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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Glen Coffee, 'Big Rich' and early retirement

    Mike Sando

    Glen Coffee's sudden retirement from the San Francisco 49ers following only one season came as a shock. Former NFL prospect Rich Williams had the right idea when he opted out of the 2002 draft and moved on with his life -- without leaving any empl...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  9. A look inside NFC West teams' wallets

    Mike Sando

    The 2010 NFL season was a tough one for the Arizona Cardinals on the field. It wasn't nearly as costly as the 2009 season in terms of cash outlays for salaries. Kurt Warner's retirement and the subtraction of several big-money performers -- Anquan...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  10. Personnel report: Cardinals spread field

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' rumored conversion to a conventional running team following Kurt Warner's retirement remains just that: a rumor. Though inconsistent Sunday, quarterback Derek Anderson was most efficient operating from the four-receiver pers...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  11. 49ers' Anthony Dixon makes statement

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Anthony Dixon's 21-carry, 100-yard rushing effort in his NFL exhibition debut might not dissuade the San Francisco 49ers from adding a veteran running back following Glen Coffee's surprise retirement. Whatever worries the 49ers had...

    Blog | August 15, 2010
  12. Kentwan Balmer, Glen Coffee exceptions

    Mike Sando

    Should Glen Coffee follow through with retirement plans, the San Francisco 49ers' backup running back would become the highest-drafted member of the NFL's 2009 draft class not on an 80-man roster. Another 49ers player, Kentwan Balmer, is already t...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  13. More thoughts on Coffee's retirement

    Mike Sando

    Glen Coffee's retirement announcement comes as a shock, but it won't affect the San Francisco 49ers much this season as long as Frank Gore continues to produce. Even if Gore is lost to injury, it's unclear to what degree the performance would drop fr...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  14. 49ers' 2009 draft class minus Coffee

    Mike Sando

    Glen Coffee's surprise retirement announcement after only one NFL season sent me back for a look at the San Francisco 49ers' 2009 draft class. The class has taken a couple hits lately with Coffee saying he'll retire and key special-teamer Scott Mc...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  15. Glen Coffee's retirement latest 49ers shock

    Mike Sando

    One of the stranger offseasons in recent San Francisco 49ers history took another unexpected twist when 2009 third-round choice Glen Coffee told the team he was retiring Friday. Kentwan Balmer, the team's first-rounder in 2008, remains estranged f...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  16. Revisiting offseason issues in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Revisiting top NFC West storylines this offseason: Mass retirements Walter Jones, Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Patrick Kerney and Bertrand Berry combined for 20 Pro Bowls during their NFL careers. Each retired this offseason. Warner's departure...

    Blog | June 16, 2010