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Over the course of the past week, two disgruntled NFL players have publicly stated their opinion that the New York Giants did not, in fact, beat them in the playoffs, but that their respective teams gave away a victory. It started on Tuesday when Green Bay Packers LB Clay Mathews stated that his team “beat themselves” in the NFC Divisional round that ended their season. While the Giants’ brushed off these comments with humor, on Friday, another casualty of Big Blue’s improbable 2011 Super Bowl run decided to open his mouth. Before his team’s preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner addressed his feelings toward the 2011 NFC Championship game. “We felt like it was ours to lose,” Whitner said. “Especially after we beat the Saints, we felt like it was ours to lose. We felt like the Saints and Green Bay Packers were the two best teams in the playoffs and once they went down we felt like it was ours to lose, and we let it slip through our f...

49ers make move to bolster linebacker corps

With Aldon Smith and two other linebackers injured, the San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Kenny Rowe to a two-year contract. They also waived safety Mark LeGree. Rowe signed as undrafted free agent in 2011 and was released after training camp. He is expected to fill in for Smith, who suffered a bruised hip Friday against Minnesota. Rookies Darius Fleming and Cam Johnson did not play Friday.

49ers LB Smith leaves game with injury

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday's preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings with a leg injury. Smith was carted off the field to the locker room after the second play of the Vikings second drive of the game, CSN Bay Area reported. The team did not give any information about the injury. In his second year, Smith is coming off a rookie season in...

San Francisco 49ers: Biggest Home Game of 2012

When Kyle Williams fumbled a punt in overtime of the NFC Championship, the San Francisco 49ers’ season was all but finished. Only four plays after the muffed punt, New York Giants kicker, Lawrence Tynes, made it official with a 31-yard field goal. The Niners have had an entire offseason to digest and dwell on the pain, the hurt, and the what ifs. All of that time to replay and...

Everybody anxious to see the real Randy Moss

Randy Moss has been a model professional in just about every way since joining the 49ers earlier this year, but people know that’s not exactly been the case throughout his star-crossed NFL career. As the five-time All-Pro prepares to take his first snaps in a 49ers uniform at the same place he began his career, people are anxious to see which is the real person and player that will show up.

49ers LB Smith has bruised hip

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday's exhibition game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter with only a bruised hip, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Smith left the locker room on two support canes, but coach Jim Harbaugh said the preliminary indication was that Smith would not miss much time. Smith was injured while lunging...

49ers 17, Vikings 6

Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers picked up right where they left off last season in their preseason opener. Smith tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brett Swain on the opening possession, backup Colin Kaepernick ran 78 yards for a score on the next and the 49ers breezed past the Minnesota Vikings 17-6 Friday night. Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter and Rock Cartwright combined...

Aldon Smith says he’s fine

AP Photo On Friday night, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was taken off the field on a cart during their preseason game against the Vikings.  It was later reported that he suffered a thigh bruise. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes Smith’s injury isn’t serious. “Still waiting,” Harbaugh said. “Preliminary, looks like we’ll be alright. Looks like we dodged...

Justin Tuck believes the Packers and 49ers are sore losers

AP Photo With both 49ers safety Donte Whitner and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews Jr. speaking out and saying that they should’ve beaten the Giants when they played them in the playoffs last season, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck believes both teams are full of sore losers. “Man, there’s some sore losers in the world. I mean I don’t care (what they say),” said Tuck,...
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