Jacob C. Palmer

CJ Beathard. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading the 49ers’ first half

The 49ers are halfway through their season, and their opportunities to log…

CJ Beathard. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ranier Plantinos and the San Francisco State University men’s soccer team lost on Friday, 3-0. (Courtesy Brandon Davis/SFSU Athletics)

Dream season for SFSU men’s soccer ends in semifinals

The San Francisco State University men’s soccer team had its best start…

Ranier Plantinos and the San Francisco State University men’s soccer team lost on Friday, 3-0. (Courtesy Brandon Davis/SFSU Athletics)
Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson passed for 283 yards with four touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the Texans' 57-14 win against the Tennessee Titans on October 1, 2017. Watson is lost for the season with a torn ACL, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. (Trask Smith/Cal Sport Media/NFL Communications/Zuma Press/TNS)

Palmer’s Picks: Deshaun Watson’s injury a loss for entire NFL

I’d like to take a moment to pay my respects to Deshaun…

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson passed for 283 yards with four touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the Texans' 57-14 win against the Tennessee Titans on October 1, 2017. Watson is lost for the season with a torn ACL, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported. (Trask Smith/Cal Sport Media/NFL Communications/Zuma Press/TNS)
Pierre Garcon’s first season as a member of the 49ers is over after eight weeks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

John Lynch: 49ers will move Pierre Garcon to injured reserve

The 49ers, already one of the youngest teams in the NFL, will…

Pierre Garcon’s first season as a member of the 49ers is over after eight weeks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kyle Shanahan. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers coach won’t rush Jimmy Garoppolo into action

SANTA CLARA — New 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo met most of his…

Kyle Shanahan. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Joe Staley (74) didn't practice on Wednesday,

49ers RT Trent Brown returns to practice

SANTA CLARA — CJ Beathard, who — barring catastrophe — will start…

Joe Staley (74) didn't practice on Wednesday,
General manager John Lynch made a trade on Tuesday that makes Ahkello Witherspoon, right, the top cornerback on the 49ers roster. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Ahkello Witherspoon embraces role as top 49ers cornerback after trade

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers front office unceremoniously got rid of another…

General manager John Lynch made a trade on Tuesday that makes Ahkello Witherspoon, right, the top cornerback on the 49ers roster. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson (33) works out during the San Francisco 49ers training camp at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on August 25, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers complete flurry of roster moves ahead of trade deadline

It’s already been a busy week for the 49ers as they continue…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson (33) works out during the San Francisco 49ers training camp at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on August 25, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
John Lynch, Jed York, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan at the quarterback's introductory press conference in Santa Clara. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

49ers introduce quarterback of the future, Jimmy Garoppolo

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ days of needing a stopgap quarterback are…

John Lynch, Jed York, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan at the quarterback's introductory press conference in Santa Clara. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kirk Cousins has yet to lose back-to-back games this season. Take the odds that trend continues this week in a rivalry game against the Cowboys. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Palmer’s Picks: Acceptance essential to grieving a bad NFL betting season

This NFL season has forced me to go through the entire grief…

Kirk Cousins has yet to lose back-to-back games this season. Take the odds that trend continues this week in a rivalry game against the Cowboys. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Leon Hall (Courtesy Navin75/Flickr)

49ers add Leon Hall, drop Logan Paulsen — again

The 49ers considered signing Leon Hall during the offseason without striking a…

Leon Hall (Courtesy Navin75/Flickr)
Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game for making contact with an official during Thursday’s game. The NFL heard his appeal on Monday and is expected to make a decision today. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

NFL expected to make decision on Lynch appeal Tuesday

Marshawn Lynch didn’t see much action on Thursday night, when his Oakland…

Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game for making contact with an official during Thursday’s game. The NFL heard his appeal on Monday and is expected to make a decision today. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NFL upholds Marshawn Lynch’s suspension

Marshawn Lynch leaving the sideline last Thursday to defend fellow Oakland native…

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco State University wrestling coach Lars Jensen was told in June that his contract would not be renewed. Jensen’s attorney filed a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing in September alleging the university discriminated against the former coach. (Eric Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fired SFSU wrestling coach alleges discrimination by university

In July, Lars Jensen was told that his contract would not be…

Former San Francisco State University wrestling coach Lars Jensen was told in June that his contract would not be renewed. Jensen’s attorney filed a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing in September alleging the university discriminated against the former coach. (Eric Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
CJ Beathard was sacked five times by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, when the 49ers lost by 30 points. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No silver linings for 49ers after beatdown by Cowboys

SANTA CLARA — For the first three plays of their game against…

CJ Beathard was sacked five times by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, when the 49ers lost by 30 points. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers have been leaders in activism in the NFL. It begins with the players, but CEO Jed York deserves credit for how he’s handled it. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Jed York grows into a genuine leader of 49ers, NFL

It’s not easy to compliment Jed York in this city. Which makes…

The 49ers have been leaders in activism in the NFL. It begins with the players, but CEO Jed York deserves credit for how he’s handled it. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
When in doubt, bet against the Browns. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Palmer’s Picks: No such thing as gimmes in unpredictable 2017 NFL season

No more excuses. This season isn’t going well, and it’s no one’s…

When in doubt, bet against the Browns. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Eric Reid (35) said he will continue to protest until the NFL adequately give players a platform to express their problems with inequality in America. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr Creative Commons)

Despite productive meeting with owners, 49ers will continue to protest

Safety Eric Reid said on Wednesday that the meeting he and other…

Eric Reid (35) said he will continue to protest until the NFL adequately give players a platform to express their problems with inequality in America. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr Creative Commons)
Reuben Foster is hoping to return from injury this Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Reuben Foster short on details regarding attempted armed robbery of him, Ray-Ray Armstrong

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ best linebackers were able to dodge tragedy…

Reuben Foster is hoping to return from injury this Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Charles Guthrie was announced as the new athletic director for University of Wisconsin, Green Bay on Tuesday. (Courtesy UWGB/Twitter)

SFSU athletic director resigns after three years, headed to D-I program

Charles Guthrie began his reign as athletic director for San Francisco State…

Charles Guthrie was announced as the new athletic director for University of Wisconsin, Green Bay on Tuesday. (Courtesy UWGB/Twitter)