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Alex Smith cleared for non-contact work

Alex Smith cleared for non-contact work

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
Whether it was the first opinion, second opinion or one somewhere further down the line, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith got the clearance he needed on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Smith passed his first round of concussion tests and Cam …
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  • Where NFC West stands in Pro Bowl voting

    Where NFC West stands in Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    A few thoughts on where NFC West teams and players stand -- or do not stand -- in ongoing fan balloting for the Pro Bowl: The San Francisco 49ers have an NFC-high 17 players ranking among the top five in balloting at their positions. Green Bay (12), Chi…
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  • Source: 49ers QB Smith in line to start Monday

    Source: 49ers QB Smith in line to start Monday

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    49ers quarterback Alex Smith, who suffered a concussion Sunday against the Rams, has passed concussion tests this week and is on track to start Monday night against the Bears, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 11)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 11)

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers combined for a 24-24 tie on Oct. 3, 1954. The franchises did it again Sunday, this time with the Rams representing St. Louis. The outcome marked the seventh time in Rams h…
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  • Akers, Davis pay for 49ers' improvement?

    Akers, Davis pay for 49ers' improvement?

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers have improved their offense through diversification. That was the plan when the team added receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham as free agents. There was also some expectation, since realized, that the 49ers' offensive line …
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  • Around the NFC West: Long stepped up

    Around the NFC West: Long stepped up

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Chris Long's performance for the St. Louis Rams during their Week 10 tie against San Francisco bears revisiting. The fifth-year defensive end had been critical of his play against Green Bay a few weeks earlier. The Rams were going to need better from hi…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum 02:18

    NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum

    Nov 14
    Episode 223: New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford assesses where his team is this season and the challenges that are ahead. The NFL32 crew discuss which back up quarterback has the best chance to win.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-SF 00:54

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-SF

    Nov 14
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bears-49ers

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscope

    Nov 14
    With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.