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  1. Darrelle Revis' value, potential team fits

    Mike Sando

    Two decades ago, the San Francisco 49ers had reached three NFC Championship Games in a four-year window without winning a Super Bowl. Instead of staying the course, they moved aggressively to sign Deion Sanders, then the game's best cover cornerback....

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. Best, likeliest team fits for Johnny Manziel

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games, he recruited a range of quarterbacks to Stanford University. Harbaugh couldn't have done much better than Andrew Luck, but three years af...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. Teams most likely to return to playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area features two teams from far, far away. That is fitting because the West teams were best in 2013. While six of the eight NFL teams from the AFC West and NFC West finished with winning records, the...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Ranking NFC's second-tier teams

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions cannot get any love even after putting a 40-10 beating on the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in Week 13. "The Lions are just so helter-skelter," one NFL general manager said. "I'd put the Eagles before them [in the NFC],...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Do Lions have edge in NFC North?

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions lost Sunday after their rookie punter shanked a 28-yarder out of bounds, delivering a short field for the Cincinnati Bengals' winning drive. It was just the latest maddening moment for an organization that has endured more than its ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. #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
  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. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013