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All five 49ers quarterbacks will play on Sunday

All five 49ers quarterbacks will play on Sunday

profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 23, 2013
This week, the 49ers expanded their roster of quarterbacks to five with the addition of Seneca Wallace. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that all five will play on Sunday night, when the 49ers host the Vikings on Sunday Night Football. “Yeah, you split it…
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  • DuJuan Harris exits game with apparent knee injury

    DuJuan Harris exits game with apparent knee injury

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Aaron Rodgers and DuJuan Harris both exited Friday night’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks early but for very different reasons. Where Rodgers left the game voluntarily after playing just one series for the Green Bay Packers, Harris slowly w…
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  • How Rams plan to honor Deacon Jones

    How Rams plan to honor Deacon Jones

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- After losing one of their most treasured franchise players in June, the Rams plan to honor legendary defensive end Deacon Jones in a couple of ways this season. The team announced Friday that it will honor Jones by wearing a round, bl…
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  • A few statistical notes on 49ers' new WR

    A few statistical notes on 49ers' new WR

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    A few statistical notes on recently acquired San Francisco 49ers receiver Jon Baldwin: 2010-12 Jon Baldwin Stats Career stats: Baldwin has 41 receptions for 579 yards (14.1-yard average) and two touchdowns in 26 games over two NFL seasons. He has run 47…
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  • Seahawks pass on waivers claim for Lockette

    Seahawks pass on waivers claim for Lockette

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The arms race between the Seahawks and 49ers apparently applies only to players who can, you know, play. On Thursday, the 49ers cut receiver Ricardo Lockette, a former Seahawk who became so close to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that Lockette descr…
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  • Marcus Lattimore will begin season on PUP

    Marcus Lattimore will begin season on PUP

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Marcus Lattimore thinks he could practice now. The 49ers, wisely, aren’t going to let him. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said the rookie running back will begin the season on the PUP list, making him ineligible f…
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  • Holmgren admires McCarthy’s composure

    Holmgren admires McCarthy’s composure

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    In the wake of last year’s “Fail Mary” debacle, many were furious. But Packers coach Mike McCarthy was his normal, steady self, and one of his predecessors said he envied the restriant. Former Seahawks and Packers coach Mike Holmgren was interviewing Mc…
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  • Rams just fine with tough preseason slate

    Rams just fine with tough preseason slate

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- A three-game schedule featuring Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and the defending Super Bowl champions would normally be enough to make any team cringe. Unless, of course, that trio of consecutive games didn’t count. Such is the case fo…
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  • Contract considerations for Feely, others

    Contract considerations for Feely, others

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Dan Carpenter's contract is more affordable than the one for Jay Feely, one reason @Jason_OTC think the Arizona Cardinals' kicking competition favors Carpenter. Carpenter is also 10 years younger. Those factors are relevant if the kicking competition is…
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  • Bruce Arians is schooling the Arizona Cardinals on the little t…

    Bruce Arians is schooling the Arizona Cardinals on the little things

    CNNSI.com Aug 23, 2013
    A great football player must be a student, Bruce Arians says. That's why he emphasizes teaching.
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  • Anquan Boldin shining in mentor role for 49ers

    Anquan Boldin shining in mentor role for 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The 49ers knew they were getting a proven receiver for their money, when they took Anquan Boldin’s contract off the Ravens’ books this offseason. But they’re getting more than their money’s worth in the lessons Boldin is sharing with a young receiving c…
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  • Why Your Team Sucks 2013: St. Louis Rams

    Why Your Team Sucks 2013: St. Louis Rams

    deadspin.com Aug 23, 2013
    Some people are fans of the St. Louis Rams. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the St. Louis Rams. This 2013 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the 2013 NFL previews so far right here.Read more...
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  • #NFLRank: No. 57 James Laurinaitis

    #NFLRank: No. 57 James Laurinaitis

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- It took four days before any Rams appeared on our #NFLRank project, which lists the top 100 NFL players on each side of the ball. This morning, the Rams added a third in a two-day span when linebacker James Laurinaitis made the cut. L…
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  • Rams OT Rodger Saffold pushing to play

    Rams OT Rodger Saffold pushing to play

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- In need of repetition and opportunity to play his new position in a real game, Rams offensive tackle Rodger Saffold has spent part of his week lobbying to return to the lineup Saturday night in Denver. Saffold suffered a dislocated le…
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  • Five things to watch: Seattle vs. Green Bay

    Five things to watch: Seattle vs. Green Bay

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Considering the crazy outcome of the regular-season game against Green Bay last September, this is an unusually interesting preseason game tonight between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Here are five things to watch ton…
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  • Around the NFC West: Williams' last stand?

    Around the NFC West: Williams' last stand?

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has been typically direct when assessing what's at stake for third-year running back Ryan Williams as the team approaches its third game of the 2013 preseason. Around the NFC West: Aug. 23, 2013 "Every evaluatio…
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  • John Fox: Wes Welker will be ready for regular season opener

    John Fox: Wes Welker will be ready for regular season opener

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered a sprained ankle in the team’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks last Saturday night. The injury was never considered particularly worrisome and head coach John Fox said Thursday that Welker wil…
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  • Video - Pre WK 3 Can't-Miss Play: Ripping it away 00:49

    Pre WK 3 Can't-Miss Play: Ripping it away

    Aug 23
    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Stephen Williams rips the ball away from Green Bay Packers cornerback Loyce Means for a 42-yard touchdown.
  • Video - Pre WK3 Can't-Miss Play: Ripping it away 00:49

    Pre WK3 Can't-Miss Play: Ripping it away

    Aug 23
    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Stephen Williams rips the ball away from Green Bay Packers cornerback Loyce Means for a 42-yard touchdown.
  • Video - Cal connection: Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch have fun 00:09

    Cal connection: Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch have fun

    Aug 23
    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, former Cal teammates, have some fun with one another at halftime Friday.
  • Video - Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael takes it in from 43 yards out 00:51

    Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael takes it in from 43 yards out

    Aug 23
    Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael turns the corner and goes in for a 43-yard touchdown.

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