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Even with linebacker James Harrison suspended from the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the San Francisco 49ers offensive line has no reason to celebrate.
They might be a man down, too.
After surrendering a staggering 18 sacks in the past three games, the 49ers are facing the prospect of playing without left tackle Joe Staley for the Monday night matchup against the Steelers at Candlestick Park. The blindside blocker is still recovering from a concussion and hasn't participated in practice this week.
Alex Boone would make his first career start for the NFC West champions if Staley is not cleared to play.
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The NFL has denied James Harrison's appeal of a one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy, and the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker will sit out Monday night's game against San Francisco.
The ruling was made by NFL-NFLPA on-field appeals officer Ted Cottrell and announced Friday.
Harrison was suspended Tuesday because of the hit to...
The NFL has upheld Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison's one-game
suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt
McCoy in a game last week.Harrison will not be allowed to play in Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers.Since
the NFL stepped up its enforcement on helmet-to-helmet contact,
Harrison is the first player...
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