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49ers unit less special without Costanzo

49ers unit less special without Costanzo

sfgate.com Updated Nov 13, 2012
49ers unit less special without Costanzo [...] that chip has grown during the undrafted everyman's four-team, six-year NFL career, a journey during which he's been waived three times and was largely ignored by the 49ers after his one-year contract expir…
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  • Alex Smith getting second opinion on his head injury

    Alex Smith getting second opinion on his head injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    49ers Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday.  And while it’s unclear whether he’ll be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.
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  • Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still a…

    Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact science

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
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  • Following bitter breakup with Al Davis and Raiders, Mike Shanah…

    Following bitter breakup with Al Davis and Raiders, Mike Shanahan gets a measure of revenge with Steve Young and 49ers 

    nydailynews.com Nov 13, 2012
    Mike Shanahan had not been given much of a chance by Al Davis, which didn't necessarily make him unique, although it did make him bitter.
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  • NFC West QB play mostly on rise lately

    NFC West QB play mostly on rise lately

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    The past few weeks have been mostly better ones for NFC West quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 passes with three touchdowns in Week 8. Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson has seven TD passes with one interception ov…
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  • Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's se…

    Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mail

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    In the wake of the Week 10 news:
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  • Outside the Game: Vernon Davis is finally following his artisti…

    Outside the Game: Vernon Davis is finally following his artistic heart

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Growing up as he did in a tough Washington D.C. neighborhood, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had artistic interests and talents that were sidetracked by the pressures and prejudices of the inner city. Davis avoided art classes in high school…
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  • Awaiting tests for 49ers QB Alex Smith

    Awaiting tests for 49ers QB Alex Smith

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers won't know their quarterback situation until later in the week. Coach Jim Harbaugh, speaking Monday in the video above, was vague regarding Alex Smith's prospects for playing against Chicago in Week 11. Initial indications sugges…
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  • Around the NFC West: Akers not slumping

    Around the NFC West: Akers not slumping

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers seemed like a natural candidate for the "falling" category in our weekly NFC West Stock Watch scheduled for later Tuesday. Akers missed a 41-yard attempt in overtime against St. Louis on Sunday, after all…
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  • Harbaugh inspires high school coaches

    Harbaugh inspires high school coaches

    sfgate.com Nov 13, 2012
    Harbaugh inspires high school coaches Harbaugh inspires high school coaches Jim Harbaugh impressed two dozen high school football coaches Monday at 49ers headquarters not with vast knowledge or high energy, but with his authenticity and honesty. A 45-mi…
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  • Video - NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines 03:51

    NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines

    Nov 13
    Stephania Bell discusses NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith's call for the league to hire "concussion specialists" to man the sidelines.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    Nov 13
    The Philadelphia Eagles managed the near-impossible Sunday: They out-dumbed America's Dumbest Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…

    Nov 13
    Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
  • Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mail

    Nov 13
    In the wake of the Week 10 news:
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 10

    Nov 13
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.