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Reports: 49ers work out defensive linemen

Reports: 49ers work out defensive linemen

The 49ers reportedly worked out free-agent nose tackle Kedric Golston on Thursday.

Golston, 33, an 11-year veteran, has been a rotational player along Washington’s defensive line through most of his career. He appeared in just two games last season before sustaining a hamstring injury and going on injured reserve.

Golston (6 foot 4, 330 pounds) has been known as a leader in the locker room throughout his career. Veteran Earl Mitchell appears to be the front-runner to win the 49ers’ starting job at nose tackle.

Golston’s workout with the 49ers was reported by the Houston Chronicle.

The 49ers also worked out defensive ends Cedric Reed and Carlos Wray.

Reed (6-5, 269) spent his rookie season of 2015 on the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills. He was among Miami’s final cuts last year. Reed recorded 18 sacks while starting 32 games in his college career at Texas. He went undrafted in 2015. The NFL Network reported his workout.

Wray (6-2, 291) signed with the Chargers last year as an undrafted rookie from Duke. He sustained a foot injury during training camp and was waived.










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.