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  1. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Around the NFC West: Two strong takes

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. The NFL offseason is officially here, but the San Francisco 49ers' experience in Super Bowl XLVII will remain a topic for discussion this week, I am sure. We've got some strong takes to run through this morning. Around the NFC...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  3. Inside Slant: 49ers-Packers in focus

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Seifert and I discussed an Actual Football Game (AFG) during our latest Inside Slant podcast. How refreshing. That's right, the 2012 NFL offseason has about ended. Kevin and I were eager to discuss the San Francisco 49ers' game at Green B...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  4. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The Peyton Manning Relocation Project stands as the No. 1 storyline for the 2012 NFL offseason. Our NFL Power Rankings panel, reconfigured for 2012 with Dan Graziano and Jamison Hensley joining the crew, couldn't agree on the quarterback's likely ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  5. Kyle Orton? NFC West remembers that guy

    Mike Sando

    Three NFC West teams went into the most recent NFL offseason with unsettled quarterback situations. Among the potential options: acquiring veteran Kyle Orton from the Denver Broncos. It never happened, but Orton's viability is worth revisiting now...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  6. Our 10 best NFL offseason top 10 lists

    Mike Sando

    This was supposed to be the first day of the rest of our NFL lives, offering a clean break from the 2011 lockout and our first weekend free from the various projects and top 10 lists that have occupied our time since March. Instead, here we are, s...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  7. Lockout dispenses with the delusions

    Mike Sando

    The usual NFL offseason narratives aren't so alluring now that the league has locked out players and banned roster transactions. That is bad for the NFL and a downer for those dependent upon the hope each offseason sells. Quite a bit of that hope ...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  8. The Vikings' Sidney Rice and the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    One of the NFL's best young receivers, Sidney Rice, expects to hit the market if and when free agency begins. Let's roll out the NFC West welcoming mat, shall we? In a normal NFL offseason, teams would sign free agents before the draft, crossin...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's progress

    Mike Sando

    Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says Michael Crabtree brings his playbook everywhere, a sign of the second-year receiver's dedication after missing his first NFL offseason during a contract dispute. Crabtree: "[I'm] learning the basics. Whe...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  10. Charging toward the 2010 season

    Mike Sando

    The NFL offseason is officially here for all teams. We know the full draft order. We think 2010 will be without a salary cap. We don't know whether the NFL and its players will extend the collective bargaining agreement anytime soon. We know th...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  11. Predicting the 49ers' record

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Optimism flows during the NFL offseason, but the schedule brings harsh realities for a couple of NFC West teams this season. The 49ers and Rams strike me as teams with enough talent to win six or seven games -- perhaps...

    Blog | September 03, 2008
  12. Talib to Redskins, more free-agent fits

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect Matt Cassel re-signing with the Minnesota Vikings. NFL free agency would be so much more dramatic this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews and Percy Harvi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  13. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  14. Top 25 'must-sign' NFL free agents

    Mike Sando

    The stakes in NFL free agency would be so much higher this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and other headliners hadn't signed contract extensions keeping them off the market. Teams have ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Six NFC West suspensions and counting

    Mike Sando

    The suspensions NFC West players Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Demarcus Dobbs incurred Wednesday brought to six the total for the division this offseason. The St. Louis Rams account for three of them after the NFL levied a four-game suspension against Dunbar...

    Blog | August 14, 2013