1. San Francisco 49ers: Total Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Wide Receiver

    For nearly 20 years, the San Francisco 49ers were privileged enough to have Hall of Famer Jerry Rice render the wide receiver position as an unquestioned dynamic in the Bay Area...

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  2. How Important Is LaMichael James to the San Francisco 49ers in 2013?

    The San Francisco 49ers would be hard pressed to deny one of the most prolific players in NCAA history a bigger role on their team next season, which is precisely why LaMichael James may be in line for an elevated performance in 2013...

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  3. 7 Things We Learned from the San Francisco 49ers OTAs

    There are preventative measures mandated by the league that limit what organizations can do during OTAs. But a team like the San Francisco 49ers that stays ahead of the curve found ways to still be productive...

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  4. Offseason Power Rankings for Every Player on the San Francisco 49ers Roster

    The most taxing rosters in the league to power-rank are the weakest and the strongest ones—it is fair to say the San Francisco 49ers qualify as the latter. This is an organization utterly laced with talent, through and through...

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  5. Are the San Francisco 49ers Destined for a Hometown Super Bowl?

    In nearly five decades of the Super Bowl's existence, no team has competed with home-field advantage—but as the franchise continues its valiant resurgence, the San Francisco 49ers may set a new league first...

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  6. 5 Free-Agent Options for the 49ers to Replace Michael Crabtree

    On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, it was reported that San Francisco 49ers star receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles, per Mike Garafolo of USA Today . This is a shocking development and a colossal blow to the reigning NFC champions...

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  7. Are Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers Changing the NFL Landscape?

    To anyone that has ever regaled the idea of a player-led football team, the San Francisco 49ers are the closest thing since a Jon Gruden-led Buccaneers team in the early 2000-decade ...

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  8. San Francisco 49ers: What to Watch for at OTAs

    Following the money-spinning free agent period and an extensive draft process, NFL rosters are now reloaded, and it's time to kick the tires on preparations for the 2013 season...

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  9. San Francisco 49ers: What Does the Future Hold for Michael Crabtree?

    From the first day he was fitted by the equipment manager for a San Francisco 49ers uniform, the onus had always been on Michael Crabtree to one day emerge as an elite NFL receiver...

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  10. San Francisco 49ers: 7 Players Feeling the Most Pressure Heading into Camp

    A few things to note about pressure: It is prominent in pro sports, it comes in many forms, people react to it in a variety of ways and it can define a career...

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  11. The 10 Biggest Takeaways from the San Francisco 49ers Rookie Minicamp

    On Friday, May 10, the San Francisco 49ers ’ incoming draft class arrived for 2013 rookie minicamp. The players were on hand, working out and participating in classroom sessions for a three-day period until Sunday...

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  12. Are Luxury Players Going to End Anthony Dixon's Career in San Francisco?

    With a copious amount of talent, projecting a 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers is puzzling. In the span of any NFL offseason, one of the recurring storylines is the exiting of players and the arrival of a new wave...

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  13. Is Tank Carradine the Heir Apparent to Justin Smith in San Francisco?

    In 2012, the San Francisco 49ers had six starting defensive players receive Pro Bowl honors, which was a league-high. It is one of the most skilled units in the NFL , stacked from top to bottom, yet that is where the team’s draft focus was...

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  14. Digging into the A.J. Jenkins Quandary in San Francisco

    Entering his second season as a pro, A.J. Jenkins is quickly finding out nothing is given in the NFL . The San Francisco 49ers ’ first-rounder from a year ago is going to be completely surrounded by competition in Santa Clara this summer...

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  15. Early Projections for the San Francisco 49ers' Final 53-Man Roster

    As the reigning NFC champions, it is not hard to imagine that the majority of the San Francisco 49ers roster is locked in...

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  16. Report Card Grades for San Francisco 49ers' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

    No, I'm sorry to report that despite the photograph, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has not signed himself to back up Colin Kaepernick in 2013...

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  17. Projecting the 2013 Impact for Each San Francisco 49ers Draft Selection

    It's difficult to gauge how effective newcomers will be establishing roles for themselves on the San Francisco 49ers , who currently boast one of the most complete rosters in the league...

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  18. 49ers 2013 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the Web

    Following the NFL draft, the 49ers brass is back in the Bay Area preparing for the next phase of the 2013 league year...

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  19. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for the San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers closed Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft on high note, no doubt singing the praises of their own front office. Finishing out the month of April, one of the most championed rosters in the league got a whole lot stronger...

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  20. The 2013 Post-Draft Wish List of the San Francisco 49ers

    And just like that, the 2013 NFL draft is in the books. The San Francisco 49ers had a tremendous haul, assertively addressing the defensive side of the football...

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  21. Is Marcus Lattimore the Heir Apparent to Frank Gore?

    The San Francisco 49ers are an organization that persistently voices the “one day at a time” approach...

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  22. Marcus Cooper to 49ers: How Does the CB Fit with San Francisco?

    After an arduous three days of drafting for the future, the San Francisco 49ers appear ready to field an even better team in 2013. They were enterprising throughout the draft, acquiring talent each and every day...

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  23. Carter Bykowski to 49ers: How Does the OT Fit with San Francisco?

    On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers finally decided to address the offensive line. It was not until the last round that they decided to add depth there, but better late than never...

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  24. B.J. Daniels to 49ers: How Does the QB Fit with San Francisco?

    After a stellar draft that saw the San Francisco 49ers bring in a load of defensive talent, the Jim Harbaugh -led Niners selected a late-round quarterback. With the first of three picks in the seventh round, San Francisco selected B...

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  25. Nick Moody to 49ers: How Does the LB Fit with San Francisco?

    In the back half of Day 3, the NFL draft class begins to wither in talent, but there are role players to be found if you know what you’re looking for...

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