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From the combine: 49ers ‘unlikely’ to release quarterback Alex …

From the combine: 49ers ‘unlikely’ to release quarterback Alex Smith, expect to be active in draft

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 22, 2013
There is zero doubt that the starting quarterback of San Francisco 49ers will be Colin Kaepernick, which makes the continued presence of backup Alex Smith on the roster an issue that the NFC champions will need to address in the offseason. After leading…
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  • Kaepernick’s big game has Packers heading to college for answer…

    Kaepernick’s big game has Packers heading to college for answers

    profootballtalk.com Feb 22, 2013
    After allowing Colin Kaepernick to set a new NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a playoff loss to the 49ers, the Packers know they have to get better at stopping running quarterbacks. And so their coaches are making like Rodney Dangerfield…
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  • Big questions about need for a big receiver

    Big questions about need for a big receiver

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    Steve from Palisades Park, N.J., used the most recent NFC West chat to say the San Francisco 49ers should add to their receiving corps "a big guy who can go up and get jump balls" -- perhaps someone such as Ramses Barden. "The 49ers have …
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  • Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes revisited

    Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes revisited

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers showed zero meaningful interest in Nnamdi Asomugha when the Pro Bowl cornerback reached free agency two years ago. At the time, the 49ers were moving on from Nate Clements. They needed a corner. Their newly hired defensive coordi…
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  • Baltimore Ravens 2013 Offseason Preview

    Baltimore Ravens 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 22, 2013
    Through the haze of confetti, trouble looms for the Ravens. The defending champions will look very different next season, but that doesn't mean all is lost, Don Banks writes.
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  • Video - More Intriguing QB Situation: Ravens Or 49ers? 02:50

    More Intriguing QB Situation: Ravens Or 49ers?

    Feb 22
    Eric Mangini and Damien Woody discuss which QB situation is more intriguing between Baltimore and San Francisco.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh happy to be back in Indy 10:12

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh happy to be back in Indy

    Feb 22
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks about his time in Indianapolis, the memories of watching quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the combine two years ago and the 49ers' draft needs.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh: 'We've got the best QB situation in the NFL' 01:09

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh: 'We've got the best QB situation in the NFL'

    Feb 22
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks about what he describes as the best quarterback situation in the NFL.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh draws inspiration from Judge Judy 01:08

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh draws inspiration from Judge Judy

    Feb 22
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh explains how Judge Judy has helped him establish the importance of truth.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Traditional pocket passers becoming extinct? Don't tell this QB…

    Feb 22
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Perhaps the irony of the NFL's incoming quarterback class on display here at the scouting combine is that while the read-option trend seems to be the wave of the future within the league, the future clearly isn't now. At least not in ter…
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Friday observations about offseason, Weeden and more

    Feb 22
    Will the NFL push back the dates on the offseason? Not if the players' union has anything to say about it, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Baltimore Ravens 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 22
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.