The consensus among the NFL cognoscenti: The man is going to get paid. Tight end Austin Hooper, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, signed a four-year, $42 million contract with the Cleveland Browns in March. That figures to be the baseline for a Kittle contract. … [Read more...] about So … what’s the deal with 49ers TE George Kittle’s contract extension?
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Ford also played a key role in transforming San Francisco’s defense by freeing up rookie Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead for pressure opportunities. The Niners finished tied for fifth in the league with 48 sacks and sixth with 27 takeaways a year after having only 37 sacks and generating a record-low seven takeaways. … [Read more...] about 49ers Edge Rusher Dee Ford Aims for Healthy 2nd Season
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A group of peaceful protestors, organized by athletes, marched through downtown Minneapolis to the Hennepin Bridge, where they took a knee in remembrance of George Floyd. And as of 8:30 p.m., the marches continued in downtown Minneapolis even after the mandatory curfew went into effect, with large groups marching down streets like Washington and Chicago Avenues. … [Read more...] about ‘Take A Knee’ Marchers Continue Marching Through Downtown Minneapolis After Curfew
Obituary: Roy Steele, the longtime public address announcer for the A’s who was dubbed “The Voice of God” by broadcaster Jon Miller, died at his home in Auburn (Placer County). Steele, 86, worked the microphone at the Coliseum from 1968, when the A’s arrived in Oakland, until 2007, when he retired because of a throat ailment. Steele’s close friend Chester Farrow, the A’s scoreboard operator from 1969-2019, died four days earlier. … [Read more...] about Boston Marathon canceled for first time in 124-year history
Floyd's death and the ensuing protests have prompted strong reactions from the sports world, especially from former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who was close friends with Floyd. Jackson referred to Floyd, his fellow Houston native, as "my brother" and "my twin." … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick starts legal defense fund for Minneapolis protesters