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Low-key life of a practice squad player

Low-key life of a practice squad player

sfgate.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
Low-key life of a practice squad player To find him in the locker room at the team's Santa Clara headquarters, you must walk through the main area and around the corner to an alcove reserved mostly for practice-squad players. Thomas, Hall and the other …
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  • Deal gives Towers, D-backs chance to compete

    Deal gives Towers, D-backs chance to compete

    MLB.com Dec 11, 2012
    With respect possible for what the Giants have done and what the Dodgers are capable of doing, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers has his sights on another trip to October in 2013.
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  • Initial look at Brady against the 49ers

    Initial look at Brady against the 49ers

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    2012 Tom Brady vs. 49ers Defense The San Francisco 49ers' schedule pits them against four of the six most recent Super Bowl quarterbacks. The 49ers won on the road against Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and New Orleans' Drew Brees. They struggled during a 26…
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  • Stephen Curry fakes out the Bobcats, makes his All-Star case (V…

    Stephen Curry fakes out the Bobcats, makes his All-Star case (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Golden State Warriors have been one of the NBA's worst franchises over the past 20 years, making the playoffs only twice and generally seeming to go out of their way to disappoint and alienate their fans (including me). While that playoff-less run p…
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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 14

    Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 14

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    Seattle is a great place to play if you want to grab a double latte or a Pyramid IPA. It's not a great place to play if you want to grab coast-to-coast NFL headlines.
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  • Big names on the way out in Oakland?

    Big names on the way out in Oakland?

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Oakland Raiders are 3-10 and they will likely look to get both younger and cheaper in 2013. Thus, after a big year of change in 2012, we may be seeing more change in Oakland soon. Richard Seymour is preparing for what will likely be his final few we…
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  • QBR ranks: Serious halftime adjustments

    QBR ranks: Serious halftime adjustments

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    The outlook for NFC West quarterbacks was dim at halftime of their games in Week 14. San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick had completed 12 of 15 passes without making a dent in the Miami Dolphins' defense. The 49ers led 6-3 at home. Kaepernick had taken thr…
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  • Texans, Ravens, 49ers, Packers can clinch divisions this week

    Texans, Ravens, 49ers, Packers can clinch divisions this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    Two of the NFL’s eight division titles have already been clinched. By Sunday night, that number could grow to six. The Texans, Ravens and Packers all clinch their divisions if they win on Sunday, while the 49ers will clinch the NFC West if they win and
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  • Awards Watch: Who's new OPOY favorite?

    Awards Watch: Who's new OPOY favorite?

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 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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  • Ian Thomsen: Nash will galvanize disappointing Lakers

    Ian Thomsen: Nash will galvanize disappointing Lakers

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    Many have said that we can't really judge the Mike D'Antoni Lakers until Steve Nash returns, but the offense hasn't been the problem in Los Angeles. The Lakers are top 10 in the NBA in points scored per possession, but just middle of the road in points …
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  • Around the NFC West: 49ers must manage

    Around the NFC West: 49ers must manage

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Dec. 11, 2012 The San Francisco 49ers have yet to face a winning team on the road with Colin Kaepernick as their starting quarterback. That will change with trips to New England and Seattle over the next two weeks. Both games will b…
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  • Brandon Jacobs, Stuck in San Francisco

    Brandon Jacobs, Stuck in San Francisco

    nytimes.com Dec 11, 2012
    The 49ers suspended the disgruntled former Giants running back, who seems more valuable to them as a player who doesn't play.
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  • 49ers Suspend RB Jacobs for Remainder of Season

    49ers Suspend RB Jacobs for Remainder of Season

    49ersgab.com Dec 11, 2012
    Brandon Jacobs’ complaints about playing time have resulted in him not playing another snap for the rest of the season. The 49ers announced today that Jacobs, who has been prolific on social media sites in the last few days, is suspended for the final t
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  • Darren McFadden returns to practice for Raiders

    Darren McFadden returns to practice for Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden was back at practice on Monday after re-injuring his ankle in Thursday night’s loss to the Denver Broncos. McFadden had missed four game with a high ankle sprain before returning to the Raiders lineup against
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  • Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat Linsa…

    Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat Linsanity

    dimemag.com Dec 11, 2012
    If you checked out Miami’s 101-92 win against the Hawks last night, then you probably heard this statistic more than once: Atlanta had not allowed a single team to shoot above 50 percent against them all season. Impressive. Fittingly, they went into Sou
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  • Video - 49ers Suspend Brandon Jacobs 01:59

    49ers Suspend Brandon Jacobs

    Dec 11
    Cris Carter, Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg discuss the 49ers' suspension of Brandon Jacobs following comments he made on social media.

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  • Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organization, coaches

    Dec 11
    In vacating the 31 games' worth of player suspensions and fines handed to four players over the Saints' bounty sanctions, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue today, in effect, slammed the Saints' coaching staff and organization for the existence of a…
  • Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wide-open fee…

    Dec 11
    Not too excited about the top seeds in the NFC and AFC, are you, in the wake of bad losses by the Falcons and Texans in Week 14? There's a reason. Atlanta and Houston are clearly vulnerable entering the last three weeks of the regular season.