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DeForest Buckner on being traded from 49ers: Hurts a little but ‘it’s the business we chose’

You only get one chance to make a last impression. DeForest Buckner nailed it. The defensive lineman whose 49ers teammates voted him team MVP last season was traded to the Colts on Tuesday for the 13th pick in the upcoming NFL draft. On Wednesday, Buckner chatted with reporters via conference call. Spoiler alert: he gets it. “It’s always tough,” he said in response to the obvious ice-breaking first question. “When you play your heart out for an organization, and you’re one of their key guys and you build a lot of lifelong relationships there and everything, to find out (you are) a possibility to be traded. With any guy in this profession, it would kind of hurt a little bit.” In four seasons with the 49ers, Buckner had 28.5 sacks. He forced three fumbles and recovered seven. He knew the drill — the 49ers had so many outstanding players who deserved to be paid that they couldn’t get them all under the cap. “At the same time, you can’t take it personal because it’s the business of the game,” Buckner said. “It’s the business we…

Source: Raiders decline option to stay in Oakland in 2020

By JOSH DUBOW | The Associated Press ALAMEDA — The Raiders have officially declined their option to play the 2020 season in Oakland and remain set to begin play in Las Vegas this season. A person familiar with the team’s plans said Wednesday that the Raiders notified officials in Oakland and Alameda County that they won’t exercise an option that would have allowed them to play this season at the Coliseum in case the new stadium in Las Vegas wasn’t completed on time. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced it. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the decision. The Raiders announced plans to move to Las Vegas in 2017 and the NFL approved it later that year. The team remained in Oakland as a lame duck the past three seasons and had an option to stay for 2020 if needed. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down many businesses in Nevada for at least 30 days, there were questions about whether construction on the $1.9 billion stadium would go on without interruption. But construction on the stadium has been deemed…

Raiders free agency: Is wide receiver next part of the puzzle?

You may or may not like the Raiders’ signing of cornerback Eli Apple at the tail end of the negotiating period of free agency. Apple has been a lot of things in four seasons with the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints. Not all of them good. The fact that as the No. 10 overall pick with the Giants he was sent packing to New Orleans for fourth- and seventh-round draft picks attests to that. But there is no doubt the Raiders, as general manager Mike Mayock suggested at the scouting combine, have been “surgical” in free agency. They got two linebackers in Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski. Push on the defensive line from tackle Maliek Collins and end Carl Nassib. A safety and special teams demon in Jeff Heath. They got a quarterback in Marcus Mariota who could give coach Jon Gruden some flexibility in case Derek Carr is injured or the offense is in need of a more mobile jump start. The only luxury item was Jason Witten, a decorated 37-year-old tight end who won’t be counted on to produce big numbers…

Tom Brady joins parade of NFC quarterbacks who can dethrone 49ers

Tom Brady’s mega-move to Tampa Bay means many things, and to the 49ers, it illuminates the stable of NFC quarterbacks capable of dethroning the conference champs. This goes beyond Brady’s two-decade dominance with the New England Patriots, all of which made the AFC playoffs his perennial playground en route to nine Super Bowls. The NFC’s new quarterback landscape will make the 49ers’ Super Bowl encore even tougher to attain. The NFC is decorated with playoff-proven quarterbacks. The 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo is now one of them, of course, having won his playoff openers against Minnesota and Green Bay before a Super Bowl stumble against the Kansas City Chiefs. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 19: Terry Bradshaw interviews San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) as he holds the NFC Championship trophy after defeating the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-20. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) There isn’t much intrigue left as to who will start for the NFC’s 16 teams, not…

Shopping During Coronavirus Pandemic: Grocery Stores Change Operations To Help Seniors

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Some local grocery stores are stepping up to help seniors. Raley’s says it’s selling the essentials in a bag each morning starting at 7 a.m. It’ll be a mix of fresh and canned food. The bag is $20 and there’s a limit of one per family. They’re being offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Raley’s hopes to have the service up and running on Saturday. Some stores are setting aside special hours for seniors and those with health conditions. Stores urge people to stop hoarding, saying there is enough food for everyone. “Our supply system in America is very, very strong. It’s very strong, but when we get the hoarding and all the stock up from individuals, it makes it very difficult to be able to manage,” said Safeway NorCal Division President Brad Street. Street and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tried to ease people’s fears and remind them to not overbuy. “Hoarding hurts our neighbors…it’s important that food be available for everyone who needs access to food when they are able to go shop,” said Liccardo. Starting Thursday, on Tuesdays and Thursdays,…

California Governor’s Wife Says She’s Running Out Of TP

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The wife of Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that she’s facing the same problems as millions of other Californians who are dealing with empty store shelves, closed schools and home confinement as social distancing measures take hold to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “One rose amidst all of this — family dinners and no late night homework stress,” tweeted Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who has four young children. “And nice to not have kids shuffling home late from sports and activities. And yes, unfortunately the thorn — we run out of toilet paper, paper towels, and Kleenex tomorrow. I wish people had not hoarded.” One rose amidst all of this- family dinners and no late night homework stress. And nice to not have kids shuffling home late from sports and activities. And yes, unfortunately the thorn- we run out of toilet paper, paper towels, and Kleenex tomorrow. I wish people had not hoarded — Jennifer Siebel Newsom (@JenSiebelNewsom) March 18, 2020 Her remarks were met with scorn. Several critics responded with the famous line attributed to Marie Antoinette: “Let them eat…

Dispensaries, Local Breweries See More Customers Coming To Stock Up

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Cookies, marijuana and vape cartridges are flying off the shelves at local dispensaries. Some people are heading to places like Northstar Holistic Collective to re-up on marijuana products. “The quarantine is starting to happen and, you know, I ran out. So I want to get it now,” Jessica Mellow said. “I just decided to stock up on the weed just in case you guys close down,” James Sanchez said. This dispensary said sales have hit a high over the last couple of days. “We actually sold out of most of our products over the weekend and re-up’d most of this week,” Nick Muniz, purchasing, inventory and part retail manager at Northstar, said. “I think when we really looked down at it, it was about a 50% increase of sales.” READ: Making The Best Of Self-Isolation And Social Distancing In Sacramento Northstar isn’t the only business being overloaded with customers. Crystal Nugs, a delivery dispensary, said orders have doubled. “It’s just been non-stop. A lot of the orders are starting as soon as we open at 8:30 and they’re going constantly by the time…

Low-Level Sacramento County Inmates Released From Jail Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

SACRAMENTO (CBS13)- The Sacramento County Sheriff’s office can now release certain inmates before their time is up. The office has even created a new protocol to safely do so. The changes are similar to what has been taking place in Los Angeles County to stop the spread of coronavirus. Although no cases are present inside the Sacramento County Jail, the move is to create space to quarantine people if necessary. Visits have already been suspended for the month to protect the public from potential exposure. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE State Readies For All Scenarios As Virus Spreads Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Considers Inmate Early Release Due To Coronavirus Sacramento Church Says 5 Of Its Members Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus Coronavirus Closures: Arden Fair Mall Closes Indefinitely ‘I Do Worry’: U.S. Gun Sales Surge As Coronavirus Fears Spread Helen Rodriguez lives right across the street from the jail and says she is worried. “I was concerned that they weren’t rehabilitated and that they could handle being out suddenly,” she said. The sheriff’s office isn’t letting out people who are serious or violent offenders and of the inmates who…

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