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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 facinUpvote Share Tweet
NFC West: Injury situations that matterArizona 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),…Upvote Share TweetDanny 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 looUpvote Share TweetEveryone’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 WhitneUpvote Share Tweet
Inside Slant: The real concussion protocolDr. 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 SeahawksUpvote Share Tweet
Leon Washington returns to weekly special teams honorsIt’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 careerUpvote Share TweetColin Kaepernick will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday against the Rams, coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Involving Tim Tebowdeadspin.com Updated Nov 28, 2012This 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 »Upvote Share TweetFormer 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 WednesUpvote Share Tweet
Low-cost tickets available to Cardinals-Jets gameAs 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 …Upvote Share TweetIf 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 eUpvote Share TweetWhen 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 RyaUpvote Share TweetBefore 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 …Upvote Share TweetIn 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 lookeUpvote Share Tweet
Auburn fans dream of luring Jeff Fisher from the RamsWould 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Why there was no 10-second runoff SundayThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Around the NFC West: Numbers crunchingAround 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…Upvote Share Tweet
How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith?Nov 28The "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.
Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's StartNov 28NFC West blogger Mike Sando talks about the implications from Colin Kaepernick being named the 49ers starter
NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB DecisionNov 28Mark Schlereth and Brian Dawkins discuss Jim Harbaugh's choice of Colin Kaepernick as starting QB against the Rams.
Harbaugh Sticks With KaepernickNov 2849ers coach Jim Harbaugh names Colin Kaepernick starting quarterback for the 49ers' game on Sunday.
Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to sourceNov 28Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
Jim Trotter: 49ers players continue to marvel at Kaepernick's star turnNov 28NEW 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 nothingNov 28The 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.