Saturday, August 23, 2014

EG To Play At Levi's Stadium/What's Wrong With Saunders?

One of the big stories of the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium has been the issue of it's natural grass turf. Crews pulled out most of the new turf this week and replaced it, hopefully in time for the Sunday pre-season game with San Diego. But, Thursday they told the Jesuit Marauders that their Aug. 29 season opener in the stadium against perennial power De LaSalle must move elsewhere.

To make things good with the Jesuit folks, the Niners will now allow the Marauders to play one of their traditional Saturday home games there later in the season. Jesuit selected its Oct. 11 game with Elk Grove. However, the contest in Santa Clara will be played on Friday, Oct. 10, part of a four-games-over-two-nights high school football special.

PG Alum Saunders Sidelined

Rookie New York Jets' wideout Jalen Saunders remained sidelined during practice this week, and there is no timetable for his return to the field following his single-car accident near the Jets’ facility last Friday.

“I’m not trying to relive that moment,” Saunders told the New York Daily News. “It was a shocking situation, but I’m alive and happy.”

Saunders declined to elaborate on what the Jets have referred to as a “medical event." He's awaiting word on a series of neurological tests. 

“I’m doing better today,” Saunders said. “We’re taking a precautionary route, step by step.”

According to ESPN, Saunders was in the left turning lane when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, striking a curb. His vehicle, a 2014 Toyota Corolla, continued forward, leaving the roadway and stopping in high grass. 

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