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  1. New Pro Bowl rules help NFC quarterbacks

    Mike Sando

    Massive changes to the Pro Bowl could help rising NFC quarterbacks earn recognition. "Gone is the familiar AFC vs. NFC matchup that has existed since 1971," the NFL and NFL Players Association announced Wednesday. "Instead, players will be selecte...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. Sign up these left tackles for hazard pay

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley recently downplayed the significance of a procedure he underwent to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee. The two-time Pro Bowl choice called the surgery "very minor but necessary" and said he would...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. Sorry, Charles, but NBA stars couldn't cut it

    Mike Sando

    Warren Moon, Pro Football Hall of Famer, has occasionally shared strong opinions on matters of social import. Turns out the nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback is no less formidable on a subject more suitable for you, me and the guy seated at the next bar...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. UFA scorecard after Trufant, Jaguars agree

    Mike Sando

    Marcus Trufant's contract agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars officially ends his career with the Seattle Seahawks following 10 seasons. Trufant earned Pro Bowl honors once and was a solid player for most of his career. He spent quite a few of...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. Why Pro Bowl CB can become free agent

    Mike Sando

    Patrick from Oakland, Calif., and David from Anchorage, Alaska have reached out with questions about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner's status as a potential free agent following the 2013 season. I've written that Browner can become an ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  6. Rams' new safety has 49ers connection

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher was the secondary coach for San Francisco in 1993 when the 49ers added safety Tim McDonald, who would become a six-time Pro Bowl choice and Super Bowl champion. Fisher and the Rams are bringing McDonald's son to St...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. Wilson gives Seattle first-round presence

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Russell Wilson waited until the third round before the NFL called his name during the 2012 draft. Wilson will make an appearance much earlier in the 2013 version. The Seattle Seahawks' Pro Bowl passer will appear in and voice the draft...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  8. West OL ranks: 49ers first, but who's No. 2?

    Mike Sando

    Three of four starting NFC West left tackles have been named to start a Pro Bowl over the past few seasons. The fourth, Levi Brown, was drafted fifth overall in 2007. From 2009 through 2011, NFC West teams used five first-round selections for o...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. Nnamdi Asomugha must earn it with 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers figure to get the best Nnamdi Asomugha can offer after the veteran cornerback accepted a reported one-year, $1.35 million deal with the team Tuesday. The question is, what can he offer? Asomugha, a Pro Bowl choice with Oakl...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  10. April Fools? Nope, McCoy trade's for real

    Mike Sando

    Colt McCoy's addition to the San Francisco 49ers prompted a quick Twitter response from the verified account associated with Earl Thomas, the Seattle Seahawks' Pro Bowl safety. Colt McCoy vs. Alex Smith Thru 21 Starts QB McCoy Smith ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. Where Jake Long fits among left tackles

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have scheduled an introductory news conference for Thursday featuring recently signed left tackle Jake Long. Long's addition gives the NFC West three left tackles with Pro Bowl experience. Long is a four-time Pro Bowl choice in ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  12. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- There are a couple sides to the Jake Long story this offseason. Version one: The St. Louis Rams added a four-time Pro Bowl left tackle when Long agreed to a four-year contract with the team. Version two: The Miami Dolphins let Long h...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  13. On Dashon Goldson's inevitable departure

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers knew they could not re-sign every free agent after fielding the NFL's highest-paid defense last season. That enabled Pro Bowl free safety Dashon Goldson to reach the market and agree to terms Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Bu...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  14. Thoughts as NFC West UFAs avoid the tag

    Mike Sando

    The 2013 deadline for naming franchise players passed Monday without NFC West teams using the mechanism to protect against losing their unrestricted free agents. Dashon Goldson, the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl safety, tweeted his approval. ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  15. Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes revisited

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers showed zero meaningful interest in Nnamdi Asomugha when the Pro Bowl cornerback reached free agency two years ago. At the time, the 49ers were moving on from Nate Clements. They needed a corner. Their newly hired defensive...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Draft rewind: Seahawks' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. Seattle Seahawks Best choice: Russell Wilson, QB, 2012 third round. Wilson went from springtime curiosity to surprise opening-day starter to Pro Bowl qua...

    Blog | February 20, 2013