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Report: Former 49ers quarterback Gabbert to sign with NFC West team

Report: Former 49ers quarterback Gabbert to sign with NFC West team

Former 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert is reportedly remaining in the NFC West.

Gabbert will sign a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Gabbert, acquired in a 2014 trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, started 13 games for the 49ers the past two seasons. He won the starting job at the beginning of last season but Colin Kaepernick replaced him after Gabbert struggled in five starts.

Last season, Gabbert completed just 56.9 percent of his pass attempts for 925 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions. Christian Ponder replaced Gabbert as the team's backup quarterback for the final three games of the season.

Gabbert entered the NFL in 2011 as the No. 10 overall pick of the Jaguars.

He becomes the first 49ers quarterback of last season to sign elsewhere as a free agent. Kaepernick, Ponder and Thad Lewis, who spent last season on injured reserve, remain as unsigned free agents.

Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

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Dolphins players wear shirts supporting Kaepernick during pregame warmups

East Rutherford, NJ -- A handful of Miami Dolphins players are wearing black T-shirts supporting free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick during pregame warm-ups.

The shirts have "#IMWITHKAP" written in bold white lettering on the front.

Kaepernick was the first athlete to refuse to stand during the national anthem as a protest. This season, no team has signed him, and some supporters believe NFL owners are avoiding him because of the controversy.

Among the players sporting the shirts before their game against the New York Jets are wide receiver Kenny Stills, running back Jay Ajayi and offensive linemen Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Stills, also a team captain, posted a photo on Twitter of himself wearing the shirt, along with the post: "In case you didn't know!"

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.