What Exactly Is Going On With Colin Kaepernick?

Folks, the NFL never sleeps. Even now, in the dog days of mid-May, as the league’s news cycle yawns and feels its eyelids getting heavy, the continued unemployment of Colin Kaepernick is there to slap everyone awake again. There’s been a lot of this and a lot of that said and written about Kaepernick in recent weeks.…

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49ers have post-draft front office shakeup

Days after the completion of the 2017 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have parted ways with two front office personnel. According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, director of pro personnel Mike Williams and assistant director of pro personnel Quentus Cumby are no longer with the team. The news comes after a report from the Scouting Academy’s Dan Hatman indicating the 49ers have parted ways with southern regional scout Bob Morris earlier in the week. Moreover, it continues the shakeup in the front office after assistant general manager Tom Gamble and director of college scouting Matt Malaspina parted ways with the 49ers one month into the hiring of general manager John Lynch and

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Whoa, Bo: 49ers’ Shanahan impressed by All-Pro’s recovery

After discussing Reuben Foster’s cloudy future this morning, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan talked about another inside linebacker’s sunny present. On KNBR, Shanahan said he “couldn’t be more excited” about All-Pro NaVorro Bowman, who was a full participant last week in the first offseason minicamp after he sustained a torn Achilles tendon on Oct. 2. “He does not look like a guy coming off an Achilles,” Shanahan said. “I thought it would take him some time. I did not think he’d be looking (like) himself until training camp. He looks a lot better than I was expecting early.” It’s conceivable Bowman’s impressive recovery, coupled with the free-agent signing of six-year veteran Malcolm Smith in

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Jed York on Jim Harbaugh: ‘I regret that the relationship was frayed’

The San Francisco 49ers hosted MMQB author Peter King in their draft room all last week, and it resulted in a fantastic article about the team’s process. If you have not read the article yet, I highly recommend giving it a read. It’s the best piece you’ll read about the 49ers draft. While out there, 49ers CEO Jed York made an appearance on Peter King’s podcast. They talked about John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, but at the 50:30 mark, they got into the team’s recent failures and the view that he is responsible for those failures. York had the usual song and dance about how he can’t take the applause if he isn’t willing to take the blame when things go bad. It goes back to his past comments about

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Kawakami: Jed York’s ridiculous dinner invitation to Jim Harbaugh, are you kidding me?

There is every reason, you would think, for Jed York to remain deep in the background, send atta-boys to John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan for their draft savvy, give everybody some time to forget the last two seasons, and more than anything, just avoid the name, likeness, reputation and concept of Jim Harbaugh. Make money. Watch Lynch and Shanahan reshape the 49ers. Accept the praise. Be quiet. It’s going well! And sure as heck don’t stir up all the old wounds by publicly inviting Harbaugh to dinner. Not that. Just don’t do that, Jed. That’s awkward. That’s over-bearing. That’s reminiscent of all the dumb, transparent stuff that used to drive Harbaugh crazy from 2011-2014. Don’t do it, Jed. Oops,

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49ers thought Bears were taking Solomon Thomas No. 2, would have taken Reuben Foster No. 3

The Chicago Bears shocked a lot of people by moving up to No. 2 to draft North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The MMQB’s Peter King was embedded in the San Francisco 49ers’ draft room, and that turned out well when the 49ers had an eventful first round. When the 49ers traded the second overall pick to the Bears, they figured it was for Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

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The Bears' Mitch Trubisky Pick Keeps Looking Worse And Worse

I made the mistake of going outside this weekend instead of turning off my lights, pulling my curtains, and binging on schadenfreude from the Bears’ shocking draft decision to give up two thirds and a fourth to move up one spot to grab QB Mitchell Trubisky, whom they could’ve had at No. 3 overall anyway. So I’m gonna…

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49ers trade up, pick RB Joe Williams in fourth round of 2017 NFL Draft

JOE WILLIAMS Position: Running back College: Utah Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 Selection: Fourth round, No. 121 overall SANTA CLARA – The 49ers traded up in the fourth round to select Utah running back Joe Williams. The 49ers traded up to No. 121 overall in general manager John Lynch’s sixth trade of the draft. Just minutes earlier, the 49ers acquired Kapri Bibbs in a trade with the Denver Broncos. The 49ers traded up in the fourth round with Indianapolis to select Williams. The 49ers dealt No. 143 in the fourth round and No. 161 of the fifth round to the Colts to complete the trade. Williams, who ran a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, rushed for 1,407 yards and 10 touchdowns on 210 rushing attempts in

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NFL draft pick has a priceless story about finding out he got drafted by the 49ers while speaking to another team

New San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster had an interesting beginning to his NFL career, as he explained during his introductory press conference on Friday. According to Foster, by the time the 31st pick rolled around, the New Orleans Saints had called him, essentially welcoming him to the team because they were going to take him with the 32nd overall pick, the last of the first round. Foster explained that while the Saints were talking to his girlfriend on the phone, he got another call.

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San Francisco 49ers take Chicago's pick, deliver cold Twitter shot

It hasn’t been a good few years to be a San Francisco 49er fan. The 49ers held the No. 2 pick, but swapped it to Chicago for the No. 3 pick, plus the third- and fourth-round picks this year, plus a third-round pick next year. The Bears used that pick to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and the 49ers used the next pick to grab Stanford’s Solomon Thomas.

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Rape Charge Against Ray McDonald Dropped 

The rape charge against former San Francisco 49er and Chicago Bear Ray McDonald was dismissed today after the woman told a judge that she just wanted to put the case behind her, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The woman also reached a financial settlement with McDonald, the Mercury News reported, and she told…

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San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

This afternoon, Santa Clara, Calif., police announced that San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock has been arrested for felony domestic violence and booked into Santa Clara County Jail. Per their press release, officers went to a home yesterday near the 49ers’ stadium and arrested Brock after they’d “learned…

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Jim Harbaugh And Chip Kelly Go To Bat For Colin Kaepernick

NFL free agency began three weeks ago, and Colin Kaepernick is still a man without a team, even in a league in which Mike Glennon just got $19 million guaranteed to actually start for someone. Is Kaepernick being blackballed because of his national anthem protest? It he still unsigned because of his lack of ability?…

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Just What Are The 49ers Doing?

It’s fair to say no one foresaw John Lynch as the 49ers’ general manager, because, up until a week ago, the Niners weren’t even considering him. After all, he’s a former player and current broadcaster with exactly zero experience in a front office. But let’s give Lynch some credit for perhaps knowing Jed York’s brain…

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Chip Kelly Is Playing The Game

The NFL is lousy with head coaches who have been given multiple chances at running a team despite achieving little on-field success. A coach can fail, get fired, and still find himself patrolling a sideline within a year, and the best way to go about pulling off such a feat is to control one’s own narrative. This seems to be something that just-fired former 49ers head coach Chip Kelly understands.

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Jed York Finally Ensures No Good Coach Will Work For Him Any Time Soon

It’s hard to believe that, not that long ago, the San Francisco 49ers were a good team with a good head coach. It’s been a disaster since owner Jed York shuffled off Jim Harbaugh in December of 2014, and yesterday’s dual firing of head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke has put the franchise near rock-bottom. I say “near” because as bad as things are now, there’s no reason to believe York can’t make them worse.

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Report: Chip Kelly Has Been Fired

Adam Schefter reports the 49ers have dumped Chip Kelly after giving the former Eagles and Oregon head coach less than a year on the job. San Francisco went 2-14 this season, showing little competence along the way. The dismissal comes hours after the team fired GM Trent Baalke, and throws an already-chaotic organization into even more disarray. Congratulations, northern Californians: you officially have your own Browns—just without the #1 overall draft pick.

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Video Shows Former 49er Ray McDonald Threatening Ex-Fiancée And Child

In a video released Tuesday by her attorney, Kendra Scott can be heard asking former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald why he’s doing this and telling him to get away from her while she holds their infant son. Near the end, she screams “STOP, STOP!” at the top of her lungs as he chases her, before locking herself in the bathroom.

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