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Willis isn’t practicing, Davis is for Niners

Willis isn’t practicing, Davis is for Niners

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 24, 2013
As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to face on a short week a team they couldn’t beat in 2012 after losing a pair of 2013 games by the combined score of 56-10, the injury report has good news, and it has bad news. The bad news is that linebacker Patrick …
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  • Analysis: 49ers on Edge of Falling Apart or Snapping Back

    Analysis: 49ers on Edge of Falling Apart or Snapping Back

    nytimes.com CNNSI.com Sep 24, 2013
    San Francisco has fallen short of expectations — defined as the point spread — by an average of 17.5 points this season.
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  • Kaepernick uses Twitter for motivation

    Kaepernick uses Twitter for motivation

    NFL players use Twitter for all sorts of things. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick uses it as motivation. Specifically, Kaepernick has “favorited” a series of hostile and/or vulgar messages based on his subpar performances the past two weeks. He was as…
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  • 49ers OC impressed by Crabtree work ethic

    49ers OC impressed by Crabtree work ethic

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman can’t be blamed for allowing his mind to occasionally drift to Michael Crabtree. The team's wideouts have struggled in the past two games as the 49ers have scored a combined 10 points in back-to-back …
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  • Did the 49ers make major mistakes at wide receiver?

    Did the 49ers make major mistakes at wide receiver?

    49ersgab.com Sep 24, 2013
    Sometimes, as fans, we tend to ignore the short comings of our teams and look at them through rose (or in this case red and gold) colored glasses. This is especially true when that team has won 27 games the last two seasons. In reality, things may not b…
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  • Rams must get running game going

    Rams must get running game going

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- There was a time not so long ago where the thought of trying to get an ailing running game revved up against San Francisco 49ers' defense would have spelled disaster for the team attempting to accomplish the feat. This week, that’s pr…
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  • Raiders' Pryor (concussion) joins list of wounded

    Raiders' Pryor (concussion) joins list of wounded

    CNNSI.com Sep 24, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeremy Maclin would've been a perfect complement to DeSean Jackson in Chip Kelly's offense - if he wasn't hurt.
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  • Injury spurs 49ers roster move

    Injury spurs 49ers roster move

    The San Francisco 49ers promoted rookie cornerback Darryl Morris from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. It is an indication No. 3 cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha may not be ready to play Thursday at St Louis. Asomugha suffered a leg injury in the loss…
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  • Through three weeks, AFC proving to be the more dominant confer…

    Through three weeks, AFC proving to be the more dominant conference

    CNNSI.com Sep 24, 2013
    The NFC has won 3 of the past 4 Super Bowls. But in 2013, the AFC has clearly had the upper hand.
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  • Source: Niners LB Smith checks into rehab

    Source: Niners LB Smith checks into rehab

    ESPN.com Sep 24, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith has been admitted on an in-patient basis to a facility to be treated for alcohol abuse, a league source told ESPN.
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  • Jon Baldwin could get chance with Niners offense this week

    Jon Baldwin could get chance with Niners offense this week

    The 49ers have scored 10 points in the last two weeks, one of several issues plaguing the defending NFC champions during their 1-2 start to the 2013 season. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that the blame for the offensive woes don’t fall on any one posit…
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  • Cameron Crazy: Why The Revamped Saints are 3-0

    Cameron Crazy: Why The Revamped Saints are 3-0

    CNNSI.com Sep 24, 2013
    Cameron Jordan (94) and the Saints held Atlanta to 88 rushing yards in the opener; overall New Orleans is fourth in the league in total defense. (Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated) For two years, since they were selected 11th and 24th in the first round of…
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  • Video - Short week, long list of problems for the San Francisco 49ers 02:39

    Short week, long list of problems for the San Francisco 49ers

    Sep 24
    The San Francisco 49ers continue to battle growing problems on and off the field, but put their focus on Thursday's matchup with the St. Louis Rams.
  • Video - Washington Redskins linebacker Fletcher: 'Not wise' for San Francisco 49ers to play linebacker Aldon Smith 00:55

    Washington Redskins linebacker Fletcher: 'Not wise' for San Francisco 49ers to play linebacker Aldon Smith

    Sep 24
    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher feels the San Francisco 49ers could have made a better decision for the team and Aldon Smith by keeping him out of Sunday's game.
  • Video - 'NFL Total Access': San Francisco 49ers lacking playmakers 03:31

    'NFL Total Access': San Francisco 49ers lacking playmakers

    Sep 24
    Don't blame QB Colin Kaepernick for all the San Francisco 49ers' problems, plenty of his teammates deserve some blame, too, according to the "NFL Total Access" crew.

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  • Don Banks: Through three weeks, AFC proving to be the more dominant confer…

    Sep 24
    At just three weeks, the sample size is admittedly small. And the conclusions and big-picture significance for the NFL season are far from clear as September winds down. But to put it less than gently, has anyone noticed how much NFC butt the AFC is kic…
  • Cameron Crazy: Why The Revamped Saints are 3-0

    Sep 24
    Cameron Jordan (94) and the Saints held Atlanta to 88 rushing yards in the opener; overall New Orleans is fourth in the league in total defense. (Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated) For two years, since they were selected 11th and 24th in the first round of…