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Niners cut ties with vet running back Jacobs

Niners cut ties with vet running back Jacobs

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers have waived veteran running back Brandon Jacobs, the team announced Monday.
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  • Source: 49ers to work out Cundiff, Medlock

    Source: 49ers to work out Cundiff, Medlock

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    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.
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  • 49ers stat sheet: Crabtree up, Davis down

    49ers stat sheet: Crabtree up, Davis down

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Michael 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…
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  • Thoughts on 2013 NFC West opponents

    Thoughts on 2013 NFC West opponents

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble

    Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    At 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 Ja
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  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smi…

    Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
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  • Silver linings: Cardinals at 49ers

    Silver linings: Cardinals at 49ers

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The 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…
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  • My thoughts on Wild-Card Weekend

    My thoughts on Wild-Card Weekend

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    Uneventful 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.
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  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expec…

    Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
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  • Around the NFC West: Where 49ers stand

    Around the NFC West: Where 49ers stand

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Alex 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…
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  • Around the NFC West: Waiting on Cards

    Around the NFC West: Waiting on Cards

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Nothing 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…
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  • Jean Francois stands out as cameo ends

    Jean Francois stands out as cameo ends

    sfgate.com Dec 31, 2012
    Jean 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. …
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'This team has a lot of focus' 00:48

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'This team has a lot of focus'

    Dec 31
    Ian Rapoport catches up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to talk about clinching the NFC West, as well as Michael Crabtree’s phenomenal performance.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, 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 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.