Alex Smith

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Alex Smith Headed To Chiefs; Another QB Off Table For Jets

Some thought San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith would be great fit for the Jets. So much for that. Two words: Not happening.

02/27/2013

Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Coaching Battle Is Even, But Niners Have Super Bowl Edge

The coaching matchup in this game appears even. But the quarterback advantage goes to the 49ers, and the defense advantage also goes to the Niners. San Francisco will join the Steelers as the only six-time winners of the Super Bowl.

01/31/2013

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Smith Ready To Play Backup QB Role In Super Bowl

After being sidelined with a concussion earlier in the season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is handling an uncomfortable situation well, saying he is ready to back up Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl.

01/25/2013

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Palladino: Signing Michael Vick? What A Mistake That Would Be For The Jets

As if they don’t have enough public relations problems, bringing in Vick — with his criminal dog-fighting history and a growing injury background that now includes a major concussion — would send the media scurrying for their Twitter accounts.

01/21/2013

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images); Ray Lewis #52 and Vonta Leach #44 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Stage Is Set As 49ers, Ravens Will Meet In Super Bowl XLVII

This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game.

01/21/2013

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Silverman: 5 Innovative NFL Teams Have A Chance To Make A Memorable Run

Brilliant coaching and innovation have been big keys in the NFL this season. Here’s a look at what five innovative teams have done to become so successful in 2012.

12/26/2012

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans celebrates with teammates after scoring on a one-yard run. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.

11/28/2012

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Keidel: Only One Life At MetLife Stadium

It is quite startling that two teams can share a sport, a state, and even a building and still be so different, so divergent.

11/27/2012

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Silverman: Harbaugh Pulls The Trigger On A Shaky Move

As Smith was preparing to leave the 49ers practice late Wednesday and go home to his family the night before Thanksgiving, he was summoned to come in and speak to Jim Harbaugh.

11/22/2012

Eli Manning - (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images), Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants, Steelers, Bears Prepared For QB Injuries

Backup quarterback used to be considered a vital position. However, many teams are gambling that they aren’t going to suffer key quarterback injuries.

11/17/2012

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Silverman: First-Half Flashes Often Lack NFL Staying Power

You can look at the standings and get a pretty good read on the teams that are going to be in the playoffs at the conclusion of the year. But several of those teams still have a lot to prove.

11/08/2012

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Giants Safety Antrel Rolle Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

The two-time Pro Bowler has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording six tackles, deflecting two passes and picking off two balls thrown by 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

10/17/2012

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Following His Dominant Performance, Antrel Rolle Has His Sights Set On The Redskins

“Last year they had our number, for whatever reason … And they look like a much better team this year,” Rolle said. “So we’re definitely going to put our foot to the metal and give it all that we’ve got this week.”

10/16/2012

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‘Statement’ Heard Loud And Clear — Giants Still Team To Beat

The Giants issued a statement of their own to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. Maybe the rest of the NFL, too.

10/15/2012

Vaccine

New Meningitis Cases Identified In New Jersey, National Total Continues To Rise

New Jersey health officials have linked four more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.

10/13/2012

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