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Patrick Willis will be game-time decision for 49ers

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis has been battling a toe injury for the past three weeks; he will decide before St. Louis Rams game at Levi's on Sunday if he can play
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Practice report: Willis optimistic about game-time decision; Lattimore back in training room instead of at practice

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — While linebacker Patrick Willis expressed optimism Friday he might return from a toe injury and play Sunday, running back Marcus Lattimore took a break in his attempted comeback from a 2-year-old...
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Stevie Johnson not frustrated by lack of playing time

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Stevie Johnson has been productive for the San Francisco 49ers this season, but remains buried at No. 4 on the depth chart. The wideout said he's not frustrated because the players in front of him...
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Stadium battles still echo in Santa Clara races

Inside Bay Area (By Joe Rodriguez <a href='mailto:jrodrigue) — The 49ers' Levi's Stadium is built and hosting games, but echoes over the old battles over the project still reverberate through Santa Clara's mayoral and council elections.
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Ray McDonald expected to avoid domestic-violence charges

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Defensive tackle Ray McDonald is not expected to be charged by Santa Clara County prosecutors with domestic violence, two months after his notorious arrest at his San Jose home, this newspaper is...
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Prosecutors leaning against charging 49er Ray McDonald

Inside Bay Area (By Tracey Kaplan <a href='mailto:tkaplan@m) — Sources say domestic violence charges are not likely to be filed and DA will issue a report explaining why not soon.
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Practice notes: Healthier cornerbacks could result in coverage-by-committee approach

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — The 49ers will deploy a cornerback-by-committee approach once all are healthy, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said before Thursday's practice in which all four cornerbacks particpated.
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Giants' World Series triumph thrills 49ers' Stevie Johnson

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — 49ers receiver, San Francisco native Stevie Johnson hopes Giants' World Series triumph serves as inspiration
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Greg Roman: Vernon Davis has a very focused glare on what he wants to accomplish from here on out

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Tight end Vernon Davis is off to one of the slowest starts in his 49ers career. He s also enduring one of his most injury riddled seasons.
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Stevie Johnson on Giants World Series win and 49ers hopes: Sure puts some pressure on us

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — San Francisco native Stevie Johnson beamed with hometown pride Thursday inside the 49ers locker room, savoring the Giants World Series triumph and gaining more inspiration.
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49ers: Breaking down the St. Louis Rams

Inside Bay Area (By Steve Corkran <a href='mailto:scorkran@) — San Francisco 49ers host St. Louis Rams Sunday.
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NFL: 5 storylines for the week ahead

Inside Bay Area (By Steve Corkran <a href='mailto:scorkran@) — The NFC West-leading Cardinals travel to Dallas for a game against the Dallas Cowboys, who are one-half game behind the 6-1 Cardinals for the best record in the NFC.
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49ers endorse San Francisco Giants third World Series crown in five years

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Three world championships in five years? Wow, what a great feat by the San Francisco Giants, and one the 49ers nearly pulled off in their 1980s dynasty.
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49ers notebook: Center Martin ready for NFL debut

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Before San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gets his hands on the football Sunday and before Frank Gore can run it past the St. Louis Rams, that ball will start in the hands of...
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Practice report: All 52 players practice, including No. 52 (Patrick Willis)

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — The bye week apparently afforded the 49ers quality time to heal, as all 52 players on the active roster participated in today's practice.
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Stronger, quicker, confident, birthday-boy Marcus Lattimore debuts on practice field

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Marcus Lattimore celebrated his 23rd birthday Wednesday with a much-anticipated return to the 49ers practice field.
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Rams not expecting to face Aldon Smith, who remains suspended

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Linebacker Aldon Smith's suspension has yet to be reduced, and because Sunday's game is rapidly approaching, St.
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49ers great Gordy Soltau dies at age 89

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — The pass-catching end and kicker led the 49ers in scoring in eight of his nine years, topping the NFL in both 1952 and 1953.
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49ers Hall of Famer Gordy Soltau passes away at age 89

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Gordy Soltau, a 49ers scoring machine in the 1950s and one of the franchise s kindest ambassadors, passed away from natural causes Sunday night with his family by his side.
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Roadshow: Levi's Stadium traffic warnings worked

Inside Bay Area (By Gary Richards <a href='mailto:grichards) — Traffic jams not as bad as feared.
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Blog Articles

Toe trouble: Willis will be game-time decision; Lattimore in training room

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — A quarterback can’t function properly without a healthy throwing arm and a linebacker, well, let’s allow Patrick Willis to explain.
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10 things the 49ers need to do be successful the rest of the season

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — It’s been an up-and-down start to the season for the 49ers (with a big downturn coming last Sunday against Peyton Manning’s Broncos). With inconsistent results week to week, how can...
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49ers will mix-and-match at CB; Dorsey’s return not imminent

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — What does a defensive coordinator do if he has four capable cornerbacks and only three open spots? Easy. He plays them all.
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Johnson on modest role: ‘It’s not like there’s a bunch of pansies in front of me’

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — As the No. 3 wideout, he’s played just 31 percent of the offensive snaps and has logged fewer than 20 snaps in four of seven games. Given his pedigree – Johnson has three 1,000-yard seasons since...
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Ex-49ers coach on Marcus Martin: ‘He’s going to turn into a great pro’

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Tim Drevno is no longer with the 49ers, but he’s constantly watching film of one of San Francisco’s current players in his position as the offensive line coach at USC.
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49ers running back Marcus Lattimore returns to practice

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Throughout his entire two-year ordeal recovering from a severe knee dislocation, 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore has been nothing if not boldly honest. Lattimore practiced for the first time...
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Calm before storm: Martin, 20, radiates poise in advance of NFL debut

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — He can’t legally buy a beer, has never played a regular-season NFL snap and will routinely line up against one of the most impressive rookies in league in his first start Sunday.
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Wounded foe: 49ers will face beat-up Rams on Sunday

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Every NFL team is intimately familiar with the phrase “next man up,” but the Rams have uttered it about as often as “good morning” this season. After being beset by injuries, St. Louis will limp...
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49ers legend Gordy Soltau dies at 89

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Gordy Soltau, a member of the 49ers Hall of Fame who is one of three players in NFL history to collect 25 touchdowns and 70 field goals, died Sunday at 89.
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Fast recovery? Navorro Bowman running well in rehab

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — On Monday afternoon, NaVorro Bowman effortlessly banked in a 25-foot shot on a mini basketball hoop in the 49ers’ locker room, a reminder that he was a standout shooting guard at Suitland (Md.)...
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Notes: Dorsey back at practice; Lattimore to return Wednesday

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Niners nose tackle Glenn Dorsey returned to practice Monday. And running back Marcus Lattimore isn’t far behind.
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Ditka redux? McDonald hasn’t flashed star qualities early in career

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Jim Harbaugh famously refuses to compare players, but he made a memorable exception when the 49ers drafted Rice tight end Vance McDonald in the second round of the 2013 draft.
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Spread ‘em: 49ers’ identity expands beyond their running game

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Coach Jim Harbaugh said his staff would self scout over the bye week. What they likely already know before the start of the process was the abundance of offense produced by their spread attack....
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49ers place Kilgore, Cook on IR; re-sign Ventrone

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — As expected, the 49ers placed center Daniel Kilgore on season-ending injured reserve Saturday after he sustained a broken ankle in a loss at Denver on Oct. 19.
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More snaps for Stevie? Johnson has made case for larger role

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — In retrospect, the question sounds silly: Will 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson make the 53-man roster? That was posed to Jim Harbaugh on Aug. 25, five days before final roster cuts, and it...
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What do you think the 49ers drubbing in Denver means?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — If ESPN analyst and former 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer thinks the 49ers look toxic in a win, wait until he sees the 49ers’ 42-17 drubbing in Denver. Many players looked either lost or...
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A blessed bye: 49ers figure to benefit from mid-season break

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Boy, this team needed a bye. The 49ers’ one-week vacation came at an opportune time this season given their physical state following a 42-17 thrashing at Denver on Sunday night.
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Visions of epic comeback spurred Harbaugh to stick with Kaepernick

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Jim Harbaugh, known as Captain Comeback in his playing days, took the concept to another level Sunday night in Denver — at least in his own head. The 49ers trailed 42-10 when they took...
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Kilgore will have surgery and miss rest of 2014 season

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Jim Harbaugh opened his news conference Monday on a predictable note: Center Daniel Kilgore will have surgery Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season. Kilgore, in his first year as a starter,...
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Checking the schedule: 49ers’ slate lightens after rugged opening

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — On the surface, it appears to be a shot of good news after the 49ers’ first seven games were against teams sporting a 29-15 record: They don’t play a game against a team that currently has a...
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