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49ers assistant becomes first openly LGBTQ coach in NFL

The San Francisco 49ers hired former Atlanta Falcons intern Katie Sowers as a full-time assistant coach earlier this offseason. It was an historical hire, as Sowers became just the second full-time female assistant in NFL history (more on that here).Now, Sowers is making even more history.Sowers opened up to SB Nation’s Out Sports on Tuesday to become the first outwardly LGBTQ...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Rookie Lorenzo Jerome Has Shown He Belongs in the NFL

The undrafted safety made progress between his two preseason starts and has impressed veteran Eric Reid.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

Blake who? Jaguars fan rocks custom Colin Kaepernick jersey

Blake Bortles could very well lose his job as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ starting quarterback, that much is becoming clear. Bortles’ erratically underwhelming play throughout his career has been compounded by an absolutely atrocious training camp and putrid performances in two preseason games.And it looks like Jaguars fans — arguably rightfully so — continue to turn on the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Smith finds it 'crazy' that Kaepernick is still unsigned

Alex Smith got to witness Colin Kaepernick’s work ethic first-hand when the two were teammates for two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and he feels it is “crazy” that no team has signed Kaepernick with just three weeks to go until the start of the regular season.Smith was asked about Kaepernick while speaking with reporters on Wednesday, and he had nothing but positive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reuben Foster injured same shoulder that scared teams off

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster was listed as limited for Thursday’s joint practice with the Denver Broncos. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Foster is dealing with a “mild AC joint sprain in his right shoulder.”Though this is a different specific injury than the one that scared many NFL teams away from drafting Foster in April, the 49ers...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers and Broncos have talked trade

It stands to reason that the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers might be tied at the hip when it comes to potential trades around the NFL.Newly extended Broncos general manager John Elway has a decades-long relationship with first-year 49ers GM John Lynch. Both spent parts of their careers (at different times) with both the Stanford Cardinal and Denver Broncos. They are also...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie LB Reuben Foster earns starting job with Niners

Rookie Reuben Foster has apparently impressed the Niners coaching staff enough to earn a starting linebacker spot.We are a few weeks into NFL training camps and there are position battles taking place all around the league. One that looks to be decided is starting weak side linebacker for the Niners. On Tuesday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that position belongs to Foster, at least...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scot McCloughan: Kaepernick is good enough to start in NFL

While many people feel Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent because he simply isn’t good enough to be on an NFL roster, one of the most respected talent evaluators in football believes those people are misinformed. In fact, Scot McCloughan thinks Kaepernick is worthy of being a starter.McCloughan, who was the general manager in Washington before an ugly divorce earlier this offseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fake Support: Kaepernick needs more than just football praise

“Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’, April 16, 1963As we near the start of the 2017 NFL season, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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