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  1. 49ers receive high free agency grade

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN.com's group of NFL Insiders offer an in-depth free agency grade for all 32 teams. The San Francisco 49ers received a B- grade. The 49ers concentrated mostly on keeping their own free agents as in-house priorities. However, former Colts' gene...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  2. Market might set up well for Tarell Brown

    Bill Williamson

    Tarell Brown tweeted Sunday morning about getting a massage and of his plan to barbecue. Brown has reason to be in a festive mood. There is reason to believe the cornerback market will be robust in free agency a year after the market struggled. Gr...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  3. Brown could be coveted in free agency

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, ESPN analyst, and former NFL general manager, Bill Polian gives San Francisco 49ers' cornerback Tarell Brown high praise. Polian ranks Brown as the best cornerback in unrestricted free agency . Polian gives Brown the nod over ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. About Aldon Smith's future

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, ESPN analyst Bill Polian writes that Aldon Smith is one of the premier building blocks in the NFL. The question heading into the offseason is, do the San Francisco 49ers feel the same way? Smith is set to be a free agent in...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Polian understands Woodson's role on team

    Bill Williamson

    One of the reasons why the Oakland Raiders signed Charles Woodson at the age of 36 is to be a mentor to their large group of young defensive players. Oakland coach Dennis Allen told me as much earlier in training camp. In a conference call with...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Chargers solve problem with Freeney

    Bill Williamson

    Give the San Diego Chargers credit. They were forced into a bad situation, and they answered it by securing arguably the best player remaining on the free-agent market. Pushed into a corner, rookie San Diego general manager Tom Telesco responded w...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  7. Telesco steering Chargers in right direction

    Bill Williamson

    When Tom Telesco received an interview for the San Diego Chargers' vacant general manager post in January, it was considered a terrific opportunity in the career of promising young front-office man. Telesco wasn't considered a sure bet to be hired...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  8. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Bill Williamson

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what is the most pressing issue on each AFC West team's agenda? Denver Broncos: The Broncos had a good free-agency period and they had a good draft. They made a good team better. There is no doubt this team t...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Bill Polian likes Manti Te'o fit in San Diego

    Bill Williamson

    Tom Telesco worked under Bill Polian for years. Polian, now an ESPN analyst, kept close tabs on Telesco's first draft as the general manager of the San Diego Chargers. Polian applauded the most talked about choice of Telesco's -- the selection ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  10. Cartoon pokes fun at Manti Te'o

    Bill Williamson

    A cartoonist at the U-T San Diego is having a little fun in welcoming Manti Te'o to town. The San Diego Chargers took the polarizing Notre Dame linebacker in the second round of the draft. Te'o was involved in a bizarre hoax that centered on a dea...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  11. Keenan Allen is big score for Telesco

    Bill Williamson

    Tom Telesco is known for his eye for talent. The new San Diego Chargers' general manager did not showcase that ability much during free agency as the Chargers added several low-profile players because of salary-cap concerns. The Chargers got some ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. Raiders could get pick of litter on defense

    Bill Williamson

    Perhaps the Oakland Raiders will have the entire defensive side of the ball at their disposal when the No. 3 over pick rolls around in Thursday night's NFL draft. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the word around the league is left tackles Luke Joeckel...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  13. Preparing for the schedule release

    Bill Williamson

    As we await the NFL to release the schedule Thursday (at 8 p.m. ET), here is a look at the 2013 strength of schedule based on last year's results. The AFC West jas four of the five easiest schedules in the NFL with division champion Denver having the...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  14. Welker is win-now move by Elway

    Bill Williamson

    At the NFL combine last month, I asked John Elway if the Denver Broncos' limited Super Bowl window with star quarterback Peyton Manning turning 37 this month would it cause him to try to make a big splash. Elway, who won his two Super Bowls as the...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  15. Does Steven Jackson fit in AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson reportedly will void his deal and will become a free agent. It is not a great year for running backs in free agency or the draft. Jackson, who will turn 30 in July, had 1,042 yards last season and he can ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  16. CB-needy Chargers make claim

    Bill Williamson

    Catching up on a travel day: New San Diego general manager Tom Telesco made a potentially intriguing move Wednesday by claiming cornerback Johnny Patrick off waivers from New Orleans. Patrick was a third-round pick in 2011 and he is just 24. Ta...

    Blog | February 20, 2013