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The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-3 on the preseason as they were roundly defeated by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, 34-14, at Candlestick Park. The 49ers improved to 3-1 in preseason action. Letting them play The game was a study in coaching philosophy contrasts. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh only played his […]The post Minnesota Vikings starters no match for San Francisco 49ers backups by Paul Childers appeared first on Water Cooler Sports.

Vikings fullback Jerome Felton suspended

Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended for three games. Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker has been placed in the deep freeze for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy according to ESPN Felton had previously filed an appeal of the suspension after his 2012 DUI arrest. Please click here to read this story. The post Vikings fullback Jerome Felton...

Joe Webb fighiting for roster spot as wide receiver

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Joe Webb went high in the end zone Sunday to pull in a three-yard touchdown catch, the physical gifts that have intrigued the Minnesota Vikings coaches for years were apparent. Up against San Francisco's third-year cornerback Perrish Cox, Webb jumped high in the air, using all of his 6-foot-4 frame and remarkable leaping ability to catch a floating...

Vikings lose Williams and Felton, now what?

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Monday's news about the Minnesota Vikings losing Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and the possibility five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams might not be ready for the start of the season turned into Tuesday and preparing for time without two vital pieces.Dating back to a DWI arrest in June 2012, Felton was suspended for the first three games...

Nnamdi Asomugha securing role as 49ers No. 3 CB

Nnamdi Asomugha is now the San Francisco 49ers No.3 cornerback, overtaking fourth-year pro Tramaine Brock, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Tuesday. “He’s done well in his reps that he’s had in the game and in practice,” Fangio said, via the team’s website. “Particularly 

49ers reportedly plan on releasing Seneca Wallace

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers plan on releasing quarterback Seneca Wallace. The 49ers intend to release QB Seneca Wallace and will not play him tonight, league source says. — Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 30, 2013 This means the 49ers will be keeping rookie B.J. Daniels since we already know Colt McCoy has won the back up job.     Need NFL Tickets...

Rookie safety Reid earns starting job with 49ers

Veteran safety Donte Whitner has insisted all along that rookie Eric Reid possesses the skills and mentality to be a hard-hitting defender and fill the huge void left by Dashon Goldson's departure in free agency. Apparently, coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio agreed. They named Reid the NFC champion Niners' starter Tuesday at free safety for the Sept...

Marcus Sherels stakes claim to make roster yet again

MINNEAPOLIS -- At some point during his prodigious night Thursday, Marcus Sherels allowed himself to look up. If there's any expert in the ways of eyes-ahead, unwavering workmanship on the Vikings ever-shrinking roster, it's Sherels. The 25-year-old Land of 10,000 Lakes lifer doesn't know how to operate any other way, having gone from University of Minnesota walk-on to...

Peterson, Vikings focused on 'seizing this moment'

The Minnesota Vikings raced forward with their rebuilding project last season by finishing 10-6 and reaching the playoffs ahead of expectations, a feel-good ride behind those 2,097 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson. With Peterson in his prime and a bunch of recent high draft picks with the potential to be future cogs, there's a sturdy blueprint in place along with lingering concerns...

Without Michael Crabtree, how will Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers receiving core fare this season?

Imagine you’re Colin Kaepernick. As a backup quarterback for the 49ers, you come into a game mid-season for the injured Alex Smith. You play well enough to take over the role as the starting quarterback and you successfully lead your team to the Super Bowl. You lose, and now you’re faced with your first full year at the helm. Your team got rid of the quarterback whose job you...

Nnamdi Asomugha wins the 49ers No. 3 job

After a strong preseason, 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has won the No. 3 cornerback spot, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. As a result, Old Man Asomugha will have a new title when the 49ers open the regular season against Green Bay on Sept. 8: No. 3 cornerback. Fangio said Asomugha has overtaken Tramaine Brock for that role, which had been filled by Chris Culliver before...

Nnamdi Asomugha Wins 49ers #3 CB Spot

A lot of football fans were shocked to hear that the man thought to be the best CB in the NFL just a few years ago was struggling to even make the 49ers team. Well it looks like now that Nnamdi Asomugha will play a “major part“ in the 49ers defense as the #3 CB. “He’s done well in his reps that he’s had in the game and in practice,” Fangio said, via the San Francisco...

Niners confirm Haralson trade to Saints

The San Francisco 49ers have confirmed they have traded outside linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints and will receiver an undisclosed 2014 draft pick in return. Haralson must pass a physical in New Orleans for the trade to become official. While leaving 49ers headquarters Monday afternoon, Haralson said he'd been traded and planned to join his new team Tuesday...

Vikings: Hit on Williams was dirty

Desmond Bishop called the hit Kevin Williams took to his right knee “definitely dirty.” Chad Greenway and Leslie Frazier also expressed their disdain for Joe Looney’s low block Sunday night, and Greenway wasn’t buying Looney’s explanation.

Notebook: Floyd unlikely to play

With Kevin Williams’ status uncertain for the regular-season opener, the Vikings don’t want to take any risks with his backup. Plus, injury updates and more.

Players, coaches discuss emotions of cut time

Leslie Frazier called it one of the toughest parts of his job. One of the players said he might cry if he finds out he made the team, and other bubble players talked about their thoughts heading into a weekend when about 700 players will be cut across the NFL.
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