49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday. And while its unclear whether hell be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.Its unclear what impact, if any, a second opinion would have on the assessment of an independent neurologist. Given the somewhat subjective nature of the ultimate assessment of a guys symptoms, however, a second opinion that points toward a mild concussion or no concussion at all could influence the independent neurologists assessments.Smith has every reason to try to get back on the field. If Smith doesnt play and if Colin Kaepernickplays well on a national stage, Alex Smith could be the sports worlds next Wally Pipp.
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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
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.