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Seahawks could struggle to find trade partner for Matt Flynn Updated Jan 22, 2013
While several teams in the market for a quarterback could benefit from acquiring Seattle Seahawks backup Matt Flynn, it may not mean they are willing to give up anything to get him. According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Seahawks’ attempts to tra
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  • Outside The Game: Patrick Peterson prepares friend Tyronn Mathieu for an NFL career Jan 22, 2013
    We all make mistakes, sometimes very big ones. But if we're lucky, there's someone around to pick us up, to help us to our feet, to get us back on the right path. Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals has taken on this challenge with Tyronn Mathieu,…
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  • NFC West Pro Bowl update as Fitz added Jan 22, 2013
    An updated look at NFC West players named to the Pro Bowl after the NFL announced Larry Fitzerald's addition to the NFC squad: Arizona Cardinals Named to team initially: cornerback Patrick Peterson. Named to team as an alternate: receiver Larry Fitzgera…
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  • Patriots sign Armond Armstead out of USC, CFL Jan 22, 2013
    He might not necessarily be Cameron Wake, but the 49ers are taking a chance on a Canadian defensive lineman who could turn out to be worth the gamble. According to, the Patriots signed former Southern Cal defensive lineman Armond Armstead…
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  • Kaepernick appears ready for the pressure Jan 22, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens' defense was relentless in pressuring San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith when the teams faced one another during the 2011 season. 5+ Pass-Rushers Since Week 11 There's reason to expect different results during the teams' rem…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Chris Ault, Tim Brown Jan 22, 2013
    49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is one of the fastest rising players in the NFL and his college coach will stop by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to talk about his former pupil. Chris Ault, who recently stepped down as the head coach at the …
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  • Russell Wilson: I didn’t ask for a new contract

    On Sunday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN created a bit of a whirlwind when he reported that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s agent Bus Cook asked the team for a new contract even though the Collective Bargaining Agreement makes it impossible for a rooki
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  • "Find The Asshole, That's Where That Knuckle Goes": A Young Jim Harbaugh On How To Play Quarterback Jan 22, 2013
    The two-minute video clip above is taken from a much longer video, in which Jim Harbaugh imparts his wisdom of the quarterback position on an assembly of quarterback coaches. The entire video is over an hour long, but we've cut it down to the most enter…
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  • Harbaugh Like Me: A Harbaugh On Harbaugh Vs. Harbaugh

    This post was originally published on The Classical, one day before the 49ers and Ravens advanced to the Super Bowl. More »
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  • Don Banks: Super Bowl XLVII: Facts and figures you may not know Jan 22, 2013
    Stuff you might not know about the San Francisco-Baltimore matchup in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, on Feb. 3...
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  • PFT Live: Rodney Harrison, 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco Jan 22, 2013
    The football world is still a few days away from descending on New Orleans with full force, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to talk about regarding the Super Bowl. Football Night in America‘s Rodney Harrison will join Mike Florio on Tuesday
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  • First Take: 49ers as 4.5-point initial favorites Jan 22, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers opened as 4.5-point favorites against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. ESPN's Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discussed the point spread in the video above. Mangini made a football-related point to consid…
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  • Two Falcons safeties are going to the Pro Bowl Jan 22, 2013
    With the 49ers going to the Super Bowl, safeties Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner will have to pass on the Pro Bowl. So the NFL turned to the team that the 49ers beat in the NFC Championship Game to replace them on the roster. The Falcons have announced…
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  • Tony Gonzalez and what might have been Jan 22, 2013
    With Tony Gonzalez leaning toward retirement after 16 NFL seasons and 1,242 receptions, I turned back the clock in my mind to 1997, the year San Francisco tried to draft the tight end from California. The 49ers were in a wheeling and dealing mode in tha…
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  • Around the NFC West: 49ers hail Gore Jan 22, 2013
    Frank Gore, already the San Francisco 49ers' career rushing leader, is headed to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. His head coach and one prominent teammate have suggested another destination for Gore: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Around …
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  • Fourth-and-Short: Reexamining the NFL's Final Four Jan 22, 2013
    This week's Fourth-and-Short has four more thoughts on the four conference championship teams. In the cases of the 49ers and Ravens, it's time to begi...
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  • Video - Super Bowl Preview: Akers, Castillo and Payton 02:05

    Super Bowl Preview: Akers, Castillo and Payton

    Jan 22
    John Clayton delivers the latest news in advance of Super Bowl XLVII
  • Video - Which Harbaugh would you rather play for? 01:42

    Which Harbaugh would you rather play for?

    Jan 22
    The Harbaugh brothers will battle each other for a Super Bowl title. Which brother would you rather play for? Former Super Bowl champions Darren Sharper and Shaun O'Hara give their answers.
  • Video - Would the San Francisco 49ers be in Super Bowl with Alex Smith? 01:30

    Would the San Francisco 49ers be in Super Bowl with Alex Smith?

    Jan 22
    If the San Francisco 49ers never made the switch to Colin Kaepernick, would they still be going to the Super Bowl? Kurt Warner weighs in on Alex Smith and Kaepernick.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Happy To Face 49ers 01:08

    Blogger Blitz: Happy To Face 49ers

    Jan 22
    AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley explains why the Ravens are happy to be facing the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII