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Agent: No rush for Goldson to sign franchise deal

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Agent: No rush for Goldson to sign franchise deal

Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson is in no hurry to sign his one-year tender as the 49ers' franchise player, his agent said Friday."There are no plans to sign the franchise tag at this time," agent Ben Dogra of CAA Football told CSNBayArea.com via text message. "We will continue to speak with the 49ers in the upcoming weeks."Goldson this week hired CAA Football as his representation after firing agent Drew Rosenhaus.
The 49ers on Friday tendered Goldson with the non-exclusive franchise tag, allowing him to negotiate with other teams. If Goldson were to sign a contract offer sheet from another club, the 49ers would have the right to match the offer. If they 49ers chose not to match the offer, the team would receive two first-round draft choices as compensation.NEWS: 49ers use franchise tag on Goldson
As soon as Goldson signs the 49ers' franchise tag, the approximate 6.2 million salary becomes guaranteed. The franchise tender provides Goldson with a one-year deal equivalent to the average of the top five highest paid players at his position each year, over the last five seasons.Goldson, 27, recorded a career-high six interceptions last season as part of a 49ers defense that held opposing quarterbacks to a 73.6 passer rating."Dashon has been a 49er since we selected him in the fourth round of the 2007 draft," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "By using the franchise tag on Dashon, it affords us the opportunity to continue to work on a long-term contract with him, while also ensuring he will be a 49er for a sixth season, in 2012."The last time the 49ers used the franchise tag was on nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin in 2010. Franklin declined to sign the contract until there were two weeks remaining before the start of the regular season.Franklin did not play well in 2010, and he did not receive much attention on the free-agent market before the start of the 2011 regular season. He eventually signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.

49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

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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.

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

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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.