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  1. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  2. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Updating Willis, Bulaga injuries for Week 1

    Mike Sando

    We've got a couple significant injury updates relating to the Week 1 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers. Most importantly, the Packers will be without starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga, who has suffered a torn ACL. This ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  4. Precedent in the '95 Green Bay Packers?

    Mike Sando

    Patrick from Alameda, Calif., sees a parallel between the 2013 San Francisco 49ers and the 1995 Green Bay Packers. Both teams featured young, strong-armed quarterbacks. Both teams lost their leading receivers to injury. Packers Receptions by P...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. Eight in the Box: Playing for a contract

    Mike Sando

    A look at a player entering a contract year on each NFC West team who must deliver in 2013: Arizona Cardinals: O'Brien Schofield. An ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers last season ended Schofield's season prematurely after nine games and f...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Week 1 implications

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: May 23, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Bordow: RB Williams played scared Somers: Attacking DEs, Crabtree Urban: Injury affects Boldin, Peterson Weinfuss: 'Grind' for young players St. Louis Rams ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  7. Good health helped NFC West leaders

    Mike Sando

    2012 Fewest Starter Games Lost to Injury NFL Rank Team Games 1 SF 8 2 SEA 11 8 STL 24 10 ATL 33 17 ARI 49 31 WAS 75 32 GB 83 Source: Rick Gosselin, Dallas Mor...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  8. Cards, 49ers and OLB scene minus Haggans

    Mike Sando

    Outside linebacker Clark Haggans' recently levied three-game suspension affects ... nothing, provided the San Francisco 49ers incur no additional injuries at outside linebacker. Haggans, 35, did not play in the 49ers' first two games. Starters ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  9. Top five Monday night games for 2012

    Mike Sando

    One man's opinion on the top five Monday night games for 2012: 1. Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions, Week 16. Call this one the Karma Bowl. The Falcons took offense when Ndamukong Suh allegedly celebrated Matt Ryan's ankle injury during an October ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Willis' condition

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are good enough on defense to weather an injury or two without slipping much. Justin Smith and Patrick Willis are two defenders they simply could not replace, however, and with the playoffs approaching, getting Willis healt...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  11. Bye week did few favors for Rams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams went into their bye week with an 0-4 record and heightened injury concerns. They emerge from their bye with the same record and the same injury concerns at cornerback and receiver in particular. Their short- and long-term prospe...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  12. Seahawks could need ex-Packer Bigby

    Mike Sando

    NFC West injury reports came and went Friday without a great deal of change. Steven Jackson plans to play for the St. Louis Rams despite a quadriceps injury. The Arizona Cardinals hope to have Beanie Wells back from a hamstring injury. The San Fra...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. Why Seahawks wanted Bigby, not Milloy

    Mike Sando

    Atari Bigby's signing in Seattle gives the Seahawks experienced, hard-nosed depth at strong safety with one giant "if" to consider. BigbyBigby has missed 24 games to injury over the past three seasons. He has value only if he can get and stay heal...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  14. Where will Seahawks find elite talent?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks won a playoff game last season despite having no players named to the Pro Bowl, even as an injury replacement. Given the relative lack of talent, perhaps coach Pete Carroll deserved stronger consideration in ESPN.com's recent ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  15. First thoughts: Seattle preseason Week 2

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- First-half thoughts from Qwest Field while watching the Seattle Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers in the second week of the exhibition season: Russell Okung's ankle injury has not hurt Seattle a great deal in this game. Mansfield ...

    Blog | August 21, 2010