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Charges won't be filed against 49ers' Crabtree

Charges won't be filed against 49ers' Crabtree

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 25, 2013
Criminal charges won't be filed against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team's playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco's district attorney said Friday.
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  • Where divisions rank in Pro Bowl choices

    Where divisions rank in Pro Bowl choices

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Most Pro Bowl Choices Since 2002 Realignment Eighteen players from the NFC West earned Pro Bowl honors this season. Only the NFC North (19) had more players honored. The NFC West still has some catching up to do since realignment in 2002, however. The c…
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  • Sorry, not buying Revis-to-NFC West talk

    Sorry, not buying Revis-to-NFC West talk

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have shown up as possible trade destinations for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. I just don't see it happening, for simple reasons. The 49ers have not made big-ticket acquisitions in free agency or v…
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  • Harbaugh denies that Akers is in a slump during slump

    Harbaugh denies that Akers is in a slump during slump

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    A career-worst season, and a playoff kick off the uprights is not enough to shake the 49ers’ confidence in David Akers. (Other, than of course, the fact they brought in another kicker earlier this month.) But 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh denied that his kic
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  • Seahawks replace Idzik with former Browns exec

    Seahawks replace Idzik with former Browns exec

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    Having lost a salary cap guy to the Jets, the Seahawks found another one Friday, naming former Browns executive Matt Thomas as their new vice president of football administration. Thomas spent the previous three seasons with the Browns, after 12 years w…
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  • SF taking steps to prevent Super Bowl violence

    SF taking steps to prevent Super Bowl violence

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
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  • Paying the price: Not everyone's a bargain

    Paying the price: Not everyone's a bargain

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson were the ultimate NFL bargains in 2012. The two NFC West quarterbacks earned a combined $1.6 million while leading their teams to the playoffs. They cost about the same in combined salary-cap charges. Adam Schefter to…
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  • Vernon Davis knows he would have handled lack of involvement di…

    Vernon Davis knows he would have handled lack of involvement differently in the past

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    During a late-season dry spell that came after the 49ers changed from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, tight end Vernon Davis saw his production evaporate. While he mentioned to the media that Kaepernick and Davis need to develop chemistry…
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  • Former GM proud of his old team, while trying to beat them

    Former GM proud of his old team, while trying to beat them

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    Next weekend, as the 49ers are preparing to play for a championship, one of the men who helped build them will be plotting their demise. Former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan now works for the Seahawks in the scouting department, and will be sitt…
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  • People banking on Kaepernick in Super Bowl

    People banking on Kaepernick in Super Bowl

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick might just become the most-bet-on player in Super Bowl history.
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  • Sifting through West's top draft bargains

    Sifting through West's top draft bargains

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    Recent pieces from Adam Schefter and Mel Kiper Jr. have focused attention on some of the strongest decisions NFC West teams made during the 2012 NFL draft. With Kiper's 2012 draft re-grade in mind, I've put together a list showing the NFC West rookie dr…
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  • NFL doesn’t always put the highest-graded officials in the Supe…

    NFL doesn’t always put the highest-graded officials in the Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    For the 49ers and Ravens, the path to the Super Bowl was clear: They won their divisions, then won their playoff games, and now they have a chance to earn the right to be considered the best team in the NFL. But the other seven men who will be on the fi…
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  • Vic Fangio has always been a big Flacco fan

    Vic Fangio has always been a big Flacco fan

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    Long before he had to scheme against him in the biggest game of the year, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was a huge Joe Flacco fan. Fangio was a Ravens assistant when Flacco was drafted, and in the early days of OTAs, Fangio told then-boss John …
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  • 'Better smile and enjoy this while you can'

    'Better smile and enjoy this while you can'

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    It's no longer news around here when Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett says something outrageous. Sometimes it's still humorous, however, and depending upon your sensibilities, Dockett hit the funny bone while expanding on a failed onl…
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  • Ray Horton says he would have delivered Norv Turner had he been…

    Ray Horton says he would have delivered Norv Turner had he been named Cardinals head coach

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    It remains a mystery that eight NFL teams bypassed defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their head coaching vacancy this offseason. Horton is one of the top defensive-minded coaches in the NFL, coordinating an Arizona Cardinals defense that ranked sixth…
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  • Pivotal plays: Bowman's breakup tops list

    Pivotal plays: Bowman's breakup tops list

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    NaVorro Bowman's fourth-and-4 pass breakup all but delivered the San Francisco 49ers to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. The play was notable for a few reasons. Having Bowman, an inside linebacker, in coverage against a wid…
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  • Brandon Jacobs has no regrets over 49ers tenure

    Brandon Jacobs has no regrets over 49ers tenure

    profootballtalk.com Jan 25, 2013
    Instead of heading to New Orleans next week to play in the Super Bowl, Brandon Jacobs will have to watch on television as his former teammates take the field to play the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday. Jacobs was suspended for the remainder of the regular…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Rams Get Look On Defense 03:19

    NFL32OT: Rams Get Look On Defense

    Jan 25
    Episode 256: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact Rob Ryan will have on the Rams defense. Trent Dilfer breaks down how Joe Flacco is preparing for the Super Bowl. The NFL32 crew discuss the Saints firing of their defensive coordinator
  • Video - 'Playbook': The 49ers offense might surprise you 04:47

    'Playbook': The 49ers offense might surprise you

    Jan 25
    The "Playbook" analysts discuss why the Baltimore Ravens need to be prepared to face any play that the San Francisco 49ers have run in the last year, especially because of the improvement by QB Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - 'Playbook': The 49ers offense might surprise you 04:47

    'Playbook': The 49ers offense might surprise you

    Jan 25
    The "Playbook" analysts discuss why the Baltimore Ravens need to be prepared to face any play that the San Francisco 49ers have run in the last year, especially because of the improvement by QB Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Ravens defense will not back down 03:37

    'Playbook': Ravens defense will not back down

    Jan 25
    The "Playbook" analysts discuss the Baltimore Ravens' coverage variations, including how they will try to stop San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

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    Jan 25
    Roger Goodell's visit to New Orleans will allow embittered Saints fans to get closure, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
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