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  1. Where 49ers fit in with Kiper Jr.'s top 100

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Mel Kiper Jr. reveals his top 100 players. That is an interesting number as far as the San Francisco 49ers are concerned. They have six of the first 100 picks in the May 8-10 draft. No other team has as many. Let's take a look...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Possible 49ers replacements just in case

    Bill Williamson

    Free agency starts at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) Tuesday. It is clear the San Francisco 49ers' plan of attack will be to sign their own top free agents. They secured their top free-agent priority, receiver Anquan Boldin, last week. Their other targets ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  3. 49ers' Tramaine Brock getting his chance

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Tramaine Brock will get another opportunity to show he belongs as the No. 3 cornerback of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Brock excelled last week at St. Louis when he played for an injured Nnamdi Asomugha. He is still co...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  4. Upon Further Review: Chargers Week 2

    Bill Williamson

    An examination of four hot issues from the Chargers' 33-30 win at the Philadelphia Eagles: Beating the odds: This was an impressive win for the Chargers. Many things were stacked against them heading into this game. They traveled across the countr...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  5. Starks couldn't make cut in San Diego

    Bill Williamson

    Max Starks was supposed to be the consolation prize at left tackle after the San Diego Chargers couldn't find a blindside protector for Philip Rivers in free agency or in the draft. However, Starks' stay in San Diego was short-lived. In a move tha...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  6. Could Raiders turn to Packers for TE help?

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's Ed Werder said the Packers are fielding calls about some tight ends because of a surplus there. Werder reports young Brandon Bostick is drawing interest. Oakland is extremely inexperienced at the position and there is no clear-cut favorite ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  7. Antonio Gates still gets respect

    Bill Williamson

    San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates checks in as the 69th best offensive player in the NFL in our top-100 player project. I think the Chargers would be thrilled if they got production worthy of being the 69th offensive player in the league fro...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. A case for Corey Liuget

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Mike Sando thinks San Diego defensive end Corey Liuget is on the cusp of being one of the top 100 defensive players in the NFL . I think Liuget, the team's first-round pick in 2011, should already be on the list. He is a monst...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. Raiders DC gets to work with familiar face

    Bill Williamson

    Chase Thomas was considered a top undrafted free agent when he signed with the New Orleans Saints. However, Thomas didn't catch on with the Saints and was an early cut. Now, he will get another NFL chance in a familiar spot. The Oakland Raiders ha...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  10. Ladarius Green making strides in San Diego

    Bill Williamson

    Sooner or later, the San Diego Chargers will need a new starting tight end. Antonio Gates is 33 and he is nearing the end of the line. That is one of the reasons why the Chargers took Ladarius Green in the fourth round last year. Green is a big...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  11. Camp Confidential: San Diego Chargers

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- Gone is the omnipresent GM lurking from the large deck that hovers over the practice field. Gone is the comfortable head coach who went at his own pace. It's a new day for the San Diego Chargers. There is new energy in America's Fi...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  12. The AFC West's top 40

    Bill Williamson

    With our position-by-position AFC West rankings done, we present our annual top 40 list. These are, in my opinion, the top 40 players in the division regardless of position. If you are on this list, you're a pretty nice player. If you are No. 41, ...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  13. Father Time catching up to TE Gates?

    Bill Williamson

    San Diego star tight end Antonio Gates turned 33 this week. Let's face it, 33 is starting to reach graybeard status for NFL skill-position players. It is reasonable to think Gates' better days are behind him, in large part because of injuries. ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  14. How much offensive change in San Diego?

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- Those expecting complete changes to the San Diego Chargers' offense may be disappointed. Yes, Mike McCoy's offense will be different than Norv Turner's. But there will be remnants from the past. Turner was the Chargers' head coach sin...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  15. Manti Te'o is 'one of the guys' in San Diego

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- When the San Diego Chargers moved up seven picks in the second round to offer free-falling Manti Te'o a safety net, the pick was universally applauded. My initial take was that it was a great fit for Te'o, who went from decorated Notr...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  16. Ranking the AFC West tight ends

    Bill Williamson

    Our AFC West positional rankings continue with a look at an underwhelming group of tight ends: 1. Antonio Gates, San Diego: Gates is not longer an elite player, but he is by far the most dangerous one on this list. 2. Jacob Tamme, Denver: Tamme...

    Blog | June 04, 2013