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Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for peaceful protest

Organization gives former San Francisco 49ers star ambassador of conscience award for kneeling at games to protest racial inequalityAmnesty International on Saturday honored Colin Kaepernick with its ambassador of conscience award for 2018, lauding the…

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Richard Sherman joins 49ers after leaving NFC West rivals Seahawks

Pro Bowler has been NFL’s most dominant cornerback for yearsInjuries and age have affected skills as Seattle dismantle defenseRichard Sherman agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, one day after being released by the riva…

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Let’s hope no one uses the Games to defect from the US to a freer society | Marina Hyde

Mike Pence’s very presence in Pyeongchang is having a debilitating effect on everyone and everything enduring his contactIt is, perhaps, a question as old as athletic competition itself: who is sport’s worst spectator? Of all the absolute arses, w…

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Colin Kaepernick reaches $1m pledge goal with help from famous friends

Kaepernick completes 2016 pledge to donate $1m to charitiesCelebrities including Usher, TI and Serena Williams matched donationsGifts earmarked for charities serving oppressed communitiesColin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whos…

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NFL Week 15: Patriots stun Steelers in instant classic – video highlights

The New England Patriots fended off the Pittsburgh Steelers in a frenetic final minute on Sunday and close out an impressive 27-24 victory. Elsewhere in the NFL, the LA Rams thrashed the Seattle Seahawks 42-7, the Jacksonville Jaguars reached the play-…

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‘That’s messed up’: 49ers unhappy after fans cheer their own QB’s injury

CJ Beathard’s injury meant new arrival Jimmy Garoppolo made debutFormer New England Patriots player threw touchdown with second passThe San Francisco 49ers have cycled through various stages of incompetence this season, so it’s little wonder their fans…

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NFL Week 10: Washington’s Maurice Harris makes ‘catch of the year’ – video highlights

Washington wide receiver Maurice Harris makes a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab on Sunday in what is being called the ‘catch of the year’. The 36-yard play was originally ruled incomplete but then changed to a touchdown after Washington challenge…

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Three players defy NFLPA and kneel for anthem on Veteran’s Day weekend

Players Association had asked athletes to hold off protest on SundayHow the anthem became central to the story of American sportsThree players took a knee during the national anthem before the New York Giants game at the San Francisco 49ers, as the res…

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NFL Week Nine: the Eagles cruise past the Broncos – video highlights

The Eagles crushed the Broncos 51-23 to notch their seventh straight win as they head into the bye week, with Corey Clement contributing three touchdowns. Elsewhere in the league, the Rams beat the Giants 51-17, the Redskins struck late to beat the Sea…

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Reported Garoppolo trade to 49ers leaves Brady as Patriots’ sole quarterback

Winless San Francisco make move for highly-rated New England No2Patriots receive second-round draft pick as part of trade, say reportsEzekiel Elliott set to serve six-game ban for domestic violence claimsForty-year-old Tom Brady appears to be the New E…

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A week after Mike Pence walks out on 49ers protest, players kneel again

Seven players refuse to stand for anthem at San Francisco v WashingtonEric Reid says vice president’s exit from game was a PR stuntA week after Vice-President Mike Pence left an NFL game when San Francisco players knelt during the national anthem, memb…

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A week after Mike Pence walks out on 49ers protest, players kneel again

Seven players refuse to stand for anthem at San Francisco v WashingtonEric Reid says vice president’s exit from game was a PR stuntA week after Vice-President Mike Pence left an NFL game when San Francisco players knelt during the national anthem, memb…

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Colin Kaepernick to work out for Seattle Seahawks

Free-agent quarterback to work out with Seattle, NFL Network reportsPete Carroll said Seahawks are looking at Kaepernick, RG III and othersFree-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will work out with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. The NFL Network rep…

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Richard Sherman says Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams

  • Sherman tells ESPN: ‘It has nothing to do with football. You can see that’
  • ‘It’s difficult to see because he’s played at such a high level’

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams for his political protest last season.

Related: ‘A form of punishment’: Colin Kaepernick and the history of blackballing in sports

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‘A form of punishment’: Colin Kaepernick and the history of blackballing in sports

The free-agent quarterback isn’t the first professional athlete to find himself denied the opportunity to play for expressing his political beliefs

As the National Football League’s offseason plods along, marginal quarterbacks across the football world are getting scooped up. Mike Glennon, a third-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013, received $18.5m guaranteed from the Bears despite having just five NFL wins and a wholly mediocre 84.6 quarterback rating under his belt. Career backup Josh McCown found himself a $6m deal with the New York Jets. These two join the list of wholly unimpressive quarterbacks to sign free agent deals this season: Brian Hoyer ($9.85m guaranteed), Nick Foles ($7m), Landry Jones ($600,000) and Matt Barkley ($500,000) have all found work this offseason, and all have the potential to earn at least $4m should they make their respective rosters.

Colin Kaepernick, meanwhile, remains unsigned despite a track record that far outpaces any of the above-mentioned signal-callers. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Kaepernick was an above-average quarterback by both QB rating and adjusted yards per passing attempt in 2016, and he also added a strong 468 yards on 6.8 yards per carry with his speed. Spotrac, which tracks major professional sports contracts and transactions, analyzed Kaepernick and found that similar players had signed contracts with an average salary of $14.75m and a duration of 2.5 years. Looking at those comparable players and Kaepernick’s statistics over his career, SpoTrac calculated Kaepernick’s market value as worth $14,226,196 for a one-year contract. And yet, it has been the Mike Glennons and Brian Hoyers of the world finding the money at quarterback this offseason.

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‘A form of punishment’: Colin Kaepernick and the history of blackballing in sports

The free-agent quarterback isn’t the first professional athlete to find himself denied the opportunity to play for expressing his political beliefs

As the National Football League’s offseason plods along, marginal quarterbacks across the football world are getting scooped up. Mike Glennon, a third-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013, received $18.5m guaranteed from the Bears despite having just five NFL wins and a wholly mediocre 84.6 quarterback rating under his belt. Career backup Josh McCown found himself a $6m deal with the New York Jets. These two join the list of wholly unimpressive quarterbacks to sign free agent deals this season: Brian Hoyer ($9.85m guaranteed), Nick Foles ($7m), Landry Jones ($600,000) and Matt Barkley ($500,000) have all found work this offseason, and all have the potential to earn at least $4m should they make their respective rosters.

Colin Kaepernick, meanwhile, remains unsigned despite a track record that far outpaces any of the above-mentioned signal-callers. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Kaepernick was an above-average quarterback by both QB rating and adjusted yards per passing attempt in 2016, and he also added a strong 468 yards on 6.8 yards per carry with his speed. Spotrac, which tracks major professional sports contracts and transactions, analyzed Kaepernick and found that similar players had signed contracts with an average salary of $14.75m and a duration of 2.5 years. Looking at those comparable players and Kaepernick’s statistics over his career, SpoTrac calculated Kaepernick’s market value as worth $14,226,196 for a one-year contract. And yet, it has been the Mike Glennons and Brian Hoyers of the world finding the money at quarterback this offseason.

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Colin Kaepernick’s search for new team draws Donald Trump’s attention

  • Quarterback knelt for national anthem to protest against racial injustice
  • Player still looking for new team after opting out of 49ers contract

Donald Trump has always been proud of the mark he has made on the sports world – his golf handicap, his friendship with Tom Brady and his sterling work as a caddy – and on Monday he took credit for Colin Kaepernick’s (so far) fruitless search for a new team.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback gained widespread attention last season after he chose to protest against racial injustice in the United States by kneeling for the national anthem. Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract during the offseason but NFL owners have so far declined to pick up a player who took San Francisco to an appearance at Super Bowl XLVII.

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NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick set to stand for national anthem next year

  • 49ers quarterback ready to drop his protest when new season begins
  • Kaepernick set to opt out of his 49ers contract and find a new team

Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose decision not to stand for the national anthem became the NFL’s biggest storyline of last year, is set to drop his protest when the new season begins.

Related: The 10 most memorable NFL moments in 2016

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Colin Kaepernick’s award for courage criticized by Joe Theismann

  • Former Washington quarterback disagrees with Len Eshmont award winner
  • ‘Everyone has the right to express their opinion, but not in the workplace’

Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann has criticized the San Francisco 49ers for awarding Colin Kaepernick the prestigious Len Eshmont prize for being an “inspirational and courageous” player.

Related: We finally found out what’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers: absolutely nothing

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Head coaches Kubiak, McCoy and Kelly end tenures as NFL season wraps up

Gary Kubiak leaves Broncos season after Super Bowl victory49ers fire head coach Chip Kelly and GM Trent BaalkeChargers part ways with Mike McCoy with LA move under considerationTwo NFL head coaches have been fired on the final Sunday of the regular sea…