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Richard Sherman said all along that he would win his case against the NFL for a PED violation. On Thursday, Sherman told NFL.com's Steve Wyche that he is free to play and will not be suspended.
The NFL responded with the following statement on the Sherman news: We are reviewing the decision, but decline comment at this time due to the confidentiality provision of the program.
If this decision had come earlier, it has been speculated that Sherman could have been selected to the Pro-Bowl, but the lingering appeal seemed to sway some votes.
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Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone and without Justin Smith the San Francisco 49ers defense immediately becomes average. Since Smith left the game in the second half against the New England Patriots, the 49ers defense has given up 76 points. Let me repeat that – 76 points! That is just pathetic. If Smith doesn’t return for the playoffs the defense...
Is A.J. Jenkins a bust? The 1st round draft pick of the 49ers hasn't caught a single pass this year, which is rather glaring given the injuries the team has suffered at the wide receiver position this season. But what can history tell us about Jenkins' prospects?If we look back at other wide receivers previously drafted by the 49ers, those that didn't get off to a hot...
The San Francisco 49ers will send nine players to represent the NFC in the 2012 Pro-Bowl. Representing San Francisco will be: Aldon Smith NaVorro Bowman Mike Iupati Donte Whitner. Frank Gore Dashon Goldson Justin Smith Joe Staley Patrick Willis. According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options...
While the San Francisco 49ers recently lost wide receiver
Mario Manningham for the remainder of the season, injured tight end Vernon Davis
should be available for the team’s regular season finale against the Arizona
Cardinals, reports Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
Davis should be available for the 49ers’ regular-season
finale against the Cardinals after sustaining a mild concussion...
The San Francisco 49ers have been gashed for big yardage after DT Justin Smith was injured on Dec. 16th against the New England Patriots, and he is unlikely to play in the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals due to his partially torn left triceps.
Moving forward after the finale, his status for the playoffs is uncertain as well. He could either miss some or all of the post...
Patrick Willis believes the San Francisco 49ers can still be a great defense even without All-Pro tackle Justin Smith.
The 49ers might have to spend the rest of this season finding out whether or not Willis, their All-Pro linebacker and defensive leader, is correct.
Smith is unlikely to play Sunday in the regular-season finale against Arizona because of a partially torn left triceps...
THAT'S NOT VERY NICE
I’m not really sure what the Seahawks fan thought Bowman was going to do to the sign when he handed it to him, but he couldn’t have been totally shocked that Bowman ripped it. I will say this, Bowman did just as bad of a job ripping that sign as the 49ers did playing defense on Sunday night. He’s a huge guy and he could only rip off a little corner? If you’re going...
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, who suffered a concussion in the game against Seattle, is not practicing Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Forty-Niners coach Jim Harbaugh called it minor and is optimistic that he will play on Sunday, but these days any concussion requires testing. Davis hasn't done much over the past four games catching a total of five passes for 56 yards and no scores.
Patrick Willis believes the 49ers can still be a great defense even without All-Pro tackle Justin Smith. The Niners might have to spend the rest of this season finding out whether or not Willis, their All-Pro linebacker and defensive leader, is correct.
Last week: 1 (-5)
Net points per drive: 0.70 (5th)
DVOA: 30.8% (4th)
Weighted DVOA: 26.8 (5th)
LG Mike Iupati: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 18 yards on 2 attempts
RG Alex Boone: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 6 yards on 1 attempt
RT Anthony Davis: Did not allow a pressure on 43 pass block...
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith is listed as doubtful to play this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Smith has a partially torn triceps, an injury he sustained two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. Smith told the Sacramento Bee on Friday that that will play if the 49ers have a playoff game next week. He will likely miss his second straight game...
Arizona Cardinals (5-10) at San Francisco 49ers (10-4-1)
It’s usually a smart thing to take well coached teams off a loss. They’re generally extra focused in a bounce back game the following week. Bill Belichick is 35-20 ATS off a loss since 2000. Mike McCarthy is 22-13 ATS in that spot since 2006. Mike Tomlin is 17-13 ATS in that spot since 2007. Sean Payton is 20-12 ATS in...