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Cosell's evaluation of 49ers LB Foster: 'I had nothing under weaknesses'

Cosell's evaluation of 49ers LB Foster: 'I had nothing under weaknesses'

The 49ers traded up with the Seahawks to take Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster with the 31st pick in the draft.

Greg Cosell -- your thoughts on the selection?

"I think Foster was the second best prospect in this draft behind (Myles) Garrett," Cosell said on KNBR 680 this week. There's nothing not to like. In fact, I do an excel spreadsheet -- I do strengths, weaknesses, transition -- I had nothing under weaknesses.

"As a player on the field -- and I know there's other issues and that's probably why he dropped; I know there's some injury concerns and perhaps some other things -- but I think he's a high-level linebacker prospect. He's got all the athletic and movement traits that you look for."

The 49ers, who took Solomon Thomas No. 3 overall, considered Foster one of the three best prospects.

Foster tore the labrum in his right shoulder against Washington and underwent shoulder surgery in February.

During his introductory press conference last Friday, the Butkus Award winner said he is on pace to be fully cleared for football activity by the time the 49ers open training camp in late July

"He's a physical player, he's a warrior," Cosell added. "There's not really a weakness physically and athletically and competitively in his game."

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.