NFL Notes: Free Agency, Bills, Redskins, & Steelers

Free Agency Adam Schefter expects the “supply of quality wide receivers will exceed the demand” in free agency this year. ESPN’s Adam Caplan takes a look as some free agent sleepers to keep an eye on including: RB Roy Helu (Redskins), WR Cecil Shorts III (Jaguars), TE Charles Clay (Dolphins), LB Dan Skuta (49ers), S Jeron Johnson (Seahawks), and S Isa Abdul-Quddus (Lions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Skuta out for Niners, Jennings active for Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) San Francisco linebacker Dan Skuta is missing the 49ers game with the New York Giants on Sunday with an ankle injury. It's the second straight week Skuta has been sidelined. He has played while Aldon Smith missed the first nine games because of a suspension. Smith is active for the first time this season. Starting cornerback Trumaine Brock is out with...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Willis, Skuta out for 49ers vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have scratched injured starting linebackers Patrick Willis and Dan Skuta for Sunday's game against New Orleans. The Saints will have right tackle Zach Strief in uniform after he missed practice all week with a chest injury, and also have activated center Jonathan Goodwin, who has been limited by ankle and knee injuries. Skuta, who has an...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: The value of having veterans

For a few seasons now the San Francisco 49ers have been considered one of the deepest and most talented teams.  They have been a Superbowl contender year in and year out with a physical smash mouth style that has produced numerous pro-bowlers.  Sure, Jim Harbaugh deserves a ton of credit for inheriting this group and turning them into a powerhouse.  But let’s talk about these...
Via isportsweb.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers rookie Chris Borland gets first start

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco linebacker Dan Skuta described rookie linebacker Chris Borland's playing style in one word: ''nifty.'' ''You know, the way he slides around blocks,'' Skuta said. ''He sidesteps and weaves his way around but he can also be physical when the need arises. He's been a good player.'' Borland - who spent part of his Wisconsin career trying to tackle...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Can the Broncos slow down the 49ers’ Frank Gore?

As we do each Friday, each of the Cover32 sites sends out some questions to their opposing team’s site for some different perspective on the matchups. This week the Denver Broncos play the 4-2 San Francisco 49ers and I sent a few questions to Niners writer Alex Farkas from http://cover32.com/49ers/ and here are some of his answers and explanations: Clint: It looks like linebacker...
Via cover32 - Broncos
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco at St. Louis: 3 Things We Learned

The 49ers came away with a win against the Rams 31-17, and it took the whole team to do it. The following are three things we learned from the game.1. One for all and all for one.After the 1st quarter was played, things did not look good for The 49ers, as they trailed 14-0. However The 49ers defense really showed up in the second half with Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta both getting...
Via Football Nation
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers throttle Rams 31-17 for third straight win

ST. LOUIS -- Colin Kaepernick threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns, helping the San Francisco 49ers erase an early 14-point deficit and beat the St. Louis Rams 31-17 on Monday night. Brandon Lloyd, Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree each caught a scoring pass for the 49ers (4-2), who have won three in a row. Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta had two sacks apiece for a stifling defense...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fullback Miller brings more than blocks to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As Bruce Miller swung away and trash-talked linebacker Dan Skuta from across the locker room pingpong table, Jim Harbaugh emerged to officiate. San Francisco's coach caught wind that Miller has been touting himself as the 49ers' best football-playing pingponger and wanted to see for himself. Miller choked. Harbaugh scored, Skuta up ''14-7, 14-8, 15-8, 16...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Niners lead NFL in penalties

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After three games the San Francisco 49ers lead the NFL with 36 penalties, a pace that would break the league record set by the Oakland Raiders three years ago. The 49ers (1-2) are not making any excuses, though they say part of the problem is in the ambiguity of certain ''points of emphasis'' for NFL officials this year, rules already on the books that will...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco 49ers LB Dan Skuta Nails Cardinals QB Drew Stanton Mid-Slide

Of all the quarterback friendly rules the slide rule is the one that makes the most sense. Yeah, you could say that they are football players too and deserve to be hit like everyone else. At the same time ask fans of a team that lost their quarterback to hits like the one Drew Stanton took from Dan Skuta Sunday and can't see the game being played without it.He is undoubtedly going...
Via FatManWriting
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers should avoid ‘top-heavy’ draft class of outside linebackers

Is it possible to have too much talent at one position? That would certainly be the case for the San Francisco 49ers, should they invest in one of cover32′s top 10 outside linebackers in this year’s draft. The 49ers are loaded across the front seven, and outside linebacker is no exception. Their two deep includes Ahmad Brooks and Corey Lemonier on the left, and Aldon Smith and...
Via cover32 - 49ers
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL awards Bengals two compensatory draft picks

The Bengals will receive two compensatory picks in May's NFL Draft the league announced on Monday. Cincinnati will receive an extra pick in the sixth and in the seventh rounds this year. The extra pick in the sixth round will be the 36th pick in the round and No. 212 overall. The extra pick in the seventh round will be the 37th in the round and No. 252 overall. Compensatory picks...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent LBs: 49ers are set, but you should read up

Our editors at cover32 unveiled their list of the top 10 free agent linebackers Monday. Let’s cut to the chase: The 49ers don’t need any of them. And they certainly don’t need to tinker with their linebacking corps — Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks. It is, hands down, the best in football. Age may become a factor sooner than later for Willis, who...
Via cover32 - 49ers
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Harbaugh leads 49ers back to NFC championship

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Jim Harbaugh pirouetted in frustration following a personal foul on Dan Skuta. He got hit with his own unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for arguing following a catch by Vernon Davis that went to review before being ruled a touchdown. Harbaugh has been at his emotional best - or, to some, worst ...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Grades: 49ers at Panthers

Sean McMahonThe 49ers proved what experience and veteran leadership account for in the playoffs, and are now looking towards a heated NFC Championship Game with the Seattle Seahawks after handling the Carolina Panthers 23-10 in yesterday’s NFC Divisional Round matchup. Here are my grades for the game, by position as usual: Quarterback: B If speaking only of intangibles, this...
Via 49erslife.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers' Dan Skuta ripped off a Cards shoes AND sock....kicked it

The 49ers' Dan Skuta ripped off a Cardinals shoes AND sock. [The Other Paper]He then kicked it...for good measure.Home
Via Bob's Blitz
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Niners' Dan Skuta rips off opponent's shoe and sock

The 49ers' Dan Skuta just returned from the IR after a foot injury and it looks like the linebacker still holds a grudge against the appendage — anybody's.The Niners led the Cardinals with less than four minutes to go in the third quarter when Skuta took out his aggression on someone else's size 15-EEEs during a pile-up.Maybe it was the wrong size.
Via The Other Paper
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson active for Cardinals, Skuta plays for SF

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson and San Francisco outside linebacker Dan Skuta were active for Sunday's game between the Cardinals and 49ers. Johnson was starting in place of injured Tyrann Mathieu, but missed last week's win at Seattle with an ankle injury. Skuta didn't practice all last week with a foot injury. Both had been listed as questionable. All other players on the injured...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers injury report: WR Mario Manningham OUT, LB Dan Skuta QUESTIONABLE

The San Francisco 49ers are entering Sunday’s divisional showdown with the up-and-coming Arizona Cardinals having relatively few injury concerns, according to their official web site. Wide receiver Mario Manningham is the only player being listed as out while linebacker Dan Skuta is the only player listed as questionable. The rest of San Fransisco’s active roster is listed as...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Updated 49ers’ Injury Report

Sean McMahonThe San Francisco 49ers travel to Arizona to take on the streaking Cardinals in a game that has seeding and playoff implications written all over it. While the 49ers have already punched their playoff ticket, they still have an outside shot at the #1 seed, making the sitting of key players not an option. The Cardinals need the Saints to lose to get in, and may wind up...
Via 49erslife.com
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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