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Chancellor says he hasn’t been fined yet for Davis hit

Chancellor says he hasn’t been fined yet for Davis hit

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
On Sunday, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor applied a wicked hit to 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.  It gave Davis a concussion, and it resulted in a flag being thrown on Chancellor. In the days since Sunday, plenty of you have asked whether Chancellor has …
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  • Leaking cup helped Sherman avoid suspension

    Leaking cup helped Sherman avoid suspension

    In appealing his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman raised multiple issues regarding the sample collection and testing process. Ultimately, one spec
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  • Rams vs. Russell Wilson: The chase is on

    Rams vs. Russell Wilson: The chase is on

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    A jet traveling at 600 mph could have covered 2.6 miles in the time Russell Wilson was scrambling behind the line of scrimmage on one memorable play Sunday night. Sprinter Usain Bolt could have run 150 meters with time to spare. The time Wilson spent sc…
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  • 49ers' quarterbacks in victory and defeat

    49ers' quarterbacks in victory and defeat

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    2012 Starting QBs: 49ers Victories Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith have combined for 18 touchdown passes with three interceptions as starting quarterbacks in the San Francisco 49ers' 10 victories this season. Both posted NFL passer ratings above 110 acr…
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  • Rams' Jackson says retirement a possibility

    Rams' Jackson says retirement a possibility

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Running back Steven Jackson will have the option to explore free agency after the season, raising the question of whether Sunday's finale at Seattle will be his final game in a St. Louis Rams uniform.
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  • Hearing officer breaks from precedent, buys Sherman’s argument …

    Hearing officer breaks from precedent, buys Sherman’s argument on collection irregularities

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    In a departure from past precedent, the NFL’s internal process overturned the four-game suspension of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman based on alleged discrepancies in the sample-collection process. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, hear
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  • Rams' Jenkins, Seahawks' Sherman: 6 TDs

    Rams' Jenkins, Seahawks' Sherman: 6 TDs

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    2012 Defensive TDs The St. Louis Rams' Janoris Jenkins has four touchdowns this season. That's as many as NFC West mainstays Larry Fitzgerald and Steven Jackson have scored entering Week 17. Not bad for a rookie cornerback drafted in the second round, o…
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  • Vernon Davis cleared for non-contact activity

    Vernon Davis cleared for non-contact activity

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    49ers tight end Vernon Davis sustained a concussion during Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks.  On Thursday, he took a significant step toward returning to action. Davis was cleared by an independent neurologist to resume non-contact activities, accor
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  • Sources: Niners' Justin Smith has torn triceps

    Sources: Niners' Justin Smith has torn triceps

    San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Smith has a partially torn left triceps but will attempt to play this postseason, sources told ESPN.
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  • Silver linings: 49ers vs. Seahawks

    Silver linings: 49ers vs. Seahawks

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    The facts: The San Francisco 49ers fell to 10-4-1 with a 42-13 road defeat to the Seattle Seahawks. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. The 49ers remain atop the NFC West, ahead of the Seahawks. San Francisco can cli…
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants/Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears/Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings Should have made it: Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals/John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons The Cardinals have the NFL's third-ranked defen…
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  • Bryant runs NFC West awards count to 16

    Bryant runs NFC West awards count to 16

    2012 NFC Players of Week The NFC West ran its conference-leading count to 16 weekly award winners Thursday. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant, whose blocked field goal enabled Richard Sherman's touchdown return during a 42-13 victory over San Fr…
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  • Win And In: The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night whe……

    Win And In: The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night whe…

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night when Washington hosts Dallas. Peter King says the Redskins win on the back of one guy. And it's not who you might think.
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  • Julius Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

    Julius Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Cardinals have an offensive line that may be the best at making opponents look good. Bears defensive end Julius Peppers didn’t need the help. Peppers earned NFC defensive player of the week honors, after a dominating performance against the Cards la
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 17)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 17)

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners We've added four names to to the 2012 Wall of Fame after OleSagginSeahawk, Goalpro01, supninerfan and Polishrifle82 predicted the Arizona Cardinals' 28-13 defeat to Chicago in Week 16. Nice work, all. OleSagginSeahaw…
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  • Around the NFC West: Gore's trajectory

    Around the NFC West: Gore's trajectory

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Dec. 27, 2012 The San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore wasn't a factor for the 49ers on Sunday night in Seattle. That had more to do with how the game unfolded than how Gore ran with the football. The 49ers fell behind 14-0 in the first …
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  • Adam Snyder would like to see Alex Smith in Arizona

    Adam Snyder would like to see Alex Smith in Arizona

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Cardinals are starting their fourth quarterback of the season against the 49ers this Sunday, a pretty clear sign that they are going to be in the market for a player who can give them less quantity and more quality at the position come the offseason…
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    OFFENSE Quarterback Made it: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers/Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons/Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins Should have made it: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks/Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Rodgers' numbers have been a bit down this y…
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  • Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Good morning. I'm working on a 2012 season wrap item for publication later Thursday. There's also a chance we'll find out more about Richard Sherman's fate in relation to a potential four-game suspension. In the meantime, here's a link to the next NFC W…
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  • Cardinals place Rob Housler on injured reserve

    Cardinals place Rob Housler on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Arizona Cardinals have placed tight end Rob Housler on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury against the Chicago Bears last week. Housler was the Cardinals third leading receiver this season. Housler appeared in all 15 games this season …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Giants Hope For Miracle 02:39

    NFL32OT: Giants Hope For Miracle

    Dec 27
    Episode 239: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Giants chances of making the playoffs and what changes will be made. Adam Schefter breaks down the 49ers recent injuries as they head into the playoffs. The NFL32 crew discuss the Pro Bowl rost
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith ready for playoff run 04:01

    San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith ready for playoff run

    Dec 27
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith joins "Around the League" to discuss the team's determination to clinch its second consecutive NFC West title.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Rams-Seahawks 00:39

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Rams-Seahawks

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for St. Louis at Seattle
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Cardinals-49ers 00:33

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Cardinals-49ers

    Dec 27
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Arizona at San Francisco

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    Dec 27
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    Dec 27
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