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49ers' Justin Smith back at practice

49ers' Justin Smith back at practice

49ers' Justin Smith back at practice The All-Pro defensive tackle wore a large black brace on his left arm, but wasn't sporting a noncontact black jersey as he went through position drills. Smith was able to lightly push off against other defensive line…
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  • Akers got death threats on Twitter

    Akers got death threats on Twitter

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
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  • Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks…

    Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playoffs

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 18)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 18)

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners DioAlice, PITTengineer12, bubblegumpie and pathsovglory called the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals to close the 2012 NFL regular season. Let's see how well they do in the playoffs. You p…
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  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
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  • Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan close

    Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan close

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Just wanted to pass along a quick note from Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information: The San Francisco 49ers' Andy Lee recently edged the Arizona Cardinals' Dave Zastudil for the NFL's 2012 punter of the year in voting by ESPN writers, researchers an…
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  • Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says

    Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says

    sfgate.com Jan 3, 2013
    Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says In reality, the 49ers' outside linebacker was silent. Matched against one of the worst pass-protecting lines in recent NFL history, the NFC's sacks leader had perhaps his worst performances of the season in Sunday…
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  • Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…

    Jan 3
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
  • 2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card Round

    Jan 3
    With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    Jan 3
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
  • Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks

    Jan 3
    Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks