Aug. 5, 2011
49ERS NEWS 49ERSVIDEOMichael David SmithProFootballTalk.com
Some of the details are in on Braylon Edwards contract with the 49ers, including how much guaranteed money he received: Zero.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Edwards has a 1 million base salary, and no guaranteed money. The reported 3.5 million salary for 2011 is what Edwards will earn only if he reaches all his incentives, including catching 90 passes and making the Pro Bowl.MAIOCCO: Edwards looks for fresh start with 49ers
The fact that Edwards gets no guaranteed money is huge: It means that if Edwards reveals himself to be more of a pain in the neck than hes worth at any point during training camp or the preseason, the 49ers can cut him without having paid him anything. Edwards is a vested veteran, so his 1 million base salary will be guaranteed if hes on the 49ers roster for Week One.READ MORE AT PROFOOTBALLTALK.com
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.
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.