Good morning everyone. Hope you’re all having a good time despite the recent San Francisco 49ers loss. Obviously, the biggest story concerning the team right now is Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand during the national anthem and I’m really not going to spend any time on that. I said how I feel about that on Twitter and I’m not even sure that people need another take on it anyway.
Instead: football! That’s a thing! The third week of the preseason ends on Sunday with three games, though the 49ers are already looking ahead to Week 4. I have no idea if Blaine Gabbert or Kaepernick will play extensively in that fourth game, but Chip Kelly insists that the battle for the starting quarterback job is still ongoing.
I’m not sure how much I believe him but I’m hopeful nonetheless. Then again, it probably doesn’t really matter who starts this season as the 49ers will probably need to find their franchise quarterback elsewhere, but there’s a voice deep inside me that wishes the Kaepernick dream was realized. Oh well.
Onto your links for the day.
49ers happy with Davis’ play at right guard (Maiocco)
Kelly: Kaepernick still competing for 49ers starting job (Maiocco)
Coach Chip Kelly won’t stop Kaepernick from sitting for national anthem (Inman)
Chip Kelly on Kaepernick’s protest: ‘That’s his right as a citizen’ (Barrows)
49ers cut nine players, including WR Simpson; Rogers to IR (Maiocco)
Chip Kelly’s 49ers worries are many, and they are large (Cohn)
Colin Kaepernick is exercising his rights, whether you agree or not (Biderman)
49ers trade Kenneth Acker to Chiefs for draft pick (Biderman)
Colin Kaepernick sits out national anthem in protest of racial inequalities (SI)
More power to 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick for taking a stand against social injustice (USA Today)
Snap count: Redmond returns; Acker sits for 49ers vs Packers (Maiocco)
49ers’ Kaepernick explains refusal to stand for national anthem (Branch)
Have 49ers finally set Tank Carradine free? (MercuryNews)