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The Saints finished Sunday’s loss to the 49ers with their fourth-string right tackle on the field and they may be in similar straits against the Falcons on Thursday night. New Orleans announced Tuesday that tackle Bryce Harris has been placed on injuredUpvote Share Tweet
Calais Campbell, Todd Heap closing in on return for CardsThe Arizona Cardinals could see the return of defensive end Calais Campbell and tight end Todd Heap this Sunday as the team tries to end a seven game losing streak against the New York Jets. Campbell has missed the last two games for the Cardinals with …Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Givens giving Rams needed weaponIt's tougher to say the St. Louis Rams lack weapons to help Sam Bradford in the passing game. Rookie fourth-round choice Chris Givens is changing the dynamic. Givens is averaging 21.2 yards per reception. The routes he runs average 17.0 yards past the l…Upvote Share TweetAt a time when few young players are signing long-term deals, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has decided to take the money and run - before he can’t run anymore. Per a league source, the deal that Bowman accepted includes less than $8 million in fullUpvote Share Tweet
Slideshow: Your NFC West fan photosSan Francisco 49ers fans showed up in decent numbers for the team's recent game at New Orleans. No one would have known 49ers fans were there by the nearly deafening noise Saints fans made in the Superdome, but there were more red jerseys inside and out…Upvote Share TweetNFC West teams have taken a couple tough injury hits this week. The Arizona Cardinals placed center Lyle Sendlein on injured reserve Tuesday morning. The San Francisco 49ers did the same with running back Kendall Hunter and receiver Kyle Williams later …Upvote Share Tweet
Niners have big decision to make on Alex SmithOn Sunday, FOX’s Jay Glazer pointed out that the 49ers could part ways with quarterback Alex Smith, given that he has $8.5 million due in 2013. We’ve gotten a look at the contract, and which lays out the specific formula andtimetable. For starters, SmUpvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on WednesdayCNNSI.com Updated Nov 27, 2012Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on WednesdayUpvote Share Tweet
Reaching back for 49ers QB parallelsIt's tough finding recent parallels for the San Francisco 49ers' current quarterback situation. The decision facing the 49ers, who have yet to name a starter for Week 13, bears loose resemblance to the decision Buffalo faced in replacing Doug Flutie for…Upvote Share TweetThe 49ers have impressive depth at the skill positions. And that depth is about to get tested. Running back Kendall Hunter is out for the season with an ankle injury, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today. Hunter joins receiver Kyle Williams as keyUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 27, 2012Did the 49ers' QB change damage their Super Bowl hopes? Hardly, history says. Not only has such a move been done before, but it's been done with success. Don Banks explains.Upvote Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Upvote Share Tweet
With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall inWith Kyle Williams out for the year with a torn ACL, the 49ers are looking for cover at receiver and returner. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are going to sign former Eagles wideout/return man Chad Hall to the practice squad. Tha…Upvote Share TweetFALLING 1. Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks. Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner face potential four-game suspensions for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. News of their troubles broke shortly after Seattle suffered a 24-21 defeat at the Miami Do…Upvote Share TweetThe facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-7 with a 31-17 home defeat to the St. Louis Rams in Week 12. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Running back Beanie Wells scored two rushing touchdowns in his first game ba…Upvote Share Tweet
'Geez, he is small' and other observationsQuarterback-related comments from coaches caught my attention coming out of Week 12. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins coach, one day after a 24-21 victory over Seattle: "You know, he didn't do anything for me to think …Upvote Share TweetAround the NFC West: Nov. 27, 2012 A few NFC West history lessons coming out of Week 12: Seattle, with its 24-21 defeat at Miami, became the eighth team since 1940 to lose a game despite committing no turnovers, forcing at least one and returning a kick…Upvote Share TweetThe Arizona Cardinals are sticking with rookie Ryan Lindley at quarterback, at least until Kevin Kolb is healthy enough to play.Upvote Share Tweet
Fourth and Short: Niners Could Use a Closer QBgrantland.com Updated Nov 27, 2012With the ascension of Colin Kaepernick into the starting spot at quarterback for the 49ers seemingly complete, San Francisco is left with a very notic...Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker talks 49ers QB situationNov 27San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker stops by "Around the League" to discuss the current quarterback situation and who he thinks is the team's main signal caller.
Why NFL Players Use AdderallNov 27Marcellus Wiley gives his thoughts on why NFL players would use Adderall.
Harbaugh Won't Commit To Colin KaepernickNov 27Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Jim Harbaugh's handling of the QB controversy in San Francisco.
Do 49ers stick with QB Colin Kaepernick?Nov 27Was starting San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick the right move? Steve Mariucci and Darren Sharper discuss the versatility that Kaepernick brings to the table.
Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost b…Nov 27The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.
Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up;…Nov 27Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…Nov 27Even when it feels like something entirely new has come along in the NFL -- like the head coach of a leading Super Bowl contender making a late-season starting quarterback change -- it's usually not all that novel. Not entirely.
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12Nov 27The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.