1. Chris Cooley Released: NFL Teams That Should Pursue the Pro Bowl Tight End

    After 428 receptions, 4,703 yards and 33 touchdowns after being drafted by the franchise in 2004, the Washington Redskins have announced (per the team's official website ) the release of tight end Chris Cooley ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 1,199 reads 4 comments

  2. 49ers vs. Broncos: Final Report Cards and Player Grades for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers have pulled out a 29-24 comeback victory over the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. The outcome of the game won't count for much, but both sides found a lot to takeaway from the action...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 5,505 reads 61 comments

  3. Indianapolis Colts Trade Second-Round Pick for Dolphins CB Vontae Davis

    It appears the Indianapolis Colts tweet-happy owner Jim Irsay wasn't blowing smoke after all. As first reported by NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to send ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 1,017 reads 1 comments

  4. 49ers vs. Broncos: Bold Predictions for Key San Francisco Stars, Rookies

    Sunday afternoon at 4 EST, the San Francisco 49ers will take the field at Mile High Stadium for a Week 3 preseason matchup against the Denver Broncos . The next day, Aug...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 5,166 reads 36 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans Live Blog: Updates, Analysis and Reaction

    The Houston Texans pull this one out, 20-9 at Reliant Stadium. Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out next week's live blog for in-depth live coverage and analysis of your ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 6,145 reads 70 comments

  6. 3 Young San Francisco 49ers Struggling Through Training Camp

    As practice came to a close in Santa Clara on Thursday, Jim Harbaugh continued to gush over quarterback Alex Smith's progress this offseason (via Taylor Price, from the 49ers official website)...

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  7. San Francisco 49ers: Battle for Backup QB Spot Is a Great Problem to Have

    Most of you are probably well aware by now that, for once, Alex Smith was the unquestioned starting quarterback entering training camp, and, barring an injury, will remain top dog leaving it as well...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 1,719 reads 7 comments

  8. Dallas Cowboys: How Jason Witten's Injury Could Devastate the Boys' Offense

    According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk , All-Pro tight end Jason Witten suffered a spleen injury in the Cowboys ' exhibition opener against the Oakland Raiders , an injury ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 3,506 reads 19 comments

  9. NFL Predictions: Running Backs Who Will Break the 1,000-Yard Mark in 2012

    Based on recent history, predicting the amount of 1,000-yard rushers the NFL will see in 2012 shouldn't be too difficult. It's determining the names making up that list which serves as a much more daunting task...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 3,684 reads 42 comments

  10. Vikings vs. 49ers: Top Performers from Friday's Preseason Opener

    Football returned to Candlestick Park on Friday night for the first time since the NFC Championship game, and aside from an unfortunate Aldon Smith hip injury (per Matt Barrows of ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 8,223 reads 58 comments

  11. San Diego Chargers: Ryan Mathews' Latest Injury Exposes Serious RB Depth Issues

    Take starting running back Ryan Mathews out of the picture, and the San Diego Chargers ' backfield suddenly looks rather unfamiliar...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 5,644 reads 40 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Power Ranking Every Quarterback on the 2012 Schedule

    As you probably know by now, the dominant 49ers defense will have their mettle put to the test in 2012 when they square off against some of the NFL 's most prolific passers, including ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 1,626 reads 3 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: 7 Biggest Takeaways from the First Week of Camp

    Outside of 49er headquarters this summer, much of the 49er faithful—and even pundits around the football world—have been discussing the possibilities of a sixth Lombardi Trophy joining the other five on the shelf at the Marie P...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 8,902 reads 32 comments

  14. 5 San Francisco 49ers Impressing in Training Camp

    While we're still in the early stages of NFL training camp, several participants at 49er headquarters have already been drawing praise on a consistent basis...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 18,655 reads 54 comments

  15. Detroit Lions: Why WR Ryan Broyles Will Become the Next Wes Welker

    At the beginning of the 2011 season, Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson stated to the media that he intended on becoming the NFL ’s “black Wes Welker ...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 6,658 reads 34 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers: Will Frank Gore Re-Emerge as a Factor in the Passing Game?

    Those who've followed the illustrious career of Frank Gore are undoubtedly aware that the 49ers all-time leading rusher can do much more than just punish opponents by pounding the rock...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 2,451 reads 27 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: How Adding Leonard Davis Can Help the O-Line Significantly

    Leonard Davis may not be joining the 49ers with the hype of fellow newcomer and future Hall of Fame WR Randy Moss , but that doesn't mean he can't provide the team with a significant boost...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 3,120 reads 27 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Backups That Would Start for Other Teams

    The NFL is arguably the king of competitive balance in professional sports, but the occasional championship-caliber roster boasts a handful of reserve players who could easily occupy starting roles on lesser-talented squads...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 7,132 reads 44 comments

  19. Setting Pro Bowl Odds for Best Players on the San Francisco 49ers' Roster

    The fact that the San Francisco 49ers saw an NFL -high nine players selected to the Pro Bowl roster in 2011 serves as an accurate indicator that the Red and Gold experienced a rather successful season...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 4,546 reads 47 comments

  20. Dallas Cowboys: Beast Mode's Latest Arrest May Bode Well for Cowboys

    Wide receiver Dez Bryant’s recent arrest for allegedly attacking his own mother isn’t doing the youngster or the Cowboys organization any favors, but another NFL star’s run-in with the law may end up helping the cause...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 3,176 reads 1 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers: 4 Underrated Stats That Were Crucial to Success in 2011

    Let's take just a second and gather some of the 49ers ' team accomplishments in 2011 from a statistical standpoint...

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  22. DeMarcus Ware and Pass-Rushers Who Could Break Michael Strahan's Sack Record

    The NFL 's recent increase in passing attempts has led to more than just record-breaking numbers gained through the air. Fans of hard-hitting defense were rewarded with a season-long flurry of quarterback sacks...

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  23. NFL 2012: Will Lions, Avril Reach Long-Term Deal before Deadline Passes?

    Predicting whether or not the Detroit Lions will sign star Cliff Avril to a long-term deal before the July 16th deadline could be as much of a shot in the dark as any...

    Brandon Burnett Written by Brandon Burnett about 2 years ago 2,608 reads 41 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: Will Goldson Sign a Long-Term Deal Before Deadline?

    The Monday deadline for the 49ers to sign Pro Bowl free safety Dashon Goldson has arrived, meaning no long-term deal has been finalized thus far...

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  25. 5 Scheme Changes the San Francisco 49ers May Implement in 2012

    It's well-known that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff are well-prepared individuals who display an impressively high level of football ingenuity...

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