Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Hernandez won't be watching Pats today

If former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez wants to know the score of today's AFC title game, he will have to overhear it.

"He's not allowed to watch any TV," Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said. "As far as finding it out, if he hears an officer talking about it … he could probably hear about it if some other inmate were to call home and he were to yell out."

The former Florida Gator star has been held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, Mass., since June, when he was charged in the death of Odin Lloyd. The Patriots released him on the day he was arrested.

"When somebody with any kind of fame comes in, there are already wise guys who try to improve their own stature by hurting him," Hodgson said. "We don't want to have any problems.

"My job is care and custody. First and foremost, we have to be concerned about the safety of the inmate and the officers. I can't put this guy in a vulnerable situation."

Hernandez, 24, is allowed outside of his cell for only three hours a day and never at the same time as other inmates.

"I've spoken to him about it, and he understands it," Hodgson said. "I'm not going to tell you that he enjoys it all the time."

No questions: A few times this season, the Seahawks and 49ers released players only to see them end up on the roster of the other. That includes former USF QB B.J. Daniels, whom Seattle claimed off waivers then signed to its practice squad.

But only CB Perrish Cox has appeared in games for both. He played nine for the 49ers before being released in November and has played two for the Seahawks. He said neither team has asked for information about the other.

"It was more of me being focused on my playbook and trying to get stuff done in a short period of time," he said. "Learning a whole new playbook is very, very difficult."

Montana on Kaepernick: The 49ers' Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana, says their current quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, must learn how to respond to pressure by staying in the pocket and delivering an accurate pass.

"I like his mobility and that he's getting the ball downfield," Montana said. "But sometimes he needs to be more accurate in the pocket with pressure. The game is changing. Nobody wants to throw with pressure anymore. But the guys who can win in this league are the ones who can make throws from the pocket."

Forced to walk: The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is planning to take its historic cable cars and streetcars off the streets during and after today's game. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the city wants to protect the cars from rowdy fans and troublemakers after the 49ers win — or lose.

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