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  1. One way to measure the Rams' progress

    Mike Sando

    Former St. Louis Rams receiver Steve Smith announced his retirement through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. The story by itself shouldn't mean much to Rams fans. Smith, after all, started only two games in 2012 while trying to overcome s...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  2. 2010 draft: NFC West vs. Rolando McClain

    Mike Sando

    Rolando McClain's early retirement from the NFL comes three years after the Oakland Raiders made him the eighth overall choice in the 2010 draft. NFL Games Started By 2010 First-Rounders Pick Player Starts 10 Tyson Alualu ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  3. John Skelton and Cardinals' QB exodus

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have parted with five of the seven quarterbacks to drop back for the team since Kurt Warner's retirement following the 2009 season. John Skelton's release Monday made him the latest post-Warner quarterback cast aside. Ca...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  4. Lessons in free agency, with some laughs

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Anthony Adams produced quite a few laughs recently with a video parodying his "retirement" from the NFL. Adams didn't retire so much as teams stopped calling him once his contract with the Chicago Bears...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. Great read on the 49ers' greatest coach

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers' greatest coach and perhaps the NFL's as well, agonized when the team he built won a Super Bowl without him. That is how miserable Walsh felt following his retirement from the game. That misery can be a shared o...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  6. Tony Gonzalez and what might have been

    Mike Sando

    With Tony Gonzalez leaning toward retirement after 16 NFL seasons and 1,242 receptions, I turned back the clock in my mind to 1997, the year San Francisco tried to draft the tight end from California. The 49ers were in a wheeling and dealing mode ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: Cards' new lows

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals should have expected some dropoff at quarterback following Kurt Warner's retirement. Total bankruptcy at the position wasn't a reasonable expectation. Around the NFC West: Dec. 10, 2012 Arizona Cardinals ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  8. Inside Slant: Holmgren, Harbaugh and more

    Mike Sando

    Time was on Mike Holmgren's side in Green Bay and Seattle. Not so in Cleveland, where the former Seahawks and Packers coach has gone from near-autonomy to apparent retirement following sale of the Browns. Holmgren has coveted power and usually com...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Best WR corps?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers made upgrading at wide receiver a top priority this offseason. They used a first-round choice for A.J. Jenkins. They brought Randy Moss out of retirement. They landed Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham in free agency. They re...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  10. More reasons to admire Jackson's resolve

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will forever be known as an all-time great running back driven into premature retirement by his team's losing culture. Sanders should get no sympathy from Steven Jackson. Weighted Winning Percentages Rank R...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. The late R.C. Owens' legacy endures

    Mike Sando

    Testing R.C. Owens' legacy 48 years after his 1964 retirement was easy. Me: What's an alley-oop? My 7-year-old son: "It's when someone throws the ball up and then someone else dunks it." The phrase originating with Owens' leaping grabs from ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  12. Video: Bell, Seau and life after the NFL

    Mike Sando

    Jacob Bell's recently announced retirement from the NFL after eight seasons provides the basis for the most recent "Blogger Blitz" video above. Bell, 31, understandably pointed to the health risks associated with continuing his career. He has suff...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  13. 2012 Kiper mock 4.0: Assessing the options

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt got the timing right for his retirement news conference Wednesday at St. Louis Rams headquarters. The Rams' seven-time Pro Bowler offered a formal goodbye while NFC West teams searched for receivers with comparable skill. The latest ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  14. Appreciating a Rams great, Torry Holt

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt's formal retirement from the NFL -- as a St. Louis Ram, fittingly -- will touch off the usual discussions about Hall of Fame worthiness. In the meantime, consider this an appreciation. Holt was the NFC West wide receiver opponents fe...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  15. Randy Moss: 'No-brainer' to join 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Randy Moss just finished speaking with reporters on a conference call after signing a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. A few highlights: Moss pointed to "personal reasons" for his one-year retirement from the game. Asked to elaborate,...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  16. Bulger's retirement and what could've been

    Mike Sando

    Rumors swirled in recent seasons that Marc Bulger, former Pro Bowl quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, was contemplating retirement. Bulger had taken so much punishment during his final years in St. Louis, the thinking went, that he had lost the w...

    Blog | August 03, 2011