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  1. NFLN survey/player safety: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    I thought our health-related questions were among the most interesting of our NFL Nation players survey. In our poll, an overwhelming amount of players said they would play with a concussion in the Super Bowl. The majority also think the league do...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  2. NFL hits Joe Mays back

    Bill Williamson

    This is the most chaotic of Roger Goodell's time as NFL commissioner. Yet in a time when the officiating labor issue has affected the integrity of the game, Goodell has taken control of one of his hot-button topics -- player safety. It will cost D...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  3. Oakland Raiders re-sign safety Larry Asante

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders re-signed safety Larry Asante to the 53-man roster. A fourth-year player, Asante was cut by the Raiders in August. He tried out again for Oakland last week. Asante adds depth to the position that has saw Tyvo...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  4. Cut-day odds and ends

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts as the Oakland Raiders pared their roster to 53: I could see the Raiders considering adding reserve safety/special teams star C.J. Spillman. He was cut by the 49ers on Saturday. Another interesting player is linebacker Nico John...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. Eric Reid impresses new position mate

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Safety Antoine Bethea fancies himself a fan of the NFL. Predictably, he has an affinity for the players who roam the same position that he does. So, he had a cursory knowledge of Eric Reid, who shined as a rookie last year. ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  6. 49ers pick Jimmie Ward in 1st

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The pick: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois. My take: Stunned. Ward is a fine player, but considered by some as a second-round pick. The 49ers have now taken safeties in the first round of the past two drafts. They traded up...

    Blog | May 08, 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. What should top FAs expect?

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers' top three free agents are receiver Anquan Boldin, safety Donte Whitner and kicker Phil Dawson. Let's look at some 2013 deals that may serve as comparison points for each player in free agency. Boldin Comparable deal: We...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  9. Keeping Donte Whitner may be vital

    Bill Williamson

    One of the more intriguing free-agent decisions the San Francisco 49ers are going to have to make is over safety Donte Whitner. With several players -- Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith and Michael Crabtree -- all figuring to command big deals in the ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  10. Rookie Eric Reid to rep 49ers at Pro Bowl

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- There will be a San Francisco 49er in the Pro Bowl after all. After all eight of the players originally selected withdrew - linebacker Ahmad Brooks was the last to withdraw on Tuesday - the team announced rookie safety Eric ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  11. 49ers lose practice-squad standout

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- One of the San Francisco 49ers' most promising practice squad players is leaving the organization. A source close to the situation confirmed safety Michael Thomas has signed with the Miami Dolphins' 53-man roster. He has bee...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. Vernon Davis, Eric Reid are active

    Bill Williamson

    NEW ORLEANS -- As expected, star tight end Vernon Davis and standout rookie safety Eric Reid have been cleared to play Sunday at New Orleans. Both players suffered concussions last week against Carolina. They both quickly recovered and showed stro...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  13. Davis, Reid on pace to play

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A final decision will likely be made Sunday, but it appears the San Francisco 49ers will have star tight end Vernon Davis and standout rookie safety Eric Reid on Sunday in New Orleans. Both players had to leave last week's g...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. 49ers' injury wire

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As expected, star tight end Vernon Davis and rookie safety Eric Reid practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. Both were wearing non-contact jerseys after suffering concussions in a loss against Carolina. Both players were sym...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  15. Carradine will add fuel to 49ers' tank

    Bill Williamson

    LONDON -- The San Francisco 49ers have been getting terrific production from rookie safety Eric Reid, the No. 18 overall pick of the draft. They may soon get the services of another player who could have been a high first-round pick in April. San ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  16. Locker Room Buzz: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Observed in the locker room after the 49ers' 34-28 victory over Green Bay: Bold prediction: San Francisco safety Donte Whitner said 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be the NFL's first player to pass for 4,000 yards and rush...

    Blog | September 08, 2013