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Carson Palmer will understand if the Cardinals draft a quarterb…

Carson Palmer will understand if the Cardinals draft a quarterback

profootballtalk.com Updated 4 hours ago
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said early this offseason that he didn’t think the team could afford to take a quarterback early in the draft and General Manager Steve Keim said the team would have to be totally in love with a quarterback to take one with …
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  • Peyton: Broncos must 'start over' after SB loss

    Peyton: Broncos must 'start over' after SB loss

    CNNSI.com 1 hour ago
    DENVER -- It's been 42 years since an NFL team has done what the Broncos hope to do next season.
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  • Lloyd could have a chance to shine in San Francisco

    Lloyd could have a chance to shine in San Francisco

    Eleven years ago, the 49ers drafted a receiver who would become one of the great NFL enigmas of the decade. Underachieving for most of his career, difficult for some to deal with throughout it, receiver Brandon Lloyd nevertheless has talent. But that ta…
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  • Report:  49ers “very unlikely” to pick up option on Aldon Smith

    Report: 49ers “very unlikely” to pick up option on Aldon Smith

    The 49ers have until May 3 to decide whether to extend the contract of linebacker Aldon Smith from four years to five. In the wake of his latest off-field incident, we reported that the 49ers haven’t made a decision on whether to pick up the option. Tim…
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  • NFL could discipline Aldon Smith without resolution of pending …

    NFL could discipline Aldon Smith without resolution of pending charges

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy gives a player the benefit of the doubt when he finds himself in one wrong-place/wrong-time situation. The policy isn’t as forgiving when it happens two or more times. With 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith now involved in a…
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  • Seahawks running back Christine Michael takes autistic girl to …

    Seahawks running back Christine Michael takes autistic girl to her prom

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    A couple months after being part of a Seahawks team that won a Super Bowl, Christine Michael couldn't have looked any happier dancing at a high school prom. His date, Taylor Kirkwood, looked even happier. Kirkwood, from Houston, is autistic and suffered…
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  • Public intoxication charges dismissed for 49ers center

    Public intoxication charges dismissed for 49ers center

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    It might not have ever been their biggest concern, but the way things are going for the 49ers right now, being on the right side of the law is a relief. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, public intoxication charges against 49ers center Daniel…
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  • Guess the St. Louis Rams' exact 2014 schedule, and you can win …

    Guess the St. Louis Rams' exact 2014 schedule, and you can win $100,000

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    The NFL has this promotion thing down pat, and if Warren Buffett can engineer a billion-dollar bracket challenge, then by golly, the St. Louis Rams can have a pretty good consolation giveaway. Anyone who can correctly guess, game for game, what the St. …
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  • Ronnie Lott worried about Aldon Smith “as an individual”

    Ronnie Lott worried about Aldon Smith “as an individual”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Former 49ers safety Ronnie Lott was walking through Los Angeles International Airport Sunday when he noticed the commotion. He didn’t realize at the time it was 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith, being arrested for making a false bomb threat. Lott, t…
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  • How the NFC West stacks up vs. the cap

    How the NFC West stacks up vs. the cap

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    The first month of free agency has passed and the numbers show who has been busy since March 11. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Seattle Seahawks have $15.8 million left in cap space -- that’s more than $10 million more than the next most…
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  • Guessing game: Rams offer $100K for sked

    Guessing game: Rams offer $100K for sked

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    The St. Louis Rams announced Monday afternoon that any person who can guess their 2014 schedule with 100 percent accuracy wins $100,000.
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  • Report:  Lockette told police “completely naked” woman wouldn’t…

    Report: Lockette told police “completely naked” woman wouldn’t leave

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    When it comes to the recent off-field situation involving 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, we already know pretty much all there is to know. When it comes to the recent off-field situation involving 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, we don’t know much. W…
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  • Aldon Smith puts Jim Harbaugh’s “above reproach” stance to the …

    Aldon Smith puts Jim Harbaugh’s “above reproach” stance to the test

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Last year, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took notice of the rival Seahawks having players suspended for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, and Harbaugh used the Seahawks’ troubles as an opportunity to explain his own philosophy about hold…
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  • Chris Culliver pleads not guilty to hit-and-run, brass knuckles…

    Chris Culliver pleads not guilty to hit-and-run, brass knuckles charges

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Shortly before 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX on Sunday, one of his defensive teammates enter a not guilty plea in a Santa Clara County courtroom. The San Jose Mercury News reports that cornerback Chris Culliver pleaded not guilty to m…
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  • No formal charges yet against Aldon Smith

    No formal charges yet against Aldon Smith

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    On Sunday, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested for claiming that he had a bomb while in an airport security line. On Monday, formal charges won’t be filed. And formal charges may not be filed for quite some time. “Since he bailed out, it may be a …
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  • Sidney Rice gets clearance, could sign soon

    Sidney Rice gets clearance, could sign soon

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    With most of the veteran free-agent receivers already gobbled up and several teams still having needs, another veteran is ready to sign a new contract. Per a league source, former Vikings and Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice has received clearance to resum…
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  • Rams among least active in free agency

    Rams among least active in free agency

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams took their time wading into the free-agent market this year and with most of the shopping seemingly done and focus turning toward the draft, we can take stock of what the team did and didn't get done in free agency.…
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  • Smith's arrest change 49ers' draft plans?

    Smith's arrest change 49ers' draft plans?

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    It is reasonable to think the San Francisco 49ers will consider taking a pass-rusher early in the draft in light of Aldon Smith’s latest arrest. Even though Smith, 24, is one of the NFL’s best pass-rushers, his future could be clouded. Until Sunday, the…
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  • Report: Aldon Smith was red-flagged for trouble before drafted

    Report: Aldon Smith was red-flagged for trouble before drafted

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Since he was drafted, 49ers pass-rusher Aldon Smith has done two things consistently — sack quarterbacks and end up in the news for bizarre off-field incidents. And according to a pre-draft personality report, it’s not inconsistent with what some predic…
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  • Martin could be center of 49ers’ attention

    Martin could be center of 49ers’ attention

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    One player who might be worth playing attention to leading up to the May 8-10 NFL draft is USC center Marcus Martin. Both ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have Martin pegged to the San Francisco 49ers in their most recent mock drafts. T…
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  • Sammy Watkins visits the Rams

    Sammy Watkins visits the Rams

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    The Rams are taking a close look at former Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, a potential selection with the second overall pick. Watkins is visiting the Rams today and will also work out for them on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rams c…
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  • Aldon Smith released from custody after posting $20,000 bail

    Aldon Smith released from custody after posting $20,000 bail

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (2 days ago)
    49ers linebacker Aldon Smith’s Sunday trip to the airport in Los Angeles ended with a visit to jail instead of a flight to another city, but he was released before the night was out. Smith was booked for being in violation of California Penal Code 148.1…
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  • Video - WR Brandon Lloyd Signs With 49ers 02:27

    WR Brandon Lloyd Signs With 49ers

    Apr 15
    Jeff Saturday discusses how a motivated Brandon Lloyd will be a good pickup for the 49ers' offense.
  • Video - 49ers Dealing With Offseason Trouble 02:29

    49ers Dealing With Offseason Trouble

    Apr 15
    Ashley Fox breaks down the offseason troubles that have afflicted the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Video - Rams Announce $100K Schedule Contest 02:11

    Rams Announce $100K Schedule Contest

    Apr 15
    ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner discusses a team contest that offers $100,000 to any person who predicts the Rams' 2014 schedule with 100 percent accuracy.
  • Video - NFL Daily update: Latest on San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith 01:00

    NFL Daily update: Latest on San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith

    Apr 15
    Kyle Montgomery passes along the latest from NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and his contract situation. Plus the latest news from around the NFL.

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