49ers 'evaluate' whether to add receiver


49ers 'evaluate' whether to add receiver

SANTA CLARA -- Receiver Braylon Edwards, who left the 49ers' game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys with an injury on the third play from scrimmage, awaits the results of an MRI examination on Monday.Edwards joined Michael Crabtree on the sideline. Edwards sustained a right knee sprain while catching a 21-yard pass on the 49ers' first drive. He walked out of the Candlestick Park locker room under his own power with no noticeable limp.
Edwards' injury left the 49ers with just three healthy receivers. Crabtree (left foot) was not active for Sunday's game, but he was seen running patterns on the field prior to the game. Crabtree is expected to be available for the 49ers' game Sunday at the Cincinnati Bengals.Edwards' time frame for return is not known. When asked if the 49ers might add a receiver, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday answered, "We'll evaluate that."It appears unlikely the 49ers would add a wide receiver this week who could make any kind of immediate impact. Kyle Williams was the 49ers' third receiver. Joshua Morgan and Ted Ginn saw most of the action in two-receiver formations against the Cowboys.The 49ers did not used a four-receiver formation in either of their first two games."We're pleased with the way Kyle Williams stepped up," Harbaugh said. "He had a heck of a play on the touchdown. Heck of a throw and an outstanding catch. I'm happy for him. He didn't dress for the first game. He had an opportunity and shined. He's spot-on with his attitude and his approach to the game."The 49ers worked out free-agent receiver Donnie Avery two weeks ago. Avery, a second-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2008, missed all of 2010 with a knee injury. The Rams released him at the end of training camp. Dominique Zeigler, among the 49ers' final cuts, could also be re-signed if the 49ers feel they need to add a receiver.

76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot


76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers' season opener Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Streeter wrote on Twitter, "Was suppose to sing the anthem at @sixers & @okcthunder game but mins b4 @sixers said I couldn't because I was wearing a "We Matter" jersey.

The Sixers declined to say why Streeter's performance was canceled.

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community," the Sixers said in a statement.

The Sixers had a member of their dance team sing the anthem.

This isn't the first time the Sixers were dragged into a national anthem controversy.

A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt.

Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt, then dropped to her left knee and performed the song. She said it was her way of protesting racial oppression.

The anthem issue has been a major topic in the sports world in recent months, starting with the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand while it is played. Kaepernick cited racial injustice and police brutality among the reasons for his protest, and athletes from many sports - and many levels, from youth all the way to professional - have followed his lead in various ways.

Pederson refutes reports linking Eagles to 49ers WR Smith

Pederson refutes reports linking Eagles to 49ers WR Smith

Torrey SmithAlshon Jeffery?

Not happening, according to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

While a couple reports have linked the Eagles to making a trade before the fast-approaching deadline to grab another veteran outside receiver, Pederson shot them down at his Wednesday press conference.

“There’s no legitimacy to that,” Pederson said. “And I’m thrilled with the guys we have and going to work with them every day.”

[MAIOCCO: Source: 49ers not shopping WR Torrey Smith]

The Eagles made a trade before the season to acquire Dorial Green-Beckham from the Titans, but the team’s receivers still haven’t been great during the first six games of the 2016 season.

They also went out and claimed Bryce Treggs after the 49ers waived him at final cuts, but the speedy wideout hasn’t yet been active.