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NFL Rule Change gives 49ers’ Dawson Kickoff Duties

The 49ers’ Phil Dawson is once again finding himself on kickoff duty. The NFL’s decision to change touchbacks from the 20 to the 25 yard-line was an attempt to reduce kickoff returns. Instead, it has incentivized shorter kickoffs. Last season the San Francisco 49ers relied on punter Bradley Pinion for all their kickoffs. As a younger player with a […] NFL Rule Change gives...
Via Niner Noise
1 hour ago

Anthony Davis owes San Francisco 49ers money after retirement

Anthony Davis is walking away from the San Francisco 49ers for the second straight year — and it is going to cost him millions. Anthony Davis, the former starting right tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, walked away from the team for the second time in as many seasons earlier this past week. And just like […] Anthony Davis owes San Francisco 49ers money after retirement - Niner...
Via Niner Noise
3 hours ago

Kaepernick’s protest is not dividing 49ers locker room

Despite supposed reports to the contrary, the San Francisco 49ers locker room remains tight despite — or perhaps in part because of — Colin Kaepernick’s protest. Colin Kaepernick is in a select group of individuals: non-playing backups who consistently make national headlines. Kaeperinck’s protest of police violance and racial bias — kneeling during the playing of the...
Via Niner Noise
3 hours ago

Watch Full Version of 'The Catch' Game: 49ers vs. Cowboys in 1981 NFC Championship Game

The 49ers vs. Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship is a part of the NFL's #FreeGameFriday series on YouTube.
Via 49ers.com
5 hours ago

Dez Bryant clarifies his injury status for Sunday's game against the 49ers

Despite some initial reports to the contrary, Dez Bryant still might play on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers — but he recognizes the risks inherent in returning to the field too soon.On Friday, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told reporters that Bryant remains day-to-day with a hairline fracture in his right knee. Bryant, though, sounded as if he'd play only if he's...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Dak Prescott gets chance to show 49ers what they missed

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Despite having an apparent need for a mobile quarterback to run coach Chip Kelly's offense, the San Francisco 49ers showed little interest in Dak Prescott leading into this year's draft."They're probably one of the teams I talked to the least," Prescott said.The Niners (1-2) might regret that move now as Prescott has shined for Dallas (2-1) in place of...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Interesting Notes from 49ers Studios Interview with RB Carlos Hyde

San Francisco's starting running back shared his thoughts on Trent Brown, his goals for the season and his biggest gameday superstition.
Via 49ers.com
14 hours ago

NaVorro Bowman Previews Matchup against Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott

The San Francisco 49ers will face a pair of talented rookies this Sunday at Levi’s® Stadium. NaVorro Bowman broke down the challenge.
Via 49ers.com
14 hours ago

Trump again weighs in on Kaepernick protest controversy

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump toned down the rhetoric when again weighing in on the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Trump, during an interview with FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday, wouldn’t say exactly how he’d handle the Kaepernick controversy were he the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kelly still confident in Gabbert, leaves door open for Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly continues to send interesting messages with regards to his quarterback situation. With Blaine Gabbert struggling and Colin Kaepernick waiting in the wings for a chance to replace him, Kelly has had to deal with a lot of questions about the situation. On Wednesday, Kelly seemed to affirm faith in both quarterbacks. Chip Kelly remains "real...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick needs to gain muscle before competing for 49ers’ QB job

Colin Kaepernick won’t be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers until he puts on some muscle. It sounds like a silly thing to say, especially for a professional athlete. But such is the situation around Kaepernick, who currently watches from the sidelines while Blaine Gabbert acts as the starter. Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle summed up the situation...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick admits he needs to gain weight, eat 'a lot' more

After recently claiming he has not lost any muscle mass as a result of his decision to switch to a vegan diet, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick now admits he needs to put on a few pounds. On Monday, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly once again mentioned that Kaepernick is not near his previous playing weight of 225 pounds in the wake of three offseason surgeries that led...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gabbert in danger of losing starting job to Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert is reportedly in danger of losing his starting job after his awful performance in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the 49ers are considering making a change in the wake of Gabbert posting a passer rating of 58.4 over the past two games. Cole also notes that Gabbert and the San Francisco...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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