San Francisco coach Chip Kelly says quarterback Colin Kaepernick will play in the 49ers’ exhibition finale but that Blaine Gabbert will not. The reason, Kelly said, is Gabbert has taken 43 snaps in the preseason while Kaepernick only has 13. Kaepernick missed the first two games because of a fatigued throwing shoulder.
Wide receiver Bruce Ellington tore a hamstring while reaching for a punt during Friday’s preseason game against Green Bay and was put on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season.
Nate Ketteringham was pressed into service last season because of injuries, and threw for 1,410 yards and 11 touchdowns. His .615 completion percentage is tied for fifth in Hornets’ single-season history.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still in a competition with presumed starter Blaine Gabbert entering Thursday’s exhibition finale at San Diego, where Kaepernick said he’ll remain seated during the national anthem for the fourth consecutive week. But at some point, he needs to return to the playmaking quarterback who brought fans to their feet. Otherwise, nobody will hear him.
The A’s lose their second game in a row to the Houston Astros, and outfielder Coco Crisp is reportedly traded to Cleveland.
Arizona scores all of its runs in the fifth inning, chasing Giants starter Johnny Cueto in a 4-3 Diamondbacks’ victory. Cueto, who won 10 consecutive decisions before the All-Star break, has one win in nine starts since the All-Star Game.
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