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San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday June 1 Womens Garry Gilliam Jersey , 2019″ />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal – WhiteNiners Nationa San Francisco 49ers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibrary49ersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal – WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference CallsGolden Nuggets: Bosa and Samuel still unsignedNew,26commentsSan Francisco 49ers links for Saturday June 1, 2019PDTShareTweetShareShareGolden Nuggets: Bosa and Samuel still unsignedChristopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsIn 2011, the NFL and the NFLPA signed a new collective bargaining agreement which included a rookie wage scale. One of the many anticipated benefits of the fixed pricing was the elimination of lengthy contract negotiations, which often resulted in highly drafted players holding out into training camp, and in some cases into the season. The 49ers experienced this phenomena first hand in 2009 when their first round pick,Michael Crabtree, held out well into the season – not signing until the first week of October. Thankfully the new CBA and rookie wage scale have worked for the most part. But not entirely. In 2012, WR Justin Blackmon held out 12 days into camp, and just last year LB Roquan Smith missed the Bears’ first two preseason games while holding out. But only one player has held out longer than 30 days since the 2011 CBA was signed, and that player is Joey Bosa – brother of 49ers first round pick Nick Bosa. Now it should be noted that by all accounts the Chargers were primarily at fault for the holdout, and Joey was able to make an immediate impact once signed (2 sacks in his first game), however there is one other small detail to consider: Nick Bosa is represented by CAA – the same firm that represented both Joey Bosa and Roquan Smith. So what’s the silver lining? Number one, it’s still early. Twelve of the 32 first round picks remain unsigned, including 5 of the top 6. Two http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-steve-young-jersey , the afore mentioned firm that represents Bosa – CAA – also represents Solomon Thomas and Mike McGlinchey, both of whom signed within a week of the beginning of training camp. And three: Paraag Marathe and John Lynch. Say what you want about Lynch’s talent evaluation skills, but his flexibility in negotiations combined with Marathe’s creative accounting methods have allowed the 49ers to begin the past two training camps with the full compliment of draft picks.And I don’t expect this year to be any different. Thanks to the 2011 CBA, the prices are already set – Bosa at 4 years/$33.55mil, and Samuel at 4 years/$7.7mil – and with both already participating in OTAs, there’s no reason to believe that the remaining details won’t be worked out before the beginning of training camp. And now, onto the links: What Nick Bosa is missing while being sidelined for 49ers OTAs (Maiocco)5 Player Updates from Robert Saleh during Week 2 of 49ers OTAs (Martin)PFF: 49ers have NFL’s most improved defensive line (Madson)State of the Franchise: Free of expectations, 49ers can grow (A. Rank)The Wide-9 and What it Means for the 49ers’ Defense (Rumbeck)Sherman aside, 49ers’ new secondary coach has a tough task ahead of him (Branch)49ers’ player stock report after Week 2 of 2019 OTAs (Panacy)How the 49ers are making changes at every level of their defense in 2019 (Biderman) The players kneel. The president tweets.And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider.So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren’t backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during the anthem, and several stayed in the locker room as their way of making a statement.The NFL reacted by doing nothing, at least publicly. The league’s hastily adopted new policy on protests during the anthem is on hold while it holds talks with the players’ union on an issue that figures to grow more contentious with every game.That didn’t stop President Donald Trump from weighing in on Twitter, calling for any player who doesn’t stand during the national anthem to be suspended without pay.For Trump, it’s an issue that resonates with his base. For the protesting players, it’s an issue of social injustice that needs to be raised.The divide is not only splitting the country Womens Earl Mitchell Jersey , but splintering the NFL.“I think there are a lot of people that are supportive of the players and then there are a couple of people that have been very vocal against it,” said Duane Brown, one of three Seahawks who protested. “Those people have power. We’ll see what happens.”What has happened so far is that the protests that began with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee before a 49ers game two seasons ago show no signs of disappearing entirely. If anything, the first preseason games show that while most teams fell in line with the desires of their management, there are some players who aren’t going to back down.And that could cause major problems not only for protesting players but a league trying to keep its dominant place in American sports.“The NFL is caught, they can’t really win either way,” said Eric Schiffer, the CEO of Reputation Management Consultants, a Los Angeles-based brand and crisis management firm. “They’ve now come to the conclusion they were alienating conservatives and attempted to mitigate it. But they have only so much they are able to do without alienating the core of their product, which is the players.”The fact the protests have been turned into something they were never intended to be is a big reason why a resolution will be so difficult. Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice against minorities, but Trump and others have portrayed it instead as a protest against the anthem itself and the country it stands for.Still, an NFL spokesman said the league and the players’ union are involved in “constructive” talks to resolve the issue. But they’re in a battle with time, with the start of the regular season just a few weeks away.They might want to start with one of the few good suggestions offered publicly so far. It came from Kenny Stills, the Miami wide receiver who took a knee during the national anthem in the Dolphins first preseason game.Give Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid jobs, Stills said Marquise Goodwin Jersey White , and let players know you’re serious.“You can’t say as a league you support the players and their protests and then blackball the players who initially started the protests,” Stills said. “To come to the drawing board and talk about solutions, we need to start there as a league, and then we can start drawing up other solutions to some of these other problems.”Employing Kaepernick and Reid shouldn’t be that much of a problem. Both are NFL players at the highest level, and both seem to have been blackballed from the league — at least unofficially — because of their protests.Offer them up to every team in the league. Waive any salary cap to do it, and there should be some takers.If no team bites, assign them through a lottery.After that, it gets easier. Offer players something in exchange for not protesting during the anthem — perhaps a 30-second commercial spot to highlight social injustice at halftime of every nationally televised game.The guess is players would respond favorably, partly because they have little alternative. By now they surely understand that their original cause has been hijacked and that they — along with the NFL — are in no-win situations.Their points can still be made, and perhaps find a more receptive audience.And, just maybe, the tweets will stop.
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