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Zach Strief limited as Saints place Bryce Harris on injured res…

Zach Strief limited as Saints place Bryce Harris on injured reserve

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 27, 2012
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 injured
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  • Calais Campbell, Todd Heap closing in on return for Cards

    Calais Campbell, Todd Heap closing in on return for Cards

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • Chris Givens giving Rams needed weapon

    Chris Givens giving Rams needed weapon

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    It'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…
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  • Bowman gets an offer he can’t refuse

    Bowman gets an offer he can’t refuse

    At 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 full
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  • Slideshow: Your NFC West fan photos

    Slideshow: Your NFC West fan photos

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    San 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…
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  • Cardinals, 49ers adjust as injuries hit

    Cardinals, 49ers adjust as injuries hit

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    NFC 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 …
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  • Niners have big decision to make on Alex Smith

    Niners have big decision to make on Alex Smith

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    On 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, Sm
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  • Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on Wednesday

    Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on Wednesday

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on Wednesday
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  • Reaching back for 49ers QB parallels

    Reaching back for 49ers QB parallels

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    It'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…
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  • Report:  Kendall Hunter out for season

    Report: Kendall Hunter out for season

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    The 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 key
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  • Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history…

    Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harbaugh

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    Did 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.
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  • NFL: Week 12 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 12 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    You’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.
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  • With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall in

    With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall in

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    With 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…
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  • NFC West Stock Watch

    NFC West Stock Watch

    FALLING 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…
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  • Silver linings: Cardinals vs. Rams

    Silver linings: Cardinals vs. Rams

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    The 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…
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  • 'Geez, he is small' and other observations

    'Geez, he is small' and other observations

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    Quarterback-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 …
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  • Around the NFC West: History lessons

    Around the NFC West: History lessons

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    Around 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…
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  • Cardinals stick with QB Lindley while Kolb heals

    Cardinals stick with QB Lindley while Kolb heals

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    The Arizona Cardinals are sticking with rookie Ryan Lindley at quarterback, at least until Kevin Kolb is healthy enough to play.
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  • Fourth and Short: Niners Could Use a Closer QB

    Fourth and Short: Niners Could Use a Closer QB

    grantland.com Nov 27, 2012
    With the ascension of Colin Kaepernick into the starting spot at quarterback for the 49ers seemingly complete, San Francisco is left with a very notic...
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker talks 49ers QB situation 04:24

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker talks 49ers QB situation

    Nov 27
    San 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.
  • Video - Why NFL Players Use Adderall 01:16

    Why NFL Players Use Adderall

    Nov 27
    Marcellus Wiley gives his thoughts on why NFL players would use Adderall.
  • Video - Harbaugh Won't Commit To Colin Kaepernick 07:06

    Harbaugh Won't Commit To Colin Kaepernick

    Nov 27
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Jim Harbaugh's handling of the QB controversy in San Francisco.
  • Video - Do 49ers stick with QB Colin Kaepernick? 02:17

    Do 49ers stick with QB Colin Kaepernick?

    Nov 27
    Was starting San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick the right move? Steve Mariucci and Darren Sharper discuss the versatility that Kaepernick brings to the table.

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    Nov 27
    The 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 27
    Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
  • Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…

    Nov 27
    Even 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 12

    Nov 27
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.