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49ers encouraged by Marcus Lattimore’s physical

49ers encouraged by Marcus Lattimore’s physical

profootballtalk.com Updated May 10, 2013
The 49ers got their first in-depth look at Marcus Lattimore’s knee since they drafted him, and they were pleased with what they saw. That doesn’t necessarily mean the rookie running back will play this season. The fourth-round pick went through a thor
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  • Rookie camp with view of Richard Sherman

    Rookie camp with view of Richard Sherman

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- A few notes after watching the Seattle Seahawks' rookies practice on a clear, 75-degree day at team headquarters along the Lake Washington shoreline: Veteran presence: Veterans were not allowed on the field, but Seahawks cornerback Rich…
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  • No worries: Draft picks sign as camps open

    No worries: Draft picks sign as camps open

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    The NFL's rookie wage scale has diminished the negotiating part of contract negotiations. As a result, the Seattle Seahawks announced Friday they had signed seven draft choices. The San Francisco 49ers announced they had signed five of theirs. The Arizo…
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  • Seahawks sign seven of their draft picks

    Seahawks sign seven of their draft picks

    profootballtalk.com May 10, 2013
    Call them the new Seattle Seven. On second thought, that may be a bit of a stretch. Group nickname or not, the Seahawks announced that they have signed seven members of their 2013 draft class to their rookie contracts. The team has reached agreement wit…
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  • Cardinals sign RBs Stepfan Taylor, Andre Ellington, two other p…

    Cardinals sign RBs Stepfan Taylor, Andre Ellington, two other picks

    profootballtalk.com May 10, 2013
    The Cardinals announced the signing of four draft picks Friday: wide receiver Ryan Swope, tight end D.C. Jefferson and running backs Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Taylor, a fifth-round selection from Stanford, rushed for 1,530 yards and 13 touchdo…
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  • Off to see rookies following NFC West chat

    Off to see rookies following NFC West chat

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Our usual Thursday chat will be kicking off Friday at 2 p.m. ET instead. Here's the link for those able to attend. From there, I'll be driving over to Seattle Seahawks headquarters for their rookie minicamp. All four NFC West teams have rookie camps Fri…
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  • Karlos Dansby's versatility suits Cardinals

    Karlos Dansby's versatility suits Cardinals

    Karlos Dansby's addition to the Arizona Cardinals provides insurance at inside linebacker while the team prepares to play without suspended starter Daryl Washington. The signing, announced by the team Friday, could signal other things as well. 2012 Stat…
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  • Alone Atop The Mountain

    Alone Atop The Mountain

    CNNSI.com May 10, 2013
    It's easy to respect Ronde Barber, but London Fletcher has a special appreciation. Now the NFL's sole iron man, Fletcher powers ahead after 240 straight games, Don Banks writes.
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  • Eight in the Box: Key offseasons

    Eight in the Box: Key offseasons

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    A look at a key player from each NFC West team who needs to show something in offseason sessions: Arizona Cardinals: Inside linebacker Daryl Washington is an easy choice. The Cardinals expected to build around Washington, Calais Campbell and Patrick Pet…
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  • 49ers get four draft picks under contract

    49ers get four draft picks under contract

    profootballtalk.com May 10, 2013
    With a draft class of 11, it’s a good thing for the 49ers rookie contracts are becoming easier and easier to finish. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers have signed four picks, including fifth-rounder Quinton Dial, and seventh-rounder
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  • Listen up, kids: Respect thy West elders

    Listen up, kids: Respect thy West elders

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    The rookie wage scale and overall salary structure should increasingly make the NFL a young man's game, all else equal. Youth will be served during rookie minicamps beginning Friday, for sure. With that in mind, I've gone through NFC West rosters singli…
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  • Giants sign six undrafted free agents

    Giants sign six undrafted free agents

    profootballtalk.com May 10, 2013
    Earlier on Friday, we brought you the names of the 22 undrafted players that have signed with the Rams ahead of their rookie minicamp. The Giants have also announced their crop of undrafted rookies, which is considerably smaller than the group convergin…
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  • Around the NFC West: No 'Honey Badger'

    Around the NFC West: No 'Honey Badger'

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Good morning, NFC West. Three stories from around the division caught my attention on this Friday morning: Around the NFC West: May 10, 2013 No more Honey Badger: Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu told reporters in Arizona he'd prefer to ditch the "H…
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  • Mathieu eager to begin his fresh start in Arizona

    Mathieu eager to begin his fresh start in Arizona

    profootballtalk.com May 10, 2013
    The months of pre-draft scrutiny, and trying to explain his past are over. Today, Tyrann Mathieu gets to get back to what he enjoys - playing football. The Cardinals rookie free safety begins his first minicamp today, and said he looks forward to gettin
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  • Video - Will San Francisco 49ers rookies make an impact? 05:26

    Will San Francisco 49ers rookies make an impact?

    May 10
    With little turnover from last season and a successful 2013 NFL Draft, are the San Francisco 49ers' rookies in line to make a contribution this season? "NFL Total Access" breaks down the 49ers' roster.

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  • Don Banks: Now the NFL's lone iron man, Fletcher reflects on his past, fut…

    May 10
    With the retirement of Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber this week, the NFL lost one of its consummate professionals and a player who had become a hallmark of consistency throughout his celebrated 16-year career.
  • The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3

    May 10
    Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.