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  1. Is 49ers' championship window closing?

    Mike Sando

    A high-ranking NFL personnel evaluator I ran across at the NFL scouting combine Thursday morning said he was hearing sensational stories about the San Francisco 49ers. He would not elaborate because the stories were unsubstantiated, but we can assume...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. NFL big plays: Who and what makes them

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams spent Sunday watching running backs and wide receivers work out at the NFL scouting combine. As always, teams are looking for players with big-play ability. But what is a big play? In my experience, NFL teams tend to see them as runs ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Combine rumors

    Mike Sando

    The 2013 NFL scouting combine has not yet finished. Defensive players work out Monday and Tuesday. Defensive backs still have psychological testing and interviews with team personnel. Around the NFC West: Feb. 25, 2013 Arizona Cardin...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  4. Thoughts as Alex Smith rumors heat up

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers cannot trade Alex Smith before March 12, but with word coming that a deal could be lined up, let's consider the possibilities. First, rules do allow teams to talk about trades and even agree to them informally before the tr...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  5. On the Packers' Kaepernick Commission

    Mike Sando

    This just in from the NFL scouting combine: The Green Bay Packers have called off the search for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. They're now focusing on ways to stop Kaepernick and other fleet quarterbacks from replicating the 181-y...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Combine's timing

    Mike Sando

    The NFL scouting combine has traditionally served another purpose beyond evaluating college prospects. For years, team executives and agents have used the event as a springboard into free agency. That might not be the case to the same extent this ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  7. Assessing the 49ers' need at wide receiver

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2012 season with an NFL-high four wide receivers who entered the NFL as first-round draft choices. One of them, Michael Crabtree, enjoyed a breakout season with 1,105 yards during the regular season, plus 20 re...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  8. NFL scouting combine preview: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback is the most obvious and critical need area for the Cardinals. The team can...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  9. Around the NFC West: QB draft lessons

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals head to the NFL scouting combine with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and an unsettled situation at quarterback. Around the NFC West: Feb. 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Cards' free agency pl...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  10. Closer look at Colin Kaepernick's long run

    Mike Sando

    There are no blockers or play-action fakes to deal with when prospective NFL athletes compete at the scouting combine each February. That helps explain why Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook could not catch San Francisco 49ers quarterback Col...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  11. 2012 Kiper mock 3.0: Rams thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his third 2012 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed the previous one before the combine and covered the updated one relating to the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. The St. Lou...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. 2012 Kiper mock 3.0: 49ers thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr. is back with his third 2012 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed the previous one before the combine, summarizing Kiper's thoughts and supplementing them with my own. This updated look works from Kiper's updated mock,...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: 'Audacious visions'

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL scouting combine wraps up this week in a relatively new venue. Lucas Oil Stadium was also site of the Super Bowl this year. The San Francisco 49ers will not be playing host to the combine at any point, but they appear li...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  14. NFC West combine closing notes: Thursday

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Four quick notes, one from each NFC West team, to cap a Thursday from the NFL scouting combine: Arizona Cardinals: Coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves made it clear they'd like to bring back tackle Levi Brown. Whis...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  15. Harbaugh sees huge opportunity for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Harbaugh joked with reporters, dodged some of their questions with apparent glee and came off as quite comfortable during a 20-minute session at the NFL scouting combine. Despite appearances, the San Francisco 49ers' head coach...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  16. Full NFC West schedule bumps chat a day

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A quick look at the NFC West media schedule from the NFL scouting combine Thursday (all times Eastern): 10:45 a.m.: San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke 12:30 p.m.: Arizona Cardinals GM Rod Graves 12:45: Cardinals ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012