49ers work out three RBs


49ers work out three RBs

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers worked out free-agent running backs Dimitri Nance, Jalen Permele and Tyrell Sutton on Tuesday, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.Nance, who had 95 yards on 36 carries for the Green Bay Packers last season, has also worked out recently with Kansas City, Miami and Philadelphia.Permele played parts of the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He has worked out for the Jacksonville and Chiefs in recent weeks. He has seven career carries for 44 yards.
And Sutton, who worked out recently for Cincinnati, played 16 games over the past two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He carried 25 times for 139 yards (5.6 average).None of the players the 49ers worked out has practice-squad eligibility. The 49ers did not sign any of the three running backs on Tuesday.The 49ers currently have three running backs on their 53-man roster. Anthony Dixon is the 49ers' No. 3 back behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Dixon has one carry for 6 yards while playing just two snaps from scrimmage in the first four games.
Late Tuesday, Dixon posted the following message on Twitter: Pressure Presents Opportunity,I accept all challenges Lord!

49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve


49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

The 49ers signed LB Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal, the team announced.

In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed DL Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List.

Nzeocha (6-3, 240) was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in eight games and registered four tackles. He was waived by the Cowboys on September 3, 2017 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 5.

A 27-year-old native of Ansbach, Bavaria in Germany, Nzeocha attended the University of Wyoming. He appeared in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his career with 207 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Nzeocha will wear number 46.

Carradine (6-4, 270) appeared in each of the team’s first three games this season (two starts), where he registered seven tackles and one sack.

San Francisco 49ers media services

Trump: Objection to NFL anthem boycotts ‘has nothing to do with race’


Trump: Objection to NFL anthem boycotts ‘has nothing to do with race’

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — President Donald Trump says his objection to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "has nothing to do with race."

Instead, Trump says it has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag."

The president made these comments during an impromptu news conference as he boarded Air Force One to return to the nation's capital. Trump says "our soldiers, our first responders" should be treated with respect.

Trump said Friday at a rally in Alabama that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem.

NFL players and owners around the league condemned his statement, and more than a hundred players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.

But Trump reiterated Sunday NFL owners "should do something" about the protests.