Newton, Peterson, Bell and Gurley among unsigned big names
They were once at the top of the NFL — league MVPs, All-Pros, Pro Bowlers and faces of franchises. Cam Newton, Adrian Peterson, Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley and Richard Sherman are just some of the big-name players without jobs as teams prepare for Week 1. A surprise cut by New England on Tuesday, the 2015 NFL MVP lost out on the starting job to rookie Mac Jones.news.yahoo.com
Father-in-law says he pepper-sprayed NFL's Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman’s father-in-law armed himself with a handgun and fired pepper-spray at the NFL cornerback to protect his family as Sherman tried to bust in the door of his in-laws’ home, according to a police statement obtained by The Associated Press. Sherman was arrested early Wednesday after police said he crashed his car in a construction zone and then tried to break into his in-laws’ home in the Seattle suburb of Redmond. Sherman remained in jail Thursday and was expected to make an initial court appearance in the afternoon.news.yahoo.com
Kittle dismisses 'chatter' about Niners trading Garoppolo
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)George Kittle dismissed talk about the San Francisco 49ers possibly trading Jimmy Garoppolo the way he sheds tacklers after making catches. I think it’s chatter,” Kittle said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “I think it’s his second or third year of dealing with these exact same rumors every single offseason,” Kittle said. Garoppolo, Kittle, cornerback Richard Sherman, edge rusher Nick Bosa, running back Raheem Mostert and receiver Deebo Samuel all missed at least half the season. I think that was a struggle for us, especially because we have a young team on offense as well.
From season-altering to bizarre, injuries hit NFL yet again
From the season-altering (Dak Prescott, Barkley) to the bizarre (Tyrod Taylor, Trent Brown), injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)ARLINGTON, Texas – From the season-altering to the bizarre, injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. Brown also recently went back on the COVID-19 list, a newcomer among potential ailments with the NFL playing during a pandemic. Few teams have had the volume of injuries that have hit defending NFC champion San Francisco. New Orleans' star receiver, Michael Thomas, has had a tumultuous season in part because of ankle and hamstring injuries.
Aaron Rodgers leads Packers past undermanned 49ers, 34-17
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, bottom left, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate after connecting on a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aaron Rodgers took advantage of the undermanned San Francisco 49ers rather than sympathizing with the team that dominated his Green Bay Packers twice last season. Rodgers threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns and the Packers overwhelmed the depleted 49ers 34-17 on Thursday night. DEPLETED ROSTERThe run of injuries and coronavirus rules left the 49ers with a shell of a roster, especially on offense. 49ers: CB K’Waun Williams (ankle) and S Jaquiski Tartt (toe) left the game and didn’t return.
AP source: Garoppolo, Kittle out indefinitely for 49ers
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers will be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and All-Pro tight end George Kittle for an extended period of time after they got hurt against Seattle. A person familiar with the injuries said Monday on condition of anonymity that Garoppolo’s ankle injury and Kittle’s foot injury will sideline them indefinitely. San Francisco already has been forced to play without defensive ends Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and Solomon Thomas; top cornerback Richard Sherman, No. He hurt his shoulder in New England in 2016 and had a season-ending injury for San Francisco in 2018. San Francisco also traded linebacker Kwon Alexander to New Orleans on Monday in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso and a conditional fifth-round draft choice.
Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16
Garoppolo threw three TD passes in the first half and Jason Verrett’s first interception in more than four years helped preserve the lead, giving the 49ers a 24-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. This week got us back on track.”San Francisco’s defense stepped up with some key stops in the second half. Verrett's interception was part of a rough day overall for Jared Goff, who also missed an open Kupp on a deep ball earlier in the second half. Garoppolo found Kittle on a one-on-one matchup with Darious Williams on a fourth-and-2 play that turned into a 44-yard TD. INJURY REPORT49ers: RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) S Jaquiski Tartt (groin) and C Ben Garland (calf) all left in the second half and didn't return.
49ers blast Jets 31-13, but lose Garoppolo, Bosa, Mostert
Still, short-handed San Francisco had enough to beat the inept New York Jets. Defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas were both carted off the field two plays apart with left knee injuries in the first quarter. Two plays later, Thomas was carted off — also with a left knee injury — after an 8-yard reception by Chris Hogan. San Francisco ended the 14-play possession with an 18-yard catch by Jordan Reed for the first of his two TD grabs. ... San Francisco wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, a first-round draft pick, had two catches for 21 yards in his NFL debut.
Despite far more support, kneeling might not be widespread
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago. Lastly, some owners might still have an issue with it despite the leagues support of the players. Whatever our team ends up doing, were gonna support. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones strongly opposed kneeling when Kaepernick began the movement and he hasnt spoken on the issue. ... theyve all dealt with something at some point, whether its with the police or another interaction of just blatant racism, said Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
NFL to spend $250 million on social justice initiatives
The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls systemic racism and supporting the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday. Goodell admitted as much in his video, though never mentioning Kaepernick, who has not found an NFL job the last three seasons. Weve got 10 million kids going to schools with police officers in them and no social workers. With Big Brothers and Big Sisters, we fund a program to bridge the gap in communication and understanding, he said. "There are many such programs across the country that have started this work and are doing incredible work on the ground.
Why pro athletes like Richard Sherman and Andre Iguodala are cozying up to venture capital
The world's premiere athletes are getting an early look at venture capital deals partially thanks to their social media game. "Social media is the primary acquisition channel for almost all start-ups and influencer marketing and tends to be the most successful and effective form." Founders often weigh which investment dollars are the most strategic, according to Paul Rabil, professional lacrosse player and founder of Rabil Ventures. Especially for consumer athletics brands, it's often a pro athlete's investment dollars that go the furthest. "If you're an entrepreneur looking at the value proposition of an athlete, it's usually their social media presence," Rabil said.cnbc.com
Players say safety key in debate over 17-game regular season
MIAMI (Reuters) - Members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Thursday said player safety would have to come first amid discussions over the potential addition of a 17th game to the regular season. NFLPA vice-president Benjamin Watson, who plays tight end for the New England Patriots, acknowledged that while there were different opinions on an extended season player safety was paramount in the violent game. The NFL also used data to shape how to improve player safety, he added. We dont look at it just as do we have a 17th game. The league kind of pretends that theyre interested in (player safety and longevity), pretends that they care about it, makes all these rules, fines all these players, but then still proposes players play an extra game, said Sherman.feeds.reuters.com
49ers star and Stanford alum Richard Sherman is an investor off the fieldhere's his strategy
On Sunday, Feb. 2, NFL veteran Richard Sherman has the chance to earn a second Super Bowl ring when he and the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami. Sherman joined the Niners in 2018, after negotiating a three-year, $39.15 million contract on his own, without the help of an agent. The 31-year-old cornerback, who grew up in Compton, Calif., and graduated from Stanford University, has several projects he's working on off the field, too. He was an early investor and advisor in Body Armor, a performance drink designed by athletes. Plus, he joined Decibel, a new venture fund founded by Jon Sakoda, as an investor and advisor.cnbc.com
49ers beat Redskins in ugly 9-0 game to improve to 6-0
LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 20: Tevin Coleman #26 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Troy Apke #30 of the Washington Redskins in the second half at FedExField on October 20, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. Bosa and the San Francisco 49ers Slip 'N Slided their way to an ugly 9-0 win at the Washington Redskins in steady rain and driving wind Sunday to remain undefeated. "We knew coming in that, especially with the rain, it was going to be that type of game, the field was muddy. HOME-FIELD DISADVANTAGEAmong those who braved the rain, more than half were 49ers fans - a trend that has haunted the Redskins this season. Redskins: S Montae Nicholson was lost to a right ankle injury in the second quarter.
49ers star Richard Sherman is betting on software and against concussions as he dives into start-ups
Richard Sherman of the 49ers at Decibel event in San Francisco Source: Chris ConroyRichard Sherman has a complicated relationship with the San Francisco Bay Area. In San Francisco, that means investing in tech, often exchanging his time, brand recognition and advisory work for equity in start-ups. Richard Sherman on the field for the San Francisco 49ers. Getting into softwareAs an investor in Decibel, Sherman is looking for ways to both help the fund and its portfolio companies. Sherman sounds like a Silicon Valley veteran when he says "just about every company now is a software company."cnbc.com
Michelle Obama enlists help of Richard Sherman to push lunch bill
Michelle Obama enlists help of Richard Sherman to push lunch bill As the first lady continues her push to raise nutrition standards for school lunches, a House committee passed a bill allowing schools to opt out. Michelle Obama also called upon Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to join her crusade against childhood obesity.cbsnews.com
Richard Sherman, Michelle Obama team up to promote healthy eating
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