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Colin Kaepernick to sign big deal
According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to set a record with his new deal: six years, $110 million and $44.1 million over the first three seasons. It's hard to ignore how the San Francisco 49ers have fared under the 26-year-old, going 21-8 in games he's started and reaching one Super Bowl and another NFC Championship Game. Still, is he really worth that much? Cast your votes below!
Jonathan Martin to the 49ers
For a while, it seemed Jonathan Martin might not play in another NFL game. Now his return is all but certain. The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday sent a conditional draft pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the offensive lineman, who left his team last season after what investigators deemed "a pattern of harassment" by fellow offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey. The deal reunites Martin with his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh, who stood by his former player throughout the saga. Will this revive Martin's career? What will happen with Incognito, who is a free agent?
Now, most of us -- those who live near one, anyway -- have made the occasional trip to Walmart. But for pants? Hey, if it's good enough for San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh -- who apparently buys his signature khakis at the big-box store known for low prices (those pants cost $8, according to Harbaugh's wife) -- then maybe it's not a stretch for everyone to do some clothes shopping there. So here's our question: Have you?Getty Images
Pick 'Em: Harbaugh vs. Carroll
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are about as evenly matched as two NFL teams can be, as evidenced by their intimidating defenses, quick-strike offenses and young superstar quarterbacks. The NFL's best rivalry (says SportsNation) also features two personable head coaches who have figured out how to bond with both their players and the media. Rick Reilly has broken down the similarities and differences in his latest column, but now it's up to you to make the hard choices. For example, which coach could sell you four ShamWows (wait, make that eight ShamWows!) for $19.99 if you call right now?
Kaepernick's celebratory pose
After scoring a rushing touchdown that put the 49ers up 10 points against the Panthers on Sunday, Colin Kaepernick delivered a Cam Newton-inspired "Superman" pose before going into his usual "Kaepernicking" celebration. After the game, Kaepernick said the celebration was "just a little shout-out." Others saw it as mocking and disrespectful. Did SN have a problem with the move? Do NFL players celebrate too often?