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49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has raw, undeniable talent. But how much are his on-field skills shaping personal matters away from the gridiron? (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

NFL suspends San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster

The NFL has officially announced the suspension of San Francisco 49ers linebacker…

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has raw, undeniable talent. But how much are his on-field skills shaping personal matters away from the gridiron? (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers want Reuben Foster to succeed. But with his recent arrest, he’s put them in a precarious situation ethically. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Reuben Foster case sticks 49ers between business rock and ethical hard place

There is no line between sports and hard news. I’ve written it…

The 49ers want Reuben Foster to succeed. But with his recent arrest, he’s put them in a precarious situation ethically. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

There’s little gray area in Reuben Foster’s latest arrest, 49ers should be worried

Last week, the 49ers gave off good vibes. Jimmy Garoppolo was on…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Weekend wrap: Making sense of Reuben Foster’s arrest, the unfocused Warriors and inactive Giants

Quick hits with Kolsky In the local football world, 49ers LB Reuben…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster reportedly arrested for marijuana

With the NFL season over, 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster returned to Tuscaloosa,…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
George Kittle and Trent Taylor grew as players and will provide the 49ers with receiving depth for years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading the 49ers’ promising, turnaround second half with an eye for the future

The 49ers did it all in 2017. They ensured a top-10 position…

George Kittle and Trent Taylor grew as players and will provide the 49ers with receiving depth for years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Trent Taylor caught all six passes thrown his way on Sunday despite playing with the flu. He’s one of the 49ers’ several impressive rookies this season. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

49ers youth movement takes hold

SANTA CLARA —  The 49ers entered the season with one of the…

Trent Taylor caught all six passes thrown his way on Sunday despite playing with the flu. He’s one of the 49ers’ several impressive rookies this season. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/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)
Eric Reid (35) and Reuben Foster (56) returned to the practice field on Wednesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Reuben Foster, Eric Reid return to 49ers practice

SANTA CLARA — Reuben Foster and Eric Reid were back on the…

Eric Reid (35) and Reuben Foster (56) returned to the practice field on Wednesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Can Reuben Foster (56) usher in a new era of 49ers defense? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The gap between 49ers, Raiders is closer than you think

And other questionable conditional statements On paper, the Oakland Raiders are a…

Can Reuben Foster (56) usher in a new era of 49ers defense? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers traded back from No. 2 to No. 3 to select Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, a defensive lineman. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

New 49ers GM spends first draft dealing picks, fortifying defense

SANTA CLARA — This is how you start, how the 49ers start,…

The 49ers traded back from No. 2 to No. 3 to select Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, a defensive lineman. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)