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  1. A quick end for Cardinals' rookie receiver

    Mike Sando

    One of the Arizona Cardinals' nine draft choices for 2013 did not make it to training camp. That could be a good thing in the long run for receiver Ryan Swope, whose concussion problems led the team to place him on the reserve/retired list Thursda...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  2. On Ryan Swope's continued absence

    Mike Sando

    The concussion-related symptoms that kept Cardinals rookie receiver Ryan Swope from practicing last month continue to sideline him, ESPN's Adam Schefter notes. Coach Bruce Arians suggested nine days ago that Swope would be fine. General manager...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  3. Following up: The word on concussions

    Mike Sando

    Those who enjoyed our November piece on concussion diagnosis featuring Seattle Seahawks team doctor Stan Herring can get a better feel for Herring and the evolving concussion protocol through the video above. Herring, speaking with ESPN injury exp...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  4. 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
  5. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. 49ers' health. The team doesn't know when Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Smith will return from an elbow injury. The defense isn't the same without him. Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis suffered a concussion against Seattle on Sunday nigh...

    Blog | December 25, 2012
  6. Fantasy Watch: Receiver injuries in focus

    Mike Sando

    Receiver injuries are affecting the NFC West on the field and on fantasy football rosters. Let's run through what we know for Week 15: Arizona Cardinals: A concussion will prevent Early Doucet from playing for Arizona against the Detroit Lions...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: Seahawks dodge one

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Doctors with decades of experience can have a tough time diagnosing concussions. This was a central theme for the piece we published and discussed last week. Around the NFC West: Dec. 3, 2012 Seattle Seahawks O'Neil: 2-...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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