| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito.
That doesn't mean, however, that the Buccaneers have closed the door on...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:50 PM
In a big blow to the San Francisco 49ers’ smothering defense, All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended Friday for the first nine games of the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
Smith, whose transgressions...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
History is not on the side of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
No NFL team has won back-to-back Super Bowls since New England in 2003 and '04.
In Pete Carroll, however, the Seahawks have a coach who has won consecutive national...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:49 PM
In predicted order of finish by division:
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: The last franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles was New England in 2003 and ’04, so the Seahawks...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Between chasing around athletic San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and trying to outduel Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley, Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs hasn’t lacked challenges the past few days.
Kaepernick, one of the top...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As the Bears prepare for this weekend’s trip to San Francisco, we asked Matt Barrows, the 49ers beat writer for the Sacramento Bee, for his candid personal scouting report. Here are four things you need to know about the Niners before Sunday’s...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The first thing the Bears do when it comes to organizing a game plan each week is to go over pass protections.
If they can't block a play, they're not going to run it.
That process becomes more complex this week with center Roberto Garza,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts.
At 34, Justin Smith (6 feet 4, 285 pounds) hasn't shown signs of slowing down, remaining one of the most scheme versatile and productive linemen in the NFL. He sacked Cowboys quarterback Tony...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The good injury fortune the Bears offense enjoyed last season apparently ran out when the calendar flipped to 2014. As a result, they proceed from Sunday's home loss to the Bills with the status of several key starters in doubt.
The Bears could be...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Aldon Smith on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday.
Smith was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI. He started Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. He flew to a treatment center Monday, according...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Aldon Smith, the 49ers' All-Pro linebacker, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, adding to his legal problems.
Smith, who turns 24 on Wednesday, was questioned by police in San Jose after an...