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49ers have plenty of room under new salary cap

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49ers have plenty of room under new salary cap

The NFL has set the league-wide salary cap at 120.6 million per team, ProFootballTalk.com reported Sunday. It's a minimal increase from 2011, when the cap was 120.375 million.The 49ers are believed to be approximately 20 million under the cap with free agency scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Only the top 51 players count against the salary cap during the offseason.That estimate includes the recent franchise tender for safety Dashon Goldson (6.2 million), the original-round tender of restricted free agent Larry Grant (1.26 million) and the contract extensions of Ahmad Brooks (2.85 million) and C.J. Spillman (1.08 million).
The 49ers have plenty of cap room to re-sign quarterback Alex Smith and add wide receivers via free agency. The 49ers are reportedly scheduled on Monday to work out veteran Randy Moss, who did not play in 2011. Joshua Morgan and Ted Ginn are among the 49ers' scheduled free agents.In planning ahead, the 49ers felt they had enough space to restructure linebacker Patrick Willis' contract late last year to absorb a cap figure of more than 17 million on the 2012 cap. The move reduced his costs for future seasons.Here is a list of the 49ers who are scheduled to be allowed to negotiate with other teams as free agents, beginning Tuesday:
S Dashon Goldson (franchise player)
QB Alex Smith
CB Carlos Rogers
OL Adam Snyder
WR Joshua Morgan
WR Ted Ginn
LB Blake Costanzo
RG Chilo Rachal
S Reggie Smith
FB Moran Norris
LB Tavares Gooden
TE Justin Peelle
S Madieu Williams
LB Larry Grant (RFA, original round tender)
WR Brett Swain (RFA, not tendered)

49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

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49ers CEO Jed York responds to Trump's 'callous and offensive comments'

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem. 

Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.

York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements. 

Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

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Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.

Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.

"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.