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  1. NaVorro Bowman of San Francisco 49ers says he wants to win NFL De...

    Bill Williamson

    NaVorro Bowman isn't sure when he is going to return from the torn ACL he suffered on a memorable play in the NFC Championship game in Seattle.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  2. Are 49ers the right fit for Michael Sam?

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Tuesday, our NFL Nation network asked: "Which team drafts Michael Sam?" Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year at Missouri, announced he is gay on Sunday. He could be the first openly gay active player in NFL history. We ranked the o...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. GM: Sam will be judged like other prospects

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have joined those around the NFL in commending Missouri pass-rusher Michael Sam for the courage he displayed when he announced on Sunday he is gay. Sam was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 and is considered a mi...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  4. Wrong inside LB wins Defensive POY

    Bill Williamson

    I thought NaVorro Bowman deserved to win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. But I didn't think he'd win. I didn't think Luke Kuechly would win, either, though. Saturday's announcement that Kuechly -- Carolina's star inside linebacker -- w...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  5. Bowman says his focus is on improving

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - NaVorro Bowman's name has been getting some traction in talk about the NFL defensive player of the year award. San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been pumping him up for the award, and his incredible 89-yard interception...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  6. NaVorro Bowman adds to DPOY cause

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier this month, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh stumped for inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman to be a candidate for the NFL's defensive player of the year award. Now, Bowman has a signature moment to help his candidacy. Bowman, a tack...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. 49ers on Watt: 'He can ruin a game'

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - J.J. Watt is on a lot of minds at the San Francisco 49ers' facility this week. Trying to contain the Houston pass-rusher is Job One for the entire San Francisco offense. The reigning NFL defensive player of the year is off to...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  8. AFC West gets ESPY consideration

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN has released its nominees for the annual ESPY awards. There is an AFC West presence on the list. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning is a nominee for NFL player of the year and the overall best comeback. Manning was the NFL's comeback player...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  9. Fox expects Manning to be even healthier

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning clearly proved he was able to come back from the four neck surgeries that kept him out of the 2011 season, leading Denver to a 13-3 record, being named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and finishing as the runner-up...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  10. Another fine for Von Miller

    Bill Williamson

    Denver linebacker Von Miller is one of the very best defensive players in the NFL. But he is also becoming one of the most fined. Miller -- a leading candidate for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award -- was fined $25,000 by the NFL for a...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. Manning-Peterson Twitter debate

    Bill Williamson

    Peyton Manning or Adrian Peterson? Who is more deserving of the NFL comeback player of the year award (and perhaps MVP)? NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert (@ESPN_NFCNblog) and myself (@ESPN_AFCWest) will debate the topic 11 a.m. ET Wednesday on Twit...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  12. Bob Sanders is 'still a bullet'

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers' signing of former NFL Defensive player of the Year Bob Sanders has received good reviews. SandersBut it virtually always comes with a disclaimer: If he can stay healthy. It's an understandable tact. The former ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  13. Sound-off responses

    Bill Williamson

    For the most part, San Diego Chargers fans are excited about the team's agreement of terms with former defensive player of the year Bob Sanders. Sanders' deal is expected to be official when there is a new CBA. Sanders has played just nine regular...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  14. Chargers plan same free-agency approach

    Bill Williamson

    The patient San Diego Chargers stunned the NFL Thursday with their under-the-radar signing of former NFL defensive player of the year Bob Sanders. Is this an indication that the usually free-agent weary Chargers will go on a spending spree in an a...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  15. Scout: Sanders can be 'the guy'

    Bill Williamson

    I just caught up with Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. to break down the Chargers' one-year deal with safety Bob Sanders. The former Defensive Player of the Year, 30, has played just nine games in the regular season in the past three years. However,...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  16. Jamaal Charles wins fan award

    Bill Williamson

    Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles won the FedEx Ground Player of the Year award. It's a fan-based vote that goes to the top running back in the NFL. Charles was second in the NFL in rushing with 1,467 yards in 2010. Charles -- a key member o...

    Blog | February 02, 2011