Patriots coach has been a leading factor in the sterilization of what has been America’s No. 1 sport.
Staley, 33, is now a six-time Pro Bowler — tied for eighth-most in franchise history with Billy Wilson.
An old nemesis stands in New England’s path while NFC final is a duel between two fill-in quarterbacks.
Rapoport said Foster and the 49ers probably will try to fight the suspension on the grounds that marijuana is legal where Foster plays.
Tuscaloosa police arrested 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster on Friday and charged him with second-degree possession of marijuana.
First-year coach kyle Shanahan and his squad shook off a disastrous 0-9 start to show solid improvement in the season’s final seven games.
The rookies made their biggest impact the final two weeks of the season. In those games, Breida ran 23 times for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kittle caught seven passes for 142 yards and a touchdown, Witherspoon intercepted a pass, Foster recorded 10 tackles and Colbert recorded nine tackles.
No team that had started 0-9 had finished season with more than three wins, but 49ers doubled that mark.
Congratulations to Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers for finishing the year on a five-game winning streak. The offseason will be awfully interesting.