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Bengals want to pay Dalton like Kaepernick

When the real numbers of the long-term contract signed by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became available, it became apparent that any team with a potential franchise quarterback should offer the same deal.  Now. Not surprisingly, a team widely regarded as being extremely careful with money wants to pay its potential franchise quarterback like Kaepernick. Via…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 2: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have arguably been the best team in the NFL over the last three seasons with a Super Bowl appearance and two NFC Championship game appearances on their resume. But any trip to the postseason that doesn’t end with that final victory leaves a team ultimately unfulfilled. Despite some changes to the…

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49ers check in at No. 2 in PFT’s preseason power rankings

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks finished last season as the clear cut two best teams in football. In our opinion, they still are. The 49ers have made the NFC Championship game in each of the last three seasons with a Super Bowl appearance two years ago. While some of the pieces have changed…

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Johnny Manziel’s jersey the No. 1 seller at NFL’s online store

Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com.…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 9: Cincinnati Bengals

The 2013 Bengals won 11 games, third-most in their history. They outscored opponents by 125 points, a margin superior to their Super Bowl entrants of 1981 (+117) and 1988 (+125). They were 4-0 against eventual playoff teams, knocking off Green Bay, New England, San Diego and Indianapolis. But once again, Cincinnati was one-and-done in the…

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Staley says 49ers have “extra sense of urgency”

In each of coach Jim Harbaugh’s three years with the 49ers, the team has made it to the NFC title game.  This year, many think it’s time for the franchise to quit knocking on the door. Count tackle Joe Staley among those who think the time is now to kick the thing in. “There’s definitely…

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49ers extend Joe Staley through 2019

The 49ers may start training camp without guard Alex Boone because they haven’t given him the new contract he desires, but it’s not because they are opposed to contract extensions in general. In fact, they announced one for another member of the offensive line on Thursday. The team announced that they have reached agreement with…

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Graham’s deal will likely pay him well, but how well?

As a tight end, Jimmy Graham would have made $7 million this year under the franchise tag.  As a receiver, he would have made $12.3 million. The deal that the Saints had put on the table months ago would have paid Graham $9.5 million per year.  Which roughly splits the difference between the two numbers.…

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Steelers, Roethlisberger running out of time to do new deal

When it comes to contracts, the Steelers have one very clear rule:  Once the regular season starts, no new deals will be done. For quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has two years left on his current long-term contract, that means there’s not much time to get the kind of raise he surely covets, especially in light…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Can DE Jacquies Smith win a spot on the Bills roster? Matt Moore has embraced his role as backup quarterback for the Dolphins. Checking in on the progress of the Patriots’ second-year players. Setting the training camp stage for the Jets quarterbacks. Ravens OL John Urschel is also a promising mathematician. The Bengals website provided 58…

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Vick isn’t the first rushing quarterback, but he is the best (for now)

Michael Vick showed a lack of both humility and history when he declared himself the NFL’s original running quarterback. “I was the guy who started it all,” Vick told ESPN.com. “I revolutionized the game. I changed the way it was played in the NFL.” The reality is, running quarterbacks have been a part of the…

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Gabbert strengthens his grip on the backup job in San Francisco

Earlier this year, noted quarterback whisperer Jim Harbaugh took on perhaps his biggest reclamation project yet when the 49ers traded for a failed top-10 pick who had fallen far out of favor in Jacksonville. Blaine Gabbert, former Jaguar, arrived in San Francisco in March.  Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Gabbert has emerged through offseason workouts…

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Kaepernick shrugs off questions about his team-friendly deal

More than two weeks ago, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick got his new contract.  Full analysis of the contract suggested that Kaepernick got hosed. Exacerbating the problem was a misguided effort by the Kaepernick camp to make the numbers look bigger than they are, worth “up to $126 million” and carrying $61 million guaranteed. On the…

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Greg Roman hints the 49ers could pass more in 2014

The 49ers have given quarterback Colin Kaepernick a contract extension and now they may be giving him more throwing to do to go along with it. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said that it is Kaepernick’s second full year as a starter and the quarterback is “seeing things now that he didn’t see before.” Roman also…

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Chris Johnson says Titans were “nasty” for cutting him so late

No one was surprised that the Titans decided to move on from running back Chris Johnson.  Plenty were surprised by the timing, with the move coming on April 4, more than three weeks after the free-agency market opened. Even though Johnson has joined the Jets, he has some lingering animosity toward the Titans for waiting…

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