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Richard Sherman says suspensions “nothing to worry about”

Richard Sherman says suspensions “nothing to worry about”

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 28, 2012
Before Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner issued a joint statement through the team that they would no longer be addressing their looming four-game suspensions publicly, Sherman did speak briefly to the situation he’s facin
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  • NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Kolb is expected to miss another week, at least, with the rib injuries he suffered against Buffalo in Week 6. Receiver Andre Roberts (ankle) missed practice Wednesday. Safety Justin Bethel (shoulder), receiver LaRon Byrd (head),…
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  • Rams' Amendola (leg) back in walking boot

    Rams' Amendola (leg) back in walking boot

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Danny Amendola was pretty much a decoy last week, limited by a heel injury. The St. Louis Rams' leading wide receiver was back in a walking boot Wednesday and watching at practice.
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  • Earl Thomas fined for controversial hit on Ryan Tannehill

    Earl Thomas fined for controversial hit on Ryan Tannehill

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    The Seahawks, who picked up a win in September via one of the worst calls in recent NFL history, were upset that a potential game-clinching interception against the Dolphins was wiped out by a roughing the passer call on safety Earl Thomas. “It just loo
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Donte Whitner

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Donte Whitner

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    Everyone’s been focused on the quarterbacks with the 49ers over the last few weeks, but they play some defense in San Francisco as well. A member of that defense will be Wednesday’s guest on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Safety Donte Whitne
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  • Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Dr. Stan Herring has diagnosed and treated his share of NFL player concussions during a three-decade career with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He’s a clinical professor at the University of Washington, a team physician with the Seahawks
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  • Leon Washington returns to weekly special teams honors

    Leon Washington returns to weekly special teams honors

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    It’s been a while since Leon Washington has been named special teams player of the week. Moving into a tie for first place in career kickoff return touchdowns has a way of snapping a drought. Washington took a kick back for the eighth time in his career
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  • 49ers to start Kaepernick at QB against Rams

    49ers to start Kaepernick at QB against Rams

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday against the Rams, coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday.
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  • Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Invol…

    Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Involving Tim Tebow

    deadspin.com Nov 28, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Jerramy Stevens arrested again

    Jerramy Stevens arrested again

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    Former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens is in trouble.  Again. A PFT reader has passed along a link to a page from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which reveals that Stevens, who played for the Seahawks and the Buccaneers, was arrested on Wednes
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  • Low-cost tickets available to Cardinals-Jets game

    Low-cost tickets available to Cardinals-Jets game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    As the Jets prepare to try to turn their season around by beating the Cardinals (or at least by not running into the buttocks of any of their teammates), anyone inclined to watch the game in person will be able to do so fairly cheaply. According to CBS …
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  • Fisher the latest coach to say Justin Smith a little handsy

    Fisher the latest coach to say Justin Smith a little handsy

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    If Jim Harbaugh needs a break from obfuscating about quarterbacks today, maybe he’ll call Jeff Fisher “outrageous,” “irrational” and “absurd.” Fisher, like Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride earlier this year, said 49ers defensive e
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  • Two touchdowns make Janoris Jenkins the defensive player of the…

    Two touchdowns make Janoris Jenkins the defensive player of the week

    When the Rams sat Janoris Jenkins down for a game after the cornerback violated team rules, it served as a reminder that Jenkins entered the league with serious character concerns and slipped in this year’s draft as a result. When he intercepted two Rya
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  • One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Before Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers had run the ball four times in four chances under coach Jim Harbaugh when using two backs and two tight ends on third-and-2 situations. Steve Spagnuolo, the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator, had reason to …
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  • 49ers look at kickers after Akers struggles again

    49ers look at kickers after Akers struggles again

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    In 2011, 49ers kicker David Akers couldn’t do much wrong. He set NFL records for most field goals and most points by a kicker in a single season and broke Jerry Rice’s team record for points by any player in a season. He made the Pro Bowl and it looke
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  • Auburn fans dream of luring Jeff Fisher from the Rams

    Auburn fans dream of luring Jeff Fisher from the Rams

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    Would Jeff Fisher quit the St. Louis Rams after less than one year to become the head coach at Auburn? No, but some Auburn fans are dreaming about it. A story on the Auburn coaching search in the Ledger-Enquirer says that Fisher is one of the big names …
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  • Why there was no 10-second runoff Sunday

    Why there was no 10-second runoff Sunday

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    The Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks were tied in the final minute Sunday when officials flagged Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews for illegal motion. Some have asked why the penalty did not necessitate a 10-second clock runoff. The answer is simple…
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  • Around the NFC West: Numbers crunching

    Around the NFC West: Numbers crunching

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Nov. 28, 2012 On my mind this fourth Wednesday in November: Yesterday I noted that Seattle, with its 24-21 defeat at Miami, had become the eighth team since 1940 to lose a game despite committing no turnovers, forcing at least one a…
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  • Video - How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith? 01:31

    How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith?

    Nov 28
    The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss how San Francisco 49ers veteran quarterback Alex Smith and the rest of the locker room will feel after head coach Jim Harbaugh named quarterback Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback for Week 13.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's Start 01:11

    Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's Start

    Nov 28
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando talks about the implications from Colin Kaepernick being named the 49ers starter
  • Video - NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB Decision 01:43

    NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB Decision

    Nov 28
    Mark Schlereth and Brian Dawkins discuss Jim Harbaugh's choice of Colin Kaepernick as starting QB against the Rams.
  • Video - Harbaugh Sticks With Kaepernick 00:45

    Harbaugh Sticks With Kaepernick

    Nov 28
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh names Colin Kaepernick starting quarterback for the 49ers' game on Sunday.

Sports Columnists

  • Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to source

    Nov 28
    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
  • Jim Trotter: 49ers players continue to marvel at Kaepernick's star turn

    Nov 28
    NEW ORLEANS -- This was the tipping point Who Dat Nation had been waiting on. Its beloved Saints, after surrendering 21 consecutive points, had scored to make it a one-touchdown game, and now they had 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick facing 3rd-and-11…
  • Clayton mailbag: Eagles spent money for nothing

    Nov 28
    The Eagles tried to build their dream team with older free agents. It would be wise for teams to heed the lesson learned in Philly, writes John Clayton.