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  1. Biggest questions heading into the draft

    Mike Sando

    Pretend for a moment that rock-solid NFL sources told you which 10 players would be selected first in the 2014 NFL draft. There would still be 3,628,800 possible orders within the top 10. The reality is much more complex than that, because there c...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. NFC West camps looking like popular draw

    Mike Sando

    Fans screamed as though Russell Wilson were a rock star when the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback ran toward them to sign autographs following practice Saturday. The Seahawks, who have limited fan seating at their waterfront headquarters, sold out ev...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  3. Where teams stand with 2013 comp picks

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- The Seattle Seahawks and especially the San Francisco 49ers added to their 2013 NFL draft hauls Monday when the NFL awarded compensatory selections to offset net losses in free agency last year. The 49ers received the 131st overall pick...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. UFA market revisited: How NFC West fared

    Mike Sando

    Those eagerly awaiting the start of NFL free agency March 12 with visions of your favorite team loading up on accomplished veterans should revisit the list of unrestricted free agents NFC West teams signed last season. St. Louis, badly in need of ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  5. 2012 NFC West practice squad eligibility

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams can begin forming practice squads once eligible players clear waivers Saturday. A look at which players released by NFC West teams have eligibility: Arizona Cardinals Eligible: Crezdon Butler, Antonio Coleman, Blake Gideon, Ricky L...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  6. San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    Mike Sando

    Most significant move. The San Francisco 49ers' decision to keep running back Anthony Dixon played into a broader special-teams theme. Veteran fullback Rock Cartwright, once seen as a key special-teams addition following Blake Costanzo's departure in...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  7. 49ers' roster takes shape with trade, release

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' initial 53-man roster began taking shape around the edges Friday with a moves related to special teams. The team traded backup safety Colin Jones to Carolina. San Francisco will reportedly receive a seventh-round choice in...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Produce, or get cut

    Mike Sando

    There are no guarantees competition will draw out the best from an athlete. The situations at right tackle in St. Louis and quarterback in Arizona come to mind. The results tend to be more positive, in some cases, when a player's entire career, no...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  9. Three things revisited: Vikings-49ers

    Mike Sando

    Looking back upon three things discussed here before the 49ers' 17-6 exhibition victory Friday at home against Minnesota: 1. Pass protection. No real concerns here. I listed this subject first in our preview only because quarterbacks Alex Smith an...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Contract situations

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. Chris Clemons' recent agreement with the Seattle Seahawks leaves the NFC West with few unsettled contract situations heading into training camps. The San Francisco 49ers' Dashon Goldson remains unsigned as a franchise pl...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  11. 2012 pre-camp analysis: 49ers 'O'

    Mike Sando

    Our two-day look at NFC West rosters continues with projections for the San Francisco 49ers' offense. Quarterbacks (4) Average number kept since 2003: 3.1 Safest bets: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Josh Johnson Leading contenders: none ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. Three under-the-radar moves: 49ers

    Mike Sando

    A look at three potentially significant under-the-radar offseason moves for each NFC West team, concluding with the San Francisco 49ers: 1. Signing Perrish Cox. The 49ers have been looking to upgrade their depth at cornerback. Cox became available...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  13. UFA period doesn't get old in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams added or re-signed 38 unrestricted free agents during the recently completed UFA signing period. They lost or did not re-sign 47 such players. One key difference between those groups: age. The St. Louis Rams in particular used th...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  14. 2012 NFC West offseason glance: 49ers

    Mike Sando

    A look at the San Francisco 49ers' offseason to this point ... What went right: The 49ers kept together one of the NFL's best defenses by re-signing Ahmad Brooks and Carlos Rogers, and by naming Dashon Goldson their franchise player. ... The coach...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  15. Sizing up NFC West coaching staffs

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on NFC West coaching staffs after the St. Louis Rams announced theirs for 2012 in a news release Tuesday: The Rams are not listing suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on their staff. They did not mention him in the news rel...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  16. Which free-agent visitors remain available

    Mike Sando

    Free agency has slowed considerably now that the quarterback market has settled out, save for Alex Smith's unresolved status in San Francisco. I've put together a chart showing what happened to free agents known to have visited NFC West teams sinc...

    Blog | March 20, 2012