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Boone: Kaepernick's actions 'shameful' (0:35)
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4hNick Wagoner

Kaepernick, 49ers hold players-only meeting

The 49ers held a players-only meeting Sunday in an effort to speak on and understand Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem, and prevent it from becoming a distraction.

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Kaepernick 'passionate' in defending his decision to sit for anthem (1:49)
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Kaepernick wants to bring awareness to unjust actions in America (0:44)
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7hNick Wagoner

Kaepernick will sit for anthem until there's change

Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees major change in America, specifically when it comes to race relations.

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7hBen Goessling

Ex-49er Boone rips Kaepernick for 'shameful' act

Colin Kaepernick's ex-teammate Alex Boone, now with the Vikings, said "we probably would have had a problem on the sideline" had the QB sat the national anthem during his time in San Francisco.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked whether he fears for his safety when he goes on the road, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he didn't think that would be an issue. "(I'm) not really too concerned about that," Kaepernick said. "At the end of the day, if something happens, that's only proving my point."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he will continue to sit during the national anthem. "I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick said. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick spoke to reporters for nearly 20 minutes today about his decision to sit during the national anthem. During the discussion, Kaepernick touched on times he and friends have been harassed by police, his explanation for how the decision to do this evolved, the presidential election, why he did it alone and whether he fears for his safety on the road. "People don't realize what's really going on in this country," Kaepernick said. "There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it's not happening for all right now."

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10hNick Wagoner

Source: 49ers get WR Kerley in trade with Lions

The Lions traded wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to the 49ers for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, pending physicals for both players, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers made three more roster moves Sunday as they move closer to the league-mandated limit of 75 by Tuesday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Niners dealt OL Brandon Thomas to the Detroit Lions for WR Jeremy Kerley. Kerley gives the Niners some depth at receiver and a potential replacement in the slot if Bruce Ellington's hamstring injury turns out to be serious. The 49ers also released OL Erik Pears and TE Busta Anderson. They now stand at 77 players on the roster and need to make two more moves before Tuesday's deadline.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Dr. Harry Edwards, a 49ers team consultant and noted sociologist, is at the team's practice today. He embraced QB Colin Kaepernick and chatted with him briefly before the start of the workout.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (in the black No. 7 jersey) let the braids out for today's practice as San Francisco resumes practice in advance of Thursday's preseason finale against San Diego.

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Reynolds, Cruz weigh-in on Kaepernick (0:43)

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers trimmed their roster to 79 by releasing 9 players and placing another on injured reserve. The team released WR DiAndre Campbell, RB Kendall Gaskins, DL Darren Lake, K John Lunsford, LB Wynton McManis, OL Blake Muir, OL Ian Silberman, WR Jerome Simpson and CB Cleveland Wallace. The 49ers also placed WR Eric Rogers (knee) on injured reserve and traded CB Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Niners will need to make four more roster moves by Tuesday's deadline to get to the league-mandated 75-man limit.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

From the football perspective, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Colin Kaepernick is still competing with Blaine Gabbert for the starting QB job. "He's competing with Blaine to see who our starting quarterback is going to be. We haven't had any discussions in terms of starters right now. Our whole focus today was really making our cuts to 75." The Niners did make some cuts and placed WR Eric Rogers (knee) on injured reserve to trim the roster to 79. They have four moves to make to get to 75 players by Tuesday's deadline.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly said he hasn't heard from any other players about QB Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the national anthem: "No, we haven't gotten any feedback from any of our players about the situation. I'm sure some of them would be aware of it after reading the accounts today but no one has expressed anything. We'll talk about it as a team tomorrow."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly on QB Colin Kaepernick not standing for the national anthem: "We recognize his right to express his feelings. It's his right as a citizen." Kelly said Kaepernick did the same thing before the Denver game and that Kaepernick's decision to sit during the anthem will have no impact on the football decision making regarding him.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers traded CB Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs for a seventh-round pick in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Moving Acker helps alleviate some of the glut at corner the Niners have to sort through as roster cuts approach. Acker started 13 games last year but was working on the third-team defense in this camp after the team drafted CBs Will Redmond and Rashard Robinson this year.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL statement on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem: "Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem."

Team Stats

Passing Yards207.329th
Rushing Yards96.521st
Points For14.932nd
Points Against24.218th

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