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  1. Cardinals' world according to Bruce Arians

    Mike Sando

    The Bruce Arians quote file grew Tuesday to include this doozy from the Arizona Cardinals' coach: "I think our quarterback room is as strong as any in the National Football League." That quarterback room became much better Tuesday when the Cardina...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  2. NFC West penalty watch: Refs and roughing

    Mike Sando

    The 2011 Official Playing Rules and Casebook of the National Football League devotes 1,127 words to the section on roughing the passer. Twenty-two words near the end sum up the spirit: "If in doubt about a roughness call or potentially dangerous ...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  3. 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
  4. Cam Johnson and 49ers' draft planning

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers exchanged a 2012 seventh-round pick for 2013 fourth- and 2014 seventh-round picks Monday. That sounds like a pretty good deal and it's typical of the 49ers maximizing value. No one went into the 2013 draft with more picks than...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Team-by-team breakdown on waiver awards

    Mike Sando

    The NFL awarded 45 players to other teams via waiver claims immediately following the mandatory reduction to 53-man roster limits Saturday. Most of the players probably will not play leading roles for their new teams. Some could develop over time....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  6. Waiver claims and Cardinals' roster strength

    Mike Sando

    The NFL awarded two players to the Arizona Cardinals off waivers from the pool of players released on the mandatory NFL reduction from 75 to 53 players Saturday. Arizona was one of 11 teams to not have any of its own released players awarded to an...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  7. On 49ers' move to add ex-Seahawk Harper

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers emerged from the 2013 NFL draft with one of the four wide receivers selected in the fourth round. They could wind up with two of them after moving to sign Chris Harper from the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad, according to ES...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  8. 2013 NFL age rankings at reduction to 53

    Mike Sando

    The mandatory reduction to 53-man active rosters Saturday provides an opportunity to pass along average age ranks for NFL active rosters overall as well as for offense, defense and specialists. 2013 Age Ranks: Active Rosters, Aug. 31 Rk. ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  9. San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    Mike Sando

    Most significant move: The San Francisco 49ers released long-snapper Brian Jennings eight days before Jennings would have set a franchise record for consecutive games played. Jennings had been with the team since 2000 and was the longest-tenured curr...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  10. Arizona Cardinals cut-down analysis

    Mike Sando

    Most significant move: Placing linebacker Daryl Washington on the reserve/suspended list for the first four games was easily the most significant move the Cardinals made, but that was a matter of course. Specific to the roster, Arizona kept only four...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  11. What set apart the 49ers' Brian Jennings

    Mike Sando

    News that longtime San Francisco 49ers long-snapper Brian Jennings received his release Saturday marked the end of a special-teams era in the NFC West. Jennings, 36, had been unerringly consistent since 2000 and was the final 49ers player remainin...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  12. #NFLRank: A full NFC West accounting

    Mike Sando

    2013 #NFLRank for NFC West Rank Player Poll 3 Patrick Willis Defense 7 Larry Fitzgerald Offense 8 Richard Sherman Defense 10 Aldon Smith Defense 11 Justin Smith Defense 17 Earl Tho...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  13. Pausing to acknowledge 49ers' 2006 class

    Mike Sando

    Parys Haralson and Delanie Walker departed the San Francisco 49ers' roster this offseason after entering the NFL has 2006 draft choices with the team. 2006 San Francisco 49ers Draft Rd. Player Pos. 1 Vernon Davis TE ...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  14. Revisiting injury-related roster options

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals decided against using their single "designated for return" option when placing rookie guard Jonathan Cooper on the season-ending injured reserve list Friday. This counts as a good time to brush up on the various injury-related o...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Jonathan Cooper of Arizona Cardinals out for season

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals placed rookie first-round draft choice Jonathan Cooper on the season-ending injured reserve list Friday after determining his broken leg would need a full season to heal properly.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013