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How do 49ers replace Aldon Smith?

How do 49ers replace Aldon Smith?

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 23, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Now that star pass-rusher Aldon Smith is out likely for about a month as he seeks treatment for a personal matter, where does that leave the San Francisco 49ers' defense? Smith is on the reserve/non-football-illness list. He can re…
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  • Harbaugh: 49ers offense lacking precision

    Harbaugh: 49ers offense lacking precision

    ESPN.com Sep 23, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jim Harbaugh is going to have to address his quarterback’s state until Colin Kaepernick leads the San Francisco 49ers' offense out of its sudden and perplexing funk. This was the 49ers coach Monday afternoon when asked about Kaeper…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Manning Sets Mark as the Broncos Win

    N.F.L. Roundup: Manning Sets Mark as the Broncos Win

    nytimes.com Sep 23, 2013
    Peyton Manning became the first N.F.L. player to throw 12 touchdown passes in the season’s first three games, topping Tom Brady’s 11 in 2011, as the Broncos beat the Raiders, 37-21.
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  • Wembley wants a London franchise, Super Bowl

    Wembley wants a London franchise, Super Bowl

    CNNSI.com Sep 23, 2013
    The famous arch rising above Wembley Stadium is becoming an increasingly familiar sight for NFL fans.
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  • Patrick Willis will get his groin looked at today, could have M…

    Patrick Willis will get his groin looked at today, could have MRI

    profootballtalk.com Sep 23, 2013
    49ers linebacker Patrick Willis left Sunday’s loss to the Colts with a groin injury. The Niners now need to see if he’ll be ready to go in only three days. Per a league source, Willis is sore. He’ll see a doctor today, and there’s a chance he’ll get an …
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  • Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 3

    Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 3

    ESPN.com Sep 23, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts: Time without Smith: It takes a major story to overshadow a second straight blowout loss by the defending NFC champion. After Sunday’s loss, star pass rusher A…
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  • Frustrated 49ers running back Frank Gore has ‘choice words’ for…

    Frustrated 49ers running back Frank Gore has ‘choice words’ for coach Jim Harbaugh

    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is not accustomed to losing with Jim Harbaugh as his coach. The 49ers were 13-3 when Harbaugh took over before the 2011 season. San Francisco finished 11-5 last season and advanced to the Super Bowl. Harbaugh …
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  • Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback

    Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback

    CNNSI.com Sep 23, 2013
    Three weeks in, there are surprises across the NFL. The 49ers are struggling, but that isn't their biggest problem.
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  • Video - Steve Mariucci on San Francisco 49ers: "There's a lot of work to do" 02:34

    Steve Mariucci on San Francisco 49ers: "There's a lot of work to do"

    Sep 23
    Former head coach Steve Mariucci joins "Around the League Live" to talk about the struggling San Francisco 49ers and also how the team should handle linebacker Aldon Smith.
  • Video - When will Aldon Smith be back? 01:23

    When will Aldon Smith be back?

    Sep 23
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has taken a voluntary leave of absence to check into rehab, but how long will he be away from the team? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh: Everybody must get better 04:08

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh: Everybody must get better

    Sep 23
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh discusses his team's loss to the Indianapolis Colts and how the team must improve.
  • Video - SC Centerpiece: Point Of No Return 06:40

    SC Centerpiece: Point Of No Return

    Sep 23
    Eric Allen, Jeff Saturday and Jorge Sedano discuss when a team reaches the point of no return in an NFL season.

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    Sep 23
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