San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under a lot of scrutiny and pressure after sitting for the national anthem as part of a political statement. Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres might share Kaepernick’s feelings on how black people are treated in the United States, and he said he wanted to join in the protest, but his agent talked him out of sitting down like Kaepernick. Tavarres, who was undrafted out of Incarnate Word but most Eagles writers have said has a shot at the 53-man roster, initially said on Monday he’d join the protest and sit during the national anthem. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress – specifically when it comes to race relations in the United States. ”I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” Kaepernick said Sunday at his locker. Two days after he refused to stand for the ”The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 49ers’ preseason loss to the Packers, Kaepernick insists whatever the consequences, he will know ”I did what’s right.” He said he hasn’t heard from the NFL or anyone else about his actions – and it won’t matter if he does. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Colin Kaepernick says he will continue to boycott the US national anthem during National Football League games as a protest over the treatment of blacks in America. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is refusing to stand while the Star-Spangled Banner is played prior to the opening kickoff of pre-season games. “Yes, I’ll continue to sit,” Kaepernick told the US media on Sunday. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. ”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired cornerback Kenneth Acker from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft pick. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod for attention in his career, and his latest statements surely could make him an even more polarizing figure. Kaepernick explained his unwillingness to stand for the playing of the national anthem, which of course happens before the kickoff of every NFL game. It happened in last night’s preseason game at Levi’s Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, one in which he struggled in his first action since last season. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations. ”Everything has been going great,” Kaepernick said Wednesday. Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick looked good in practice this week and is expected to play barring any setbacks before the game. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Aaron Rodgers is tempering his expectations for himself and the Green Bay offense Friday night. All Rodgers is expecting is to finally play a game this preseason when the Packers visit the San Francisco 49ers. ”Whatever Mike wants me to do,” Rodgers said Tuesday, referring to coach Mike McCarthy. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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After being kept from throwing during team drills since Aug. 10 while nursing a sore shoulder, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw against the defense on Monday. Kaepernick is on track to make his preseason debut Friday against the Packers in San Francisco’s third preseason game. ”You know you got to get used to that cannon, man,” 49ers receiver Bruce Ellington said. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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In less than three weeks, the Denver Broncos will open the 2016 regular season here. Coach Gary Kubiak expressed that he wanted to make the decision before next week’s third preseason game. After none of the three quarterbacks separated themselves on Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers, it seems hard to believe he would make the choice in the next week. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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