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Don Banks: No Peyton this time, but quarterback market is crank…

Don Banks: No Peyton this time, but quarterback market is cranking to life

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 14, 2013
Compared to last year's headline-fest in both the first round of the draft and free agency (see Peyton-palooza), it has been a relatively sleepy NFL offseason for quarterback movement. Especially since ex-49ers starter Alex Smith found his new work addr…
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  • Raiders fans have little to cheer for

    Raiders fans have little to cheer for

    sfgate.com Mar 14, 2013
    Raiders fans have little to cheer for With a roster that has only a few obvious holes - kicker, backup quarterback, secondary - and a ridiculous number of draft picks, the balance sheet is in the 49ers' favor. McKenzie couldn't distance himself further …
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  • Raiders fans have little to cheer for

    Raiders fans have little to cheer for

    sfgate.com Mar 14, 2013
    Raiders fans have little to cheer for With a roster that has only a few obvious holes - kicker, backup quarterback, secondary - and a ridiculous number of draft picks, the balance sheet is in the 49ers' favor. McKenzie couldn't distance himself further …
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  • Raiders fans have little to cheer for

    Raiders fans have little to cheer for

    sfgate.com Mar 14, 2013
    Raiders fans have little to cheer for With a roster that has only a few obvious holes - kicker, backup quarterback, secondary - and a ridiculous number of draft picks, the balance sheet is in the 49ers' favor. McKenzie couldn't distance himself further …
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  • Backup QB market taking shape with Cassel going to Vikings

    Backup QB market taking shape with Cassel going to Vikings

    CNNSI.com Mar 14, 2013
    This offseason's QB market isn't as star-laden as last year's, but there is still some intrigue. Don Banks sizes up the backups who could be on the move and starting for new teams.
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  • Mario Manningham takes a salary cut

    Mario Manningham takes a salary cut

    profootballtalk.com Mar 14, 2013
    49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham, who is recovering from torn anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee, has had his 2013 salary cut from $3.6 million to $1.8 million, according to Jay Hurley of NinersNation.com (via Matt Maiocco of…
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  • Colts add Jean Francois to retooled defense

    Colts add Jean Francois to retooled defense

    The Indianapolis Colts continued to make moves to bolster their defense, agreeing to a four-year deal with former San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ricky Jean-Francois and re-signing cornerback Darius Butler.
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  • Updated snapshot for NFC West UFAs

    Updated snapshot for NFC West UFAs

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    With Ricky Jean-Francois leaving the San Francisco 49ers for a reported four-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, I've updated the chart showing which unrestricted free agents from NFC West teams have landed elsewhere. This chart also shows available …
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  • Dan Skuta visiting 49ers

    Dan Skuta visiting 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Mar 14, 2013
    Nnamdi Asomugha isn’t the only player visiting the 49ers on Thursday. The other player headed to San Francisco doesn’t have quite as big a profile, however. Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reports that Bengals linebacker Dan Skuta is also meeting w
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  • Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answers

    Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answers

    nytimes.com Mar 14, 2013
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.
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  • Don’t rule out Saints in Nnamdi chase

    Don’t rule out Saints in Nnamdi chase

    The 49ers have lured cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha back to the Bay Area for a visit.  But don’t rule out the team that employs one of the men who coached Nnamdi when he played in Oakland. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is believed to be making a bi
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Welker Officially A Bronco 02:10

    NFL32OT: Welker Officially A Bronco

    Mar 14
    Episode 289: Adam Schefter breaks down how the Bronco's acquired Wes Welker from the Patriots. The NFL32 crew discuss which was the best 'under-the-radar' signing.

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  • Don Banks: No Peyton this time, but quarterback market is cranking to life

    Mar 14
    Compared to last year's headline-fest in both the first round of the draft and free agency (see Peyton-palooza), it has been a relatively sleepy NFL offseason for quarterback movement. Especially since ex-49ers starter Alex Smith found his new work addr…