Posted December 07, 2011 on
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.

How long should the 49ers let LB Patrick Willis sit out games?

The right hamstring injury to San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis isn't serious. It's been ruled a Grade 2 and chances of him playing this Sunday is unlikely. But fortunately for the 49ers, the injury...

Willis among four players listed as questionable for Sunday

The 49ers have listed four players as questionable on today's injury report, but it figures only one ? linebacker Patrick Willis ? will be sidelined for Sunday's game at Arizona. Willis (hamstring) did not practice week and the Niners won't allow him to play and risk further injury with four...

Willis has hamstring injury; expected to be out for sunday

After 49er star ILB Patrick Willis went down early on in there 26-0 win vs the Rams, 49er players and fan feared for a bad result. But Willis is expected to only miss a game or two. Willis, reportedly wont practice much, if at all, and probably wont play sunday...

San Francisco 49ers' Larry Grant makes hard-hitting impression subbing for injured Patrick Willis

49ers linebacker stands out in subbing for injured Willis

Harbaugh won't share much when it comes to Willis' injury

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis' hamstring injury is still a bit of a mystery.

49ers playing strong against the run

The NFL's No. 1 rushing defense enters the final quarter of the season with a few significant streaks that have been key this year to the San Francisco 49ers' success. They're streaks that are becoming more meaningful each week for the team's defense, which hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 34 consecutive games or a rushing touchdown in its last 13 games. ...

Bowman: Niners Should be Considered Elite

The 49ers are 10-2 and already NFC West champions, yet still find themselves defending their legitimacy to local and national media. On Monday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reported that quarterback Alex Smith and linebacker NaVorro Bowman both were making cases for their team. According to Inman, Bowman told the NFL Network that the 49ers consider themselves one of the NFL’s...

Carlos Rogers, Patrick Willis sit out 49ers practice; Braylon Edwards returns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals have just released their injury report:49ersDid Not Participate: CB Carlos Rogers (knee), LB Patrick Willis (hamstring) Limited Participation in Practice: CB Tarell Brown ...

Nittany Lions in the NFL - Week 13

Highlights from week 13 of the 2011 season include a phenomenal punting performance by the Steelers Jeremy Kapinos, Navorro Bowman contributing to a 49ers shutout, and another career first for Redskins running back Evan Royster.
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