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  1. 49ers bringing back Blake Costanzo

    Bill Williamson

    A revamped special-teams unit in San Francisco has gotten stronger. The 49ers are re-signing special-teams ace Blake Costanzo, his agent David Canter said Tuesday. Costanzo was with the 49ers in 2011, and then left in 2012 for Chicago. The 49ers' ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. 49ers notes

    Bill Williamson

    Receiver Josh Morgan, who previously played for the 49ers, signed with Chicago. He was reportedly connected to the 49ers earlier in free agency, but talks never developed. The 49ers ended up signing veteran Brandon Lloyd, who also previously played f...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. Why Kaepernick trade would be unthinkable

    Bill Williamson

    Five years ago this week, an NFL rarity occurred - a young, rising starting quarterback was traded. Ending a swift feud between new coach Josh McDaniels and Jay Cutler, the Denver Broncos traded the quarterback to the Chicago Bears. The Bears paid...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  4. Jim Harbaugh back to scouting QBs

    Bill Williamson

    As I end a day of meetings at ESPN headquarters, I see that Jim Harbaugh is making news again. This time, it's for a reason that relates to his work -- he is looking at another quarterback. The Chicago Tribune reported that Harbaugh was one of ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  5. Dallas loss helped 49ers' cause

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' chances of clinching an NFC playoff berth in Week 15 improved Monday night. Part of the 49ers' puzzle included a Dallas Cowboys loss at the Chicago Bears on Monday night and that's what happened. The...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  6. Chargers QB Philip Rivers a top-100 snub?

    Bill Williamson

    A few years ago, when asked my thoughts on San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, I would give this stock answer: He's the best player in the NFL without a Super Bowl ring. Circa 2008-2010, that was not an unreasonable response. Rivers was on the cu...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Chargers bounce back well

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts on the San Diego Chargers' 24-7 win at Arizona on Saturday night: The Chargers bounced back and played a strong game in the most important one of the preseason. San Diego was sloppy last week in Chicago. But Mike McCoy's team show...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  8. Raiders have a long way to go

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some non-Terrelle Pryor thoughts on Oakland's 34-26 home loss to Chicago on Friday: Oakland clearly has a lot of problems. Its first team was totally manhandled in back-to-back games against the Saints and the Bears. Like last week, Oakla...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  9. What to watch for: Chargers at Cardinals

    Bill Williamson

    Three keys for the San Diego Chargers in their preseason game at Arizona on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET: Clean up the slop: After looking pretty good in the preseason opener, San Diego was very sloppy at Chicago. They made countl...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  10. Three things to watch: Bears at Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Three keys for the Oakland Raiders in their home preseason game against Chicago on Friday. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET: Hayden's debut: Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden is set to play for the first time since November when he had to have life-threa...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  11. 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
  12. San Diego offense shows familiar slop

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts on the San Diego Chargers' 33-28 loss at the Chicago Bears on Thursday night: There's no getting around it: San Diego's first-team offense was awful. It's the preseason and I have never been an August alarmist, but the problems ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  13. What to watch for: Chargers at Bears

    Bill Williamson

    A look at keys for the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night when they head to Chicago for their second game of the preseason. The game will be shown live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET: Stay healthy: There have been numerous injuries in the NFL this summer ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  14. Chargers to get a big dose of Boomer

    Bill Williamson

    Chris Berman is becoming the voice of the San Diego Chargers. Or, at least, it appears that way. Berman will be the play-by-play announcer and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer will be the analyst when the Chargers host Houston in the bottom ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  15. Manti Te'o suffers slight setback

    Bill Williamson

    Manti Te'o's march to be in an instant NFL starter has taken a slight detour. San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Saturday the middle linebacker will not practice for the next week -- and not play at Chicago on Thursday night -- because of a ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  16. D.J. Hayden inching closer to field

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are targeting the third preseason game, Aug. 23 at home against Chicago, as the first game first-round pick D.J. Hayden will play. He has been relegated to non-contact drills because of an offseason surgery that was related to a l...

    Blog | August 09, 2013