NFL Preseason

Karl Buscheck
August 16, 2017 - 3:57 pm
During his press conference on Wednesday afternoon, 49ers general manager John Lynch discussed the play of Brian Hoyer, saying the veteran isn't just a placeholder to the next franchise QB. “A lot of people are making assumptions as to what Brian's role is — is he a bridge, is he all those things...
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Karl Buscheck
August 16, 2017 - 3:09 pm
Following the 49ers join practice with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, general manager John Lynch took the podium for a press conference at the team's headquarters in Santa Clara and offered a nuanced assessment of the anthem protest situation. Here's a partial transcript of Lynch's comments,...
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Karl Buscheck
August 16, 2017 - 11:31 am
Former 49ers great Justin Smith joined Joe Fortenbaugh, Lorenzo Neal and Dan Dibley on “Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs” on 95.7 The Game on Wednesday and discussed an assortment of topics, including his old team and the league at large. Asked about players like Colin Kaepernick and Marshawn Lynch...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 6:12 pm
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio didn't have much to say when he was asked on Tuesday afternoon about Marshawn Lynch and whether he expects the running back to continue to sit during the national anthem. “Like I said, I pretty much made the statement that I care to make on it and, really, I don't...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 4:17 pm
Joe Panik is headed to the 7-day concussion list, the San Francisco Giants announced on Tuesday. The second baseman, who joins Brandon Belt on the concussion list, took a violent tag to the face in Game 2 of Giants doubleheader as he slid into the plate: Hunter Pence drives in a run, but Joe Panik...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 4:03 pm
Bleacher Report's Chris Simms offered a bullish assessment of the 49ers offense entering Year 1 of head coach Kyle Shanahan's reign in Santa Clara. “If I'm a 49ers fan, just get ready because it's the first time in a few years — I mean, even before Jim Harbaugh — that you're going to have a legit...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 1:51 pm
NFL Network's Mike Silver joined Greg Papa and Bonta Hill on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday afternoon and offered a simple explanation for why the Raiders should broker a new deal with holdout Donald Penn. “I would look at it this way, you're loaded up for this year,” Silver said. “You've got Marshawn (...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 12:49 pm
In the wake of Malcolm Smith's season-ending pectoral injury, Reuben Foster has seized control of the opportunity, claiming a starting role with the 49ers —at least for now. As Shanahan explained per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Foster shouldn't get too comfortable in the starting lineup: “...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 11:41 am
Greg Papa joined Joe Fortenbaugh, Lorenzo Neal and Dan Dibley on “Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs” on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday to discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the silver and black — including the ongoing absence of Donald Penn. “The Donald Penn thing, I think that's really going to...
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Karl Buscheck
August 15, 2017 - 10:54 am
Nine-time Pro Bowler Tim Brown weighed in on Marshawn Lynch's decision to sit for the national anthem on Saturday night via TMZ Sports . As the Raiders all-time great explained, he can't comprehend why Beast Mode has chosen to inject himself into the anthem-sit-down-firestorm. “Why, man? Why? Why...
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