This is the January 15, 2014 news archive. View today's NFC West rumors and news.

NFC West News and Rumors

Percy Harvin among three Seahawks to sit out Wednesday

Percy Harvin among three Seahawks to sit out Wednesday

Three Seahawks sat out practice on Wednesday, including wide receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion in the divisional playoff win vs. New Orleans four days earlier. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had indicated that Harvin wouldn’t take part in th…
Upvote Share Tweet
  • 49ers' Brooks misses practice due to illness

    49ers' Brooks misses practice due to illness

    While the San Francisco 49ers' two biggest injury question marks practiced Wednesday, a key defender was unexpectedly absent.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Cromartie says Sherman’s the best corner in the NFL

    Cromartie says Sherman’s the best corner in the NFL

    Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has played with cornerback Darrelle Revis, regarded by many as the best cornerback in the NFL. But Cromartie gave the honor to someone else during an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. Crom…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Sherman: 'No love lost' among NFC finalists

    Sherman: 'No love lost' among NFC finalists

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said "there's no love lost" when asked about how the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers feel about each other.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • PFT on NBCSN: Antonio Cromartie, Conference championship storyl…

    PFT on NBCSN: Antonio Cromartie, Conference championship storylines

    We’re another day closer to the conference title games and Pro Football Talk on NBCSN will spend time Wednesday working through the biggest storylines for both games. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin both missed pra…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Photo Evidence Of Jim Harbaugh Buying Walmart Khakis

    Photo Evidence Of Jim Harbaugh Buying Walmart Khakis

    Earlier today, we found out that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has a pleated khaki addiction, to the point where he bought khakis at Walmart during the NFL Combine after his wife threw his pairs out. After that story surfaced, someone on Twitter shared photo…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Seahawks

    Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Seahawks

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    RENTON, Wash. -- Most Seattle Seahawks fans probably expect the team to select an offensive lineman in the first round, but ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Seattle taking Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson. Even if Percy Harvin is 100 percent healthy next sea…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Cardinals

    Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Cardinals

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    There’s something to be said for the Arizona Cardinals drafting a kid whose nickname is Ironman. In his first mock draft, Mel Kiper Jr. has the Cardinals selecting Notre Dame left tackle Zack Martin, who set a school record with 52 straight starts in fo…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • 2014 NFL draft Big Board 3.0

    2014 NFL draft Big Board 3.0

    CNNSI.com Jan 15
    The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2014 NFL draft hit on Wednesday, with a record number of players opting to skip their final season or two.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Quinn deserving of first DPOY honor

    Quinn deserving of first DPOY honor

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has had no shortage of honors tossed his way for his 2013 season, but he added the biggest yet Wednesday when the Pro Football Writers of American named him this season's Defensive Player of the Yea…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, 49ers talk with Mat…

    PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco

    The Vikings have a new coach in Mike Zimmer and we’ll be talking about that hire on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press will join Mike Florio to talk about the reasons why the Vikings felt that the time was right to give…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • On the potential of losing Schottenheimer

    On the potential of losing Schottenheimer

    ST. LOUIS -- For all intents and purposes, it's been one of the quietest offseasons in recent memory for the St. Louis Rams. Perhaps it's been a little too quiet. After going through the first two and a half weeks with no changes or even any rumblings o…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NFL Nation Buzz: San Francisco 49ers

    NFL Nation Buzz: San Francisco 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    ESPN.com 49ers reporter Bill Williamson says San Francisco faces its toughest road test of the season at Seattle.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • With success on the road, 49ers have a new travel routine

    With success on the road, 49ers have a new travel routine

    The grind of coast-to-coast travel was sufficient that the 49ers considered — albeit briefly — staying East after beating the Packers with a trip to Charlotte the following week. But because they’ve been so successful on the road in back-to-back weeks, …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Matt Leinart: Warner, not Whisenhunt, got us to a Super Bowl

    Matt Leinart: Warner, not Whisenhunt, got us to a Super Bowl

    Matt Leinart played for Ken Whisenhunt for three seasons in Arizona. Leinart was not impressed with his coach. Asked on FOX Sports Live whether Whisenhunt will succeed in Tennessee, Leinart expressed skepticism, saying that Whisenhunt is wrongly credite…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Willis, Bowman give 49ers unique edge

    Willis, Bowman give 49ers unique edge

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As he dressed alongside NaVorro Bowman, after another dominant San Francisco 49ers defensive performance that propelled the team to its third straight NFC Championship Game, Patrick Willis looked up. “This is the greatest sport th…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Carlos Rogers thinks he’ll play on Sunday

    Carlos Rogers thinks he’ll play on Sunday

    The 49ers haven’t missed a beat the last two weeks with cornerback Carlos Rogers out of the lineup because of a hamstring injury, but they’d certainly like to have anyone healthy enough to help them on the field against the Seahawks in the NFC Champions…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Morning Ram-blings: The Rams and Manziel

    Morning Ram-blings: The Rams and Manziel

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    ST. LOUIS -- When Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft last week, I made it quite clear in this space that the St. Louis Rams would not be using the No. 2 overall pick to select him. Manziel's declaration was good for the …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NFL says ref was right not to flag 49ers for 12 in the huddle

    NFL says ref was right not to flag 49ers for 12 in the huddle

    Just before the 49ers scored their go-ahead touchdown at the end of the first half on Sunday, they appeared to get away with having 12 players in their offensive huddle, without getting a penalty. But NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino says that in r…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Saints vs. Seahawks 05:08

    'Sound FX': Saints vs. Seahawks

    Jan 15
    The Seattle Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the divisional round of the playoffs. Get an inside look at all the best sights and sounds from the game.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': 49ers vs. Panthers 04:51

    'Sound FX': 49ers vs. Panthers

    Jan 15
    The San Francisco 49ers took down the Carolina Panthers in a heated game during the divisional round. Get an inside look at all the best sights and sounds from the game.
  • Video - How to beat The Legion of Boom 02:23

    How to beat The Legion of Boom

    Jan 15
    Heath Evans and Roddy White break down film to determine the best way to defeat the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Video - Fandom: Should the Seattle Seahawks worry about QB Russell Wilson's stats? 03:18

    Fandom: Should the Seattle Seahawks worry about QB Russell Wilson's stats?

    Jan 15
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's production has dropped. Should the team be concerned? The "NFL Total Access" crew weighs in, and NFL fans have the final say.

Sports Columnists

  • The Talented Mr. Thomas

    Jan 15
    The Talented Mr. Thomas
  • Broncos In Trouble Without Chris Harris?

    Jan 15
    Broncos In Trouble Without Chris Harris?
  • Jim Harbaugh could be best of his generation -- 2013 NFL Playoffs

    Jan 15
    The 49ers' Jim Harbaugh has a chance to go down as the best of his generation, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Playoffs restore value of run games

    Jan 15
    Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.