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San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers' starting lineup is mostly set, but coach Jim Harbaugh has plenty he's looking for his team to accomplish as San Francisco prepares for Thursday night's preseason finale at home against San Diego. The starters aren't expected to play long, but quarterback Alex Smith will start and Harbaugh is looking for the offense to establish a rhythm and execute on the fundamentals. Once they depart, the coaching staff will be closely scrutinizing the backups as the 49ers prepare for final roster cuts from 75 players to 53. "All these games are important," Harbaugh said. "They all in some form or fashion decide, factor into, contribute to decisions that you make." Harbaugh believes the 49ers are improved from this time last year, and increased depth across the roster means several veterans are battling for their jobs. One of those players is running back Anthony Dixon, who has enjoyed a solid preseason but was also bumped down the depth cha...
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The San Francisco 49ers should cut Ted Ginn Jr., and I’ll tell you why.
The 49ers are talking about going into the season with six receivers on the roster; , Ginn, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams and this year’s firstround draft pick A.J. Jenkins. For a team that is built around the running game and has two excellent tight ends as well as an...
While he receives a lot of support on Twitter, 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs did admit that some of the hateful comments people send his way are unfortunate.
LaMichael James said he would play this Thursday in the 49ers preseason finale against the Chargers.
James sat out Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury. He sprained his ankle the week before against the Texans, and while he did return to practice last week, the team held him out against the Broncos. Whether he plays or not on Thursday, this is a great sign...
Which Randy Moss will we see on the 49ers?
Rizzla: This is a tricky one to answer. On one hand Moss will be motivated playing for a contender. On the other hand his QB will be unable to get him the ball enough, and he will only be on the field for obvious passing plays. I really liked Moss as a WR3 candidate but now realize he is merely a bye week filler with WR3 upside. If the 49ers...
The San Francisco 49ers could be using Kyle Williams to return kicks to start the season.
That is because Ted Ginn Jr. is right back where he was to end last season – out with an injury.
Ginn suffered a right ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos. According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, X-rays on Ginn’s ankle were negative...
Rookie center Jason Slowey is among the 12 players cut by the San Francisco 49ers to trim their roster to 75.
Slowey, a sixth-round draft pick out of Western Oregon, struggled to make an impact during training camp and was waived Monday.
Also cut: fullback Cameron Bell, outside linebacker Kourtnei Brown, defensive tackles Patrick Butrym and Matthew Masifilo, wide receivers Ben...
The San Francisco 49ers ranked fourth in the NFL in total defense last season and second in scoring defense, and there's no question defense is the team's strength. So it comes as somewhat of a surprise that opposing offenses have moved the ball and scored with relative ease against the 49ers during the preseason. That includes Sunday's 29-24 victory over Denver...
San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs decided he would reveal some of the hate messages he receives on Twitter. Most of those who responded when he Tweeted the positive results of last week's MRI exam were encouraging. But, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, he re-tweeted five hateful anonymous messages he received that included offensive words. "Everybody...
With three pre-season games behind them now, the San Francisco 49ers have made their first round of player cuts and are eyeing their season opener against the Green Bay Packers. Thus far the team has looked very efficient and very motivated in their pursuit of a championship for Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. Regardless of whether or not most of the players that see extended playing...
Brian Westbrook will officially retire as a member of the Eagles on Wednesday and will be honored during a game against Washington in December.
The former All-Pro running back played eight seasons with Philadelphia from 2002-09. He is the franchise leader with 9,785 total yards from scrimmage, ranks second in yards rushing (5,995), and third in receptions (426) and total touchdowns...
Brian Westbrook exceeded all expectations. An injury prone, undersized back out of ‘Nova? Yeah I’d pass on him too. Selected in the third round by Philadelphia Brian was a projected third-down back. Injuries to Duce Staley and Correll Buckhalter catapulted him into the starting line-up in 2004… And a problem was born. For the next four years Westbrook gave opposing defenses...
Brian Westbrook is one of the best running backs in Philadelphia Eagles history, so it's only fitting he returns to Philly to call it a career. The Eagles announced Tuesday that Westbrook will retire as a member of the Eagles on Wednesday morning. "Thank you Philadelphia for all of the great memories and support throughout the years!! The Best Fans in The WORLD!!!"...
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that former running back Brian Westbrook will officially retire as an Eagle on Wednesday.
Westbrook, a two time Pro Bowler, finished his career with the Eagles in 2009 after eight seasons with the team, posting 9,875 total yards from scrimmage. He is one of six players in NFL history to post 30-plus rushing (41) and receiving touchdowns...
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