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49ers Sign RB Alfonso Smith

  Cam Inman of the Mercury News, citing a league source, is reporting that the 49ers have agreed to terms with RB Alfonso Smith.  Smith posted a 49ers logo on his Instagram account saying “I’m a Niner Babeeeeee!” this evening, so the report is really more of a confirmation.  Smith, 27, hasn’t found any reported interest this offseason, but the 49ers have a few players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals release Alfonso Smith

The Arizona Cardinals have released running back Alfonso Smith today, according to Smith’s Twitter account. I’ve been informed that I won’t be back with @azcardinals. I appreciate the 4yrs I’ve spent there, wish you the best Birdgang #FreeAgent — Alfonso Smith † (@FonzoRB29) March 18, 2014 He continued on… Thanks #Birdgang fans, y’all gonna bring tears to my Eyes...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Restricted Free Agent Notes: Bears, Cardinals

Bears: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears “are not planning to place” a tender offer on restricted free agent S Anthony Walters.  Walters will become an unrestricted free agent at 3 p.m. CST. Cardinals: Kent Somers of AZ Central Sports reports that the Cardinals will not tender restricted free agents TE Jake Ballard, RB Alfonso Smith, OLB Marcus Benard...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals to platoon at running back

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the phrase that fantasy football fans dread the most. “I don’t know that there are many feature backs in the NFL,” GM Steve Keim said from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Thursday. “Most teams use a platoon of backs, and that would probably be no different for us.” That came from an Adam Green article on Arizonasports.com...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals free agent needs: Running Backs

The Arizona Cardinals need a running back to fill out their roster. Rashard Mendenhall is going to be a free agent. Andre Ellington could be set to be the starter if Mendenhall doesn’t come back. Ryan Williams is a giant question mark after being scratched for all 16 games last season. Alfonso Smith and Stepfan Taylor are more of backup running backs at this point. Given that...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Top-10 Running Backs would help the Cardinals?

The Arizona Cardinals could use some help at the running back position. Rashard Mendenhall is set to be a free agent and Andre Ellington looked solid in his rookie season. Ryan Williams was a healthy scratch for all 16 games this season while Stepfan Taylor and Alfonso Smith saw limited work. It should be clear that Arizona doesn’t have a workhorse running back that it can count...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Danchik's Fantasy Corner!

  As I look back at my predictions last week, none of them helped you out fantasy-wise and I apologize for that. The Dolphins won their game late, but Matt Ryan did not have an outstanding fantasy day. The Cardinals’ running backs were the only set of skill players that scored for them, but it was one touchdown by Alfonso Smith, someone I didn’t mention, and no one had more...
Via Buc Stop
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 free agents for Week 4

Here's my listing of the top 30 free agents for Week 4 citing 12-team, standard-scoring leagues a countdown that typically values long-term viability over one week of superb stats. Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Ryan Tannehill, Terrelle Pryor, Carson Palmer, Geno Smith and EJ Manuel are the likeliest candidates for the most points from Sunday to Sunday. But I would...
Via Fox Sports South
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 free agents for Week 4

Here's my listing of the top 30 free agents for Week 4 citing 12-team, standard-scoring leagues a countdown that typically values long-term viability over one week of superb stats. Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Ryan Tannehill, Terrelle Pryor, Carson Palmer, Geno Smith and EJ Manuel are the likeliest candidates for the most points from Sunday to Sunday. But I would...
Via Fox Sports South
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The 13 Best Athlete Tweets From 2011

I was bored, ok?   1. Cardinals RB Alfonso Smith asked this: Can u get a ticket for driving sleepy??! — Alfonso Smith  (@FonzoRB29) June 13, 2011   Like is that considered under the influence — Alfonso Smith  (@FonzoRB29) June 13, 2011 No, Alfonso. It’s not.    2. Not an athlete, but remember when Dan Gilbert tweeted this: Congrats to Mark C.&entire Mavs...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals RB William Powell participates in full practice

Arizona Cardinals running back William Powell fully participated in practice on Wednesday and will be looked upon to carry much of the load in his team's newly revamped rushing attack with Ryan Williams (shoulder surgery) and Beanie Wells (turf toe) on the shelf. Powell, who suffered a head injury in Week Five against the Rams, will also be sharing carries with LaRod Stephens...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals' backs get 'opportunity of a lifetime'

TEMPE, Ariz. William Powell was out of work for three and a half months last season after the Cardinals cut him on Sept. 2. In that span, the dream of some day starring in the NFL never crossed his mind. With most little kids where Im coming from, the dream is just to be in the NFL, said Powell, who is from Duncanville, Texas. Ive always been a confident player, and I know I have...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Depth Chart Digging: Week Six

In Case you didn't know...Photo Credit: Loganbking Even if you own the waiver-wire, there is little to do for having a weak draft. I'm sick of struggling in leagues and praying for a sudden epiphany-ridden performance by a third string receiver playing against the Bills D. Who, by the way, were absolutely embarrassed by Alex Smith. Buffalo's defense is like my roommate...
Via Sons of Roto
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Ryan Williams on IR

The Arizona Cardinals have placed running back Ryan Williams on injured reserve after suffering a season ending shoulder injury last week against the Rams.The Cardinals will now have to go with Larod Stephens-Howling, Williams Powell or Alfonso Smith.  They could also decide to sign a veteran.
Via Pro Football Zone
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 6 Waiver Wire and Flier's

QBAlex Smith – Still available is almost 50% of leagues, Alex Smith is coming off a 303 yard 3 TD performance against the Buffalo Bills. This week he faces the New York Giants and they allow the 10th most yards and the 14th most fantasy points to QB’s. Eli and the Giants figure to put up at least 24 points, so Alex is going to need to score for the 49er’s to have a chance...
Via Roto Rankings
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Alfonso Smith could be in for a huge week in Arizona this week

Last week, Alfonso Smith was hoping to get a phone call and get back into the NFL. Well, the patience paid off for the former Kentucky running back. Smith had several workouts before getting a call from Arizona when running back Beanie Wells went down. Well last week the Arizona Cardinals took another huge loss, when running back Ryan Williams went down with a shoulder injury...
Via NFL Draft Zone
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Cardinals sign running back Alfonso Smith

Getty Images According to a league source, the Arizona Cardinals have signed running back Alfonso Smith.  Alfonso is a familiar face in Arizona as he played for the Cardinals for the past 2 seasons. Last season the former Kentucky Wildcat running back ran the ball 30 times for 102 yards and scored a touchdown.  With the Cardinals unsure of the status of Beanie Wells and with Ryan...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Free Agency: Ranking The NFC West

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS   There were only a handful of things the Niners needed to improve upon from last season, and receivers was one of them.  Smith and the Niners deserve a lot of credit for making it as far as they did with only two solid receivers, but one has to wonder how much further they could have gone with one or two more.  Well, next season we'll know.  The Niners...
Via Football Nation
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants rookie linebacker Greg Jones will be counted on to help stop 49ers Frank Gore

Giants rookie linebacker Greg Jones will be counted on to help stop 49ers Frank GoreGETTY IMAGESMR. JONES: Giants rookie middle linebacker Greg Jones (left, chasing down Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith last month) will be counted on as a big part of the defensive game plan against the 49ers and elite power back Frank Gore tomorrow in San Francisco.By Mark Hale - NY Post 11/12/11
Via In Reese We Trust
November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Cardinals RB Wells expected to play

Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells is expected to be active Sunday vs. Baltimore. ESPN reported Wells will be uniform and perhaps see a limited number of carries. He had been questionable on Friday's injury list with a hamstring ailment. The Cardinals also have Alfonso Smith, Chester Taylor, and LaRod Stephens-Howling as running backs to use against Baltimore'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals (1-5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (4-2)

The Arizona Cardinals have lost five games in a row and they have not looked good on the road so far this year.  The Ravens are going to be in a foul mood after losing at Jacksonville last week.  The Ravens are 3-0 at home and they have outscored their opponents 98-38 so far this year.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Cardinals have the ball:  With Chris...
Via Cardinals Locker
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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