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53 min ago | BleacherReport

Harsh but Fair 9-Game Ban Must Be Wake-Up Call for Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have one of the most formidable defenses in the National Football League.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Aldon Smith, NFL Players, Navorro Bowman, Josh Gordon

4 hrs ago | ESPN

Willis top-rated 49ers player in #NFLRank

If Patrick Willis has lost a step, it's one that precious few other players in the NFL had anyway.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Aldon Smith, Frank Gore, Navorro Bowman, Ahmad Brooks

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Niners Nation

49ers lineup vs. Texans indicates Michael Wilhoite has locked down starting ILB job

The San Francisco 49ers benched most of their starters for Thursday's preseason finale against the Houston Texans.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Michael Wilhoite, NFL Players, Chris Borland, Nick Moody, Carter Bykowski

Niners Nation

How safe is Jim Harbaugh's job?

Sports Illustrated had an infographic in its recent NFL Preview issue in which writer Doug Farrar looked at the job security of each head coach in the league.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore, NFL Players, Justin Smith, NFC, NFC West, LeSean McCoy

Wed Aug 27, 2014

SFGate

Fit for the job? Lynch has made strides after awful opening

The NFL's fourth preseason games are the antithesis of must-see TV, but there's at least one compelling reason to tune in when the 49ers visit the Texans on Thursday: Aaron Lynch.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Aaron Lynch, Aldon Smith, Corey Lemonier, NFL Players, Dan Skuta

San Jose Mercury News

49ers prep for Dallas opener with preseason finale at Houston

The 49ers now enter the Texas Two-Step portion of their schedule: back-to-back games in the Lone Star State.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Jonathan Martin, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, NFL Players

The Campbell Reporter

Kawakami: Forget August, 49ers will win Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter of their preseason NFL game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick, NFL Players, Justin Smith, Alex Boone

Niners Nation

Fantasy football preview: San Francisco 49ers Defense

NaVorro will be missed, but San Francisco is well equipped to ride out the storm in his absence.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC, NFC West, NFL Players, Navorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks

San Jose Mercury News

Kawakami: Patrick Willis on the 49ers' title expectations

Patrick Willis on the 49ers' title expectations this season: "If it's easy, we'll take it; if not, then we'll earn it" SANTA CLARA-For the first time in a few years, there are legitimate questions about the 49ers' defensive personnel, and not necessarily related to anything about the talents of the main players involved.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Navorro Bowman, Justin Smith, Donte Whitner, Science / Technology

SFGate

49ers' Ahmad Brooks looking to shed few pounds

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Ahmad Brooks, Michael Wilhoite, Antoine Bethea, Chris Borland

Tue Aug 26, 2014

SFGate

Wilhoite vs. Borland: 49ers still undecided

Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio isn't ready to officially declare a winner in the Michael Wilhoite vs, Chris Borland battle.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Michael Wilhoite, Chris Borland, NFL Players

San Jose Mercury News

49ers prepare for linebacker life without Aldon Smith

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith maintained his media silence Thursday that's ensued since his Aug. 7 meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding potential discipline.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Aldon Smith, NFL Players, Michael Wilhoite, Navorro Bowman, Ahmad Brooks

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Shaping up: Aaron Lynch has made strides since dubious start

Running down the field to cover a kickoff, 49ers outside linebacker Aaron Lynch said today.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Aaron Lynch, NFL Players, Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver, Justin Smith

Mon Aug 25, 2014

BleacherReport

NaVorro Bowman Injury: Updates on 49ers Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman will officially be out for almost half of the 2014 NFL regular season as of Monday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC, NFC West, NFL Players, Navorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

49ers film review: Why Iupati struggled; Winston wows at RB

On the 49ers' first snap of the day, Corey Liuget beat a one-on-one block by Jonathan Martin to hit Frank Gore for no gain.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Frank Gore, Kevin Greene, NFL Players, Jewel Hampton

Sporting News

Why 49ers are Sporting News' pick to win Super Bowl XLIX

The San Francisco 49ers will host Super Bowl 50 at the end of the 2015 NFL season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC, NFC West, Michael Crabtree, Colin Kaepernick, NFL Players, Vernon Davis

Niners Nation

49ers preseason winners and losers from Week 3 vs. Chargers

The 49ers finally managed a preseason win, defeating the San Diego Chargers 21-7.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Aaron Lynch, Vance McDonald, Michael Wilhoite, NFL Players, Aldon Smith

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Chargers 7, 49ers 0 - end of first quarter

If the plan is to play starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick for at least the first half, the 49ers better do something about their blocking.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers, NFL Players, Colin Kaepernick

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Halftime: 49ers' starting offense struggles; Gabbert strikes back

Instead, the hot 49ers topic was the ice-cold start from the 49ers' first-team offense and a resurgence from backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who tossed the team's first touchdown of the preseason, a six yarder to tight end Vance McDonald that gave the 49ers a 10-7 lead at the break.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Vance McDonald, Colin Kaepernick, Marcus Martin, Anthony Davis

Sat Aug 23, 2014

SFGate

Reality bites: Rookie LB Skov seeking special-teams role

After a full training camp and two preseason games, NFL roster realities can begin sinking in for those on the fringes.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Navorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite, Chris Borland, Aldon Smith

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