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  1. Too much worry over 49ers' defensive line?

    Mike Sando

    Our NFC West chat won't start til 1 p.m. ET, but one of the questions waiting in the queue caught my attention already. "Let's face it, everyone is worried about the 49ers' defensive line," Andrew from Minnesota wrote. "I think, however, most peop...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  2. 2013 Kiper mock: 49ers thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper Jr. has released his initial 2013 NFL mock draft for the first round. We discussed his St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks projections previously. We round out the conversation with a look at Kiper's thoughts for the 49e...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  3. Revisiting 49ers' DL as Justin Smith returns

    Mike Sando

    Justin Smith's participation in individual drills at practice Thursday is the strongest sign yet that the San Francisco 49ers' injured defensive lineman could play in the team's divisional-round playoff game Jan. 12. Smith has a triceps injury. He...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  4. With Smith hurt, a look at 49ers' DL drafting

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have not drafted a true 3-4 defensive lineman since 2009. They've taken outside linebackers such as Aldon Smith. They've taken a college defensive end and turned him into a fullback (Bruce Miller). 2005-2012 49ers D...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  5. With Smith out, 49ers' Tolzien a snap away

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few thoughts after the San Francisco 49ers named Alex Smith, LaMichael James, Brandon Jacobs, A.J. Jenkins, Joe Looney, Trenton Robinson and Ian Williams inactive for Monday night: We knew Smith would not play. Seeing his name ...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. If only Cards could lift from 49ers' inactives

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Two of the running backs the San Francisco 49ers named inactive Monday night would be starting if available to the opposition. Such is the injury imbalance for the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. Running backs Brandon Jacobs and...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  7. 2012 49ers defensive snaps: Weeks 1-5

    Mike Sando

    A periodic look at which players are playing and when, continuing with the San Francisco 49ers' defense, which has spent much of the season using its nickel package: 2012 San Francisco 49ers Defense: Snap Counts Rank Player Pos. 1 ...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  8. Jacobs' 49ers debut to come vs. Giants?

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Jacobs' regular-season debut with the San Francisco 49ers will wait at least another week. The team named Jacobs among its inactive players against Buffalo on Sunday. Jacobs isn't really needed at this point. So, even t...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. 2012 pre-camp analysis: 49ers 'D'

    Mike Sando

    Our two-day look at NFC West rosters continues with projections for the San Francisco 49ers' defense and special teams. Defensive linemen (10) Average number kept since 2003: 7.0 Safest bets: Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  10. Teams hold upside with undrafted rookies

    Mike Sando

    Brandon from St. Paul, Minn., wants to know how contracts work for undrafted free agents. "I could be mistaken," he writes, "but I can't imagine many receive multi-year deals. What happens when someone like Doug Baldwin proves to be a huge asset?"...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  11. 49ers minus Delanie Walker, as expected

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints offered no surprises when declaring which players would be inactive for their NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. Niners tight end Delanie Walker (broken jaw) and Saints receiver Lan...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  12. Rams find way to protect Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Picture-perfect California weather only marginally improved the St. Louis Rams' view from the visitor's sideline at Candlestick Park. The Rams watched backup quarterbacks A.J. Feeley and Tom Brandstater warm up, but there was no s...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  13. Giants will have top wideouts vs. 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Giants' list of inactive players carried quite a bit of interest for the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10. Receivers Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks are both active despite injuries. How well they hold up will be the ...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: 49ers staph infection

    Mike Sando

    Staph infections made news in the NFL back in 2008. The Cleveland Browns were hit hardest, but Tom Brady and Peyton Manning also experienced staph-related complications. Now, a member of the San Francisco 49ers is battling one. Matt Maiocco ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  15. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona: Beanie Wells' emphatic return from a hamstring injury last week signals he's ready to carry the offense if necessary. That affects every aspect of the offense for Arizona. LaRod Stephens-Howling's has not yet returned kickoffs since returnin...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  16. Gallery, Hawthorne, Rice miss for Seattle

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Seattle Seahawks will be without three starters for their regular-season opener against San Francisco. Two came as little surprise. Guard Robert Gallery (knee) and receiver Sidney Rice (shoulder) did not practice all week. A t...

    Blog | September 11, 2011