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Tavon Austin’s pre-draft dance card is full Updated Apr 10, 2013
How much interest has West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin generated among NFL teams? So much that he has had to decline some invitations for pre-draft visits. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Austin has visited or will visit the Rams, Benga…
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  • Report: Niners closing in on naming-rights deal Apr 10, 2013
    In Southern California, a stadium that has yet to get the green light to be built has a naming-rights deal. In Northern California, the opposite is true. That could be changing, soon. According to Andy Dolich of, the 49ers new stadium in …
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  • Report: Seahawks, Antoine Winfield nearing contract

    Could a strong Seahawks secondary become even more formidable? It appears that way. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Seahawks are “closing in on” an agreement with ex-Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield. The Vikings released Winfield in March but
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  • Raiders choose Wallace over Thigpen Apr 10, 2013
    The battle of guys the Seahawks didn’t want has gone to the guy the Browns didn’t want a year ago. According to Adam Caplan of, the Raiders are expected to sign quarterback Seneca Wallace after working him out this week. The Raider
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  • Cards reportedly not interested in JaMarcus Russell Apr 10, 2013
    As the first overall pick in the 2007 draft tries to work his way back into the NFL (by first working his way back into the shape of something other than a pear), the Cardinals and Bears reportedly are interested. The Cardinals reportedly aren’t. Darren
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  • Davis deal has millions tied to weight limits Apr 10, 2013
    Last week, 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis signed a five-year, $37.295 million extension. Moving forward, he could lose some of that money each year, if he fails to keep his body weight at an appropriate level. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.c…
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  • Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 Apr 10, 2013
    Change is in the air. No, not spring. Don Banks' latest first-round projection sees a big shake-up at No. 1, a pair of trades and a big splash by -- yup, you guessed it -- the Jets.
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  • Cardinals sign Chilo Rachal Apr 10, 2013
    Chilo Rachal, a guard who started eight games for the Bears last year, has signed with the Cardinals. Rachal was a starter for the Bears in November when the surprising news came out that he had been demoted off the first-string offensive line and was l…
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  • Emmanuel Sanders signed to offer sheet by the New England Patriots Apr 10, 2013
    A normally nonexistent restricted free agent market received a jolt on Wednesday as multiple reports have the New England Patriots extending an offer sheet to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. [Also: Seahawks CB R…
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  • PFT’s All-Unemployed Team Apr 10, 2013
    With almost a month of free agency in the books, here is our rundown on the best players still available at each position - a list that includes some of PFT’s top 100 free agents as of earlier in the offseason. Quarterback: Byron Leftwich. The Seahawk
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  • Richard Sherman says ‘half the league’ takes Adderall

    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's path towards an All-Pro nod in 2012 was nearly derailed by a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Sherman fought the suspension and won, as his claims t…
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  • NFC West links: Is Mike Iupati next man up? Apr 10, 2013
    Arizona Cardinals Count Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson among those players who think commissioner Roger Goodell is "changing the game for the good." New Cardinals Curtis Taylor and Bryan McCann discuss what it's like as a lesser-known f…
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  • Rodger Saffold won’t holdout from Rams offseason workouts Apr 10, 2013
    It’s no secret that St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold isn’t happy about his potential move to right tackle after the team signed Jake Long in free agency. The Rams’ offseason workouts are scheduled to begin on Monday and Saffold could elect to sk
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  • Video - Sources: Winfield Close With Seahawks 03:40

    Sources: Winfield Close With Seahawks

    Apr 10 NFL scout Matt Williamson discusses how Antoine Winfield can contribute to the Seahawks.
  • Video - Joe Staley on San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks rivalry 04:04

    Joe Staley on San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks rivalry

    Apr 10
    San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley discusses the rivalry with the Seattle Seahawks, plus where he thinks fellow Central Michigan lineman Eric Fisher might land in the NFL draft.
  • Video - "NFL AM" dance party 03:36

    "NFL AM" dance party

    Apr 10
    "Dancing with the Stars" dancer Karina Smirnoff gives 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley and "NFL AM" hosts Nicole Zaloumis and Mark Kriegel dance lessons.
  • Video - Man 2 Man: Staley breaks down 49ers' offense 03:18

    Man 2 Man: Staley breaks down 49ers' offense

    Apr 10
    Eric Davis goes "Man 2 Man" with left tackle Joe Staley to analyze the blocking schemes that enables the San Francisco 49ers' offense.