More Videos

Who will stay, who will go? 49ers' five most intriguing free-agency decisions 2:07

Who will stay, who will go? 49ers' five most intriguing free-agency decisions

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilsons 'huge impact,' his decisions late in Seahawks' loss 2:19

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilsons "huge impact," his decisions late in Seahawks' loss

10 things to know about this great Sacramento Thanksgiving tradition 1:02

10 things to know about this great Sacramento Thanksgiving tradition

4,500-calorie meals and other fun Thanksgiving facts 1:35

4,500-calorie meals and other fun Thanksgiving facts

California's public pension crisis is bad and getting worse 1:45

California's public pension crisis is bad and getting worse

This is what the interstellar visitor passing through our solar system looks like 0:47

This is what the interstellar visitor passing through our solar system looks like

S.F. residents surrender wild boar to shelter after planning to keep him as a pet 2:13

S.F. residents surrender wild boar to shelter after planning to keep him as a pet

'Are you kidding me?': Officer alleges discrimination by CHP for his military status 1:14

'Are you kidding me?': Officer alleges discrimination by CHP for his military status

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture 2:02

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrive back on American soil after arrest in China 0:56

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrive back on American soil after arrest in China

  • Kaepernick sidelined, but 49ers coach sounds optimistic about both his QBs

    On a day when Colin Kaepernick, who is competing with Blaine Gabbert to be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, was sidelined with "arm fatigue," coach Chip Kelly lauded both players. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, Kelly said he and his coaching staff are letting performances on the field determine which player will emerge with the No. 1 designation.

On a day when Colin Kaepernick, who is competing with Blaine Gabbert to be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, was sidelined with "arm fatigue," coach Chip Kelly lauded both players. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, Kelly said he and his coaching staff are letting performances on the field determine which player will emerge with the No. 1 designation. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
On a day when Colin Kaepernick, who is competing with Blaine Gabbert to be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, was sidelined with "arm fatigue," coach Chip Kelly lauded both players. On Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, Kelly said he and his coaching staff are letting performances on the field determine which player will emerge with the No. 1 designation. Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
49ers with Matt Barrows

49ers with Matt Barrows

The premier blog for news and insights on the San Francisco 49ers

Let’s get physical: Chip Kelly eager to see how QBs react to hits

August 13, 2016 01:57 PM

UPDATED August 14, 2016 02:57 PM

Comments

More Videos

Who will stay, who will go? 49ers' five most intriguing free-agency decisions 2:07

Who will stay, who will go? 49ers' five most intriguing free-agency decisions

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilsons 'huge impact,' his decisions late in Seahawks' loss 2:19

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilsons "huge impact," his decisions late in Seahawks' loss

10 things to know about this great Sacramento Thanksgiving tradition 1:02

10 things to know about this great Sacramento Thanksgiving tradition

4,500-calorie meals and other fun Thanksgiving facts 1:35

4,500-calorie meals and other fun Thanksgiving facts

California's public pension crisis is bad and getting worse 1:45

California's public pension crisis is bad and getting worse

This is what the interstellar visitor passing through our solar system looks like 0:47

This is what the interstellar visitor passing through our solar system looks like

S.F. residents surrender wild boar to shelter after planning to keep him as a pet 2:13

S.F. residents surrender wild boar to shelter after planning to keep him as a pet

'Are you kidding me?': Officer alleges discrimination by CHP for his military status 1:14

'Are you kidding me?': Officer alleges discrimination by CHP for his military status

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture 2:02

Former NBA player John Salley talks about Deuces, his new Los Angeles-based marijuana venture

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrive back on American soil after arrest in China 0:56

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates arrive back on American soil after arrest in China

  • Who will stay, who will go? 49ers' five most intriguing free-agency decisions

    The San Francisco 49ers will have more than a dozen unrestricted free agents this offseason. Who will stay and who will go?

About This Blog


Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
Twitter: @mattbarrows

Sports Night


Sign up to receive breaking sports news alerts and the Sports Night newsletter with late-breaking developments, stats and scores.

Key links


49ers schedule
49ers roster
49ers depth chart
49ers statistics

NFL news
NFL statistics
NFL weekly schedule

Pro Football Focus
NFL.com
Monday Morning Quarterback / Sports Illustrated
Los Angeles Times NFL
RotoWorld / NBC Sports