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Steph Curry posts #freekaep on Instagram at 49ers' season opener

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Steph Curry posts #freekaep on Instagram at 49ers' season opener

Stephen Curry is the ultimate Panthers fan. Apparently he's a pretty big fan of Colin Kaepernick too.

Before his favorite team played the 49ers at Levi's Stadium, Curry showed support for Kaepernick, posting #freekaep on his Instagram story. 

Kaepernick remains unsigned with the NFL's regular season underway. The former 49ers quarterback sat and then took a knee during the national anthem throughout the 2016 season, protesting social injustices against African Americans. 

During the anthem on Sunday, 49ers safety Eric Reid took a knee with several teammates placing a hand on his shoulders. 

49ers assistant Katie Sowers donates items to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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49ers assistant Katie Sowers donates items to Pro Football Hall of Fame

San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers has a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Sowers, in her role as seasonal offensive assistant, became the first female assistant in NFC history this season. Sowers is situated upstairs for game days as part of Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

Sowers donated her coaching shirt and binder from the Week 1 game against the Carolina Panthers to the Hall of Fame.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is pleased that Coach Katie Sowers has donated artifacts from her regular-season debut as the first fulltime female coach in NFC history,” Hall of Fame executive director Joe Horrigan said in a statement.

“Her pioneering role in pro football will undoubtedly inspire others to work to overcome obstacles while pursuing their dreams and aspirations.”

Kathryn Smith, a member of the Buffalo Bills staff last season, was the league’s first full-time female assistant.

Reuben Foster making 'freak' recovery from high ankle sprain

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Reuben Foster making 'freak' recovery from high ankle sprain

SANTA CLARA – Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has made significant physical improvement just nine days after sustaining a high right ankle sprain.

The 49ers’ medical staff no longer requires Foster to wear an orthopedic boot to stabilize his foot. On Tuesday, he was seen walking briskly through the 49ers’ locker room with no hint of an issue.

Foster will not play Thursday night when the 49ers return to action against the Los Angeles Rams. Beyond this week, it remains possible Foster could make a quick return to the field.

“The one thing I know is that freak athletes tend to be freak healers, as well,” 49ers general manager John Lynch told NBC Sports Bay Area on Tuesday.

Lynch said the team will take no chances with Foster and it’s too early to tell if it’s possible he can return to the lineup Oct. 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. Foster sustained the ankle injury on the 11th play of the season opener against the Carolina Panthers.

“We think the sky’s the limit for Reuben,” Lynch said. “We just have to get him healthy and we’re going to make sure he’s all the way healthy. We can’t afford, with a guy like that, to put him out there too soon.

“He wanted to play the first week in the boot. That’s just the way he’s wired. We got to make sure he’s all the way healthy before we put him in, and we’re going to do that.”