49ers Rumors & News

  • Anonymous NFL Execs Compare Their Hatred For Kaepernick to Rae Carruth

    Black Sports Online "Rae Carruth arranged for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. In case you didn’t hear me let me say it a little louder for you. RAE CARRUTH ARRANGED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS GIRLFRIEND WHO WAS PREGNANT WITH HIS CHILD!!!!!!!! There aren’t many crimes more heinous than the one Carruth..." August 31

  • Esiason on Kaepernick sitting: 'It's about as disrespectful as any athlete has ever been'

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick says he'll continue to sit for the national anthem until he feels that the "flag represents what it's supposed to represent in this country." As you might expect, this has set off a firestorm of criticism from every corner of the internet. The latest to weigh in: CBS Sports NFL..." August 31

  • Colin Kaepernick’s birth mother says NFL star has brought shame to America and his family

    news.com "The San Francisco 49ers quarterback copped widespread criticism from players and fans, but also support from others, when he refused to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ during Friday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. His mother Heidi Russo — who put Kaepernick up for..." August 31

  • Kaepernick Anger Intense in NFL Front Offices

    Bleacher Report "Across NFL front offices, there are team officials who are not offended, and even embrace, the controversial position of Colin Kaepernick. They are out there. Statistically, they have to be. But they are keeping a low profile. They seem to be far outnumbered by the members of NFL front offices..." August 31

  • #VeteransForKaepernick Is The Eye-Opening, Other Side Of The Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Controversy

    Uproxx "When Colin Kaepernick decided to sit out the National Anthem at the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Packers, he lit a powder keg of controversy that has dominated TV airwaves and the Internet all week. His not-so-silent silent protest has been met with some support and plenty of..." August 31

  • 49ers place WR Bruce Ellington on season-ending injured reserve

    Sportsnaut "It is starting to look like playing professional football might not be in the cards for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport broke the news on Tuesday that the 49ers placed Ellington on season-ending injured reserve with a torn hamstring. This..." August 30

  • Harrison apologizes to Kaepernick, did not know he was black

    Larry Brown Sports "Rodney Harrison apologized on Twitter Tuesday afternoon for criticizing Colin Kaepernick, and he provided a very questionable excuse for saying Kaepernick is “not black.” In a series of tweets, Harrison apologized to anyone he offended and claimed he had no idea Kaepernick was biracial." August 30

  • Bart Scott on Colin Kaepernick: 'I think the death of Muhammad Ali has stirred the pot'

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem just happens to come months after the death of Muhammad Ali. And former linebacker and CBS analyst Bart Scott sees a connection, not just with Kaepernick’s actions, but those of other big-name athletes..." August 30

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Colin Kaepernick's Birth Mom Criticizes Him for Not Standing During National Anthem

    Complex "Just about everyone has an opinion on Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the national anthem prior to a Packers/49ers game in San Francisco on Friday night. And that includes his birth mother Heidi Russo, who gave birth to the future NFL quarterback at the age of 19 back in 1987..." August 30

  • Colin Kaepernick expected to start Thursday for the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly must have channeled his inner Rex Ryan when he came up with this conclusion regarding his quarterback situation. Apparently, the 49ers are going to give their embattled quarterback another opportunity to prove himself. The hope here is that..." August 30

  • Rodney Harrison Says Colin Kaepernick Is Not Black: Mixed Race Doesn't Count

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick is not a TRUE black man ... because he's mixed race ... so says ex-NFL star Rodney Harrison. The former Patriots safety went on SportsTalk 790 in Houston -- and not only blasted Kaepernick for his National Anthem protest, but says he doesn't REALLY understand the plight of..." August 30

  • White House Objects to NFL QB Colin Kaepernick's Protest of 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    ABC News "The White House today called NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of “The Star-Spangled Banner” “objectionable,” but defended his constitutional right to demonstrate. Prior to San Francisco’s Friday night preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, the 49ers’ player remained seated between..." August 30

  • Arian Foster calls out Tony Stewart for angry tweet towards Colin Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "The NFL regular season is just more than a week away, but much of the talk right now has nothing to do with football. Instead it concerns 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has caused quite a debate by announcing that he will not stand for the national anthem before games as a form of..." August 30

  • Madden 17 to include commentary on Colin Kaepernick controversy

    San Jose Mercury News "Even your video games will dispense thoughts on the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick. Madden 17 announced it will touch on the 49ers quarterback's refusal to stand for the national anthem in an update before the season starts. The game's developers previously said there would be..." August 30

  • Jerry Rice calls out Colin Kaepernick for 'disrespecting the flag'

    Fox Sports "San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice shared some words for quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday night in response to the quarterback's controversial decision to sit for the National Anthem to protest racial injustice and policy brutality toward black people and people of color. Wrote the..." August 30

  • Jim Brown Supports Colin Kaepernick for Sitting During National Anthem

    Bleacher Report "NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown offered his support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who declined to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday. In an interview Monday on NFL Total Access, Brown said he wouldn't have chosen the..." August 30

  • Donald Trump: Colin Kaepernick should find another country

    SI "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should find another country that suits his personal beliefs, he told The Dori Monson Show. “I have followed it and I think it’s personally not a good thing,” Trump said. “I think it’s a..." August 30

  • 49ers OC “would anticipate” Kaepernick on roster in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "On Sunday, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that quarterback Colin Kaepernick “has a very, very big uphill battle to make” the 49ers for reasons outside of his choice not to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Glazer reported the 49ers believe Kaepernick is “regressing as a player”..." August 29

  • Eagles' Myke Tavarres to join Colin Kaepernick national anthem protest

    SI "Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres plans to join Colin Kaepernick's protest and refuse to stand during the national anthem at upcoming games, he told ESPN. “We've got an issue in this country in this day and age, and I feel like somebody needs to step up and we all need to step..." August 29

  • Colin Kaepernick Likely to Be Cut By 49ers

    Black Sports Online "This is a tricky one because it isn’t like Kaepernick has set the world on fire as a quarterback, so we don’t know if it would be performance based or because of him speaking out about the racial injustice in America. It could be a little of both. The 49ers owe him $12 million regardless if..." August 29

  • Colin Kaepernick likely to be cut for football reasons

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick is in danger of losing his roster spot with the San Francisco 49ers, but that has nothing to do with his controversial decision to protest the national anthem. At least we think it doesn’t. NFL reporter Jay Glazer said on FOX Sunday that Kaepernick has had a horrible..." August 29

  • Sean Payton wants focus on football, not Colin Kaepernick controversy over national anthem

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand during the playing of the national anthem has dominated headlines in past days. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton took a few moments Monday morning during a conference call to answer a few..." August 29

  • With Tony Romo out, would Cowboys care if Colin Kaepernick becomes available?

    Washington Post "The Dallas Cowboys are preparing to begin the season Tony Romo-less and with rookie Dak Prescott penciled in to start at quarterback. But even after Prescott’s dazzling preseason eased some fears another extended absence by Romo could leave a second straight Cowboys’ season broken into tiny..." August 29

  • Kaepernick will continue sitting during anthem until ‘there’s significant change’

    SI "49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will continue to sit for the national anthem until “there’s significant change,” he told reporters on Sunday. Kaepernick chose not to stand for the anthem before San Francisco’s preseason game on Friday in protest of what he believed was racial oppression...." August 29

  • Alex Boone rips ex-teammate Kaepernick for lack of respect

    USA Today "Alex Boone chose his words carefully, noting he’d been warned the question was coming. But Boone, the Minnesota Vikings veteran guard, made abundantly clear Sunday he was upset by former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick’s recent decision not to stand for the Star-Spangled..." August 29

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick facing ‘uphill battle’ to make 49ers roster

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick may not be a member of the San Francisco 49ers for much longer, as he’s reportedly facing an “uphill battle” to remain on the roster this summer. The 49ers are in a sticky situation with the veteran quarterback, who opened up a tremendously controversial can of worms by..." August 28

  • Lions trade wideout Jeremy Kerley to 49ers

    Today's Pigskin "The Lions and 49ers have made a trade, sending Lions’ wideout Jeremy Kerley to the 49ers in exchange for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas. Kerley played for the Jets last year, his fifth in New York, and he had 152 yards on 16 catches. There was a time when he was looked at as a bright young..." August 28

  • Colin Kaepernick Jersey Burned in Effigy Over National Anthem Protest

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick has enraged fans who have now taken over social media to skewer the San Fran QB for refusing to stand for the national anthem." August 28

  • Justin Pugh not a fan of Colin Kaepernick sitting during anthem

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick knew there would be consequences for standing up for what he believes in by refusing to stand during the national anthem. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback was spotted sitting down during Friday night’s anthem at Levi’s Stadium. After the game, he spoke with NFL.com’s Steve..." August 28

  • Anquan Boldin on Kaepernick: Respect his opinion, even if you disagree

    Detroit Free Press "Colin Kaepernick started a media firestorm when he stood up for social injustice by sitting down for the national anthem, but one of Kaepernick's ex-teammates with the San Francisco 49ers said the embattled quarterback shouldn't be castigated for speaking his mind. "I respect everybody’s..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • QB Rodgers leads TD drive as Packers defeat 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "Making his preseason debut, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the offense to one touchdown in his two possessions in a 21-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in a preseason game on Friday night. Rodgers, a healthy scratch in the Packers' first two preseason games, finished..." August 27

  • Carlos Hyde suffers concussion against Packers

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the 49ers don’t know who their starting quarterback will be in 17 days against the Rams, there’s a chance they won’t know who their starting tailback will be, at least for a while. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion on Friday night against the..." August 27

  • 49ers’ Ellington, Dial leave with injuries

    Today's Pigskin "Injuries are a part of the game when it comes to the gridiron, but it takes on a whole new meaning during exhibition games. A handful of San Francisco 49ers’ players suffered injuries during Friday’s preseason clash with the Green Bay Packers. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington left with a hamstring..." August 27

  • 49ers' Davis makes debut at right guard vs Packers

    CSN Bay Area "Anthony Davis made the start at right guard for the 49ers on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers. Davis was moved to right guard after making his first 71 regular-season starts of his career at right tackle. But after returning from a one-year hiatus, Davis competed against Trent Brown..." August 27

  • 49ers trade CB Kenneth Acker to Chiefs for seventh-round pick

    Today's Pigskin "The San Francisco 49ers have traded former starting cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a seventh-round selection in 2018 according to sources. Although terms of the deal are agreed upon, Acker must still pass a physical for the trade to be executed. The move..." August 27

  • NFL facing new PR disaster over Colin Kaepernick protest

    Sporting News "The NFL is facing a potential image disaster at a time when the league seemed to be finally putting Deflategate and other scandals in its rearview mirror. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during Friday's night's playing of the national anthem could lead other..." August 27

  • Even Jerry Rice hates 49ers coach Chip Kelly's offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chip Kelly has been the San Francisco 49ers head coach for all of three preseason games and he has already drawn the ire of the greatest wide receiver to play the game. 49ers legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice took to Twitter Friday night after Kelly's offense once again..." August 27

  • Players Back Kaepernick, Coaches & Team Execs Not So Much

    Black Sports Online "Is anyone surprised by this? The majority of players are black and the majority of front office types are white, this speaks to the divide that Kaepernick is speaking about." August 27

  • Kaepernick: Won't support 'a country that oppresses black people'

    NFL.com "Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly and knowingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. His latest refusal to..." August 27

  • 49ers' Hyde in concussion protocol

    Sporting News "A concern for the 49ers entering the season was if running back Carlos Hyde could stay healthy for a full season as Chip Kelly's bellcow in his fast-paced offense. The anxiety came to fruition Friday as the second-year back was diagnosed with a concussion in the first half of the 49ers'..." August 27

  • Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand during national anthem

    The Comeback "If you’ve gone to any organized sporting event, you’ve likely stood for the national anthem. It’s omnipresent. Sometimes there are even two of them, if a Canadian team is involved. Normally the only potential controversy is whether or not they’re performed well. (Sometimes yes, very well! Other..." August 27

  • Chip Kelly: “There’s never been a talk about cutting Kaepernick”

    Pro Football Talk "So what will the 49ers do with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, if he doesn’t win the starting job? They can pay him not to play, they can try to trade him, or they can cut him. As to the last option, coach Chip Kelly told reporters after Friday night’s preseason game against the Packers: “There’s..." August 27

  • All signs point to Gabbert after Kaepernick rusty vs. Packers

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick threw a pass in his first game since Nov. 1 and looked like someone who had gone nearly 10 months without any game action. Kaepernick, who entered on the 49ers’ third series in Friday night’s 21-10 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, went 2 of 6 for 14 yards with the..." August 27

  • Staley: 49ers RT Brown could be one of best in NFL history

    CSN Bay Area "Enormous. Colossal. Mountainous. Brobdingnagian. There are an endless number of words that describe how 6 foot 8, 355-pound Trent Brown stands out even among a group of unusually large men like the 49ers offensive line. But nobody could have guessed the three words offensive line coach Pat..." August 26

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick talks preseason debut, relationship with Baalke

    San Francisco Chronicle "Colin Kaepernick missed the majority of the offseason practices and the first two preseason games but doesn’t feel he’s missed out on his chance to be the 49ers’ starting quarterback in Week 1. On Wednesday, Kaepernick — two days removed from returning to practice after dealing with a shoulder..." August 25

  • Kaepernick responds to Baalke: 'We have a business relationship'

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick, whose representatives requested permission to seek a trade from the 49ers in the offseason, did not speak with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke through the team's offseason program. Last week, Baalke said he recently spoke with Kaepernick, characterizing it as a “good..." August 25

  • QB Competition Continues, 49ers Shuffle O-Line Prior to Packers Matchup

    49ers.com "Colin Kaepernick remains in competition with Blaine Gabbert to be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. For the second consecutive day, Kaepernick took part in the closed practice. The battle between Kaepernick and Gabbert will continue heading into Friday night's third..." August 24

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick is ‘on track’ to play this week

    Sportsnaut "The long-awaited 2016 debut of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to take place this Friday. Providing there are no setbacks, Kaepernick is slated to play against the Green Bay Packers in the team’s third preseason game. Whether Kap will start or come in the game..." August 24

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