San Francisco 49ers: 2015 Training Camp Questions

The San Francisco 49ers are used to adversity.   But come on!   When is enough too much?  This year training camp wa supposed to be a refuge of sorts.  Time for the team to meet the new coaches and get a hand on all the defections that happened during the off-season. If things were only that simple.  Now the 49ers training camp is the place where questions start.   Here are...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 11/11

49ers 49ers placed ILB Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) 49ers signed RB Alfonso Smith. (NFLTR) 49ers signed LB Shayne Skov to their practice squad. Bears Bears waived WR Santonio Holmes. (NFLTR) Bears signed WR Rashad Lawrence to their practice squad. (NFLTR) Bears released LB Terrell Manning from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Bears signed G...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Sign RB Alfonso Smith

The San Francisco 49ers are signing RB Alfonso Smith to a contract Tuesday, according to his agency HOF Player Representatives. Congratulations to HOF Player Representatives client Alfonso Smith, RB, on signing with the San Francisco 49ers! — HOF Player Reps (@hofplayerreps) November 11, 2014 Smith, 27, originally signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Giants, Jaguars, Packers, Raiders, & Titans

  49ers The 49ers could keep four running backs including Alfonso Smith given that he is a solid special teams contributor. (Paul Gutierrez) Paul Gutierrez projects the 49ers to keep six receivers, but part ways with veteran Brandon Lloyd. San Francisco is expected to shut rookie OL Marcus Martin down for the season. (Paul Gutierrez) Giants The Giants used WR Preston Parker...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonso Smith signs with San Francisco 49ers

Former Kentucky wildcats running back Alfonso Smith has finally signed with an NFL team. After the Arizona Cardinals opted not to re-sign him, the AFC west-rival San Francisco 49ers are signing Smith after losing a pair of running backs. “I’m a Niner Babeeeeee!” Smith posted on his Instagram account Monday night with a picture of […]
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 28, 2014  |  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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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