Purcell makes 49ers' roster after 2 years of development

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) When projecting the San Francisco 49ers' roster in the spring, defensive lineman Mike Purcell was a long shot. After all, the former undrafted free agent spent most of the last two seasons on the practice squad while the team signed notable veteran Darnell Dockett and used a first-round pick on Oregon's Arik Armstead. At nose tackle, where Purcell spends...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Defensive Lineman Mike Purcell With The Fat Guy Play Of The Day

It was not a good day for Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Sunday in San Francisco. Tony Romo's one completion went for -1 yards. Brandon Weeden was only 2-5 for seven yards before getting knocked out with an injury. The other two guys--Dustin Vaughan and Jameill Showers--were a combined 15-32 for 164 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.One of those interceptions was made by...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive lineman Mike Purcell's pick-6 highlight for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Long black hair swinging from his helmet, 303-pound defensive lineman Mike Purcell intercepted Dustin Vaughan's pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to help the San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys 23-6 on Sunday night. Purcell, a practice-squad player in 2013 and for all but the final two games last season, provided the highlight again after...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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