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  1. Quick look at 49ers' WRs with Ginn back

    Mike Sando

    Ted Ginn Jr.'s return to the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year contract, announced by the team Thursday, restores experience and breakaway speed to the return game. The 49ers badly missed Ginn when an injury sidelined him during the playoffs last ...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  2. Walker, Ginn and 49ers' injury trade-offs

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers' injury situation featured trade-offs Sunday. Receiver Ted Ginn Jr., a dynamic threat in the return game when healthy, will miss the NFC Championship Game with a knee injury. The injury limited him last wee...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  3. Short fields helped Bears, hurt others

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears have distributed a chart showing average drive starts for NFL teams during the 2010 regular season. The figures reflect strength in the return game, among other factors relating to all three phases of the game. The bottom line...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  4. NFC West Week 4 decisive moment

    Mike Sando

    Nate Clements' potential game-saving interception could have qualified as the decisive moment in a San Francisco 49ers turnaround. Then came the cornerback's lost fumble during the return and a new decisive moment in the NFC West for Week 4. Ga...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  5. Seahawks acquire Leon Washington

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Some 49ers fans wondered whether the team would acquire Leon Washington from the Jets to help solve their issues in the return game. San Francisco never showed interest, to my knowledge, adding Ted Ginn Jr. instead. The Seahawk...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  6. It's been a while for Pacman

    Mike Sando

    Adam "Pacman" Jones' value to the 49ers or any team would presumably include what he offers in the return game. Jones is only 26, but he hasn't played since 2008, when he averaged 4.5 yards per punt return on 21 chances over nine games with Dallas...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  7. Mailbag: Rams' offensive identity

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Jack from Laguna Niguel, Calif., writes: Hey Mike! I had a question here... Do you think the return of Al Saunders to the Rams could possibly mean a return to the greatest show on turf days for the offense? Provided t...

    Blog | August 08, 2008
  8. Teams most likely to return to playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area features two teams from far, far away. That is fitting because the West teams were best in 2013. While six of the eight NFL teams from the AFC West and NFC West finished with winning records, the...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  9. Harvin key to Seattle's Super Bowl hopes

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Percy Harvin might not remember much from his return to the Seattle Seahawks following an extended injury layoff. Harvin might not want to remember much after the New Orleans Saints roughed him up repeatedly during the Seahawks' 23-15 vict...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  10. Teams seeking return on investment

    Mike Sando

    New York Giants fans saw an aging offensive line struggling in the team's 0-3 start this season. Fantasy owners saw quarterback Eli Manning under siege and unable to maximize his receiving weapons. The view can be a little different from inside the N...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  11. Revisiting injury-related roster options

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals decided against using their single "designated for return" option when placing rookie guard Jonathan Cooper on the season-ending injured reserve list Friday. This counts as a good time to brush up on the various injury-related o...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  12. Three things: Chargers-Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Saturday in the Arizona Cardinals' third exhibition of the 2013 season, set for 10 p.m. ET at home against the San Diego Chargers: 1. Whisenhunt homecoming. Former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt returns to University of P...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  13. Around the NFC West: No QB debate

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Aug. 15, 2013 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: Rookie Minter's big hits Dieffenbach: Fitzgerald's bad contract Urban: Multiple spots, Kitchens' return St. Louis Rams Thomas: Dunbar impact bi...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  14. Three things revisited: Seahawks-Chargers

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the Seattle Seahawks' 2013 exhibition opener, a 31-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium: 1. Return specialists. The Chargers didn't do much to help the Seahawks identify thei...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  15. Three things: Seahawks-Chargers

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Thursday night in the Seattle Seahawks' 2013 exhibition opener against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium (10 p.m. ET): 1. Return specialists. The Seahawks released dynamic return man Leon Washington before they k...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  16. Patrick Willis has surgery on hand

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis underwent surgery recently to repair a fractured right hand, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013