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49ers give Bowman 5-year extension

49ers give Bowman 5-year extension

sfgate.com profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 27, 2012
49ers give Bowman 5-year extension Bowman, a third-round draft choice from Penn State in 2010, stepped into the starting lineup last season and quickly blossomed. Asked why he wanted a contract extension now, Bowman said, This is a very physical game. T…
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  • Infected with Kaeperbonkers? It's sick

    Infected with Kaeperbonkers? It's sick

    sfgate.com Nov 27, 2012
    Infected with Kaeperbonkers? It's sick Because one symptom of the Kaepernick thing is overbreathing until you're lightheaded, it could be called Kaeperventilation. If you tell me you knew Kaepernick would be a star because you saw him in college, thanks…
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  • 49ers place Kendall Hunter on IR

    49ers place Kendall Hunter on IR

    49ers place Kendall Hunter on IR Running back Kendall Hunter landed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, giving the 49ers another offensive question beyond their high-profile quarterback debate - namely, who will complement Frank Gore for the last …
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  • Zach Strief limited as Saints place Bryce Harris on injured res…

    Zach Strief limited as Saints place Bryce Harris on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    The Saints finished Sunday’s loss to the 49ers with their fourth-string right tackle on the field and they may be in similar straits against the Falcons on Thursday night. New Orleans announced Tuesday that tackle Bryce Harris has been placed on injured
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  • Slideshow: Your NFC West fan photos

    Slideshow: Your NFC West fan photos

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers fans showed up in decent numbers for the team's recent game at New Orleans. No one would have known 49ers fans were there by the nearly deafening noise Saints fans made in the Superdome, but there were more red jerseys inside and out…
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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Brow…

    Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost blew it

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.
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  • Cardinals, 49ers adjust as injuries hit

    Cardinals, 49ers adjust as injuries hit

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    NFC West teams have taken a couple tough injury hits this week. The Arizona Cardinals placed center Lyle Sendlein on injured reserve Tuesday morning. The San Francisco 49ers did the same with running back Kendall Hunter and receiver Kyle Williams later …
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  • Niners have big decision to make on Alex Smith

    Niners have big decision to make on Alex Smith

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    On Sunday, FOX’s Jay Glazer pointed out that the 49ers could part ways with quarterback Alex Smith, given that he has $8.5 million due in 2013. We’ve gotten a look at the contract, and which lays out the specific formula andtimetable. For starters, Sm
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  • Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on Wednesday

    Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on Wednesday

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on Wednesday
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  • Reaching back for 49ers QB parallels

    Reaching back for 49ers QB parallels

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    It's tough finding recent parallels for the San Francisco 49ers' current quarterback situation. The decision facing the 49ers, who have yet to name a starter for Week 13, bears loose resemblance to the decision Buffalo faced in replacing Doug Flutie for…
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  • Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history…

    Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harbaugh

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    Did the 49ers' QB change damage their Super Bowl hopes? Hardly, history says. Not only has such a move been done before, but it's been done with success. Don Banks explains.
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  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12

    Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
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  • With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall in

    With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall in

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    With Kyle Williams out for the year with a torn ACL, the 49ers are looking for cover at receiver and returner. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are going to sign former Eagles wideout/return man Chad Hall to the practice squad. Tha…
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  • Fourth and Short: Niners Could Use a Closer QB

    Fourth and Short: Niners Could Use a Closer QB

    grantland.com Nov 27, 2012
    With the ascension of Colin Kaepernick into the starting spot at quarterback for the 49ers seemingly complete, San Francisco is left with a very notic...
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker talks 49ers QB situation 04:24

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker talks 49ers QB situation

    Nov 27
    San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker stops by "Around the League" to discuss the current quarterback situation and who he thinks is the team's main signal caller.
  • Video - Harbaugh Won't Commit To Colin Kaepernick 07:06

    Harbaugh Won't Commit To Colin Kaepernick

    Nov 27
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Jim Harbaugh's handling of the QB controversy in San Francisco.
  • Video - Do 49ers stick with QB Colin Kaepernick? 02:17

    Do 49ers stick with QB Colin Kaepernick?

    Nov 27
    Was starting San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick the right move? Steve Mariucci and Darren Sharper discuss the versatility that Kaepernick brings to the table.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost b…

    Nov 27
    The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.
  • Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up;…

    Nov 27
    Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
  • Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…

    Nov 27
    Even when it feels like something entirely new has come along in the NFL -- like the head coach of a leading Super Bowl contender making a late-season starting quarterback change -- it's usually not all that novel. Not entirely.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12

    Nov 27
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.