San Francisco 49ers' Blaine Gabbert (2) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
San Francisco 49ers' Blaine Gabbert (2) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Mike McCarn AP
San Francisco 49ers' Blaine Gabbert (2) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Mike McCarn AP
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September 18, 2016 01:30 PM

UPDATED September 19, 2016 08:14 AM

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