of joint workouts, the competition represented another milestone in the quarterback's comeback.

49ers are playoff team if Jimmy Garoppolo plays 16 games, Peter King says

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Peter King saw what he considers a playoff team when he visited the 49ers this week in Santa Clara. The 49ers were the 17th NFL team the NBC Sports football analyst visited since his training camp tour began last month. The 49ers have not made the playoffs since the 2013 season, and King believes that skid will come to an end.

Colin Kaepernick Marks 3rd Anniversary Of National Anthem Protest With Video

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

To mark three years since he began a civil rights protest by not standing during the national anthem at an NFL game, Colin Kaepernick shared an emotional video Wednesday paying tribute to people affected by police brutality. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who's been unsigned since the season he began protesting, tweeted the video with a promise that he's continuing to “work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation,” referring to the disproportionate number of Black people killed by police. The video features remarks from friends and family of Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Philando Castile, who were all victims of police violence.

Garoppolo has no good, very bad practice day for 49ers

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Jimmy Garoppolo had a practice to forget in his final session before facing an opposing defense for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury in September. Garoppolo threw interceptions on five straight pass attempts at practice for the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, by far his worst session since his return from the torn ACL that cut short his 2018 season after three games. ''I was the defensive coach today so I was pumped,'' coach Kyle Shanahan said.

49ers’ Katie Sowers says one team wanted to hire her, except it ‘wasn’t ready’ for a woman

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The NFL executive, Sowers said, used as an example one employee's question about where to place her desk.

49ers rookie receivers show flashes in exhibition opener

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd showed flashes in the exhibition opener of the ability that led the San Francisco 49ers to take the two receivers on the second day of this year's NFL draft. Samuel provided some big plays down the field and Hurd caught two touchdown passes as both rookies make their case for getting significant playing time when the regular season starts. The Niners have only one receiver on the roster with more than 130 career catches in veteran Jordan Matthews, who isn't assured a spot on the roster when the season starts.