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Golden Nuggets: Colin’s Busy Weekend

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The San Francisco 49ers lost their 3rd preseason game on Friday at Levi’s Stadium. They fell 21-10 to the Green Bay Packers. The big story before the start of the game was the anticipated return of Colin Kaepernick. Colin missed the first two games of the preseason due to an injury. By the end of the game, Colin’s play on the field was not a story at all.

Colin made it on the field in the second quarter after Blaine Gabbert had led a scoring drive to tie the game 7-7 take a 7-0 lead. He did not fare well at all. He finished 2 of 6 for 14 yards. He rushed for 18 yards. He only generated one first down on three drives and had three passes broken up. Colin looked rusty and indecisive coming back from injury.

Considering it was only his first game back, he will likely have one more shot in the preseason to make this quarterback competition an actual competition. Blaine Gabbert has not been great, but he has been a serviceable quarterback and seems to have a good grasp of Chip’s offense. Colin will need to make major strides in practice and the next preseason game just to make the team. Hopefully, the added pressure of the national anthem controversy will not affect his performance in the next game. All eyes will be on him because of it.

49ers Links

Hopefully it doesn’t affect the team | Some Teammates Standing With Colin (Gantt)

Ron Rivera On Colin (Gantt)

Because we needed to hear him speak once again | Alex Boone Speaks (Alper)

Jerry Rice Not A Fan Of Chip’s Offense (Smith)

Many reactions | Colin’s Action Divide (Sanchez/Giwargis)

Found out before the controversy | Jeff Fisher Not A Fan Of Colin’s Action (Florio)

Arian Foster Agrees With Message, Not Method (Gantt)

The Aftermath (King)

Fighting for a job | Colin Could Be Cut (Kerr-Dineen)

Likely to happen | Cutting Colin (Kawakami)

His play didn’t warrant a roster spot | Why 49ers Could Part Ways With Colin (Maiocco)

Better Ways? (Wilson)

Reactions In The Locker Room (Lynch)

More depth | Acquiring Jeremy Kerley (49ers Staff)

Tickets Trending Down (Weber)

Bruce suffered an injury on Friday | Added Depth To Depleted WR Group (Williams)

Aftermath Of Colin’s Action (Jones)

So unlike Bill | No Reaction From Bill Belichick (Florio)

Eagles Player To Join Colin (McManus)

John Harbaugh (Alper)

Interesting comments | Jim Harbaugh Speaks Out (Cohn)

Biggest fan, but not this time | Not On Colin’s Side This Time (Smith)

Coping Colin (Inman)

Because of course he did | The Donald Talks Colin (Barrows)

Can’t have recruits seeing those quotes | Jim Recants (Biderman)

Jim Not Standing By Colin (Ridge)

Old Coach Speaks Up (Goodbread)

Kerley Addition (Maiocco)

Harbaugh Clarifies Comments (Maiocco)

I doubt it | Protest Not A Distraction (Jones)

The 1st fan base to react | 49ers Travel To San Diego (Florio)

Interesting | 49ers OC On Kap (Alper)

Harbaugh On Anthem Stance (Maiocco)

He was bound to say something | Richard Sherman Reacts (CSN Staff)

Not On His Side (Smith)

Missed Out On Dak? (McDonald)

Donald Trump Speaks About Kap (Barrows)

Eagles Rookie Will Not Sit Now (Alper)

Modkins Thinks Colin Makes Team (Biderman)

End Game For Kap (Florio)

Old coaches not fans | College Coach On Kap (Smith)

Donald Tries To Give Colin Advice (Inman)

“Find Another Country” (Biderman)

Platform Disrespectful According To Nevada Coach (CSN Staff)

Rookies Building Confidence (Fann)

Jerry speaks | No Rhythm Offense (Wilson)

49ers Notes (Barrows)

More Fallout (Inman)

SF Police Officers Seek Apology (Florio)

Drew Brees Also Reacts (Jackson)

Rival Reacts (Biderman)

Important reaction from a vet | Former Army Ranger, Steelers OL Speaks (Jackson)

SF Police Speak Out (CSN Staff)

Sherman Understands Message (Florio)

A Bad Take (BASG)

49ers Video

Reaction (NFL Video)

Dealing With Colin (NFL Video)

More Reaction (NFL Video)

Burleson On Kap (NFL Video)

Due to his play | 49ers Career In Jeopardy (NFL Video)

Sherman On Kap (Sacramento Bee Video)

Welcome Jeremy | Jeremy Kerley Arrives (Sacramento Bee Video)

An activist agrees | Jim Brown Reacts (NFL Video)

Teammates Weigh In (NFL Video)

Locker Room (NFL Video)

Niner Talk (49ers Video)

Controversy (NFL Video)