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Early analysis on Colin Kaepernick

Early analysis on Colin Kaepernick

sfgate.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 28, 2012
Early analysis on Colin Kaepernick Observations from 49erland, guaranteed fresh, no preservatives or additives, unless you count coffee: After Sunday's win in New Orleans, safety Donte Whitner mentioned that players are required to arrive at team headqu…
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  • 49ers kicker David Akers is hurting

    49ers kicker David Akers is hurting

    49ers kicker David Akers is hurting The 49ers' placekicker was limited in practice Wednesday because of a pelvis injury, an ailment which prompted the team to bring in kickers Nate Kaeding and Billy Cundiff for a tryout Tuesday, according to head coach …
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  • Cutting McClain part of Raiders' process

    Cutting McClain part of Raiders' process

    Rolando McClain was supposed to be different. He was supposed to break the chain of poor first-round drafting by the Oakland Raiders. Oakland took McClain with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft. It was well received because McClain was expected t…
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  • Pryor ready to roll when called upon

    Pryor ready to roll when called upon

    Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor spoke at length Wednesday about what life is like sitting behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, how he spends his time and how much progress he has made since training camp. One thing he doesn't do is look at the …
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  • Andrew Bogut had microfracture ankle surgery in April, will be …

    Andrew Bogut had microfracture ankle surgery in April, will be out longer than the Warriors claim

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Nov 28, 2012
    Since Joe Lacob took over as owner of the Golden State Warriors, he has professed a desire to turn the franchise into a more stable, defensive-oriented club that can become a perennial playoff team and begin moving towards the upper echelon of the leagu…
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  • Raiders among teams that placed waiver claim on DE Babin

    Raiders among teams that placed waiver claim on DE Babin

    insidebayarea.com Nov 28, 2012
    When the Philadelphia Eagles waived veteran defensive end Jason Babin on Tuesday, it set off a mad dash to see which team would be awarded Babin on a waiver claim. In the end, the Jacksonsville Jaguars were awarded Babin, based on their having the secon…
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  • Whitworth still miffed at Raiders

    Whitworth still miffed at Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    A fairly boring game between the Raiders and Bengals got a lot more interesting when Oakland defensive lineman Lamarr Houston applied a hard hit to Cincy quarterback Andy Dalton after a false start, sparking a full-blown brouhaha. Three days later, the …
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Donte Whitner

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Donte Whitner

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    Everyone’s been focused on the quarterbacks with the 49ers over the last few weeks, but they play some defense in San Francisco as well. A member of that defense will be Wednesday’s guest on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Safety Donte Whitne
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  • Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Dr. Stan Herring has diagnosed and treated his share of NFL player concussions during a three-decade career with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He’s a clinical professor at the University of Washington, a team physician with the Seahawks
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  • Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice

    Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice

    Darren McFadden took a step toward returning to action for the Raiders when he participated in practice for the first time since getting hurt in Week Nine against the Buccaneers. How McFadden’s ankle feels after that step will go a long way toward deter
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  • Barry Bonds on Hall chances: People ‘want to be angry at you fo…

    Barry Bonds on Hall chances: People ‘want to be angry at you forever … What am I doing wrong?’

    yahoo.com Nov 28, 2012
    Barry Bonds is now officially eligible for the Hall of Fame and the former San Francisco Giants star has gone on record saying that he'll be "very sad" if he's not elected when the class of 2013 is announced next month. Given his involvement w…
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  • Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Invol…

    Bristolmetrics: ESPN Covers A Quarterback Controversy Not Involving Tim Tebow

    deadspin.com Nov 28, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • AFC West primed for the draft

    AFC West primed for the draft

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    The 2013 NFL draft is going to be important in the AFC West. The 1-10 Kansas City Chiefs are on pace to get the No. 1 pick and the 3-8 Oakland Raiders and 4-7 Chargers are not far behind. As of now, Oakland is on pace for the No. 4 pick and the Chargers…
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  • Weeden cleared to practice following concussion

    Weeden cleared to practice following concussion

    CNNSI.com Nov 28, 2012
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has been cleared to practice after sustaining a concussion and will likely start Sunday in Oakland.
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  • Fisher the latest coach to say Justin Smith a little handsy

    Fisher the latest coach to say Justin Smith a little handsy

    profootballtalk.com Nov 28, 2012
    If Jim Harbaugh needs a break from obfuscating about quarterbacks today, maybe he’ll call Jeff Fisher “outrageous,” “irrational” and “absurd.” Fisher, like Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride earlier this year, said 49ers defensive e
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  • One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    One way 49ers got the better of Saints

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    Before Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers had run the ball four times in four chances under coach Jim Harbaugh when using two backs and two tight ends on third-and-2 situations. Steve Spagnuolo, the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator, had reason to …
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  • Seahawks to 49ers to Rams: Jenkins wins

    Seahawks to 49ers to Rams: Jenkins wins

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    The NFC's defensive player of the week hails from the NFC West for a third consecutive week and the sixth time in 12 weeks overall this season. St. Louis Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins won the honors after returning two interceptions for touchdo…
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  • Ankle Injury to Sideline RB Hunter for Rest of 2012

    Ankle Injury to Sideline RB Hunter for Rest of 2012

    49ersgab.com Nov 28, 2012
    49ers running back Kendall Hunter is done for the season due to a left ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s game against the Saints. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the 49ers haven’t yet announced how long Hunter will be sidelined
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  • Video - How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith? 01:31

    How would you feel if you were San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith?

    Nov 28
    The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss how San Francisco 49ers veteran quarterback Alex Smith and the rest of the locker room will feel after head coach Jim Harbaugh named quarterback Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback for Week 13.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's Start 01:11

    Blogger Blitz: Fallout From Kaepernick's Start

    Nov 28
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando talks about the implications from Colin Kaepernick being named the 49ers starter
  • Video - NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB Decision 01:43

    NFL Live OT: 49ers' QB Decision

    Nov 28
    Mark Schlereth and Brian Dawkins discuss Jim Harbaugh's choice of Colin Kaepernick as starting QB against the Rams.
  • Video - Harbaugh Sticks With Kaepernick 00:45

    Harbaugh Sticks With Kaepernick

    Nov 28
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh names Colin Kaepernick starting quarterback for the 49ers' game on Sunday.

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  • Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to source

    Nov 28
    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
  • Derek Fisher agrees to deal with Dallas Mavericks

    Nov 28
    Veteran point guard Derek Fisher is returning to the NBA after agreeing to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday night.
  • Chauncey Billups of Los Angeles Clippers to make season debut

    Nov 28
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will play his first game of the season Wednesday night when the Clippers face the Minnesota Timberwolves.