Kirk Cousins threw for two touchdowns and an interception and ran for a score as part of an inconsistent performance against Kyle Shanahan's winless San Francisco 49ers as the Washington Redskins barely held on for a 26-24 victory.
Colin Kaepernick’s newly-filed grievance accusing the NFL of colluding or conspiring against him is a legal “Hail Mary.” He and his lawyers stand little chance of winning because both the law and the facts are against him. The Facts Kaepernick used to be an outstanding quarterback. Selected by San Francisco in the 2011 draft, he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in the 2012 season and the NFC Championship game the following year. And then, he seemed to implode. Over the next two years, his throwing arm regressed and his overall skills as a rushing quarterback diminished. Injuries only made matters worse. The team finally gave up on him, and he was benched during the 2015 season. He never
Week 6 of the 2017 regular season is just about coming to a close with the Monday Night game remaining. Most fantasy football leagues will run their waiver wires late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but we are here to help you get a jump on the best options to consider. We will be ranking the top five players likely to be available in your league at each of the four major positions. Some weeks there might not be five good options available, but we’ll scour for the best we can find. Additionally, throughout the week, we will update each of these articles as ownership percentages change and news arrives. The following ownership percentages come via CBS Sportsline entering Week 6. With Mohamed Sanu
Washington tight end Jordan Reed made his return in Week 4, catching three passes for 21 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately this week’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers won’t be any easier. The 49ers have given up the fewest number of points in the league to the tight end position. Fantasy impact: Reed is normally a solid fantasy contributor but has yet to score a touchdown this season. He also hasn’t crossed 50 receiving yards yet. Fantasy owners have every right to lack confidence in him with numbers like that. The San Francisco 49ers normally represent a juicy matchup for opposing teams, but they’ve actually been fantastic at defending tight ends this year. No tight
• Richard Ash (Played at U-M from 2010-13), DT, Dallas Cowboys: On the 2-3 Cowboys’ practice squad after getting cut before week one. • Ben Braden (2013-16), OG, New York Jets: Made New York’s practice squad as an undrafted free agent. • Tom Brady (1996-99), QB, New England Patriots: Completed 20 of 38 passes for 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception … Has connected on 153 of 233 attempts fro 1,959 yards with 13 touchdowns and two picks for the 4-2 Patriots … Leads the NFL in passing yardage, is tied for second in touchdowns and ranks second in passer rating (106.9). • Alan Branch (2004-06), DT, New England Patriots: Notched one tackle in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets … Has played
The move to the Los Angeles Rams has not been easy for receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins has sputtered through the last two games, catching only one pass for 17 yards since his breakout game in Week 3. Set aside his 106 yard Week 3 performance against the San Francisco 49ers, and Watkins has eight catches for 105 yards total and no touchdowns in four games. He scored both of his touchdowns this season in Week 3. Sunday, Watkins will face the ferocious Jacksonville Jaguars corners. The Jaguars secondary has given up just one touchdown to an opposing wide receiver this season. Jacksonville’s defense has allowed only three receiving touchdowns all season. Fantasy impact: Watkins is kind of a fantasy
OAKLAND — Could a 29-year-old linebacker with a recent history of serious injury and released by a winless team be the solution to the Raiders’ problems in the middle of their defense? Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was still absorbing the shock of a fourth straight defeat Sunday when he was asked about a visit by former 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Del Rio referred all personnel matters to general manager Reggie McKenzie. “I’m fresh off the game,” Del Rio said after a 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers at the Coliseum. “I know Reggie is in charge of that part. We’ll talk about it, but I don’t have anything to add to that story right now.” McKenzie was not available for comment. Bowman,
Ryan Kerrigna is clear a student of nostalgic professional wrestling. The superstar Redskins defense end is known for his "showstopper" sack celebration, an homage to wrestling icon "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels. But following the Redskins' Week 6 win over the 49ers, it became evident that Kerrigan had more than one finisher in his repotoire. As he exited the field following the 26-24 win, Kerrigan tapped in to his inner "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Steve Austin's libratry of quotes is as prolific as Ric Flair's penchant for stylin' and profilin', and Kerrigan chose a hefty bit to break out. Here's the original clip. It's a beauty.
The 49ers made a quarterback change during Sunday’s loss and it will be a permanent one. C.J. Beathard relieved Brian Hoyer before halftime with the 49ers down 17-0 and went 19-of-36 for 245 yards. After the 26-24 loss to the Redskins was finished, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Beathard, who also threw a touchdown and an interception, will get the start against the Cowboys in Week Seven. “I thought he came in and competed,” Shanahan said. “By no means were things perfect, but the game isn’t too big for the guy. He comes in and doesn’t hesitate. He’s extremely tough. He came in there and gave us a little spark. He made a few off-schedule plays which was nice. We will watch the film.
ESPN.com staff President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who lodge pregame protests, saying in a speech in Alabama on Sept. 22 that he wished those players would be released. He also encouraged fans who are offended to walk out of stadiums. Several players and coaches reacted strongly to Trump on social media, and players -- joined by coaches and owners, in some instances -- across the league knelt, locked arms, raised their fists and even refused to come out of the locker room during the national anthem in Week 3. There were several more protests in Week 4. Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in Week 5 because of protesting that took place
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Follow on Twitter With the help of Mark Ingram's two touchdowns and three defensive scores, the Saints hold off a Lions' comeback. NEW ORLEANS -- Pardon the New Orleans Saints for trying to blow a 35-point lead for a tense few minutes Sunday in the Superdome. They’re not very used to this being-over-.500 thing. But the Saints (3-2) did manage to survive for a roller-coaster 52-38 victory over the Detroit Lions, thanks to their defense scoring three touchdowns for the first time in franchise history.
Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter DENVER -- Coach Ben McAdoo was right. Nobody gave his New York Giants a chance on Sunday night. The Giants were 13.5-point underdogs to the Denver Broncos. They opened the week as nine-point underdogs and, as player after player was ruled out by injury, the doubt only increased. There was no way they were going into Denver for a prime-time game without their top three wide receivers and seven starters and leave with a victory. Wrong. That’s why they play the games. The Giants stunned the Broncos 23-10 for their first victory of the season. “Even my friends had no belief that we would get this done,” said tight end Evan Engram, who accounted
1. With no good options remaining, is it time for Elliott, Cowboys to accept his suspension? Ezekiel Elliott was always going to serve a six-game suspension. The refusal of Cowboys fans to face that reality didn't make it any less true. The running back's fate was determined when arbiter Harold Henderson upheld the commissioner's ruling. The only question was whether Elliott's legal team and the Players Association would be able to push the suspension into next season. 2. What caused Jim Nantz to tell Tony Romo 'don't you dare start that' Tony Romo returns to D-FW TV sets on Sunday when he works the Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs alongside Jim Nantz in CBS' national 3:25 p.m. window.
Let’s enjoy another NFL Sunday, shall we? Unfortunately, a major injury dominated the news again. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and could be out the rest of the season. Where do the Packers go from here? The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home and lost to the Dolphins. Deshaun Watson led the Texans to another big offensive performance against the Browns, who fell to 0-6. Another rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, got his first win for the Bears — and might have helped saved John Fox’s job. In the afternoon, the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team finally lost. The Steelers beat the Chiefs, in part because they finally let Le'Veon Bell run wild. Adrian Peterson made his debut for the
The Rams' offense struggled on Sunday, but they dominated on special teams and defense to capture a 27-17 win over the Jaguars. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Rams' defense spent an entire week preparing to stop the Jacksonville Jaguars' rushing attack, then watched it all blow up on them in a matter of 11 seconds. Leonard Fournette, coming off an 181-yard game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, broke a 75-yard touchdown run on his team's first offensive snap. The 228-pound rookie found a wide-open hole in the "A" gap, brushed aside a feeble tackling attempt by inside linebacker Mark Barron and exploded into the second level, beating rookie safety John Johnson up the field and spoiling any joy the Rams might have felt from watching Pharoh Cooper turn the opening kickoff into six points.
Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Tight end Cole Hikutini has been promoted from the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad to the active roster. San Francisco announced the move on Saturday. Hikutini, 23, originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4. He was waived on Sept. 2 and signed to the team's practice squad on Sept. 3. The 6 foot 4, 247 pound pass catcher had 1,016 yards and 11 touchdowns in 24 games at Louisivlle. He ranked No. 5 among FBS tight ends with 49 catches for 656 yards and eight scores in 2016 for the Cardinals. Hikutini transferred to Louisville from the City College of San Francisco. He also spent two years at Sacramento State. Hikutini will wear No. 83 for the