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Aldon Smith still awaits a decision

Aldon Smith still awaits a decision

profootballtalk.com Updated 49 minutes ago
With nine days to go until the 49ers open the 2014 regular season, the franchise still hasn’t heard whether linebacker Aldon Smith will be available for Week One. Smith met with Commissioner Roger Goodell more than three weeks ago, with no decision yet …
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  • San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

    San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

    ESPN.com 2 hours ago
    Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Did Josh Johnson give the 49ers something to think about, especially with another uneven performance by Gabbert, who also took a hard hit Thursday night? RUNNING…
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  • Jim Harbaugh wants to keep three QBs, but that’s not his call

    Jim Harbaugh wants to keep three QBs, but that’s not his call

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    Even though the 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh have tabled contract talks for now — which he called “refreshing” — it’s still interesting to watch the push-pull of the organization from afar. So while roster spots for backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert an…
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  • Observation Deck: San Francisco 49ers

    Observation Deck: San Francisco 49ers

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    In what was a battle between backups and guys that will not be on an NFL roster Saturday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers offense finally found that elusive rhythm. Not that it will help much with the staters. Consider: The 49ers offense could only ga…
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  • TE Vernon Davis up next on #NFLRanks

    TE Vernon Davis up next on #NFLRanks

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    The San Francisco 49ers have thus far had seven offensive players represented in the ESPN.com Top 100 players rankings and they have one player to go. Tight end Vernon Davis checks in at No. 18, the same ranking he held last year. "Davis leads all …
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  • W2W4: San Francisco 49ers

    W2W4: San Francisco 49ers

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    The San Francisco 49ers (1-2) and Houston Texans (2-1) face off in each team's fourth and final preseason game Thursday night (8 ET) at NRG Stadium in Houston. 1. Playing time for starters: The fourth preseason game is generally a sham in terms of playi…
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  • Staley, Smith check in on #NFLRank

    Staley, Smith check in on #NFLRank

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Nine San Francisco 49ers players have already been listed on our #NFLRank Top 100 players ranking, and left tackle Joe Staley and defensive tackle Justin Smith are the 10th and 11th. Staley, who is entering his eighth season, checks in at No. 24 among a…
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  • Ahmad Brooks needs to lose some weight

    Ahmad Brooks needs to lose some weight

    profootballtalk.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks made the Pro Bowl and second-team All Pro last season, but the team isn’t worried that his personal success has gone to his head. If anything, they’re worried that it has gone to his belly. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio …
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  • 49ers' Harbaugh ranked No. 8 coach in NFL

    49ers' Harbaugh ranked No. 8 coach in NFL

    ESPN.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jim Harbaugh has been an NFL coach for all of three seasons. And in those three years his San Francisco 49ers have gone to the NFC title game (losing in overtime at home to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants), to the…
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  • 49ers awaiting Aldon Smith suspension

    49ers awaiting Aldon Smith suspension

    ESPN.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While there is little doubt a multi-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith is coming from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, it’s arrival date has the team in a state of flux. But not in disarray. That…
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  • Bucs called 49ers about Alex Boone before trading for Logan Man…

    Bucs called 49ers about Alex Boone before trading for Logan Mankins

    profootballtalk.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    The Buccaneers made a bold move for an old guard Tuesday, but they tried to make an even bolder move for a younger one. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the Bucs called the 49ers about a possible deal for holdout guard Alex Boone. The fact t…
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  • 49ers LG Mike Iupati's issues an 'easy fix'

    49ers LG Mike Iupati's issues an 'easy fix'

    ESPN.com Aug 26 (3 days ago)
    It was sometime after taking one of numerous hits in his relatively limited time under center on Sunday when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick approached his two-time Pro Bowl left guard, Mike Iupati. "C'mon, Mike," Kaepernick i…
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  • 49ers shelve Bowman, Lattimore for 6 weeks

    49ers shelve Bowman, Lattimore for 6 weeks

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    49ers All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List while running back Marcus Lattimore was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List, officially sidelining them for the first six weeks of the season.
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  • San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    Most significant move: It was already known that All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman would miss half of the season after his gruesome left knee injury in the NFC title game last January, but it was made official with Bowman being placed on the rese…
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  • Levi's Stadium Is Still Not Playable

    Levi's Stadium Is Still Not Playable

    deadspin.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    In the above photo, taken by @eperlin on Instagram, you see what the field at Levi's Stadium looks like this at this very moment. That is not good.Read more...
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  • Frank Gore makes #NFLRank at No. 42

    Frank Gore makes #NFLRank at No. 42

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- This season could well be Frank Gore's swan song with the San Francisco 49ers. Gore has had what some view as a Hall of Fame career; but the reasons he may be near the end in San Francisco are threefold. He turned 31 in May, he is…
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  • San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

    San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

    ESPN.com Aug 25 (4 days ago)
    Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Gabbert solidified his spot with Sunday's performance. RUNNING BACKS (5) Frank Gore Carlos Hyde Bruce Miller LaMichael James Jewel Hampton Hey, if Ronnie Lott Tw…
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  • Kaepernick to play in preseason finale

    Kaepernick to play in preseason finale

    profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    Maybe the fourth week of the preseason isn’t so worthless, after all. In recent years, the final preseason game for each team has become a bench-clearing exercise aimed at helping the coaching staff and front office trim the roster from 75 to 53. As the…
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  • Jim Harbaugh likes what he saw on offense

    Jim Harbaugh likes what he saw on offense

    ESPN.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jim Harbaugh liked what he saw from his first-team offense on Sunday. “Some good things," he said. "Moved the ball. Thought our precision was better. "Just productive plays. Execution.” Surely, after the San Francis…
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  • 49ers Beat Chargers for First Levi's Stadium Win

    49ers Beat Chargers for First Levi's Stadium Win

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    San Francisco's No. 1 offense still looks shaky two weeks from the regular season, and the 49ers did just enough for their first preseason victory in a 21-7 win against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
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  • Chargers NT Kwame Geathers carted off with leg injury

    Chargers NT Kwame Geathers carted off with leg injury

    profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    The only losses that matter in the preseason relate to injuries. The Chargers may have suffered a significant one today in San Francisco. Nose tackle Kwame Geathers suffered a left leg injury while taking on a pair of 49ers’ offensive linemen in the fir…
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  • Jonathan Martin gets third start of preseason for 49ers

    Jonathan Martin gets third start of preseason for 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    When the 49ers traded for former Dolphins second-rounder Jonathan Martin, the biggest question was whether the subject of the Miami bullying scandal would make the team. Now the biggest question is whether he’ll be a Week One starter. Martin has started…
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  • Chargers-49ers game to proceed after earthquake

    Chargers-49ers game to proceed after earthquake

    profootballtalk.com Aug 24 (5 days ago)
    While the turf may be an issue for Sunday’s game at Levi’s Stadium, the stuff beneath it won’t keep the game from being played. In the wake of an earthquake that registered 6.1 on the Richter scale, the 49ers have announced that Sunday’s game against th…
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  • Video - 49ers Crush Texans 00:42

    49ers Crush Texans

    Aug 28
    Josh Johnson threw for three touchdowns and 135 yards in the 49ers' 40-13 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Ranking NFL Coaches 03:52

    Ranking NFL Coaches

    Aug 27
    Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic react to Mike Sando's ESPN.com article that ranks the 32 NFL coaches.
  • Video - Time for the San Francisco 49ers' offense to worry? 02:06

    Time for the San Francisco 49ers' offense to worry?

    Aug 26
    NFL Media's Omar Ruiz joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss the San Francisco 49ers' offensive struggles this preseason.
  • Video - Incognito Visits Buccaneers 02:11

    Incognito Visits Buccaneers

    Aug 25
    Pat Yasinskas discusses whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be concerned about Richie Incognito's alleged role in the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal as they consider signing him to help their offensive line.

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