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EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It remains to be seen whether or not Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold will play in Saturday night’s third preseason game in Denver, but he’s at least taking steps in the right direction. Saffold suffered a dislocated left shoulder…Upvote Share TweetEARTH CITY, Mo. -- With the first round of scheduled cuts less than a week away, many players around the league will not have the chance to walk away from the game on their own accord. On Wednesday morning, Rams running back Terrance Ganaway opted to do…Upvote Share TweetA.J. Jenkins no longer is in a San Francisco 49ers uniform after being dealt to Kansas City. Coach Jim Harbaugh is still coming to the defense of his former receiver.Upvote Share Tweet
QB Wilson missed chance to see LambeauRENTON Wash. -- Believe it or not, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson never has been to Lambeau Field in Green Bay. It’s a little surprising since he played his senior year of college at the University of Wisconsin, only 120 miles away. “Ironically, I’v…Upvote Share TweetThe Arizona Cardinals have signed former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter after coach Bruce Arians used the word "unacceptable" to describe the 30-yard try Jay Feely missed during the team's most recent exhibition game. Feely connected from…Upvote Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers' reported interest in free-agent quarterback Seneca Wallace affirms concerns over the situation behind starter Colin Kaepernick. The team isn't necessarily banking on Colt McCoy, Scott Tolzien and B.J. Daniels. 2008-12 QB Stats a…Upvote Share Tweet
Seattle stockpiling defensive linemenRENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks continue to stockpile defensive lineman, adding two more in the past two days. Seattle now has 11 defensive lineman who were not with the team one year ago. The John Moffitt trade, which took two tries (first to Cleveland, …Upvote Share TweetSt. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher recently affirmed Daryl Richardson's status as the team's starting halfback. Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and undrafted rookie Bennie Cunningham are among those competing for the backup job. Steven Jackson is long gone after p…Upvote Share Tweet
Rams check in at No. 21 in uniform rankingsEARTH CITY, Mo. -- For nearly the entire time I've covered the Rams in which Twitter and social media have been a thing, I've tweeted pregame with injury information, inactives and other pertinent information. But nothing drew the attention and, in many…Upvote Share Tweet
Rise and shine for the 2013 SeahawksRENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks have five games this season that will kick off at 10 a.m., body time this is. Historically speaking, that hasn’t worked out well for Seattle. Over the past 12 seasons, the Seahawks are 19-34 (.358) in regular-season games t…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Aug 21, 2013A dynamic playmaker who can change the game at a moment's notice, Patrick Peterson remains underappreciated.Upvote Share Tweet
“Anything is an option” when it comes to Jonathan Stewart’s availability for Week Oneprofootballtalk.com Updated Aug 21, 2013Last week, Panthers coach Ron Rivera described himself as “pretty optimistic” about running back Jonathan Stewart playing in the season opener against the Seahawks. Rivera cited the work that Stewart had been doing over the previous few days as the reas…Upvote Share TweetYou probably heard the story a few weeks ago: Tarell Brown, a pretty decent cornerback for the 49ers, failed to trigger a bonus of $2 million (as in six zeroes) by not working at the team’s facility this offseason, instead doing his own thing at home in…Upvote Share Tweet
Austin favored to win offensive ROYEARTH CITY, Mo. -- As the highest-drafted skill position player in this year’s NFL draft, the expectations for St. Louis Rams rookie Tavon Austin match his lofty status. The gambling website Bovada.lv, among the companies providing NFL odds to ESPN.com,…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the NFC West: Cutting their lossesNFC West teams recently cast aside three relatively high draft choices aged between 23 and 26. The moves showed a willingness to disregard draft status when making decisions. Whether recent NFC West castoffs O'Brien Schofield, John Moffitt and A.J. Jenk…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Aug 21, 2013Earlier this week, the 49ers and Chiefs swapped a pair of first-round disappointments at the receiver position. Chiefs (and former 49ers) quarterback Alex Smith has vouched for A.J. Jenkins. Likewise, the man who made the former Pitt wideout a member of…Upvote Share Tweet
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