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  1. Big questions about need for a big receiver

    Mike Sando

    Steve from Palisades Park, N.J., used the most recent NFC West chat to say the San Francisco 49ers should add to their receiving corps "a big guy who can go up and get jump balls" -- perhaps someone such as Ramses Barden. "The 49ers have Vernon Da...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  2. Perspective, expectations for Vernon Davis

    Mike Sando

    Two of the first 10 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft are scheduled to start in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Both are starters for the San Francisco 49ers. Both were arguably selected higher than their positions warranted in terms of value. ...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  3. 49ers led by 21 when Justin Smith went out

    Mike Sando

    Longest Active DL Starting Streaks Defensive Lineman Tm. Streak Justin Smith SF 185 Jared Allen MIN 92 Tommy Kelly OAK 78 Antonio Smith HOU 60 Kamerion Wimbley TEN 55 Source: NFL...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  4. On the Seahawks' veteran WR options

    Mike Sando

    Braylon Edwards and Antonio Bryant could be competing for a Seattle Seahawks roster spot after the team released veteran receiver Mike Williams. Both are expected to participate in tryouts before the team opens training camp Saturday. Jason LaCanf...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  6. Quick look at how NFC West GMs stack up

    Mike Sando

    NFL general managers put their reputations on the line come draft day. Some fare better than others. The chart shows how many Pro Bowl players current NFC West GMs have drafted or helped draft over the past 10 years. The numbers are not defi...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. When the 49ers inspired a classic eye-roll

    Mike Sando

    Let's give former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce credit for suggesting a couple months back that the San Francisco 49ers would beat out New Orleans for the NFC's second playoff seed. Pierce's comments triggered a memorable reaction from...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. Scout's take: 49ers vs. Steelers on MNF

    Mike Sando

    Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. offered thoughts Thursday heading into the San Francisco 49ers' game Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park. Mike Sando: This game against the Steelers provides the 49ers with an opportunity...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  9. NFL Power Rankings: 49ers worthy No. 2?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers went into Week 8 ranked fourth in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. They defeated the 24th-ranked Cleveland Browns. Top-ranked Green Bay did not play. Second-ranked New England lost at fifth-ranked Pittsburgh. Third-ranked New Orl...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  10. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: 49ers vs. Vick

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 3: Leader: Billy Shears, for a second week in a row, this time with 486 points. He's gotten 42 points from Rob Gronkowski over the past two weeks. Basically, teams with Gronkowski are lightin...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  11. Sneaking a peek at Week 1 opponents

    Mike Sando

    The NFL lockout allowed teams to get a jump on familiarization with 2011 regular-season opponents. The prep work was tougher for teams preparing to face opponents with new coaching staffs. That is why the Seattle Seahawks, scheduled to visit San F...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  12. Video: What Braylon Edwards offers 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Count ESPN's Antonio Pierce among those who think the San Francisco 49ers helped themselves quite a bit by signing free-agent receiver Braylon Edwards. The video features Pierce discussing Edwards' likely mindset and what he offers the 49ers' offe...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  13. With Clements gone, CB options shrinking

    Mike Sando

    Nate Clements' departure to the Cincinnati Bengals erases another cornerback from the San Francisco 49ers' list of options. Antonio Cromartie remains available. Asante Samuel could be available by trade. The 49ers had released Clements in a lon...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: Crabtree setback

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says the San Francisco 49ers could be without Michael Crabtree for four to six weeks while the receiver recovers from a foot injury suffered during player-organized workouts. Crabtree missed his rookie training camp...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  15. Colledge's addition and Cards' OL planning

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals are reaching into free agency to patch holes on their offensive line. Daryn Colledge, a starter for each of his five seasons since Green Bay made him a second-round choice in 2006, gives the team needed reinforcement at guard...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  16. Adventures in drafting NFL defensive ends

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have drafted 22 defensive ends since 2002, a number smaller than I would have anticipated. An even smaller number -- two! -- start for the teams that drafted them. One, Antonio Smith, starts for another team. A few notes relat...

    Blog | April 25, 2011