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Thompson: 49ers defense excels despite injuries, distractions and dysfunction

Inside Bay Area (By Marcus Thompson II Bay Area News Group) — San Francisco's defense as strong as ever even without NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith and now Patrick Willis because players like Chris Borland, Aaron Lynch and Chris Culliver have answered the call.
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49ers' Kaepernick, Washington's Griffin on different career paths

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Jim Harbaugh always backs Colin Kaepernick publicly, but Jay Gruden called out his quarterback, Robert Griffin III, last week
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Marcus Lattimore making a name for himself in South Carolina

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Former 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore, who retired from football because of severe knee injuries in college, hopes to help high school athletes in all sports rehab severe injuries that occur...
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Live updates: 49ers vs. Washington at Levi's Stadium

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Follow the live action as San Francisco faces Washington on Sunday at 1:25 p.m.
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49ers' Aldon Smith could make Levi's debut against Washington rookie

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers' linebacker Aldon Smith could be matched up against Washington rookie Morgan Moses when teams play Sunday at Levi's Stadium.
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Anthony Davis, Glenn Dorsey ruled out of Sunday s game

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Post-concussion symptoms will prevent right tackle Anthony Davis from playing in Sunday's game against Washington, coach Jim Harbaugh said without elaborating on the severity of Davis' condition.
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Practice report: Looks like Jonathan Martin may have to start in place of Anthony Davis again

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Right tackle Anthony Davis hasn't practiced all week while undergoing post-concussion protocol, increasing the likelihood that Jonathan Martin will start in his place Sunday against Washington.
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Carlos Hyde scouts how former teammate Morgan Moses might match up with Aldon Smith

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Rookie Morgan Moses, a former teammate of 49ers running back Carlos Hyde, could make his first career start Sunday as Washington s left tackle in place of Trent Williams (knee).
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C Daniel Kilgore impressed by Marcus Martin, unimpressed by TV commentators

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Center Daniel Kilgore will be home watching the 49ers on television Sunday, as has been the case since he broke his left fibula Oct.
  • 2 days ago

Numbers illustrate 49ers' fourth-quarter failings

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers have scored a league-worst 26 points in fourth quarter
  • 2 days ago

Fewest fourth-quarter points in the league? Yes, that would be the 49ers

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Fourth-quarter futility from the Colin Kaepernick-led 49ers offense is producing dramatic finishes, just not much-needed points.
  • 2 days ago

49ers: Dissecting Kaepernick's fourth-quarter woes

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — According to Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick's fourth-quarter play has been 'pretty darn good.'
  • 2 days ago

Rotation planned for outside linebackers, as was case before Ahmad Brooks benching

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio plans to deploy all his healthy outside linebackers when possible, including Ahmad Brooks, who sat out the final three quarters of Sunday's win over the New York...
  • 2 days ago

49ers: Status of Anthony Davis, Glenn Dorsey in question

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Jonathan Martin likely would start if Davis has to miss his sixth game this season.
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Practice report: Anthony Davis still out after concussion; Glenn Dorsey comeback is stuck

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Right tackle Anthony Davis missed his second straight practice while undergoing post-concussion protocol, casting in doubt his availability for Sunday's game against Washington.
  • 2 days ago

49ers' Roman laments fourth-quarter, red-zone woes

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Offensive coordinator Greg Roman talks about need to cash in more often.
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49ers Greg Roman: There s a lot of things beyond the point total that were very, very positive

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — As the league s lowest-scoring offense in the fourth quarter, the 49ers have a glaring area to address, and last week s victory over the Giants was a reminder after their 16-10 escape from New...
  • 2 days ago

49ers: Breaking down Washington

Inside Bay Area (By Steve Corkran <a href='mailto:scorkran@) — San Francisco 49ers host Washington on Sunday.
  • 2 days ago

Breaking Down Washington

Inside Bay Area (Steve Corkran) — BREAKING DOWN WASHINGTON* The skinny: Washington is in the midst of a two-game losing streak and it has lost six of its past eight.
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Ask 5: Who will be the Chris Borland of the 2015 NFL Draft

NFL.com (Jeremiah, Daniel) — Chris Borland was a standout at Wisconsin, but his stock plummeted leading up to the 2014 draft. Daniel Jeremiah asked five executives which current college star might experience a similar drop.
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Blog Articles

Steve Young and the art of molding a mobile quarterback

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick and Washington’s Robert Griffin III are dual-threat quarterbacks, but Steve Young desperately wants them to add another dimension. What does it mean to be a...
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Injury report: Davis, Dorsey sidelined; Bowman to meet with Dr. Andrews

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The one-time ironman continues to have issues staying on the field. Niners right tackle Anthony Davis will miss his sixth game of the season Sunday because of a concussion he sustained in last...
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Injury notes: Dorsey stalled in recovery; Bowman to visit doctor

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Before practice, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Dorsey had plateaued in his recovery from a torn biceps and it didn’t sound as if the six-year veteran would play Sunday against Washington....
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Fangio on Brooks: ‘I don’t think it will happen in the future’

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Brooks was benched in a 16-10 win over the Giants on Sunday for yelling at defensive line coach Jim Tomsula over his playing time, the nine-year veteran said Wednesday. Today, Fangio said Brooks...
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Advantage, 49ers: Aldon Smith vs. Morgan Moses

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Williams’ replacement? That’s rookie Morgan Moses, a third-round pick from Virginia with zero career starts. Before Williams was injured in the first quarter Sunday, Moses had played six snaps in...
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What should we make of the handling of Michael Crabtree?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Is the recent handling of wide receiver Michael Crabtree sending the right message to the rest of the team? Crabtree complained to a pair of reporters that he was a third option on third down...
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After getting off the field, RT Davis (concussion) on sideline

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Davis was injured on the first play after the two-minute warning, Colin Kaepernick’s five-yard run on 3rd-and-7. On Sunday night, Davis detailed Jim Harbaugh’s reaction to the clock possibly...
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Ahmad Brooks’ transcript: ‘I can’t be a distraction’

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Niners outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks said today he was benched for the second half of Sunday’s 16-10 win against the Giants after he yelled at defensive line coach Jim Tomsula over his playing...
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Candid Jay Gruden talks Kaepernick, Dalton and RG III

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — At the time, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati’s quarterback since 2003, had said he’d retire rather than return to the Bengals. With its QB cupboard bare, Cincinnati used the No. 35 pick on Dalton, a...
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Player-of-the-week Borland could have been with Washington

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — If the 49ers hadn’t selected Chris Borland with the No. 77 pick in May it doesn’t sound as if the Wisconsin linebacker would have slipped any further in the draft. This morning, Washington’s Jay...
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Wilhoite, other 49ers address pain-killing questions

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — Linebacker Michael Wilhoite articulated the perpetual dilemma NFL players face. “Basically, do you take care of your body or keep playing?” Wilhoite said Tuesday.  “That’s a very difficult...
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Giants-49ers first-half review

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — -Colin Kaepernick is now able to go through a progression, it is just slooow. On a bootleg pass in the first quarter, he had tight end Vance McDonald open for 4 or 5 yards, but, instead, he waited...
  • 5 days ago
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49ers activate NT Glenn Dorsey; Bowman could rejoin practice this week

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — The 49ers activated nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on Monday. Dorsey hasn’t played this season because of a torn biceps muscle. The team cleared space for Dorsey on the 53-man roster by putting nose...
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Harbaugh defends 49ers’ medical practices in wake of DEA inspection

SFGate.com (Ron Kroichick) — One day after federal drug-enforcement agents conducted surprise inspections on the 49ers and at least three other NFL teams, head coach Jim Harbaugh insisted his team is “an open book” in how it...
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Ahmad Brooks and the team, the team, the team

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Evidently Ahmad Brooks forgot all about Jim Harbaugh’s mantra, which was handed down by his college coach, Bo Schembechler: the team, the team, the team.
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Nowhere man: Ahmad Brooks doesn’t play in second half

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Ahmad Brooks went from hero to zero. As in zero second-half snaps in the 49ers’ 16-10 win over the Giants on Sunday.
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Manning’s five picks help 49ers emerge with 16-10 victory

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Four weeks after Denver’s Peyton Manning threw four touchdowns in a 25-point romp over the 49ers, his younger brother had a far less pleasant experience against the...
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Photos: 49ers take on Giants in Week 11

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — Photos from the 49ers' road trip to MetLife Stadium to play Eli Manning's New York Giants.
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Inactives: 49ers’ corner cupboard a bit bare

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Brock (hamstring) is sidelined a day after the 49ers placed rookie cornerback Jimmie Ward (foot) on season-ending injured reserve. As a result, the 49ers will dress four cornerbacks today: Chris...
  • 6 days ago
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Live chat: 49ers vs. Giants in Week 11 action

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Follow along with live updates and commentary throughout the 49ers' Week 11 trip to play the New York Giants.
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