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  1. Kicking numbers with Jay Feely on alert

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have signed former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter after coach Bruce Arians used the word "unacceptable" to describe the 30-yard try Jay Feely missed during the team's most recent exhibition game. Feely connected from 22,...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. Kicking picture with Hauschka re-signed

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have announced Steven Hauschka's re-signing with the team. The veteran kicker could still face competition in training camp from a drafted rookie, rookie free agent or even from another veteran. 2008-2012 Field Goal Per...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  3. Inside the numbers on 49ers' Phil Dawson

    Mike Sando

    Phil Dawson's contract agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, announced by Dawson via Twitter, gives the team a veteran kicker to replace David Akers. Dawson has made 14 of 15 tries from 50-plus yards over the past two seasons. He has made 13 of ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  4. How do contracts work? Glad you asked

    Mike Sando

    David from Sacramento is looking for a primer on how NFL contracts work as teams head toward free agency and mandatory compliance with the $123.9 million salary cap. "I hear teams releasing players to stay/get under the cap, but what happens to th...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  5. Sizing up options for 49ers at kicker

    Mike Sando

    Rookie kickers have made 86.7 percent of field goal attempts over the past five seasons. Veteran kickers have made 83 percent over the same period. That is something to keep in mind when wondering what veteran kicker the San Francisco 49ers might ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  6. Reflections as 49ers part with David Akers

    Mike Sando

    Concerns over recent performance issues gave the San Francisco 49ers reason to consider releasing kicker David Akers. The ability to clear $3 million in needed salary-cap room at the same time made Akers' release inevitable. "The 49ers would li...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  7. Silver linings: 49ers vs. Ravens

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to those who reminded me to produce a "Silver linings" file following the Super Bowl. It's taken most of the week, but here goes. The facts: The San Francisco 49ers suffered a 34-31 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. The...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  8. Quick age snapshot for Moss and 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Randy Moss indicated during Super Bowl week that he would like to continue playing in 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will have to decide whether they want Moss and several other older players to play for them in the future. The 49ers have 10 pla...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  9. Road to the Superdome: 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Dan Graziano asked for San Francisco 49ers strengths and weaknesses during our "Road to the Superdome" conversation Wednesday afternoon. I forgot to mention the field-goal kicking situation as a weakness. Justin Tucker vs. David A...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  10. Sando's best guess: Week 20 prediction

    Mike Sando

    The anticipated trip to Candlestick Park for the NFC Championship Game has taken a detour to Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons earned it with a 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. It's now up to the San Francisco 49ers to g...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  11. What inactives say about Packers' approach

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Green Bay Packers have six wide receivers active for their divisional-round playoff game against San Francisco, a high number that could foreshadow a more pass-oriented strategy against the 49ers. Green Bay has become more lik...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  12. Final Word: 49ers vs. Packers

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the San Francisco 49ers' divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at Candlestick Park: Season of change: These are not your 2011 49ers. The three players most instrumental in San Francisco's...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. NFC West dissertation on Akers, Longwell

    Mike Sando

    2008-12 NFL FG Success Rates by Venue Yards Inside Outside on grass 0-29 97.3 97.1 30-39 90.6 86.2 40-44 79.6 76.2 45-49 75.6 65.0 50-54 70.4 61.1 55+ 45.5 43.2 Totals 84...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Ryan Longwell to the rescue? A few stats

    Mike Sando

    NFC West playoff teams keep adding kickers. The Seattle Seahawks are adding former Green Bay and Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell as insurance for the injured Steven Hauschka, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. 2011 Ryan Longwell With Vikings Yar...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  15. If a FG is the difference in playoffs (gulp)

    Mike Sando

    The guys at numberFire, fresh off projecting all wild-card winners correctly, use their latest Insider piece to project a Seattle-San Francisco matchup in the NFC Championship Game. Their projection model has the Seahawks beating Atlanta and the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. Quick Take: Packers at 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park next week: 1. Full circle. The 49ers opened their regular season with a 30-22 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Fi...

    Blog | January 05, 2013