The NFL on Saturday fined 49ers safety Adrian Colbert $28,075 for his hit on a defenseless receiver in the team’s preseason opener last week against the Dallas Cowboys. Colbert was ejected from the game.
Colbert was penalized for unnecessary roughness for his hit on Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson. The league office watched the replay and disqualified Colbert from the game for targeting.
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The play occurred with less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter. Colbert played just seven snaps of defense and six plays on special teams against the Cowboys.
"You’ve got to do everything as a defender to make sure that you’re not leading with your head and be deliberate to show the refs that you are not trying to lead with your head," 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said this week. "I don’t think Adrian was trying to lead with his head.
"From an ejection standpoint, the league office decided that. I know the intent of the man. You could see it. It’s such a bang-bang play. They’re going to call it 100-percent of the time, I just don’t know about the ejection. I’m still trying to learn that one.”
It's official: George Kittle won't be suiting up for the 49ers-Seahawks prime-time clash on "Monday Night Football."
The All-Pro tight end, along with recovering cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and injured kicker Robbie Gould, are among the 49ers' seven inactives against Seattle.
Kittle was listed as "doubtful" heading into the game with knee and ankle issues suffered against the Arizona Cardinals last Thursday night. Ross Dwelley is expected to start at tight end in Kittle's place.
Offensive tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey, along with fullback Kyle Juszczyk, return for Kyle Shanahan's club after extended absences.
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For the Seahawks, newly-acquired receiver Josh Gordon will be active and set to make his first start for Seattle.
Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m. from Levi's Stadium.
Jimmy Garoppolo is the greatest quarterback to go viral on the internet since Dak Prescott.
Prescott got the internet having a field day with his pregame warmup routine prior to Sunday Night Football when the Dallas Cowboys hosted the Minnesota Vikings.
This was the original:
The wonderful people of social media then added background music ranging in everything from "Africa" by Toto to Kenny Loggins "Footloose," and some Lil Jon made an appearance in there as well. Each one of them were great. But NBC Sports Bay Area's own Jennifer Lee Chan has one that's even better:
Yeah, we know. Great, right?
Only Jimmy G can take a viral tweet and make it go even more viral.
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Whatever preps him for the Monday Night Football game as the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks.
That Russell Wilson touchdown celebration that was introduced by the Harlem Globetrotters better be ready to come out in full force ... if he has the opportunity to use it.