Joe Montana is bullish on the San Francisco 49ers and their attempt at a rebuild. Not so much on Colin Kaepernick’s chances of playing in the NFL this year.
Kaepernick, taken by the 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, is now a free agent, a precipitous fall from grace for a quarterback once thought to be the future of the league. But Kaepernick’s decline in play and overt political stances over the past year have him sitting as an NFL pariah.
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All this, in the eyes of the Hall of Famer, means Kaepernick might not have an NFL future. Montana when asked by Sporting News about the situation Tuesday did not sound certain Kaepernick would be back on a roster come Week 1.
This was the first time Washington had been shutout all season.
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Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello pitched very well Saturday night, giving up just one run in eight innings with seven strikeouts, but he was still handed a 1-0 loss against the Rays. Porcello fell to 4-11 for the season, becoming just the third reigning Cy Young winner to have 11-plus losses prior to the All-Star break, joining Gaylord Perry and Mike McCormick.
With two losses in their last three games, Houston has relinquished the best record in baseball. It might be for the best, in the short term, because it gives the young players something to fight for after the All-Star break. The Astros will send Brad Peacock (6-1, 2.91 ERA) to the mound Sunday against J.A. Happ (3-5, 3.47 ERA).