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  1. Denarius Moore a healthy scratch

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders made a surprise move by not activating receiver Denarius Moore for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in London. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie told the San Francisco Chronicle that Moore was a healthy scratch. Oakland...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. Latavius Murrays chance might be now

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Officially, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Houston Texans with an injured hand. However, at this point, it would be considered a surprise if he plays. That mea...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. Oakland Raiders cut-down analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Most significant moves: Safety Brandian Ross was a surprise cut. He started 13 games the past season, and he had 75 tackles. The Oakland Raiders re-signed him in May. He was expected to be a key backup this year. The Ross cut meant seventh-round pic...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  4. McDermott hopes his 2nd season is a snap

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- One of the biggest training camp surprises last year was when rookie Kevin McDermott beat out Brian Jennings for long-snapping job. Jennings was with the 49ers for 14 years and was a fan favorite. Many were shocked McDerm...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. Thoughts on Davis, Boone holdouts

    Bill Williamson

    Now that Vernon Davis and Alex Boone are officially holdouts, one aspect of it did come as a surprise. Davis' holdout. Hunker down on the Boone situation. It could take a while. I've been under the impression since April that Boone has no inten...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. 49ers officially sign Skov, five others

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers announced six undrafted free agents that they started to agree to terms with shortly after the draft ended Saturday. There weren't any surprises on the list that is headlined by former Stanford standout linebacker Shayne Sk...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. Poll results: Less is more in draft picks

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have six picks -- the most in the NFL -- in the first three rounds of May 8-10 draft. With a loaded roster, it is no surprise many fans want to see the team get quality over quantity. In our poll this week, we asked readers...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  8. Poll results: Gilbert is the CB target

    Bill Williamson

    In no surprise, fans want to see the San Francisco 49ers go big in their quest for a rookie cornerback. In our poll this week, we asked readers which cornerback fans want to see the team take in the first round. As of 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, the w...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. Poll results: Cornerback by a mile

    Bill Williamson

    Tuesday we took a poll asking readers what position the San Francisco 49ers should address with their first pick of the May draft: wide receiver or cornerback? The answer didn't surprise me. But I wasn't quite expecting the landslide it ended up b...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  10. Would Andre Johnson trade to 49ers work?

    Bill Williamson

    There is no doubt the San Francisco 49ers are interested in adding a receiver. They checked in on several during free agency and the position is expected to be an early priority in the May 8-10 draft. So it's no surprise that in an Insider piece, ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  11. Would Steve Smith make sense for 49ers?

    Bill Williamson

    Steve Smith intrigues me. I'm sure he also intrigues, at least, some members of the San Francisco 49ers' decision-making team. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if the 49ers pursued the California native if, as expected, he becomes available...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  12. 49ers could use franchise tag next year

    Bill Williamson

    The NFL deadline for teams to place the franchise tag on players expired Monday without the San Francisco 49ers applying it. That's no surprise. It would have been a surprise if the 49ers did apply the tag. The team's top free-agent priorities,...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  13. Questions surround cornerback in 2014

    Bill Williamson

    The cornerback position was one of the San Francisco 49ers' more evolving, fascinating positions in 2013 and promises to be interesting as the team builds its 2014 roster. It wouldn't be a surprise if the 49ers use a high draft pick to develop a y...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  14. San Francisco 49ers season wrap-up

    Bill Williamson

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 4 Preseason Power Ranking: 2 Biggest surprise: The impact that Michael Crabtree's injury and then his return had on the team. When Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles in May, th...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  15. Anquan Boldin shines when it counts

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It was no surprise when receiver Anquan Boldin took over in the San Francisco 49ers' win at the Carolina Panthers in the divisional playoffs Sunday. Boldin is a star in the postseason. The 33-year-old receiver, who is trying...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  16. No surprises on 49ers' inactive list

    Bill Williamson

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There isn't much intrigue on the San Francisco 49ers' list of inactives Sunday at Arizona. And that's a good thing for the team. This team is very healthy. All six of the team's inactive players are young, depth players. The 49e...

    Blog | December 29, 2013