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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Nick Mullens to start for 49ers against Seahawks in biggest road test yet

SANTA CLARA — Ahead of the first start of his NFL career,…

 

Long before vice president Mike Pence used a 49ers-Colts game as a backdrop for a political stunt, it was impossible to “stick to sports.” (Sam Riche/TNS)

Sports is politics, politics is sports

Quick hits with Kolsky Anyone in the sports media who has ever…

 

Robert Saleh. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

How will the 49ers fill the void left by Tank Carradine?

The 49ers’ lone appearance in primetime was not kind. Playing on a…

 

49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No surprises from 49ers, Raiders; No offseason for NBA fans

Quick hits with Kolsky The world watched Week 1 of the NFL…

49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeremy Kerley. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ex-49ers talent find new homes around NFL

One team’s overpriced veteran is another’s prized low-cost signing. That’s the lesson…

Jeremy Kerley. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Barkley posted this image to his Twitter on Thursday. (Courtesy @MattBarkley/Twitter)

Report: 49ers’ quarterback corps to look a lot like the 2016 Bears’

The 49ers already signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer, and now they'll…

Matt Barkley posted this image to his Twitter on Thursday. (Courtesy @MattBarkley/Twitter)
Ex-49ers tight end Bruce Miller enters the courtroom at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, September 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Former 49er Bruce Miller pleads not guilty in Fisherman’s Wharf attack

Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded not guilty Wednesday to…

Ex-49ers tight end Bruce Miller enters the courtroom at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, September 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick watches from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Santa Clara changes Kap, looks worse than ever

Some alleged experts promised instant improvement for the Santa Clara offense with…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick watches from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ex-49ers tight end Bruce Miller enters the courtroom at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, September 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Former 49er Bruce Miller appears in court on assault charges

Former 49er Bruce Miller appeared in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday…

Ex-49ers tight end Bruce Miller enters the courtroom at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, September 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested Monday in San Francisco in connection with a hotel fight near Fisherman's Wharf. (Courtesy SFPD)

49ers release fullback Bruce Miller after arrest in SF

The San Francisco 49ers released fullback Bruce Miller from the team on…

Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested Monday in San Francisco in connection with a hotel fight near Fisherman's Wharf. (Courtesy SFPD)
Left: San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) celebrates against the Houston Texans at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 14, 2016. Right: Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn (72), running back DeAndre Washington (33) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrate a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on August 26, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

No more games that don’t matter. No more empty talk. No more…

Left: San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) celebrates against the Houston Texans at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 14, 2016. Right: Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn (72), running back DeAndre Washington (33) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrate a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on August 26, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) looks down the field for an open receiver against the Houston Texans at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 14, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Niners quarterback questions unanswered

This 49ers season, with the new coach, the new up-tempo offense and…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) looks down the field for an open receiver against the Houston Texans at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 14, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
In this undated booking photo released by the Santa Clara County District Attorney is former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield. Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman. (Santa Clara County District Attorney via AP)

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco…

In this undated booking photo released by the Santa Clara County District Attorney is former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield. Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman. (Santa Clara County District Attorney via AP)

Former 49er, Bronco indicted in gambling and drug trafficking ring

With Super Bowl 50 barely a week away, a San Francisco high…

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watches his team during warm ups  before the start of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Houston. The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach. CEO Jed York announced the move on Twitter and so did the team. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

49ers hire Chip Kelly as coach

The 49ers concluded their search for a head coach Thursday, hiring lightning…

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watches his team during warm ups  before the start of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Houston. The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach. CEO Jed York announced the move on Twitter and so did the team. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
In this Oct. 25, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watches the action from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach. CEO Jed York announced the move on Twitter and so did the team. (Bob Leverone/AP)

Kelly, 49ers: A marriage in mutual desperation

If nothing else, they are relevant again, which always should be the…

In this Oct. 25, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly watches the action from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach. CEO Jed York announced the move on Twitter and so did the team. (Bob Leverone/AP)
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson watches from the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Chargers won 38-26. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers’ hazy search centered on Jackson

Faced with few known options in their search for a head coach,…

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson watches from the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Chargers won 38-26. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Hue Jackson made waves in his one season as Raiders head coach, but he would be a gamble for the 49ers in their rebuilding mode. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Hue no coup for stumbling 49ers

So this is what life has become for the 49ers: Battling another…

Hue Jackson made waves in his one season as Raiders head coach, but he would be a gamble for the 49ers in their rebuilding mode. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Eddie D. should replace Trent Baalke

“York tries and, as usual, fails,” Jay Mariotti, Jan. 5 Eddie D.…

Broken system: 5-7 bowl team at Levi’s

Why is a 5-7 bowl team playing at Levi’s Stadium on Saturday…