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Source: Titans QB Locker to start vs. 49ers

Source: Titans QB Locker to start vs. 49ers

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 19, 2013
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is expected to start Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers following a two-game absence, a source confirmed to ESPN.
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  • 49ers activate Quinton Dial

    49ers activate Quinton Dial

    profootballtalk.com Oct 19, 2013
    The 49ers have added rookie defensive tackle Quinton Dial to the roster, the club said on Saturday. A fifth-round pick, the 6-foot-5, 318-pound Dial had spent the first six games on the reserve/non-football injury list with a toe injury. The 49ers now h…
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  • Three things: Rams-Panthers

    Three things: Rams-Panthers

    ESPN.com Oct 19, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- Three things to watch in Sunday’s game between the St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers. 1. Rolling in the red zone Since Week 14 of last season, the Rams rank first -- yes, first -- in the NFL in red zone touchdown percentage, converting 7…
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  • Leaner 49ers Tight End Speeds Through Season

    Leaner 49ers Tight End Speeds Through Season

    nytimes.com Oct 19, 2013
    Vernon Davis, who already has more touchdowns than he did last season, says he has clicked with Colin Kaepernick.
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  • The N.F.L. Forecast Calls for Defenses to Turn Tougher

    The N.F.L. Forecast Calls for Defenses to Turn Tougher

    nytimes.com Oct 19, 2013
    Defenses are likely to become more prominent as the weather in some places turns nasty, and injuries and fatigue begin wearing down players.
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  • Kaepernick hasn’t forgotten Tennessee draft snub

    Kaepernick hasn’t forgotten Tennessee draft snub

    profootballtalk.com Oct 19, 2013
    Over the next two Sundays, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will face two of the teams that drafted quarterbacks in 2011 not named Colin Kaepernick. First up, the Titans, who took Jake Locker with the eighth pick. Then comes a London date with the Jag…
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  • 49ers Team Doctor Found Dead, Was Suspect In Criminal Probe

    49ers Team Doctor Found Dead, Was Suspect In Criminal Probe

    deadspin.com Oct 19, 2013
    Dr. Daniel Garza, the 49ers team physician and a professor of orthopaedic and emergency medicine at Stanford University, was found dead in his home Wednesday. It is being treated as a possible suicide and, according to KRON-Channel 4, he was being inves…
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  • Alameda Ta’amu fined $10,000 for stepping on Alex Boone’s face

    Alameda Ta’amu fined $10,000 for stepping on Alex Boone’s face

    profootballtalk.com Oct 19, 2013
    After a skirmish between Cardinals defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu and 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone, Boone went to the sideline screaming, “He kicked me in the f–king face.” The league office was just as unhappy with Ta’amu as Boone was. Ta’amu wa…
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  • Video - Best of 'NFL Total Access' - Week 7 01:25

    Best of 'NFL Total Access' - Week 7

    Oct 19
    Bears linebacker Lance Briggs makes fun of former teammate Tommie Harris and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate attempts to explain how he got his name.
  • Video - Will it be the year of the Seattle Seahawks? 01:32

    Will it be the year of the Seattle Seahawks?

    Oct 19
    How can the Seattle Seahawks realistically get off to a 10-1 start? Willie McGinest and Darren Sharper explain on "NFL Total Access" what the Seahawks are doing right.

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  • Clayton: Bum Phillips a character who will be missed

    Oct 19
    Longtime Oilers coach Bum Phillips, who died Friday at age 90, was one of the game's great characters, John Clayton writes.