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  1. Raiders trying to fix third-down defense issues

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of the 0-5 Oakland Raiders' biggest problems this season has been third-down defense. The Raiders have been gutted on third down, as Oakland has allowed opponents to convert 51.4 percent on third down, leading the league. Ac...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Report: 49ers visited with Flowers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers are not afraid to window shop. They continued that approach with a recent visit with cornerback Brandon Flowers. Fox Sports 1 reported that Flowers visited Friday with the 49ers. He agreed to terms Tuesday with the San Dieg...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Mailbag: Keeping pressure on Kaepernick?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Cedric from Memphis wants to know if I agree with him that San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick needs a quality backup like Alex Smith to keep him on his toes. Bill Williamson: I think every team would love to ha...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  4. Exploring possible trade partners

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Tuesday, we looked at why a trade with Baltimore to move up to No. 17 in the first round of next week's draft would make sense to the San Francisco 49ers. Truly, any team is a potential trade partner when the clock starts and the board sta...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Analyzing Kiper Mock 4.0: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    In this Insider story, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. offers his latest mock draft for the first two rounds. Below, we will review Kiper's choices for the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have an extra pick in the second round as part of the 2013 ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. Analyzing McShay mock 4.0: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    In this Insider piece , Todd McShay offers his latest mock draft for the first two rounds of the May draft. Below, we will review McShay's choices for the San Francisco 49ers for the first two rounds. The 49ers have an extra pick in the second rou...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. McCluster may be an option at a bargain

    Bill Williamson

    There is no doubt the San Francisco 49ers' focus in free agency, which begins Tuesday, will be to keep their own players: safety Donte Whitner, cornerback Tarell Brown and kicker Phil Dawson. But the 49ers will also likely bargain shop for a few p...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  8. Mailbag: Talking trade

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Alex from Los Gatos, Calif., wants to know if I think the San Francisco 49ers could consider trading 2015 free agent Mike Iupati this offseason. Bill Williamson: I can see why you ask. Re-signing Iupati may be difficult with ...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  9. Glenn Dorsey finds fit with 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - I've covered Glenn Dorsey since he came into the NFL in 2008 as a ballyhooed top-five draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. I have talked to him on several occasions. I spoke with him again this week, and I've never seen him mor...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  10. Smith over Kaepernick: Really?

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Alex Smith's Kansas City Chiefs are 5-0. Colin Kaepernick's San Francisco 49ers are 3-2. Smith is a good fit in Andy Reid's offense. He is playing game manager and helping the Chiefs stay perfect. Kaepernick's numbers are...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  11. San Francisco 49ers still on playoff pace

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Some random thoughts on a Monday as the rest of the NFL caught up with the San Francisco 49ers, who started Week 4 off Thursday night with a 35-11 win at St. Louis: The 49ers are 2-2, and a quarter into the season they are t...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  12. Glenn Dorsey gets his chance with 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - While there's no doubt the San Francisco 49ers are losing a fine young player with nose tackle Ian Williams out for the season with a broken ankle, the flip side of the coin is the opportunity Glenn Dorsey is getting. This ju...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  13. Chiefs get another reminder of TE need

    Bill Williamson

    This is why the Kansas City Chiefs drafted tight end Travis Kelce in the third round. Tony Moeaki is dealing with yet another injury. Kansas City coach Andy Reid said Monday that Moeaki, a fourth-year tight end, suffered a fractured shoulder at Pi...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  14. Tyler Bray beats out Ricky Stanzi

    Bill Williamson

    It appears Tyler Bray will be the Kansas City Chiefs' third-string quarterback. The team cut third-year quarterback Ricky Stanzi. Thus, Bray, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee, will be the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith and backup Ch...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  15. Alex Smith gives Chiefs what they need

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts from the Kansas City Chiefs' 26-20 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Saturday night: A week after he sagged against his former team, San Francisco, new Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith was terrific in the most important preseason gam...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  16. What to watch for: Chiefs at Steelers

    Bill Williamson

    Three keys for the Kansas City Chiefs in their preseason game at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET: Offensive line: This unit was not good against San Francisco last week. Alex Smith was sacked three times and there was const...

    Blog | August 24, 2013