Melissa Jacobs

49ers Cut Reuben Foster After Second Domestic Violence Arrest in 2018

When linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for back in February, the 49ers stood by their 2017 first-round draft pick. Foster's girlfriend Elissa Ennis had accused Foster of "hitting her 8-10 times" and puncturing her eardrum following a domestic dispute. Despite the highly disturbing charges, 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the team would a...

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Alex Smith Will Be Missed in Innumerable Ways After Gruesome Injury

The NFL is the most brutal of sports. An NFL player who proclaims a clean bill of health only means his pain is manageable, his tendons sore not ruptured. As a player or a fan watching said player, you know devastation is always possible. Any snap could be the one that ends a season. Yet that knowledge does little to soften the emotional blow when a ...

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Report: Browns May Interview Condoleezza Rice for Head Coach Opening

The Browns have a compelling head coach opening and earlier this week GM John Dorsey indicated he would cast a very wide net to find a suitable replacement for Hue Jackson. "I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age," Dorsey told reporters. "It could be a woman, too. Do not look at me like that. I am seriou...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Thanksgiving Edition

The sweet smell of Thanksgiving is in the air. For most of society that means family, food and plenty of football. For many NFL players it also means a heightened sense of positively impacting the community. In this mega-edition of our regular feature we capture players brightening up the holiday for those less fortunate, and others focused on an array ...

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Jason Garrett and the Case For Midseason Firings

Jason Garrett is by all accounts a brilliant, philanthropic, interesting human being. But as an NFL head coach, he stinks. In Garrett’s eight seasons (yes, eight seasons) as Jerry Jones’s puppet, he’s lost three Week 17 play-in games in a row, been an abysmal game coach, and concocted an offensive playbook about as dynamic as the color beige, all ...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Brandon Carr, K.J. Wright

We're at the midway point of the season which means early season jitters have worn and players have settled into their routines. At this juncture, many teams get Monday off as well as Tuesday, doubling possible time spent in the community. Given that this was Halloween week, the community events were even more robust than usual. As always we collected a...

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