Posted December 07, 2011 on sfo.scout.com
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NaVorro Bowman called it a “shocker” when the seemingly indestructible Patrick Willis went down with a hamstring injury after just five defensive plays Sunday against the Rams. But surprisingly – if not shockingly – the 49ers’ rugged defense hardly skipped a beat without him. That’s because Larry Grant stepped in capably to fill Willis’ shoes, leaving the Niners confident that he can do it again.
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