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With David Akers struggling, the San Francisco 49ers are bringing in kickers for workouts, including Billy Cundiff and Justin Medlock, a league told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday.Share Tweet
49ers stat sheet: Crabtree up, Davis downMichael Crabtree has given the San Francisco 49ers their first 1,000-yard receiver since Terrell Owens in 2003. 2009-11 to 2012 Per-game Change Owens reached the milestone five times as a 49er. Jerry Rice did it 12 times for the team. John Taylor was th…Share TweetThe 2012 NFL season has finished, which means the 2013 opponents are set for each team. The league will not provide a schedule with dates and times until April. In the meantime, here's a look at 2013 opponents for NFC West teams: San Francisco 49ers Hom…Share Tweet
Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gambleprofootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012At the moment, Tom Gamble works for one of the league’s more stable franchises. The 49ers director of player personnel apparently will have a chance to fix two that don’t share that designation. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that both the Jets and JaShare TweetMusings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...Share TweetThe facts: The Arizona Cardinals finished the 2012 season with a 5-11 record thanks to a 27-13 road defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. The Cardinals emerged with the sev…Share Tweet
My thoughts on Wild-Card WeekendUneventful Week 17? Nope. There were still playoff spots to be won, and history to be chased. And that was just one man. Peter King breaks down the wrap of the regular season.Share Tweet
Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.Share Tweet
Around the NFC West: Where 49ers standAlex Smith, Justin Smith and Vernon Davis were the three San Francisco 49ers players with signature performances in the playoffs last season. None has factored much for the 49ers lately. Around the NFC West: Dec. 31, 2012 The 49ers' evolution from the k…Share TweetNothing has changed for the Arizona Cardinals in weeks. The organization has had ample time to plan for an offseason that began when San Francisco backup quarterback Alex Smith knelt on the ball one final time during the 49ers' 27-13 victory over Arizon…Share Tweet
Jean Francois stands out as cameo endssfgate.com Dec 31, 2012Jean Francois stands out as cameo ends After a strong performance in his fifth career start, defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois was fully prepared to return to his backup role after Sunday's 27-13 win over Arizona in the 49ers' regular-season finale. …Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'This team has a lot of focus'Dec 31Ian Rapoport catches up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to talk about clinching the NFC West, as well as Michael Crabtreeâ€™s phenomenal performance.
Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…Dec 31Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17Dec 31What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck ruleDec 31The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.