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Play time: Kaepernick makes most of opportunities

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Play time: Kaepernick makes most of opportunities

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The 49ers rushed for 245 yards with nine different players contributing to the total in the team's 34-0 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.The 49ers did a good job of spreading the ball around in the run game, and it all began with backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick's early entry into the action.Kaepernick made the most of his four first-half snaps at quarterback with a 17-yard run and a 7-yard touchdown. He also played the final seven snaps of the game in mop-up duty.Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down, by play, on offense, defense and special teams:Offense (72 plays)
Offense (72 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
72 -- RG Alex Boone, RT Anthony Davis
70 -- LG Mike Iupati
65 -- LT Joe Staley, C Jonathan Goodwin
61 -- QB Alex Smith, TE Vernon Davis
47 -- RB Frank Gore
41 -- TE Delanie Walker
40 -- WR Michael Crabtree
32 -- WR Mario Manningham
29 -- FB Bruce Miller
22 -- WR Randy Moss, WR Kyle Williams
18 -- RB Kendall Hunter
15 -- G Leonard Davis
14 -- TE Garrett Celek
12 -- FB Will Tukuafu
11 -- QB Colin Kaepernick
8 -- OL Daniel Kilgore, WR Ted Ginn, RB Anthony Dixon
Defense (53 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
50 -- S Dashon Goldson, CB Tarell Brown, DT Ray McDonald, DT Justin Smith, CB Carlos Rogers
49 -- LB NaVorro Bowman, OLB Aldon Smith, S Donte Whitner
48 -- OLB Ahmad Brooks
46 -- LB Patrick Willis
27 -- CB Chris Culliver
26 -- NT Ricky Jean Francois
9 -- CB Perrish Cox
4 -- DT Demarcus Dobbs, S Darcel McBath, S C.J. Spillman
3 -- DT Will Tukuafu, CB Tramaine Brock, LB Larry Grant, LB Tavares Gooden, OLB Eric Bakhtiari, NT Ian WilliamsSpecial teams
25 -- Demarcus Dobbs
19 -- Darcel McBath
17 -- Anthony Dixon, C.J. Spillman, Tramaine Brock, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden
14 -- David Akers
12 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Eric Bakhtiari
11 -- Bruce Miller, Will Tukuafu
9 -- Daniel Kilgore, Chris Culliver
8 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Leonard Davis, Ted Ginn
7 -- Delanie Walker
4 -- Dashon Goldson, Perrish Cox
2 -- Tarell Brown, Ray McDonald, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois
1 -- Kyle Williams, Ahmad Brooks

49ers linebacker Foster named to NFL All-Rookie team

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49ers linebacker Foster named to NFL All-Rookie team

Linebacker Reuben Foster was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Foster started all 10 games in which he appeared for the 49ers after being selected with the No. 31 overall pick out of Alabama. Foster finished second on the 49ers with 72 tackles. He had seven tackles for loss, ranking No. 2 on the team behind rookie defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

Foster was one of three linebackers selected as an all-rookie performer. Thomas, the No. 3 overall draft pick, was not among the four defensive linemen honored.

[MAIOCCO: Ex-agent says Reuben Foster's arrest could void salary guarantees]

Foster was selected as the winner of the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November. He missed five games early in the season with a high ankle sprain and another game with a ribs injury.

The NFL’s top defensive rookie was New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who recorded five interceptions and scored a touchdown while making 13 starts.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
CO-OFFENSIVE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR: RB Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs and RB Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CB Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints

2017 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Offense
QB – Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
RB – Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
WR – Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams; Juju Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
TE – Evan Engram, New York Giants
C – Pat Elflein, Minnesota Vikings
G – Dan Feeney, Los Angeles Chargers; Jermaine Eluemunor, Baltimore Ravens, and Ethan Pocic, Seattle Seahawks (tie)
T – Garett Bolles, Denver Broncos; Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints

Defense
DL – Derek Barnett, Philadelphia Eagles; Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; Carl Lawson, Cincinnati Bengals; Dalvin Tomlinson, New York Giants
LB – Jarrad Davis, Detroit Lions; Reuben Foster, San Francisco 49ers; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
CB – Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints; Tre'Davious White, Buffalo Bills
S – Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints

Special Teams
PK – Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
P – Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis Colts
KR – Ryan Switzer, Dallas Cowboys
PR – Jamal Agnew, Detroit Lions
ST – Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals

Ex-agent says Reuben Foster's arrest could void salary guarantees

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Ex-agent says Reuben Foster's arrest could void salary guarantees

Reuben Foster’s arrest Friday night on marijuana charges in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is likely to void $2.5 million in salary guarantees, according to a former NFL agent.

Joel Corry, appearing on the 49ers Insider Podcast, said there is language in Foster’s contract that voids the salary guarantees if he is fined under the NFL’s Policy on Substances of Abuse.

“Typically with veteran contracts, you must be suspended . . . in order to have contract guarantees void,” said Corry, whose work appears on CBS Sports. “What we’ve seen in rookie deals is they’ve extended that to getting fined, as well.”

According to a league source familiar with the 49ers’ structure on rookie contracts, the team’s standard practice is to void guarantees with fines. The 49ers were not harder on Foster because of a failed drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine due to a diluted sample.

Foster was released on $2,500 bond on Friday evening after being booked on second-degree marijuana possession, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

Under the NFL’s Policy on Substances of Abuse, the first offense for a violation of Stage Two, if marijuana, includes a fine equivalent to the pay of two game checks.

In Foster’s original contract, his entire scheduled salaries of $875,708 in 2018 and $1.286 million in 2019 were fully guaranteed. In addition, $339,000 of his scheduled $1.697 salary in 2020 was guaranteed.

“What that means is,” Corry said, “he doesn’t get the money, no matter what, any more. But he can still make the same money that’s in the contract on a non-guaranteed basis, but you don’t have the same security as you did before.

“So if his rookie year turns out to be an anomaly or off-the-field issues end up being problematic, it gives the 49ers more latitude to either ask him a pay cut or to release him.”

Foster started all 10 games in which he appeared for the 49ers as a rookie. The first-round draft pick from Alabama recorded 72 tackles.