Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans despite being listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. Graham was a full participant in practice Friday and head coach Pete Carroll said he's ready to play. ''He did really well today,'' Carroll said.
(CNN)President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League Friday night at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem. Trump added that if fans would "leave the stadium" when players kneel in protest during the national anthem, "I guarantee, things will stop." Trump said NFL owners should respond to the players by saying, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired. He's fired!" "For a week, (that owner would) be the most popular person in this country. Because that's a total disrespect of our heritage. That's a total disrespect for everything we stand for,"
The San Francisco 49ers took a long-term approach when they overhauled their entire football operation last winter by hiring a new coach and general manager. ''I think I'm more realistic in terms of how we play,'' Shanahan said Friday after his team came up short of a two-touchdown fourth-quarter comeback against the Los Angeles Rams in a 41-39 defeat the previous night. The 49ers' offense got on track against their upstart division rivals after sputtering in the first two games against the Panthers and Seahawks.