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Rookie tight end Celek making his own name

Rookie tight end Celek making his own name

sfgate.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
Rookie tight end Celek making his own name The only undrafted rookie to make the 53-man roster, Celek logged 105 snaps, more than the six draft picks still with the team. Did Celek imagine he'd play more than rookie running back LaMichael James, who was…
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  • Tate still says he caught the ball

    Tate still says he caught the ball

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    The notorious “Fail Mary” play from the last game of Week Three didn’t help the Seahawks make it to the playoffs, but it did help the 49ers secure a bye week that otherwise would have gone to the Packers. As the postseason approaches, the man who wa
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  • Jets begin GM search | Rex's tattoo creates buzz

    Jets begin GM search | Rex's tattoo creates buzz

    The New York Jets have begun their search for Mike Tannenbaum's replacement.
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  • Takeo Spikes, Mike Goodson fined $7,875 each after ejections

    Takeo Spikes, Mike Goodson fined $7,875 each after ejections

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Chargers and Raiders saw their seasons come to a close last Sunday with one player from each team departing the scene well ahead of the final whistle. Raiders running back Mike Goodson and Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes were ejected from the game …
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  • 49ers’ Crabtree, Gore fined $10,500 each for throwing ball in s…

    49ers’ Crabtree, Gore fined $10,500 each for throwing ball in stands

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    When 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and running back Frank Gore scored touchdowns on Sunday, they decided to throw the ball into the crowd and let a San Francisco fan get a souvenir. That was an expensive decision. The NFL has fined Crabtree and Gore $…
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  • Jaws: Kaepernick gives 49ers Super edge

    Jaws: Kaepernick gives 49ers Super edge

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    ESPN's Ron Jaworski is back with his latest rankings of NFL quarterbacks. He puts Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck just ahead of Russell Wilson among rookies. He's got Sam Bradford quite a bit lower, with a chance to go higher with a stronger supporti…
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  • Dennis Allen and the Raiders Staff Will Coach in the Senior Bow…

    Dennis Allen and the Raiders Staff Will Coach in the Senior Bowl

    raidersgab.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Raiders coaching staff will coach one more game — as they will be in charge of the North squad in the Senior Bowl. “It’s a great opportunity for the Raiders,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of coaching the Senior Bowl. “It gives us a chance
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  • Getting on base key to Brown's path to Giants

    Getting on base key to Brown's path to Giants

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Gary Brown has speed to burn and is an above-average defender, but he'll need to prove that he can get on base consistently before earning a spot with the Giants.
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  • Sando's best guesses: Week 18 predictions

    Sando's best guesses: Week 18 predictions

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    A postseason featuring two NFC West participants has just about arrived. The San Francisco 49ers earned a bye in the wild-card round. The Seattle Seahawks are on the road. Let's get right to the prediction for this 18th week of the 2012 season: Seattle …
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  • Laser-pointing teen at Cards game pleads guilty

    Laser-pointing teen at Cards game pleads guilty

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    He who would lase has been made to pay. The teenager caught pointing a laser from a suite inside of Busch Stadium and causing a delay of a St. Louis Cardinals-San Francisco Giants game pleaded guilty in December, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Car…
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  • Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore’s bench celebrations are great (V…

    Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore’s bench celebrations are great (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    First, it was Ronny Turiaf with the Los Angeles Lakers (and, later, the Clippers). Then, it was Robert Sacre following in Turiaf's excited forum-blue-and-gold footsteps. And now, California's other NBA team has an energetic end-of-the-bench champion all…
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  • DL Justin Smith Returns to Practice

    DL Justin Smith Returns to Practice

    49ersgab.com Jan 4, 2013
    49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith Thursday was in uniform for the first time since his Dec. 16 triceps injury. Smith, wearing a plastic brace over his left arm, warmed up with his fellow defensive linemen and went through individual drills, Matt Barr…
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  • Romo cited in incident at Las Vegas airport

    Romo cited in incident at Las Vegas airport

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Giants right-hander Sergio Romo was cited and briefly detained by police on New Year's Day at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after arguing with authorities, according to various reports
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  • David Akers had double sports hernia surgery over offseason

    David Akers had double sports hernia surgery over offseason

    San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers revealed Thursday he has been dealing with the lingering effects of a hernia surgery throughout most of the season. According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Akers underwent double sports hernia surg…
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  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: