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Walker to be re-examined on Monday

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Walker to be re-examined on Monday

SANTA CLARA -- Tight end Delanie Walker underwent an examination Tuesday on his fractured jaw and while he has not been cleared to play football he said he is pleased with the progress.Walker is scheduled to be re-examined on Monday -- at which point he hopes to be cleared for contact. He will not play Saturday against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional game at Candlestick Park.But if the 49ers advance, there's a chance Walker would be able to suit up in the NFC Championship game.Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the 49ers would not place Walker on injured reserve, keeping the door open for his participation at some point during the postseason."That was the talk," Walker said. "By me being cleared in a week-and-a-half, it gave them hope that I could come back. And the doctors feel confident that my jaw is holding up well. I might be able to play."Walker said the nature of his injury ordinarily means his jaw would've been wired shut for four weeks. But he was cleared to eat and talk after a week-and-a-half.Walker said he lost a minimal amount of weight while he was limited to a liquid diet. On Tuesday, he said he had an omelette for breakfast. He is also able to eat fruits and pasta."I get a little pain here and there, but from what it was, I feel like it's pretty good," Walker said.RELATED: McDonald does not practice but expects to play vs. Saints
Walker sustained a fractured jaw in two places on Dec. 24 when he was inadvertently kneed in the head by Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill.Walker was down on the ground after making a cut block. Hill, in pursuit of the play, tried to jump over Walker, but ended up kneeing him in the jaw, sending Walker's helmet flying.Walker is the the 49ers' No. 2 tight end. He started seven games, as the 49ers gravitated more to a two-TE offense. Walker caught 19 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. Veteran Justin Peelle takes over as the 49ers' second-string tight end.

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. 

Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

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Colin Kaepernick's mom responds to Trump's 'son of a b----' remark

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.