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Jed York: Playing was “best decision for Aldon” from a personal…

Jed York: Playing was “best decision for Aldon” from a personal perspective

The 49ers allowed outside linebacker Aldon Smith to play on Sunday because they believed it to be in his best interest. That was the explanation offered by 49ers CEO Jed York after the Niners’ 27-7 loss to the Colts on Sunday. Peter King of the MMQB.com…
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  • Seahawks up 2 games on rest of NFC West

    Seahawks up 2 games on rest of NFC West

    ESPN.com Sep 22, 2013
    SEATTLE -- Three games into the season and the Seattle Seahawks have a two-game lead over the field in the NFC West. And that includes the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers now have lost two in a row, first 29-3 at Seattle before a surprising 27-7 defeat S…
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  • The Colts handled struggling Colin Kaepernick, 49ers with ease

    The Colts handled struggling Colin Kaepernick, 49ers with ease

    CNNSI.com Sep 22, 2013
    On a gloomy day for Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco was manhandled by a focused Colts squad.
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  • Floundering 49ers have big problems

    Floundering 49ers have big problems

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Pick a problem. There are plenty from which to choose. That is what is so worrisome for the San Francisco 49ers as they are under .500 for the first time under coach Jim Harbaugh. Yes, the 49ers are 1-2 and trail rival Seattle (3-0) by …
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  • Report: Frank Gore angry at Jim Harbaugh

    Report: Frank Gore angry at Jim Harbaugh

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22, 2013
    Frank Gore was one of the few 49ers who played well in today’s loss to the Colts, running 11 times for 82 yards and catching two passes for 21 yards. Which leads to the question: Why did Gore only get 13 touches? That may be the question Gore wanted ans…
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  • NFC East hits rock bottom with winless Giants, Redskins; more S…

    NFC East hits rock bottom with winless Giants, Redskins; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Sep 22, 2013
    Led by the inept Giants, the once-vaunted NFC East has turned into perhaps the NFL's weakest division.
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  • Aldon Smith: I’m sorry and it won’t happen again

    Aldon Smith: I’m sorry and it won’t happen again

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22, 2013
    After news broke that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will enter a rehab facility following his drunk driving arrest, Smith has offered an apology for letting things get to this point. Smith told reporters in the 49ers’ locker room after today’s loss to th…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 45, Jaguars 17

    Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 45, Jaguars 17

    ESPN.com Sep 22, 2013
    SEATTLE -- A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 45-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at CenturyLink Field: What it means for the Seahawks: So much for the letdown after the 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. This was no trap gam…
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  • Officials incorrectly enforce new red flag rule against Vikings

    Officials incorrectly enforce new red flag rule against Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22, 2013
    Two weeks ago, referee Bill Leavy’s crew committed multiple errors in the determination and enforcement of penalties after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was mugged out of bounds by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. Today, Leavy and company made an …
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  • Patrick Willis ruled out with groin injury

    Patrick Willis ruled out with groin injury

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22, 2013
    49ers star inside linebacker Patrick Willis is out for the rest of Sunday’s game against Indianapolis with a groin injury, the team announced on its Twitter feed. Willis appeared to be injured in the third quarter. The 28-year-old Willis is regarded as …
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  • Trent Richardson’s first carry for Colts is a touchdown

    Trent Richardson’s first carry for Colts is a touchdown

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22, 2013
    On the Colts’ first drive at San Francisco, Andrew Luck’s fine passing got the Colts deep into 49ers’ territory. Then, new tailback Trent Richardson punctuated the possession in style, rushing for a one-yard touchdown to give the Colts a 7-0 lead. The t…
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  • Niners TE Davis (hamstring) out vs. Colts

    Niners TE Davis (hamstring) out vs. Colts

    ESPN.com Sep 22, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers standout tight end Vernon Davis is inactive Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts due to a hamstring injury.
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  • Live blog: Colts at 49ers

    Live blog: Colts at 49ers

    ESPN.com Sep 22, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Indianapolis Colts' visit to the San Francisco 49ers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 4 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as …
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  • Two 49ers fined $7,875, one for cheap shot, one for white socks

    Two 49ers fined $7,875, one for cheap shot, one for white socks

    profootballtalk.com Sep 22, 2013
    Which is worse, taking a cheap shot at an opponent or wearing white socks? According to the league office, they’re equally bad. Or at least, they warrant equal fines. That’s what two 49ers players found out last week. San Francisco offensive tackle Anth…
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  • Video - Aldon Smith Leaving 49ers Indefinitely 01:45

    Aldon Smith Leaving 49ers Indefinitely

    Sep 22
    ED Werder breaks down 49ers LB Aldon Smith leaving team indefinitely after violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.
  • Video - NFL Sunday Blitz: Colts-49ers Recap 04:31

    NFL Sunday Blitz: Colts-49ers Recap

    Sep 22
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Colts week 3 win over the 49ers.
  • Video - Aldon Smith: 'I will get this fixed' 00:27

    Aldon Smith: 'I will get this fixed'

    Sep 22
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith speaks on his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and expresses his determination to alleviate the situation.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York not expecting Aldon Smith to play vs. Rams 02:43

    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York not expecting Aldon Smith to play vs. Rams

    Sep 22
    San Francisco 49ers Chief Executive Officer Jed York addresses the media on Aldon Smith's recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and discusses how the team will move forward.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ravens turn back the clock in win over Texans

    Sep 22
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Turns out Week 3 was a Throwback Sunday in what is shaping up as a Throwback Season in Baltimore. The Ravens are back to their old-school ways of winning with defense and special teams, and it was only fitting that they went all retro-…
  • Don Banks: NFC East hits rock bottom with winless Giants, Redskins; more S…

    Sep 22
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight while watching Ray Lewis enter the Ravens' Ring of Honor amid an impressive Baltimore victory over Houston in Week 3 at M&T Bank Stadium. ...
  • Clayton's Last Call: AFC striking back

    Sep 22
    The AFC continued its hot start in Week 3, writes John Clayton.