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AFC West News and Rumors

  • NFLPA targets Chargers' doctor

    NFLPA targets Chargers' doctor

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
    There is new football leadership in San Diego. The NFL Player’s Association now wants new medical leadership there. According to U-T San Diego, NFLPA leaders called for the Chargers to replace Dr. David Choa. He has been under fire in the past. NFLPA ex
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  • Chat Wrap: Wildcat coming to Oakland?

    Chat Wrap: Wildcat coming to Oakland?

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Here are some highlights of our AFC West chat, which was held earlier Thursday: Denver Chad from Mile High: I love Champ, but is it time to make the transition to safety for him? Chris Harris is beginning to become a player and Tony Carter is making a n…
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  • And The Winner Is ...

    And The Winner Is ...

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    The hype is almost over and the actual Super Bowl game is near. Who will hoist all of the trophies handed out this Sunday night? SI's NFL experts make their picks.
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  • How to defend the Ravens? Don't ask here

    How to defend the Ravens? Don't ask here

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Want to learn how not to play defense in crucial situations against the Baltimore Ravens? Just watch tape of the AFC West. According to U-T San Diego, the San Francisco 49ers have watched and learned from the Chargers’ awful defense on the famous Ray Ri
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  • Let's chat: Please join me for our AFC West chat, which will ……

    Let's chat: Please join me for our AFC West chat, which will …

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Please join me for our AFC West chat, which will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. I look forward to chatting with you.  
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  • Shonn Greene and the AFC West

    Shonn Greene and the AFC West

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    NFL free agency starts March 12. We will look at potential fits in the AFC West leading up to that date. One position where all four teams in the AFC West will have a varying amount of interest in free agency is at running back. This year's is not a gre…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For Improvement 02:55

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For Improvement

    Jan 31
    Episode 260: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss what changes the Cowboys should make in the offseason. Eric Mangini breaks down how the 49ers can defend against Joe Flacco. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would rather have Eli or Peyton.
  • Video - Harrison Worried About His Health 03:06

    Harrison Worried About His Health

    Jan 31
    Mike Ditka and Jerry Rice react to Rodney Harrison's saying he is "scared to death" about the future of his health.
  • Video - Marcus Allen shares his Super Bowl experiences 09:43

    Marcus Allen shares his Super Bowl experiences

    Jan 31
    Pro Football Hall-of-Fame running back Marcus Allen joins the "Super Bowl Live" crew to share his experience winning a Lombardi Trophy and gives a preview of Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - Marcus Allen shares his Super Bowl experiences 09:43

    Marcus Allen shares his Super Bowl experiences

    Jan 31
    Pro Football Hall-of-Fame running back Marcus Allen joins the "Super Bowl Live" crew to share his experience winning a Lombardi Trophy and gives a preview of Super Bowl XLVII.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safety

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…