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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 - 1:42 pm
Asked about Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday, Alex Smith backed the QB who usurped his job when both players were members of the 49ers back in 2012: #Chiefs ' Alex Smith on Kaepernick; "When I was there, he was playing at a really, really high level...Crazy to think that he's not playing." — Jeff...
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Karl Buscheck
August 16, 2017 - 12:15 pm
Heading into the NFL Season, the Oakland Raiders have received more bets to win the Super Bowl at sportsbooks around Las Vegas than any other team, according to David Purdum of ESPN. With Week 2 of the preseason looming, the Raiders' Super Bowl odds, 6-1, are second only to those of the Patriots, 3...
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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 - 2:25 pm
The 49ers announced on Tuesday afternoon that the team has reached a three-year agreement with The Honor Group, Inc. to serve as the presenting partner of the Honor Bowl. The Honor Bowl is an annual high school football showcase with a mission statement of demonstrating the sacrifice made by our...
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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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