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Philip Rivers ready to go after “outstanding” day in practice

Philip Rivers ready to go after “outstanding” day in practice

profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
Quarterback Philip Rivers doesn’t miss practices often, so his absence from the field earlier this week and reports of a severe back injury led some to wonder if he might actually miss Saturday night’s game against the 49ers. Rivers’s return to practice…
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  • A New NFC West Rivalry

    A New NFC West Rivalry

    CNNSI.com 1 hour ago
    RENTON, Wash. — Remember, oh, about three long months ago, when 49ers-Seahawks was the best rivalry in the NFL? The Niners are 7-7, oddly out of the playoff hunt, and are 1-5 against Seattle since late in 2012. So, is it really such a great rivalry now,…
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  • Second-half failings doomed 49ers, Colin Kaepernick

    Second-half failings doomed 49ers, Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Had you told Colin Kaepernick back in training camp that, with two games remaining in the regular season, his San Francisco 49ers would be sitting at 7-7 and eliminated from the playoffs, would he have believed it? “No,” he said w…
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  • Frank Gore puts in limited practice Thursday

    Frank Gore puts in limited practice Thursday

    The 49ers appear set to have at least one of their top two tailbacks in the lineup Saturday night against San Diego. Veteran Frank Gore (concussion) went through a limited practice on Thursday, according to the injury report. Furthermore, head coach Jim…
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  • Report of Michigan offer to Harbaugh is disputed

    Report of Michigan offer to Harbaugh is disputed

    Just as reports that Michigan offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh $8 million per year had lingered long enough to be accepted as gospel truth, another report has emerged disputing those reports. Per Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, the reports of an offer wort…
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  • McDonald case reconfirms NFL teams do whatever they want to do

    McDonald case reconfirms NFL teams do whatever they want to do

    So why did the 49ers stand steadfastly behind defensive lineman Ray McDonald when he was arrested but never charged with domestic violence but summarily dump him after a search warrant was served in connection with a rape investigation? Short answer: NF…
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  • Chargers vs. 49ers preview

    Chargers vs. 49ers preview

    ESPN.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    When: 8:25 p.m. Saturday. Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. TV: CBS, NFL Network. The San Francisco 49ers were eliminated from the playoffs last weekend. The San Diego Chargers are living on a prayer and have more than pride to play for when th…
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  • 49ers sign Phillip Tanner

    49ers sign Phillip Tanner

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17 (yesterday)
    During the offseason, there was a lot of talk about how much depth the 49ers had at running back. The season takes unexpected turns, however, and the erosion of that depth is one of the numerous negative ones that the 49ers’ season has taken this year. …
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  • Pete Carroll, Jim Harbaugh 'had a moment' after Sunday's game

    Pete Carroll, Jim Harbaugh 'had a moment' after Sunday's game

    ESPN.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    When Sunday’s game ended at CenturyLink Field, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh met a midfield, shook hands and seemed to have a cordial conversation. There was no, “What’s your deal, man?” as Carroll once a…
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  • Should 49ers play younger members of roster?

    Should 49ers play younger members of roster?

    ESPN.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says now that the team is out of the playoffs they are at a crossroads; play to win or get a look at younger players on the roster?
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  • Video - KO: The NFL's Perfect Season 06:13

    KO: The NFL's Perfect Season

    Dec 18
    Getting the Ray McDonald case wrong means the NFL, its teams, and Roger Goodell have completed a perfect season. Keith Olbermann explains.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Chargers-49ers 00:51

    Inside Edge: Chargers-49ers

    Dec 18
    Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for San Diego at San Francisco.
  • Video - Rivers Expected To Play Despite Back Injury 00:35

    Rivers Expected To Play Despite Back Injury

    Dec 18
    Adam Schefter discusses the latest news on Chargers QB Philip Rivers, who is expected to play Saturday against the 49ers despite battling a back injury.
  • Video - Why Would Jim Harbaugh Take Michigan Job? 02:52

    Why Would Jim Harbaugh Take Michigan Job?

    Dec 17
    ESPN college football insider Joe Schad breaks down Jim Harbaugh's interest in the Michigan coaching job.

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