San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod for attention in his career, and his latest statements surely could make him an even more polarizing figure. Kaepernick explained his unwillingness to stand for the playing of the national anthem, which of course happens before the kickoff of every NFL game. It happened in last night’s preseason game at Levi’s Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, one in which he struggled in his first action since last season.
Are there any players who made the roster last year that are in danger of getting cut? David Moore: Wide receiver Devin Street falls into that category on the offensive side of the ball. Safety J.J. Wilcox falls into that category on defense if rookie Kavon Frazier can make a late push. Draft pick Anthony Brown is also likely to bump either Deji Olatoye or Josh Thomas off the roster. If...IF...Tyron Smith had to miss any regular season games who'd take his spot? What would the rest of the line look like? David Moore: Chaz Green is the swing tackle. He would be next in line. But if he failed to inspire the confidence of the coaching staff during camp _ right now, it's hard to say that's the case
Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive It has been a long, agonizing 22 months since Victor Cruz played in an NFL game, and the sounds of him screaming and the sight of him holding his knee as he was carted off the field in Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 2014. Since then there has been much optimism followed by great disappointments, fast starts followed by sudden stops. Now here he is, apparently healthy and recovered from that knee injury, from last year's calf surgery, and from the sore groin that has sidelined him the last two weeks. He has proclaimed himself "ready" for action on Saturday night against the Jets, in what will be one of the most important games of his stellar career. This