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Found February 25, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke addressed the media on the opening morning of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He fielded the expected questions about Alex Smith, subsequently dodging them with a stock, “We are open to all options” response. He lauded Randy Moss for his leadership and savvy, referring to him as “one of the smartest players” he has ever been around. He discussed the need to find “system players” with their 14 draft picks, especially players exhibiting the right “character and skill set” to help return the Niners to the dance in New Jersey... Read more
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