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Golden Nuggets: Colin Kaepernick press conference overshadows all

49ers links for Monday, August 28, 2016.

Good morning! The San Francisco 49ers are fully into their final preseason game week, and they have begun the roster cutdown process. We saw multiple moves on Saturday, and Sunday brought cuts of OT Erik Pears and TE Busta Anderson, along with a reported trade of OG Brandon Thomas for WR Jeremy Kerley. On most normal days, that would be more than enough to keep us plenty busy.

This is of course not a normal time for the 49ers. Particularly, it is far from a normal weekend. Colin Kaepernick sat for the National Anthem on Friday, and we’ve been riding that wave ever since. For today’s links, I’ve included the other stuff, but we’ll open with plenty of Kap-related links. I have not included all of them because there are a whole bunch. Drop in any additional links you want to discuss!

Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick won't be last athlete to take stand against injustices (Poole)
49ers' Kaepernick: Will continue to sit until I see change (Maiocco)
49ers’ Kaepernick explains views in players-only meeting (Barrows)
Kaepernick addresses 49ers teammates, gains understanding (Maiocco)
49ers' Kaepernick, Dr. Harry Edwards talk before practice (Inman)
Explanation not changing minds, but Kap can keep trying (Ratto)
Key Quotes from Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Teammates on Aug. 28 (
49ers Colin Kaepernick vows to continue anthem boycott (Inman)

Erik Pears, Busta Anderson cut

49ers release tackle Erik Pears, tight end Busta Anderson (Biderman)
49ers RT Erik Pears Among 1st Wave of Cuts! (Sakamoto)

Jeremy Kerley trade

49ers trade for WR Jeremy Kerley (Biderman)
Source: 49ers trade OL Thomas for WR Kerley (Maiocco)
49ers trade for WR Jeremy Kerley, cut two players (Cohn)