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Jaworski: Kaepernick could be one of best

Jaworski: Kaepernick could be one of best

ESPN.com Updated Aug 21, 2013
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.
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  • Rams practice notes: Saffold more involved

    Rams practice notes: Saffold more involved

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    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…
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  • Rams RB Ganaway says goodbye to football

    Rams RB Ganaway says goodbye to football

    EARTH 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…
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  • Harbaugh defends former 49ers WR Jenkins

    Harbaugh defends former 49ers WR Jenkins

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    A.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.
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  • QB Wilson missed chance to see Lambeau

    QB Wilson missed chance to see Lambeau

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    RENTON 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…
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  • Kicking numbers with Jay Feely on alert

    Kicking numbers with Jay Feely on alert

    The 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…
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  • Seneca Wallace and 49ers' QB picture

    Seneca Wallace and 49ers' QB picture

    The 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…
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  • Seattle stockpiling defensive linemen

    Seattle stockpiling defensive linemen

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    RENTON, 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, …
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  • Talking Rams: Life after Steven Jackson

    Talking Rams: Life after Steven Jackson

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    St. 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…
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  • Rams check in at No. 21 in uniform rankings

    Rams check in at No. 21 in uniform rankings

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    EARTH 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…
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  • Rise and shine for the 2013 Seahawks

    Rise and shine for the 2013 Seahawks

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    RENTON, 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…
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  • Rising Stars: Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals

    Rising Stars: Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals

    CNNSI.com Aug 21, 2013
    A dynamic playmaker who can change the game at a moment's notice, Patrick Peterson remains underappreciated.
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  • “Anything is an option” when it comes to Jonathan Stewart’s ava…

    “Anything is an option” when it comes to Jonathan Stewart’s availability for Week One

    profootballtalk.com Aug 21, 2013
    Last 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…
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  • Tarell Brown, agent still trying to recoup lost bonus money fro…

    Tarell Brown, agent still trying to recoup lost bonus money from San Francisco 49ers

    You 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…
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  • Austin favored to win offensive ROY

    Austin favored to win offensive ROY

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    EARTH 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,…
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  • Around the NFC West: Cutting their losses

    Around the NFC West: Cutting their losses

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    NFC 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…
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  • Pioli praises Baldwin’s abilities, explains he needs consistenc…

    Pioli praises Baldwin’s abilities, explains he needs consistency

    profootballtalk.com Aug 21, 2013
    Earlier 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…
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  • Video - Will Seattle Seahawks win the NFC West? 02:30

    Will Seattle Seahawks win the NFC West?

    Aug 21
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Sports Columnists

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    Aug 21
    PETER KING: You face two read-option quarterbacks to start the season, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III. Is the read-option the future of football? CLAY MATTHEWS: Certain quarterbacks possess a unique ability. Aaron Rodgers’ unique ability is to …
  • Don Banks: Vick smitten with Kelly's offense and more training camp notes

    Aug 21
    As the NFL preseason wanes, a collection of some notable tidbits from my two-week training camp tour. If you're scoring at home, it went Eagles, Redskins, Ravens, Steelers, Packers, Vikings, Saints, Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars ...
  • ‘Every Record Means Something’

    Aug 21
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  • Contenders Need Some Catching Up

    Aug 21
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