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Ravens, 49ers issue first Super Bowl practice report

Ravens, 49ers issue first Super Bowl practice report

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
The game remains 11 days away, but the teams who will be playing in it have made available to anyone who may be interested a rundown of the injuries that affected the ability of certain players to practice on Wednesday. Even if one of the teams didn’t p
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  • Niners QB looking to trademark 'Kaepernicking'

    Niners QB looking to trademark 'Kaepernicking'

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed for the trademark, "Kaepernicking," his bicep-kissing act that swept the West Coast following his team's postseason run.
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  • Road to the Superdome: 49ers

    Road to the Superdome: 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Colleague Dan Graziano asked for San Francisco 49ers strengths and weaknesses during our "Road to the Superdome" conversation Wednesday afternoon. I forgot to mention the field-goal kicking situation as a weakness. Justin Tucker vs. David Aker…
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  • 49ers' Gore fined more than $10K for low socks

    49ers' Gore fined more than $10K for low socks

    Frank Gore's efforts in the San Francisco 49ers' NFC Championship Game victory over the Atlanta Falcons didn't go unnoticed by the NFL, which decided he wore his socks last Sunday a little too low to its liking.
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  • What Super Bowl teams had in common

    What Super Bowl teams had in common

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The three NFC West teams reaching the Super Bowl over the past eight seasons had an important similarity. All three kept their offensive lines intact all season. That is the case for the San Francisco 49ers as their linemen -- left tackle Joe Staley, le…
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  • Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?

    Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    What's up, ladies? Do you like the Ravens? Would you like a ticket to the Super Bowl? Are you "hot?" Are you open to performing an "HJ/BJ/etc." in exchange for said Super Bowl ticket? Well then, this Craigslist ad is for you! More »
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  • Bruce Arians plans to get Larry Fitzgerald the ball any way he …

    Bruce Arians plans to get Larry Fitzgerald the ball any way he can

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    When Bruce Arians took over as the Colts’ offensive coordinator before this season, he had to figure out a way to get Reggie Wayne more involved after Wayne had a dismal 2011 season. Arians succeeded at that mission well enough to become the Cardinals”
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  • Leon Washington drops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Leon Washington drops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Seahawks didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this season and a member of the team will stop by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to tell us what they need to do to change that next season. Erik Kuselias will talk to running back/kick returner Leo
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  • What happened to Rams' Super Bowl hero

    What happened to Rams' Super Bowl hero

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    NFL history changed when the St. Louis Rams' Mike Jones famously tackled Tennessee Titans receiver Kevin Dyson at the 1-yard line in Super Bowl XXXIV. Jones' life changed, too. Rams fans and NFL fans in general should check out our "Lost Heroes of …
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  • Gregg Williams has been looking for work for more than three we…

    Gregg Williams has been looking for work for more than three weeks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    While the NFL has yet to reinstate former Saints and former (for a few weeks) Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the league has allowed him to look for work. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Williams has had such clearance …
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  • Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome

    Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Police say they have arrested the man who committed a stabbing outside the Georgia Dome following the Falcons’ loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. James Lewis McCoy of Villa Rica, Georgia, was arrested on Tuesday. There’s no word
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  • Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN…

    Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN And Sports Illustrated

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com More »
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  • Boldin, Cardinals salvaged a bad situation

    Boldin, Cardinals salvaged a bad situation

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens each have four players with Super Bowl experience. The 49ers' Clark Haggans and the Ravens' Anquan Boldin got that experience with the Arizona Cardinals following the 2008 season. 2012 Receiving Comparison Bo…
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  • PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Claren…

    PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Ravens and 49ers are the two teams headed to the Super Bowl, but they aren’t the two teams that will be up for discussion during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Mike Florio will be talking to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about the Jets
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  • Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up

    Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up

    Over the weekend, there were reports that the 49ers doubted that wide receiver Michael Crabtree would be charged with a crime after it broke that police were investigating an accusation of sexual assault against him. An update on the case from the San F…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New Outcome 02:53

    NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New Outcome

    Jan 23
    Episode 254: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the possible changes the Patriots could make in the offseason. Trent Dilfer breaks down how the bye week will effect Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss the most feared defensive player in the A
  • Video - What is wrong with San Francisco 49ers defense? 01:56

    What is wrong with San Francisco 49ers defense?

    Jan 23
    Why has the San Francisco 49ers defense fallen apart lately? Darren Sharper explains why Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco might be successful in the Super Bowl against the 49ers’ vulnerable secondary.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish January 23rd 00:55

    PTI Big Finish January 23rd

    Jan 23
    PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.
  • Video - Confidence in their kicker 01:10

    Confidence in their kicker

    Jan 23
    The San Francisco 49ers are 100% confident in their kicker David Akers, but is he ready for the Super Bowl? Albert Breer has the latest.