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49ers release placekicker Akers

49ers release placekicker Akers

49ers release placekicker Akers David Akers' wildly up-and-down two-season tenure with the 49ers came to an unsurprising end Wednesday when the 49ers released the 38-year-old placekicker who is coming off the worst season of his decorated career. On Wed…
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  • Wheeler ponders return to Raiders

    Wheeler ponders return to Raiders

    sfgate.com Mar 6, 2013
    Wheeler ponders return to Raiders The Raiders have until March 12 to sign any of their 17 prospective unrestricted free agents before other teams can make offers to them. While there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in bringing back tight end Brando…
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  • Wheeler ponders return to Raiders

    Wheeler ponders return to Raiders

    sfgate.com Mar 6, 2013
    Wheeler ponders return to Raiders The Raiders have until March 12 to sign any of their 17 prospective unrestricted free agents before other teams can make offers to them. While there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in bringing back tight end Brando…
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  • Greatness? It's what 49ers' Moss lacked

    Greatness? It's what 49ers' Moss lacked

    sfgate.com Mar 6, 2013
    Greatness? It's what 49ers' Moss lacked The 49ers are shedding the replaceable parts of their Super Bowl team. Akers' legacy will be as a kicker who helped the team succeed in 2011 and helped fans to the brink of a nervous breakdown in 2012. Another tea…
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  • Terrelle Pryor is ready to win over his coaches, teammates

    Terrelle Pryor is ready to win over his coaches, teammates

    profootballtalk.com Mar 6, 2013
    With Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie telling Pro Football Talk at the Scouting Combine that a competition will occur for the starting quarterback job, this means that third-year backup Terrelle Pryor has a shot at winning the gig. Pryor told Pro Football T…
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  • Report: Raiders expected to release Rolando McClain

    Report: Raiders expected to release Rolando McClain

    The Raiders appear ready to let go of their most recent first-round pick. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, “all indications are” the Raiders will release middle linebacker Rolando McClain on Tuesday, the start of the 2013 league
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  • Report: Cowboys likely to pass on Jarvis Moss

    Report: Cowboys likely to pass on Jarvis Moss

    profootballtalk.com Mar 6, 2013
    The Cowboys aren’t planning on signing former Broncos and Raiders defensive end /outside linebacker Jarvis Moss, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reported on Wednesday night. Moss tried out for the club earlier Wednesday. The 28-year-old Moss didn’t app
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  • Sun is a bright spot for Super Bowl bid

    Sun is a bright spot for Super Bowl bid

    sfgate.com Mar 6, 2013
    Sun is a bright spot for Super Bowl bid The 49ers' stadium under construction in Santa Clara will have "enough solar panels for our 10 home games to be powered by the sun," team President Jed York said Wednesday as he led mayors from San Franc…
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  • Former Venezuelan leader Chavez had big influence on MLB

    Former Venezuelan leader Chavez had big influence on MLB

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    One of the world's most polarizing political figures, Hugo Chavez unabashedly loved baseball. Melissa Segura writes how the loss of Chavez alters the country's main sport.
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  • Source: 49ers aren't serious suitor for Revis

    Source: 49ers aren't serious suitor for Revis

    While the New York Jets may be determined to trade Darrelle Revis, it would be a mistake to count the San Francisco 49ers as a serious suitor, according to a team source.
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