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San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago
Jerry Rice reacts to Colin Kaepernick controversy

Jerry Rice reacts to Colin Kaepernick controversy

49ers legend weighs in on national anthem situation.
Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times 14 hours ago

Right or wrong, Colin Kaepernick’s protest gets people talking

One can argue that the 49ers quarterback’s demonstration — sitting during the national anthem Friday before a preseason game — was ill-timed, offensive and disrespectful. But if he had taken a less controversial approach, would you have noticed?
49ers notes: WR Kerley 'excited' after trade; Reid says NFLPA yet to discuss Kaepernick

49ers notes: WR Kerley 'excited' after trade; Reid says NFLPA yet to discuss Kaepernick

New #49ers slot receiver Jeremy Kerley A video posted by Cam Inman (@49erscam) on Aug 29, 2016 at 5:21pm PDT Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley’s trade from the Detroit Lions became official Monday, and he made his 49ers practice debut unaware… Continue Reading → The post 49ers notes: WR Kerley 'excited' after trade; Reid says NFLPA yet to discuss Kaepernick appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago

Brandon Thomas excited about opportunity with Lions after two frustrating seasons with 49ers

Thomas, who was acquired in a trade for Jeremy Kerley, never appeared in a regular-season game for San Francisco.

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49ers’ Colin Kaepernick transcript: ‘I’ll continue to sit’

Two days after he sparked a national conversation by sitting during the playing of the national anthem, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke for 18 minutes at his locker today and explained his controversial stance. Why did you choose to do this? People don't realize what's really going on in this country. People aren't being held accountable for. Is this something that's evolved in your mind? When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand. Police...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2016

49ers Colin Kaepernick will continue anthem boycott, speaks out on police brutality, presidential election

#49ers Colin Kaepernick video Part 1 pic.twitter.com/WEPwqBucsh— Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 28, 2016 Colin Kaepernick adamantly outlined why he won't be standing for the national anthem: to bring justice to America.

Colin Keapernick’s protest is both worthy and legitimate

Two questions should be asked anytime someone stages a protest, as 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by sitting during the National Anthem of the last two preseason games. First, is what he is protesting legitimate? And secondly, does the protest hurt anyone? The answer to the first question is yes. Black and Brown populations get routinely

49ers Colin Kaepernick will continue anthem boycott, speaks out on police brutality, presidential election

#49ers Colin Kaepernick video Part 1 pic.twitter.com/WEPwqBucsh — Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 28, 2016 Colin Kaepernick adamantly outlined why he won't be standing for the national anthem: to bring justice to America. "Ultimately it's to bring awareness and make people… Continue Reading → The post 49ers Colin Kaepernick will continue anthem boycott, speaks out on police brutality, presidential election appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

49ers trade for WR Jeremy Kerly, cut two players

The San Francisco 49ers made a few moves this morning. According to Adam Schefter, they traded former third-round pick Brandon Thomas to the Detroit Lions for wide receiver Jeremy Kerley. Lions traded WR Jeremy Kerley to San Francisco for OL Brandon Thomas, pending physicals for both players, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, […]
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2016

Report: 49ers trade for Detroit Lions receiver

San Francisco 49ers will reportedly get Jeremy Kerley, a receiver and return specialist for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas.

49ers deal G Thomas for WR Kerley; T Pears released

Kerley, a fifth-round pick in 2011, joins Torrey Smith as the 49ers’ only wideout with more than 36 career catches. The move comes after slot receiver Bruce Ellington sustained a hamstring injury in a preseason loss to the Packers on Friday. Wide receivers DeAndre Smelter (hamstring) and rookie Bryce Treggs (MCL) are also injured, and Eric Rogers (ACL) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Thomas, a 2014 third-round pick, didn’t play a snap last year after he missed his first season with a torn ACL he sustained prior to the draft.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2016

Reports: 49ers add WR Jeremy Kerley

SANTA CLARA _ The 49ers have acquired wide receiver/return specialist Jeremy Kerley from the Detroit Lions in exchange for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, according to ESPN and NFL Media.

Reports: 49ers add WR Jeremy Kerley

SANTA CLARA _ The 49ers have acquired wide receiver/return specialist Jeremy Kerley from the Detroit Lions in exchange for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, according to ESPN and NFL Media. Kerley, 5-foot-9, 188 pounds, has 182 career receptions for 2,225 yards… Continue Reading → The post Reports: 49ers add WR Jeremy Kerley appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

Eagles’ Jenkins: Kaepernick’s stance will inspire more discussion about QB

A day after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, there were no reports of an NFL player following his lead in any of the six preseason games played Saturday. After the Eagles played the Colts, Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins, 28, who has routinely spoken about race relations during his eight-year career, explained his decision to stay standing. In July, Jenkins and other teammates met with Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. to discuss ways to improve the relationship between the police and community. While he’s not inspired to...

People are burning their Kaepernick jerseys in protest of his protest

No matter how you feel about Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the national anthem, burning his jersey does not seem like a proportional response.

49ers trade CB Acker; release WR Simpson

After tumbling from starter to third-stringer, 49ers cornerback Kennth Acker was traded to the Chiefs for a conditional draft pick. After spending his first NFL season on injured reserve with a foot injury, Acker had three interceptions in 13 starts last year. The 49ers began paring down their roster by releasing wide receiver Jerome Simpson, offensive lineman Ian Silberman and seven other players. The decision to part with Simpson, 30, was a bit surprising considering he and Torrey Smith were the only wideouts on the roster with more than 36 career catches. Silberman, a sixth-round pick,...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 27, 2016

49ers: Coach Chip Kelly won't stop Kaepernick from sitting for national anthem

Kelly added that Kaepernick's national anthem protest has no bearing on his status within the team.