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Whitner, Brooks want replay expanded to include penalties

Whitner, Brooks want replay expanded to include penalties

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 27, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have one of the most ferocious defenses in the league. Donte Whitner, Patrick Wilis, NaVorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks all take pride in hitting hard and being intimidating to opposing offenses. However, their style of play has led…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Injury Ends Denver Defender Vickerson’s Solid Y…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Injury Ends Denver Defender Vickerson’s Solid Year

    nytimes.com Nov 27, 2013
    Defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, who dislocated his hip in Denver’s loss at New England, was put on injured reserve.
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  • Giants add two pitchers in roster shuffle

    Giants add two pitchers in roster shuffle

    MLB.com Nov 27, 2013
    The Giants made a few moves Wednesday night that they hope will deepen their pitching staff, claiming left-hander Jose De Paula off waivers from the Padres and signing right-hander Erik Cordier.
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  • 49ers' Crabtree full participant in practice

    49ers' Crabtree full participant in practice

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was a full participant in practice Wednesday and did not appear on the team's injury report Wednesday.
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  • Raiders-Cowboys could be Turkey Day shootout

    Raiders-Cowboys could be Turkey Day shootout

    insidebayarea.com Nov 27, 2013
    Filed for print from Arlington, Texas . . . A Thanksgiving Day shootout? It is Texas, after all. Even with their offensive limitations, the Raiders (4-7) should feel good about getting something done against the NFL’s 32nd ranked defense Thursday when t…
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  • Double Coverage: Raiders at Cowboys

    Double Coverage: Raiders at Cowboys

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- For the second time in five years, the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders meet on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys won the 2009 matchup 24-7 with Tony Romo throwing for 309 yards and two touchdowns and Miles Austin catching…
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  • Robert Griffin III says anyone taking shots at his dad ‘needs t…

    Robert Griffin III says anyone taking shots at his dad ‘needs to back up’

    yahoo.com Nov 27, 2013
    Robert Griffin III's father, Robert II, made an unexpected visit to the Redskins' locker room after Monday night's game to make sure his son was not hurt after taking many hits against the 49ers. This was unusual, because family members are almost never…
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  • Phil Dawson giving 49ers what they need

    Phil Dawson giving 49ers what they need

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Phil Dawson missed both of his field-goal attempts when the San Francisco 49ers played at St. Louis in Week 4. That was the last time he missed. Dawson will head into the 49ers’ home game against the Rams on Sunday on a big roll. H…
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  • Raiders activate Jared Veldheer, release Tyler Wilson

    Raiders activate Jared Veldheer, release Tyler Wilson

    The Raiders cut a quarterback Wednesday, in hopes of keeping another on his feet. According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Raiders have activated left tackle Jared Veldheer from injured reserve/designated for return. They made room for …
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  • NFL Week 13 picks: Turkey Day slate and more

    NFL Week 13 picks: Turkey Day slate and more

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2013
    No more byes mean we've reached the stretch drive of the NFL's 2013 season. We've got five weeks and 80 games to go, and all 12 playoff berths still to be decided. The Thanksgiving Day triple-header only features one team (Oakland) that doesn't have a v…
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  • Don Banks: NFL Week 13 Picks

    Don Banks: NFL Week 13 Picks

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2013
    No more byes mean we've reached the stretch drive of the NFL's 2013 season. We have five weeks and 80 games to go, and all 12 playoff berths still to be decided. The Thanksgiving Day triple-header only features one team (Oakland) that doesn't have a ver…
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  • RGIII says RGII visit didn’t overstep any boundaries

    RGIII says RGII visit didn’t overstep any boundaries

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2013
    Everything Robert Griffin III is under the microscope these days, including a visit he received from his father in the Redskins locker room just after Monday night’s loss to the 49ers. Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reported that father and son “s…
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  • Raiders to have McFadden against Cowboys

    Raiders to have McFadden against Cowboys

    As expected, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will play on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys for the first time since aggravating his strained right hamstring on Nov. 3.
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  • Rams' Stacy, Johnson, Williams 'doing well'

    Rams' Stacy, Johnson, Williams 'doing well'

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. --The St. Louis Rams continue to monitor their three key starters who left last week's game against the Chicago Bears with a concussion as they move toward Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Running back Zac Stacy, cornerback…
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  • Wild-card watch: Week 12

    Wild-card watch: Week 12

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sunday’s game in Philadelphia might be a deciding factor in the NFC wild-card race come Week 17. At 7-4, the seventh-seeded Arizona Cardinals are tied with NFC West bedmate San Francisco, but the 49ers hold the tiebreaker and sit ahead o…
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  • Former pitcher, war vet Brissie dies at 89

    Former pitcher, war vet Brissie dies at 89

    MLB.com Nov 27, 2013
    Lou Brissie, a veteran of World War II and a former All-Star in the waning years of Connie Mack's tenure with the Philadelphia Athletics, has passed away, according to a report in The New York Times. Brissie was 89 years old, and his Major League career…
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  • Shutdown Corner Playoff Projection – Eagles are in, 49ers are o…

    Shutdown Corner Playoff Projection – Eagles are in, 49ers are out

    yahoo.com Nov 27, 2013
    Every week, we try to project what the playoff bracket will look like in January. To sift through who is for real and will make a postseason push, and who will fade out of the playoff picture down the stretch. It's important to note this is our ever-cha…
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  • Raiders extend lease at much lower rent

    Raiders extend lease at much lower rent

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2013
    Raiders owner Mark Davis has called playing on a gridiron equipped with a dirt infield a “travesty.” He has voluntarily chosen to continue participating in the travesty, for at least one more year. Earlier this week, the Raiders and the A’s both extende…
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  • Mike Jenkins says “personal vendetta” ended Cowboys stay

    Mike Jenkins says “personal vendetta” ended Cowboys stay

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2013
    Cornerback Mike Jenkins played well for the Cowboys, the way you’d expect a first-round pick to play. But when they started signing other players to the kind of contract he wanted, it made for an inevitable and ugly divorce. Now with the Raiders, Jenkin…
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  • Mike Shanahan won’t discuss possible Fred Davis discipline

    Mike Shanahan won’t discuss possible Fred Davis discipline

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2013
    With Jordan Reed sidelined by a concussion, the Redskins were expected to use tight end Fred Davis in a good-sized role against the 49ers on Monday night. That didn’t happen. Davis played a handful of snaps, most of them coming when the game was out of …
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  • American underdog vs. America's Team

    American underdog vs. America's Team

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2013
    IRVING, Texas – America loves an underdog. But will America’s Team afford Matt McGloin the same sentiment on Thanksgiving Day? No doubt taking on the Dallas Cowboys in a nationally televised game on a national holiday will be the biggest stage yet for t…
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  • Winter League roundup: Peguero leads Gigantes

    Winter League roundup: Peguero leads Gigantes

    MLB.com Nov 27, 2013
    Francisco Peguero, the Giants' No. 10 prospect, lined a two-run single to center field with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh inning as the Gigantes topped Estrellas, 3-2, on Tuesday.
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner: 'We feel like it's our time' 03:59

    San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner: 'We feel like it's our time'

    Nov 27
    San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his team's most recent game against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins, as well as the state of the 49ers behind quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Raiders at Cowboys 00:52

    Inside Edge: Raiders at Cowboys

    Nov 27
    ESPN NFL Insider delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Oakland at Dallas.
  • Video - NFL Nation Blitz: 49ers 00:51

    NFL Nation Blitz: 49ers

    Nov 27
    ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson is not worried that the team is developing a reputation for not being able to beat winning teams.
  • Video - Mavericks Hold Off Warriors 01:25

    Mavericks Hold Off Warriors

    Nov 27
    Steph Curry scored 29 points, but Dirk Nowitzki countered with 22 points of his own to lead the Mavericks past the Warriors 103-99.

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