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Eight games are in the books and the San Francisco 49ers find themselves with a record of 6-2 and having won their last five games in a row. They have done so in impressive fashion scoring at least 31 points in those games and overcoming a little bit of a lull early in the season as well as injuries to both the offense and defense.
The 49ers have also relied heavily on the run these past five games. With injuries to Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree the 49er wide receivers just weren’t talented enough to create separation and win one-on-one matchups which was very apparent in week two and week three against Seattle and Indianapolis. San Francisco appeared to find it’s identity in a Thursday night game at St. Louis were they used their big offensive line and ran the ball well.
Now coming of their bye, the Niners are about to go through their toughest five game stretch of the entire season beginning with Sunday’s game against the streaking Carolina Panthers. The good news is that the 49ers have reinforcements coming in. Guys like Crabtree, Aldon Smith, and Tank Carradine should be able to make contributions and help this Superbowl contender down the stretch.
First Half MVP: Navarro Bowman
Players like Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, and Aldon Smith have overshadowed this guy the past couple of seasons but this year with the injuries the defense have suffered Bowman has played as good as any linebacker in this league. So far, Bowman has 69 tackles a couple of sacks and two forced fumbles. Without his veteran leadership and playmaking ability their is no way that the defense could’ve stayed this consistent specially with the offense struggling in the early part of the season.
Best performance: Colin Kaepernick vs. Packers
It seems like almost a lifetime ago but in week one against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick had himself a career game. 412 yards and three touchdowns was an impressive start to the season and although he hasn’t been able to duplicate this level of success, the 49ers will ultimately go as far as Kaep takes them.
The next five games for the 49ers will likely determine whether or not they will be able to catch the Seahawks for the division lead. The way the team has been playing and with some key players making it’s way back, there is no reason why this teams shouldn’t be 13-3 and in good position to make another Superbowl run.
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Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers are expected to release CB Nnamdi Asomugha Monday. Rapoport adds that CB Eric Wright is expected to be activated and take Asomugha’s roster spot. San Francisco is expected activate WR Mario Manningham as well, according to Rapoport . A report from a little over a week ago suggested that Asomugha was on the chopping block now that he...
The San Francisco 49ers have announced that wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been cleared for practice. The San Francisco 49ers will have Michael Crabtree at practice for the first time in 2013. The fifth-year wideout has been cleared to practice with the 49ers as of Tuesday. Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles during Organized Team Activities and is now able to join his teammates...
San Francisco is about to get a big boost at the receiver position.
Mario Manningham is scheduled to be activated and added to the 53 man roster on Tuesday, and Michael Crabtree is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab from Achilles surgery.
According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, Crabtree will be back in late November, and at the latest early December.
It has been widely...
The San Francisco 49ers made a lot of news in the off season when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Many fans wanted this pairing to occur two years earlier when Nnamdi was considered to be the best cornerback in the NFL. A lot has changed since then. This is proven by the news today that the 49ers have waived the former all pro.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers will release CB Nnamdi Asomugha when they activate CB Eric Wright.
After being waived by the San Francisco 49ers in order to make room for WR Mario Manningham and CB Eric Wright. I expect a short time away from football for the 10 year veteran.
Several teams in the league are struggling with the cornerback position and I look for quite a few to make a strong push for the shutdown corner.
The New York Giants could be in high pursuit for Asomugha...
The San Francisco 49ers have activated wide receiver Mario Manningham and cornerback Eric Wright.
#49ers activate WR Mario Manningham and CB Eric Wright. The team has also waived CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) November 4, 2013
The Niners are getting two very good players as we get closer to the final stretch of the regular season.
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According to Ian Rapoport the 49ers will activate DB Eric Wright from the NFI List and release DB Nnamdi Asomugha to make room for Wright.
#49ers will have several moves today, including cutting Nnamdi, activating Eric Wright, and almost certainly activating Mario Manningham.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 4, 2013
In the offseason the 49ers had a trade in place for Wright...
The news just keep getting better and better for the 49ers.
The 49ers are reporting that wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been cleared to practice.
Crabtree suffered a torn achilles during the teams OTA’s to start the offseason and he now will be able to practice with the team. The 49ers have 21 days to activate Crabtree from the PUP List.
The post Michael Crabtree Cleared...
The San Francisco 49′ers have waived CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
THIS JUST IN: 49ers have released DB Nnamdi Asomugha. (ESPN/Media Reports)
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 4, 2013
For those that are concerned that his wife, Scandal star Kerry Washington will have to shoulder the finances alone, fret not. Asomugha is getting $4M this year from the 2011 deal he signed with the...
The San Francisco 49ers have activated WR Mario Manningham from the team’s Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List and CB Eric Wright from the Reserve/NFI List.
Manningham originally signed with the 49ers on March 22, 2012. In 2012, he played in 12 games, and recorded 42 receptions for 449 yards and one touchdown, before sustaining a season-ending knee injury at Seattle on...
Nnamdi Asomugha's meteoric fall from his days being considered a top cornerback in the NFL prior to signing with the Eagles in 2011 continued Monday as he was released by the 49ers.
Once upon a time Nnamdi Asomugha was considered a top-five cornerback and the centerpiece of the Philadelphia Eagles "Dream Team" spending spree in July 2011.
Fast forward to November...
The San Francisco 49ers will be getting some help at the wide receiver position soon. Mario Manningham is set to be activated for their next game against the Carolina Panthers. I spoke to him a few weeks ago and he was very excited about getting back on the field. He told me that he was targeting this game for his return with a big smile on his face. His eyes lit up when he spoke...
Going to have to call Oliva Pope ASAP to save him.
Source: #49ers plan to cut CB Nnamdi Asomugha today, with the expected activation of CB Eric Wright.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 4, 2013