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  1. A day of possible QB clarity for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders return to work Monday after getting the weekend off to fully begin preparations for Sunday's season opener at the New York Jets. The story of the day will be the quarterback situation. Oakland coach Dennis Al...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. D.J. Hayden decision likely on Saturday

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are planning to wait until Saturday's deadline to decide whether 2013 first-round pick D.J. Hayden will begin the regular season on the physically unable to perform list. If that happens, he won't be able to pla...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. 49ers Camp Report: Day 8

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the San Francisco 49ers training camp: Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey apparently injured his left arm and left the field after begin attended to by the training staff. The team had n...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  4. Lets chat early about the 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    We are chatting a day early this week as we prepare for the draft, which begins Thursday. We will chat about the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday from 12-12:30 p.m. PT. I look forward to it....

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. March toward 2014 season begins

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers hope to turn the page on what has been a tough past three weeks by opening their offseason conditioning program Monday. The team has a 10-week window with which to get in nine weeks of offseason work. The programs cannot ex...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. McCluster may be an option at a bargain

    Bill Williamson

    There is no doubt the San Francisco 49ers' focus in free agency, which begins Tuesday, will be to keep their own players: safety Donte Whitner, cornerback Tarell Brown and kicker Phil Dawson. But the 49ers will also likely bargain shop for a few p...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. 49ers' 2014 opponents

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers still have 2013 business to attend to. However, their 2014 list of opponents is set as they begin their first season at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Fourteen of their 16 games were pre-set. The final two opponents were de...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  8. Michael Crabtree cleared to practice with San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be on the active roster at some point this month barring a setback.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  9. 49ers thrive with dominant defense

    Bill Williamson

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The code for San Francisco 49ers to succeed under Jim Harbaugh has not been difficult to crack. It begins with the defense, a unit that is dominating despite playing without All-Pro linebackers Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis. S...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. Chargers' Te'o begins process back to field

    Bill Williamson

    There was a Manti Te'o sighting at San Diego Chargers practice Wednesday. Meanwhile, standout inside linebacker Donald Butler did not practice. However, the odds are that when the Chargers play at Tennessee on Sunday, Butler will play and rookie l...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Texans 31, Chargers 28

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- A look at another jaw-dropping come-from-ahead loss for the San Diego Chargers -- this time 31-28 to the Houston Texans -- as the Chargers begin a new era: What it means for San Diego: The Chargers are well, the Chargers. Unre...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  12. Meet Bill Williamson

    Bill Williamson

    I am excited to begin my tenure as's San Francisco 49ers reporter. My work will populate this blog as I give day-to-day news, analysis and other perspective on the defending NFC champions. I spent the past five years as's AFC ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  13. Chargers begin to revamp

    Bill Williamson

    A day after setting the 53-man roster, new San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco went to work, adding depth to a roster that needs to get deeper. Telesco started with the defense. The Chargers acquired defensive tackle Sean Lissemore from...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  14. Chargers have tailback options

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers are not one of the deepest teams in the NFL. They are thin at several positions as they begin a new era. However, one place where the Chargers seem to be fairly deep is at tailback. The team is going into the season with sta...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  15. Chargers season prediction: 6-10

    Bill Williamson

    For the long haul, I think the San Diego Chargers are heading in the right direction as they begin the Tom Telesco-Mike McCoy era. However, I am not convinced we will see immediate progress. San Diego went 7-9 last season, the final one of the A.J...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  16. A critical phase for D.J. Hayden

    Bill Williamson

    Sunday is a vital day for D.J. Hayden. He is truly a football player again. The Oakland Raiders' rookie cornerback has been cleared for contact and he will begin fully practicing with his teammates Sunday. He is expected to make his preseason d...

    Blog | August 18, 2013