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  1. Without Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals can still win NFC West -...

    Mike Sando

    Even without Carson Palmer, the Cardinals can win the NFC West, says Mike Sando - but what about the Super Bowl picture? Sando serves up nine other takeaways from Week 10, including a big concern for Calvin Johnson and the Lions.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Taking stock of 2013 NFC West picks

    Mike Sando

    Eighty-six of the first 88 players drafted in 2013 remain on 53-man rosters entering Week 1. The two exceptions play for NFC West teams. The Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper, chosen seventh overall, suffered a season-ending leg injury during pre...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. LaMichael James of San Francisco 49ers could miss 3-4 weeks

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' rotation at running back gained clarity Friday with news second-year backup LaMichael James could miss three or four weeks after suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  6. A dozen NFC West spectators to watch

    Mike Sando

    A look at 12 potential NFC West starters who have played zero preseason snaps heading into their teams' final exhibition games Thursday night: Arizona Cardinals TE Jeff King: King started 12 games last season. He could still figure prominently ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. Injuries drive 49ers' roster moves

    Mike Sando

    Eight of the San Francisco 49ers' 11 rookie draft choices survived the NFL's mandatory reduction to 75 players Tuesday. The other three -- second-round choice Tank Carradine, fourth-rounder Marcus Lattimore and fifth-rounder Quinton Dial -- remain...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: Dealing with Saints

    Mike Sando

    Unfortunate circumstances in New Orleans have helped NFC West teams get value for expendable defensive players. Around the NFC West: Aug. 27, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Housler's injury, Cooper Bickley: Was overconfid...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. Too few snaps? A look at QB playing time

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick has played fewer preseason snaps than any projected starting quarterback except for the still-idled Robert Griffin III. Big deal? Not necessarily. Injuries, game circumstances, position battles and othe...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  10. Around the NFC West: Successful start

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. The first round of exhibition games for 2013 were a success around here for two reasons. One, teams from the division avoided season-altering injuries. Two, three-fourths of the division remained a safe distance from Bernie Ko...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  11. Around the NFC West: First impressions

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. The three division teams with exhibition openers Thursday night appeared to come through without season-altering injuries to key players. Around the NFC West: Aug. 9, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Pres...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. Adding CB Wright makes more sense now

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' on-and-off interest in cornerback Eric Wright is "on" again -- and just in time to beat an NFL deadline. The team announced Wright's signing and placement on the non-football injury list Thursday just as a 4 p.m. ET deadli...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Camp Confidential: San Francisco 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For the first time since 2004, the San Francisco 49ers are conducting training camp without Alex Smith as part of the quarterback equation. Throw in a long, growing list of injuries, and the NFC West's most established team is ...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  15. Searching for answers on NFL injury front

    Mike Sando

    A run of high-profile injuries in the NFC West specifically and the NFL in general has focused attention on what can be done to prevent them. John from Bakersfield, Calif., was among those raising the subject through the NFC West mailbag. He sugge...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  16. Austin Collie and the 49ers' WR depth

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Michael Crabtree caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns with the San Francisco 49ers last season. Before that, his three-year career totals lined up with those for a player the 49ers signed amid injury concerns Fr...

    Blog | August 02, 2013