Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Seattle heads into opener with questions on D-Line

RENTON, Wash. – D’Anthony Smith and O’Brien Schofield were both considered expendable by their former teams. Schofield was waived by Arizona and Smith was traded by Jacksonville. Unless the Seahawks get healthy in a hurry, both could be Week 1 starters for Seattle.

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Kaepernick had breakout game against Green Bay

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jim Harbaugh wants to ensure mobile San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t blatantly targeted. So the 49ers coach has gone to the NFL for clarity about when Kaepernick is supposed to be safe before declaring himself a runner. Kaepernick ran the read option to near perfection on the big stage against Green Bay back in January. In this scheme, quarterbacks aren’t as protected when they leave the …

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Heyward-Bey ready to take chance against Oakland

INDIANAPOLIS – Darrius Heyward-Bey stands contentedly at his new locker. It feels like home. Here, he’s working closely with Reggie Wayne, the first true mentor he’s had since arriving in the NFL in 2009. He’s lining up with another speedster, T.Y. Hilton, in three-receiver sets and two new young talents at tight end, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen. He’s catching balls from the sort of franchise quarterback he never had in …

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