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Kaepernick, Harbaugh downplay Dahl’s claim of tipped plays

Kaepernick, Harbaugh downplay Dahl’s claim of tipped plays

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Jun 13, 2013
On Wednesday, 49ers safety Craig Dahl said that his old team (the Rams) went 1-0-1 against his new team last year in part because the San Fran offense was letting it be known via formations and personnel whether a run or a pass was coming. On Thursday, …
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  • Brandon Carswell tears ACL during first practice with 49ers

    Brandon Carswell tears ACL during first practice with 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    Injuries are continuing to take their toll on the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver position. With Michael Crabtree out with a torn Achilles and Mario Manningham questionable for the start of the season as he returns from a torn ACL, the 49ers signed fo…
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  • Tarvaris Jackson, Brady Quinn to compete for Seahawks backup jo…

    Tarvaris Jackson, Brady Quinn to compete for Seahawks backup job

    When Tarvaris Jackson was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this week it didn’t take long to connect the dots and think that the Seattle Seahawks could likely be a landing-place for Jackson. Jackson — the Seahawks starting quarterback in 2011 —
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  • Current, future 49ers will have a hard time crashing their Mt. …

    Current, future 49ers will have a hard time crashing their Mt. Rushmore

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    For more than a few teams, it’s been difficult to carve out a four-man Mt. Rushmore. For the 49ers, it doesn’t get much easier. The four choices were so clear and obvious that it’ll take a lot for any current or future 49ers player, coach, owner, or
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  • A quick look at Austin Collie and 49ers

    A quick look at Austin Collie and 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers' workout with free-agent receiver Austin Collie comes as the team moves forward without injured starter Michael Crabtree. 2009-11 Crabtree vs. Collie Collie, 27, has his own concerns. Knee surgery forced him to miss the 2012 seas…
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  • Ogletree finagles three years guaranteed, no offset

    Ogletree finagles three years guaranteed, no offset

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    The Rams wanted to get all of their 2013 draft picks signed at once. In so doing, they’ve given the players taken from No. 21 to 29 a little extra leverage. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, the contract signed by linebacker Alec Ogletree, the 30
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  • Cardinals try Fitzgerald at all 3 WR positions

    Cardinals try Fitzgerald at all 3 WR positions

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    In his record-breaking decade in the NFL, Larry Fitzgerald has grown comfortable in one position.
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  • Why Bruce Arians' approach is no stretch

    Why Bruce Arians' approach is no stretch

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    Give coach Bruce Arians credit for producing the NFC West's quote of the day, at least so far, when asked why his team has scrapped its stretching period before practices. "I know this," Arians told reporters, "if a guy starts chasing you…
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  • After financial management training, Rams sign all their picks

    After financial management training, Rams sign all their picks

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    At the start of this week, the Rams were the only team in the league that hadn’t signed any draft picks. Today, the Rams announced that they’ve agreed to terms with all of their picks. It’s no accident that the Rams got all their rookie deals done a
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  • Is Pete Carroll A 9/11 Truther?

    Is Pete Carroll A 9/11 Truther?

    deadspin.com Jun 13, 2013
    Is Seahawks coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 truther? That all depends: Does badgering a former four-star general about whether 9/11 was real make one a truther?Read more...
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  • Quarterbacks, coordinators and continuity

    Quarterbacks, coordinators and continuity

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    We have rightfully focused at times over the years on coordinator continuity for NFC West quarterbacks. Alex Smith famously played with coordinators Mike McCarthy, Norv Turner, Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Jimmy Raye, Mike Johnson and Greg Roman while with …
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  • PFT Live: 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco, Rams talk with Jim Thom…

    PFT Live: 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco, Rams talk with Jim Thomas

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    The Mt. Rushmore series is moving to the NFC West and we’ll set the stage for the unveiling of two of the teams during Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area will be on hand to discuss the finalists for the 49ers, a group that in
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  • NFC West chat rescheduled for Friday

    NFC West chat rescheduled for Friday

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    A heads up: We're moving the NFC West chat from its usual time to Friday at 2 p.m. ET. Here's the link in advance. Our usual Thursday slot doesn't work this week because I'll be watching the St. Louis Rams' practice session at that time.
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  • Justin Smith hopes this isn’t last year with 49ers

    Justin Smith hopes this isn’t last year with 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith hasn’t resumed a full schedule of football activities after the torn triceps injury that limited him near the end of last season, but he has started talking about his rehab in the past tense. Smith said Wednesday that
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  • Around the NFC West: Back to other OTAs

    Around the NFC West: Back to other OTAs

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- Good morning, NFC West. I'll be heading over to St. Louis Rams headquarters shortly as players transition from organized Twitter activities to organized team activities, also known as OTAs. Around the NFC West: June 13, 2013 First, though, …
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  • Chris Long: 528 days since 49ers beat Rams

    Chris Long: 528 days since 49ers beat Rams

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- The San Francisco 49ers have won back-to-back NFC West titles, but they haven't defeated the St. Louis Rams since Jan. 1, 2012. That's a span of 528 days (well, 529 if it's already June 13 in your time zone). Defensive end Chris Long, who f…
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  • Rams sign guard Ryan Lee, waive receiver Scott Pillar

    Rams sign guard Ryan Lee, waive receiver Scott Pillar

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    The St. Louis Rams signed former Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints guard Ryan Lee on Wednesday. To make room on the roster, the Rams released undrafted rookie wide receiver Scott Pillar. Lee signed as an undrafted free agent out of Furman last …
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  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013':  Larry Fitzgerald 03:00

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Larry Fitzgerald

    Jun 13
    Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is voted the 22nd best player in the NFL according to his peers on the "Top 100 Players of 2013."
  • Video - Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is eager to get going 01:24

    Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is eager to get going

    Jun 13
    NFL Network's Omar Ruiz catches up with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin about his fresh start and his new baby on the way.
  • Video - Austin Collie Works Out With 49ers 02:35

    Austin Collie Works Out With 49ers

    Jun 13
    John Clayton discusses whether WR Austin Collie would be a good fit with the 49ers.
  • Video - Dahl: 49ers Were Tipping Plays 02:40

    Dahl: 49ers Were Tipping Plays

    Jun 13
    Former Rams safety Craig Dahl says the 49ers tipped offensive plays during the 2012 season.

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  • Seattle Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson agree to one-year deal, according to so…

    Jun 13
    The Seattle Seahawks have reached a one-year deal with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton. Jackson passed his physical Thursday and then accepted the Seahawks' offer.