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  1. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals placed second-year tight end Rob Housler (shoulder) on injured reserve. Receiver LaRon Byrd (knee), receiver Early Doucet (concussion), guard Mike Gibson (calf), tackle Nate Potter (ankle), fullback Anthony Sherman (k...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  2. Inside Slant: The real concussion protocol

    Mike Sando

    Dr. Stan Herring has diagnosed and treated his share of NFL player concussions during a three-decade career with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He's a clinical professor at the University of Washington, a team physician with the Sea...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  3. Alex Smith, Brandon Jacobs active for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers' list of inactive players Sunday features two notable absences. Quarterback Alex Smith is active for the first time since suffering a concussion against St. Louis in Week 10. Running back Brandon Jacobs, a no...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  4. Report on Kaepernick starting stirs fans

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are starting Colin Kaepernick on merit and not simply because Alex Smith remains unavailable while recovering from a concussion. That was the word Wednesday night from Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated. Later, Smith told E...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  5. Thoughts as 49ers' Smith ruled out for MNF

    Mike Sando

    The assumption all week was that Alex Smith would start for the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. The assumption was wrong. While Smith's concussion did not prevent him from practicing during the week, it will prevent him from playing agains...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: QBs on alert: The concussion issue takes center stage Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears. Both starting quarterbacks, Alex Smith and Jay Cutler, are coming off head injuries su...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  7. Early signs point to Alex Smith starting

    Mike Sando

    Starting 16 consecutive games in one season can be tough enough for NFL quarterbacks. Stacking multiple 16-start seasons atop one another requires durability and, of course, the ability to hold the job on merit. Alex Smith Starts by Season ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  8. Inside Slant: Fourth-and-aggressive, please

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals, though struggling of late, have often been at their best on fourth down. The Cardinals rank first in win probability added and sixth in expected points added through fourth-down plays, according to ESPN Stats & Information....

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Smith's concussion

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFL teams pay millions to offensive linemen and ask them to protect their quarterbacks. The league has rewritten its rulebook to protect quarterbacks further. Only so much can be done to spare quarterbacks from the concus...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  10. Rams: Knocking out Smith continues trend

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Looks like Jeff Fisher's addition to the NFC West as St. Louis Rams coach is having its desired effect on opposing quarterbacks. The Rams knocked out San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith with a concussion while taking a 14-7...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  11. Watters, now suing NFL, was a gamer

    Mike Sando

    Running back Ricky Watters, then with the Philadelphia Eagles, suffered a "mild concussion" against Indianapolis during a 1996 game. Nothing unusual there. Back then, before concussion awareness would become part of the public discussion and Watte...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  12. Chat wrap: Health concerns for Cards QB

    Mike Sando

    Greetings, and Happy Cinco de Mayo. A look back at the most recent NFC West chat shows the concussion issue permeating what are usually football-related discussions. The issue was a significant one for the division last season as several players, ...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  13. Giants' concussion tactics vs. Kyle Williams

    Mike Sando

    The New York Giants wanted to do more than knock out the football from San Francisco 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams. They also reportedly wanted to knock out Williams, or at least inflict a concussion on him. "He's had a lot of concussions,"...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  14. 49ers putting the hurt on opposing backs

    Mike Sando

    The hit San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner put on New Orleans' Pierre Thomas set a physical tone for one of the NFL's best defenses Saturday. It also knocked Thomas from the game with a concussion. Tough break? Yes, but not entirely unexp...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  15. $22,500 in fines from 49ers-Cardinals battle

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' 21-19 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 qualified a rough-and-tumble fight between division rivals with angry defenses. Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb left the game with a concussion after only three plays. T...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  16. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Free-agent wide receivers. Sidney Rice, the Seattle Seahawks' marquee addition in free agency, landed on injured reserve following his second concussion of the season. Shoulder, knee and foot injuries bothered him earlier. Another free-...

    Blog | December 06, 2011