Found December 23, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith will not play in tonight’s game against the Seahawks. SF DE Justin Smith will not play tonight vs. Seattle due to elbow injury, 49ers hoping he will be recovered enough to return for postseason. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012 Smith has put together another great season.  Not having him is a big blow to one of the NFL’s best defenses.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = ''+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_w...

Justin Smith ruled out for tonight’s NFC West showdown against Seahawks

The Seahawks offense has been hot, very hot via the ground game and the San Francisco 49ers will be without their best defensive lineman Justin Smith according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Smith suffered an elbow injury suffered last Sunday night against the Patriots. His status has been up in the air, but the 49ers will go without the services of Smith, who left the Patriots game...

Justin Smith questionable for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois has been preparing all week to start in place of All-Pro Justin Smith on the NFL's second-ranked defense. The 49ers remain uncertain whether that will actually happen Sunday night in a NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. Smith's availability is in question after he missed practice Friday because of an...

Panthers reportedly looking at making Marc Ross their next GM

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross is the leading candidate to take over as the Carolina Panthers new general manager. Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross has emerged as a leading candidate to become the Panthers next general manager, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012 Ross has been a GM candidate...

49ers Injury Report: Justin Smith, Mario Manningham, Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have several key players listed as questionable as they prepare for this weekend’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, including defensive end Justin Smith and wide receiver Mario Manningham, while linebacker Aldon Smith is probable to suit up, reports Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. Make of this what you will: Jim Harbaugh today said that Justin...

Jean Francois ready if Justin Smith is not

As reporters circled around Ricky Jean Francois in the 49ers locker room Friday, teammates Randy Moss, Colin Kaepernick and Mike Iupati each stopped by to call out good-natured questions from behind the crowd, drawing laughs all around. Nobody seems too worried about Jean Francois stepping in for stalwart defensive leader Justin Smith at Seattle on Sunday, particularly not Jean Francois.

Report: NFL moves Redskins – Cowboys week 17 match up to Sunday night

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has moved next week’s Redskins – Cowboys game to the Sunday night slot. And here it is: Sources confirm DAL-WAS will be moved to primetime in Week 17. GB-MIN will move to 4:25 ET. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 24, 2012 It only made sense to move this game to Sunday night, since both the Redskins and Cowboys will be playing...

Report: Panthers Targeting Giants Scouting Director As Their Next GM

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Giants’ director of college scouting Marc Ross is the “leading candidate” for the Carolina Panthers GM vacancy. Brandon Beane took over for former GM Marty Hurney who was fired back in October, but the Panthers are looking for a different option to takeover in the coming weeks. Ross has done a great job of bringing in plenty of quality...

49ers continue W, W, L, trend in Seattle

The 49ers headed into Seattle needing a win to clinch the division and still hold the No. 2 in the NFC. Well none of that happened as they got embarrassed by the Seahawks. The 49ers looked flat, unprepared and they were definitely outcoached. One thing is obvious after this game, Justin Smith is the MVP of this defense. The Seahawks ran at his fill ins and took Aldon Smith and his...

Arian Foster pulled from game with irregular heartbeat

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster left today’s game against the Vikings with an irregular heart beat.  He claims that he’s OK. Arian Foster left Sunday’s game with irregular heartbeat. He told team he’s ok, prob could’ve played, but Texans played it safe, rested him. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012 We certainly...

Robert Griffin III medically cleared to start

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been medically cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. In the final anticipated step, Redskins doctors cleared QB Robert Griffin III to start Sunday’s game vs. Eagles, via league sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 22, 2012   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI...

49ers lose Mario Manningham for the season

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver  Mario Manningham suffered a torn ACL and PCL during Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks. More brutal injuries: 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham tore his ACL and PCL Sunday night vs. Seattle. Done for season. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 25, 2012 This is a tough blow to the 49ers offense...

Decision on Richard Sherman’s appeal expected on Thursday

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is expected to announce their decision on whether or not Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s suspension for performance enhancing drugs will be overturned. A decision on the appeal of Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is expected to be announced by Thursday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 24, 2012 Sherman had a monster game...

Report: Jim Schwartz’s job is safe in Detroit

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, despite a rough season, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz’s job is safe for the 2013 season. Jim Schwartz’s contract with Lions still has three years remaining on it after this season and runs through 2015. Schwartz is safe for 2013. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012 After a playoff season in 2011, Schwartz deserves...

Report: Tim Tebow will likely be playing for the Jaguars next season

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen via Adam Schefter,  Jets quarterback Tim Tebow will most likely be playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars next season. And @mortreport reports it’s “a virtual certainty” that Tim Tebow will play in 2013 for the Jacksonville Jaguars. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012 We already know the Jets are going to get rid of Tebow...

Heath Miller suffered a torn ACL & MCL

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller suffered a torn ACL and MCL during yesterday’s loss to the Bengals. And Steelers TE Heath Miller tore his ACL and MCL. Brutal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 24, 2012 With Miller suffering such a serious injury late in the season, there’s a chance he may not be ready for training camp next season.   Need NFL Tickets? ...
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