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  1. Around the NFC West: Rams keep churning

    Mike Sando

    The NFL rule expanding roster limits to 90 players came at the right time for teams overhauling their personnel. The St. Louis Rams are one of those teams. They drafted 10 players and are close to adding 23 undrafted free agents. Jim Thomas ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  2. QBs, beware the mighty NFC West (in 2015)

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith and St. Louis Rams' Chris Long combined for 27 sacks last season. They already know how to chase down opposing quarterbacks. They're not alone among young NFC West pass-rushers. Smith ranked second, the Rams' R...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  3. Logic prevails as Smith, 49ers close

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen has the latest on Alex Smith's contract situation, saying the free-agent quarterback is nearing an agreement to remain with the San Francisco 49ers. This makes sense for reasons outlined here, here, here and here. I'm ver...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  4. Now it's clear: Inside 49ers' passing game

    Mike Sando

    Chris Brown's piece for Grantland on the San Francisco 49ers' passing game is a must-read for anyone hoping to better understand how Alex Smith is avoiding mistakes. The premise, in short, says the 49ers have eliminated sight-adjustment routes fro...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  5. Video: 49ers on the clock

    Mike Sando

    Mike Tirico, Trent Dilfer, Chris Mortensen and Mel Kiper Jr. turned their attention toward the San Francisco 49ers during their latest NFL draft video installment. They sized up Jim Harbaugh and debated Alex Smith's future before considering draft...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  6. Quick look at 49ers-Rams inactives

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers offered no surprises Sunday when they named players inactive 90 minutes prior to kickoff at the Edward Jones Dome. Defensive end Chris Long (thigh) and right tackle Jason Smith (ankle) are bo...

    Blog | December 26, 2010
  7. Clemons joins exclusive NFC West list

    Mike Sando

    A scorekeeper's change from Week 14 has made Chris Clemons the 11th player in Seattle Seahawks history to reach at least 10 sacks in a single NFL season. The change turned Aaron Curry's sack on the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith into a half-sack ...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  8. Mort report: Thoughts on 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ESPN's Chris Mortensen stopped by San Francisco 49ers camp recently and culled this quote from team's top personnel man, Trent Baalke: "I'm not saying Alex Smith is a great quarterback in the NFL, but if we protect him and we'...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  9. Justin Smith, Chris Long pressure in hurry

    Mike Sando

    Pressuring quarterbacks into poor decisions can sometimes have more value than sacking them. The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith has long been a player whose value has transcended his sack totals. Simply watch him play from week to week and you'...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  10. An early read on the 2009 division winner

    Mike Sando

    Chris Morrison/US Presswire Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (90) and fullback Terrelle Smith (45) dump Gatorade on head coach Ken Whisenhunt late in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams. The Cardinal...

    Blog | December 09, 2008