Raheem Mostert clarifies he was not disparaging Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers' talent level
Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert clarified his remarks about his former team, which sparked a social media squabble this week. In an interview with Tyler Dunne of GoLongTD.com, Mostert said "we have way more talent here" and that the Dolphins "have a quarterback that can actually sling it." It was perceived as a slap at the 49ers, where he spent five-plus seasons, and former teammate Jimmy Garoppolo. That's not what he intended in his comments, Mostert said on KNBR. "I can see how that can get misconstrued, to take snippets out of what one person said and alter it in a way that just seems like it's relevant in that I'm on a different team," Mostert said, via Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News. "That's not what I meant." Deebo Samuel responded on Twitter to Mostert's original comments, saying, "Raheem, be real with yourself." Mostert, who signed with the Dolphins in March, said he knows first-hand how talented the 49ers are. "In regards to 'we have more talent here,' I was speaking in terms of, we have more talent here, at this moment, than what has been here in the past," Mostert said on the radio. "C'mon, I was with the Niners for several years. I know what their talent is.