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Colt McCoy named Colin Kaepernick’s backup despite uneven perfo…

Colt McCoy named Colin Kaepernick’s backup despite uneven performance for 49ers

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 25, 2013
Colt McCoy hoped to play well in the 49ers' preseason game against the Vikings Sunday night for one of two reasons. He either wanted to prove that he deserved to be on the roster, or perhaps boost his trade value to a team that actually wants him. McCoy…
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  • Three things revisited: Vikings-49ers

    Three things revisited: Vikings-49ers

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers' third exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 34-14 home victory against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night: 1. Seneca's debut. Coach Jim Harbaugh had indicated that all fiv…
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  • Idiots On The Field Invade SNF, And Jerome Simpson Leveled One …

    Idiots On The Field Invade SNF, And Jerome Simpson Leveled One Of Them

    deadspin.com Aug 25, 2013
    It's preseason for security staff too, as we learned tonight at Candlestick Park as back-to-back Idiots invaded the field during the Vikings-49ers matchup, with one of them getting taken down by Jerome Simpson.Read more...
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  • Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee

    Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee

    profootballtalk.com Aug 25, 2013
    There’s a reason few veterans want to play in second halves of preseason games, and Kevin Williams just showed why. The Vikings defensive tackle just limped off the field under his own power, after taking a shot to the right knee from 49ers backup guard…
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  • Chargers release Deon Butler, nine other players

    Chargers release Deon Butler, nine other players

    profootballtalk.com Aug 25, 2013
    The Chargers announced the release of 10 players on Sunday night, including ex-Seahawks wide receiver Deon Butler. The club now has 80 players on the roster. It must cut at least five more players by Tuesday, per NFL rules. The other players released we…
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  • Sunday evening Rams notes

    Sunday evening Rams notes

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. - - Rams coach Jeff Fisher spoke to the media Sunday afternoon about the team’s third preseason game and Denver and a variety of other topics. Before moving on to this short week and Thursday night’s game against Baltimore, let’s wrap up…
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  • Cardinals cut Carpenter, nine others

    Cardinals cut Carpenter, nine others

    profootballtalk.com Aug 25, 2013
    The kicking competition in Arizona has ended. (There was one?) The Cardinals have parted ways with veteran kicker Dan Carpenter, who signed after being released by the Dolphins. According to Kent Somers of azcentral.com, Carpenter was one of 10 players …
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  • Report: Matt Leinart to sign with Bills

    Report: Matt Leinart to sign with Bills

    profootballtalk.com Aug 25, 2013
    Matt Leinart never developed into the kind of NFL starter that the Cardinals anticipated when they took him 10th overall in 2006, but his NFL career will continue all the same. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Bills will sign Leinart to help…
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  • Rams may rethink plan for preseason finale

    Rams may rethink plan for preseason finale

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. – Looking ahead before Saturday night’s game in Denver, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher told local reporters on the pregame show that he expected to play his starters well into the first half and potentially into the third quarter in th…
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  • John Fox: Fumbles haven’t shaken confidence in Ronnie Hillman

    John Fox: Fumbles haven’t shaken confidence in Ronnie Hillman

    profootballtalk.com Aug 25, 2013
    The Rams scored their second touchdown Saturday night when linebacker Alec Ogletree stripped Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman after a catch and returned the fumble 13 yards for a touchdown. It was the second fumble in as many weeks for Hillman and it…
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  • St. Louis Rams rookie review

    St. Louis Rams rookie review

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. – It would probably be unfair to expect the Rams rookie class to perform at the level it did in Saturday night’s loss to Denver on a weekly basis. But if nothing else, the draft class and a few undrafted rookies certainly gave everyone a…
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  • Jonathan Cooper, Arizona Cardinals’ first-rounder, could be don…

    Jonathan Cooper, Arizona Cardinals’ first-rounder, could be done for year with broken leg

    The Cardinals made the smart, un-sexy move to draft left guard Jonathan Cooper high in the first round this April to aid the most troublesome part of their football team from 2012. The worrying about the offensive line, however, now extends into this se…
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  • Three things revisited: Chargers-Cardinals

    Three things revisited: Chargers-Cardinals

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Looking back on three things discussed here before the Arizona Cardinals' third exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 24-7 defeat at home against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night: 1. Whisenhunt homecoming. Former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhun…
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  • Observation deck: Rams-Broncos

    Observation deck: Rams-Broncos

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    By his own admission, St. Louis Rams rookie linebacker Alec Ogletree struggled to gain traction in his first two preseason appearances. Missed tackles, blown assignments and poor reads plagued Ogletree in those first two games, and again Saturday night …
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  • Video - Pre Week 3: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights 02:35

    Pre Week 3: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights

    Aug 25
    Despite a rough start for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, he finishes with one touchdown pass and 72 yards in a 34-14 Week 3 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers receiver Lavelle Hawkins headbutts Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop 01:15

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Lavelle Hawkins headbutts Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop

    Aug 25
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins picks up his third unsportsmanlike penalty of the game after he headbutts Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers running back Jewel Hampton 4-yard touchdown 00:39

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jewel Hampton 4-yard touchdown

    Aug 25
    San Francisco 49ers running back Jewel Hampton rushes right end for the 4-yard touchdown.
  • Video - San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick 5-yard touchdown pass 00:38

    San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick 5-yard touchdown pass

    Aug 25
    San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick passes short right to wide receiver Quinton Patton for a 5-yard touchdown.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag: Three-ring quarterback circus

    Aug 25
    Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.