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Justin Smith will need triceps surgery after season

Justin Smith will need triceps surgery after season

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 29, 2012
Justin Smith knows he’s going to need surgery eventually. But the 49ers defensive tackle is hoping he’s able to play through the pain and weakness associated with his partially torn triceps tendon and get through the playoffs. Smith told reporters Fri
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  • 49ers offensive drive info by quarterback

    49ers offensive drive info by quarterback

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    Some San Francisco 49ers fans are concerned a quarterback change could be throwing off the team's formula for winning. They realize Colin Kaepernick might offer more than Alex Smith offered, but they fear improved big-play ability could be coming at the…
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  • Vernon Davis not optimistic about playing Sunday

    Vernon Davis not optimistic about playing Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers can lock up the NFC West division with a Week Seventeen win over the Arizona Cardinals. It sounds increasingly likely, however, that they’ll be playing Sunday’s game without concussed tight end Vernon Davis. In a late-Friday ar
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  • Seattle’s John Schneider should edge an impressive field as NFL…

    Seattle’s John Schneider should edge an impressive field as NFL Executive of the Year

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2012
    RENTON, Wash. -- Through his three years as the general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, John Schneider has made his way by going against the grain. To Schneider, conventional wisdom is what he makes it, and in conjunction with head coach Pete Carroll, …
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  • Who cleans up when Rams send pressure

    Who cleans up when Rams send pressure

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    The item Friday on the St. Louis Rams' blitz tendencies showed how many sacks the team has collected by the number of pass-rushers deployed. This followup shows which players collected those sacks. Rookie first-round pick Michael Brockers is one player …
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