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Its becoming increasingly clear that the Eagles did not want to go into last season with Michael Vick as their only option at quarterback.
There have already been multiple reports indicating that they looked into signing Peyton Manning and rumors have surfaced about them trying to trade up to pick Robert Griffin III.
But heres a new name to add to to that mix: Alex Smith.
There was a courtship last year, to a certain degree, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Smith was a free agent, and the 49ers were in the mix for Mannings services. Smith even took a visit to Miami to meet with the Dolphins, but ultimately, he went back to San Francisco.
I dont know a whole lot, Dilfer added. I just know there was a courtship. It was not even an inside source, you know what I mean? It was just kind of the scuttle in the offseason.
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The San Francisco 49ers will try to trade quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason, ESPN.com reported Sunday. Smith reportedly has asked to be released, but the 49ers apparently will keep him and try to get something in exchange. The ESPN.com report suggests there may be several teams interested in trading for Smith. New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is expected to be
playing elsewhere at the start of the 2013 season given the emergence of Colin
Kaepernick. Before cutting ties with Smith, the 49ers will attempt to trade him,
according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the 49ers will try to
trade Smith. Per Schefter, the Niners believe there will be suitors...
NFL.com is reporting that Chiefs new head coach, Andy Reid is very interested in Alex Smith, and that the Chiefs could step up as the top team to reach out for his services.
The quotes from the San Francisco Chronicle from Reid in regards to Smith as told by Trent Dilfer is that he “really likes Alex.”
Dilfer is a close friend of Smith, and a former 49ers quarterback. He also...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that the 49ers will be look to trade QB Alex Smith before granting him his release in the next few weeks, via Pro Football Talk.
Reports from earlier in the week suggested as much, but Schefter specifically mentions that the Browns and the Chiefs as two potential landing spots for Smith.
Smith, 28, secured a three-year deal worth $24 million last...
Oddly enough, maybe the two biggest stories out of Super Bowl week have been related to deer-antler spray (?) and the future of one team's backup quarterback.
With rumors circulating that 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will request his release after the season, FOXSports.com reported Tuesday that the Niners instead will seek to trade their former starter in hopes of recouping...
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid courted San
Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith last offseason, and he could do the same
thing following the 2012 campaign, according to Trent Dilfer of ESPN.
Today, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer said new Kansas City coach
Andy Reid, then with the Eagles, expressed interest in acquiring Smith when he
was a free agent after the 2011 season...
The officiating crew for Super Bowl XLVII used their flags quite sparingly down the stretch, which many believe helped the Baltimore Ravens hold on to beat the San Francisco 49ers. On what turned out to be the Niners’ last drive of the game, Jim Harbaugh felt that the Ravens got away with pass interference on two plays.
The first came on 2nd-and-goal, when Colin Kaepernick rolled...
If 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is headed out of San Francisco after the season, as NFL.com reported on Tuesday, one of his potential landing spots may be Kansas City. New Chiefs coach Andy Reid, then with the Eagles, was reportedly interested in Smith following the 2011 season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Reid "really likes Alex" ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer...
In one of the more entertaining games in Super Bowl history, the Ravens held on to beat the 49ers, 34-31. Here are some quick-hit observations from Baltimore’s upset.
+ There’s no question that Jimmy Smith held Michael Crabtree in the end zone on that fourth-down play. We’ve all seen cornerbacks flagged for less and if there’s a penalty on the play, then throw the flag, period...
Outside of a questionable fake field goal gone bad, the Baltimore Ravens have dominated the first half of Super Bowl XLVII, leading 21-6 at halftime.
The Ravens have looked crisp on offense and extremely fast on defense while the 49ers have looked slow, sluggish and off their game. In other words, one team came ready to play, and the other apparently forgot today was game day....