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Golden Nuggets: Colin To Play, Blaine To Sit Thursday

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The controversy sparked by Colin Kaepernick’s action before the Green Bay game continues to circulate across the nation. Hot takes and debates are happening because of that action and they are likely to remain with Colin saying he would continue to sit during the national anthem until he sees some change. This Thursday, Colin and the 49ers head to San Diego for their last preseason.

Chip Kelly announced that Colin Kaepernick would play against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday and that Blaine Gabbert would not. Blaine has played in 3 preseason games and unless something dramatic happens in Colin’s play on Thursday, Blaine will start Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. Colin has only had 13 snaps in the preseason and the coaching staff wants to see how he performs. They have a big decision regarding Colin’s spot on the roster and this new controversy shines more light on that decision.

Bruce Ellington, who was the the top slot receiver and return man for the team, is out for the season. He sustained a hamstring injury on Friday and was placed on season ending injury reserve Tuesday. He was expected to produce in Chip’s offense, but that will not happen this season. The addition of Jeremy Kerley somewhat softens the blow, but for another year, the 49ers receiver corp is a weak spot.

49ers Links

Jerry Rice On Kap’s Action (Smith)

Pasta Bowl (Pizarro)

White House Responds (Florio)

Move was necessary with Bruce’s injury | Kerley Excited About Trade (Inman)

Jerry Tweets (Clements)

Eric Mangini On Kap (Florio)

Jerry Respects Colin’s Stance (Maiocco)

Colin’s Comments About Police Training (Florio)

Kerley’s Role (Fann)

Will that translate into the season is the real question | Tank Playing Well (Williams)

If Colin makes the team, this will be an ongoing discussion | MNF And The Anthem (McDonald)

Colin Will Play Thursday (Inman)

Not hard for him to be one of the 2 | One Of The Best 2 QBs (Gantt)

Week 1 starter | Blaine To Sit On Thursday (Barrows)

Blaine Will Not Suit Up (Inman)

Kap’s Spot Safe? (Biderman)

Chip is not ready to make any decisions just yet | Chip On QB Situation (Price)

Bullet Dodged With Dial’s Injury (Biderman)

He needs to stay healthy | Hyde Close To Returning After Concussion (Barrows)

Kap Still In Starting QB Competition (Maiocco)

In Concussion Protocol (Biderman)

Bart Scott On Kap (Curtis)

Dysfunctional QB Competition (Jones)

Injury Update (Maiocco)

Everyone apparently has an opinion | Colin’s Birth Mom Now Has An Opinion? (Mano)

WR’s Season Over (Alper)

Roster Moves (49ers Staff)

High hopes come crashing down | Ellington’s Season Over (Barrows)

Terrible news | Hamstring Injury For Bruce (Biderman)

Team Reaches 75 (Inman)

Kelly’s Transcript (CSN Staff)

Injured Reserve (Maiocco)

He has a terrible record with receivers | Baalke’s WR Record (Jones)

Kap Gets Invite By Alameda County Training (Hurd)

Latest Reaction (Barrows)

Just needs to worry about his play | Kap Not Worried About San Diego (Inman)

The Next Stage (Kawakami)

Safety Could Be An Issue In SD (Inman)

Kap’s Vegan Diet (Maiocco)

New Levels Of Insanity (Ratto)

The remarks are incredible | Rodney Harrison Apologizes For Kap Remarks (Florio)

Where To Watch Game 4 (49ers Staff)

Colin Will Start (Wyche)

John Carlos Backs Colin (Brown)

Speaking About Colin On CNN (Joseph)

Quitting Football (Whitlock)

Angry (Chung)

Trent Brown’s Mentor (Price)

Salute To The Military Game On Thursday (Barrows)

Better be ready. He is needed | Armstead Expects To Start For Opening Of The Season (Maiocco)

Injured Shoulder Not To Keep Arik Out (Biderman)

Cut Or Keep (Cohn)

Social Media Trend (Birdsong)

49ers Video

Danger Of Being Cut? (NFL Video)

Reactions Continue (Sacramento Bee Video)

1:1 With Garrison Smith (49ers Video)

Job performance should be the only criteria | Ineffectiveness Could Cost Kap Job (Lander)

Long Term Future (NFL Video)