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  • Wary of head trauma, 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24

    Wary of head trauma, 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24
    Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind. So now, after one stellar rookie season, he is retiring at age 24. The 49ers...
  • The bar's empty, so Bears settled for Cutler

    The bar's empty, so Bears settled for Cutler
    When the Bears traded for Jay Cutler in spring 2009, I was ecstatic. He was a young, fresh-off-a-Pro Bowl-season, laser-rocket-armed QB. And he was mercilessly pummeled by opposing defenders for those first few years, "protected" by the leakiest offensive...
  • Who are we kidding, Jay—it's always been you

    Who are we kidding, Jay—it's always been you
    It's you, Jay Cutler. It's always been you. It was you in 2009, when you brought your cannon arm and big dreams to our fair city. It was you in 2010, when your 3,274 passing yards and 23 touchdowns got us to the NFC championship game. It was you...
  • NFL has one of its biggest moving days

    NFL has one of its biggest moving days
    On a day when the NFL's free agents were officially allowed to test the market, it was a different kind of "Let's Make a Deal" that stole the spotlight. It was a dizzying flurry of trades Tuesday that refashioned pro football's landscape, with star...
  • Hyde5: Five fantasy Dolphins moves (Revis? Peterson?)

    Hyde5: Five fantasy Dolphins moves (Revis? Peterson?)
    When Ndamukong Suh was first mentioned with the Dolphins weeks ago, people laughed. Why would he join the Dolphins? How could this happen? But now that it has happened, let's go further. Let's draw up some even more absurd-on-the-surface, far-out-of-the-...
  • Colin Kaepernick trade rumors won't die despite denial by 49ers GM

    Colin Kaepernick trade rumors won't die despite denial by 49ers GM
    Colin Kaepernick may be the next 49ers star on his way out of San Francisco. Houston-based NFL reporter Jayson Braddock tweeted Sunday night that Kaepernick is "on the trading block" and that the 49ers are "taking offers" for their franchise...
  • Brandon Marshall wasn't the man Bears coach John Fox needs

     Brandon Marshall wasn't the man Bears coach John Fox needs
    One day in December 2008 after several of his deserving players were left off the NFC Pro Bowl team, a reporter asked then-Panthers coach John Fox about the snubs. Fox's answer then helps explain his mindset now, after the Bears gave away wide...
  • New personnel plan better be a winner for Eagles

    New personnel plan better be a winner for Eagles
    For such an eventful offseason, the sounds of crickets chirping are the only ones we're hearing these days from 1 NovaCare Way, headquarters of a Philadelphia Eagles franchise that is undergoing a more radical transformation than Bruce Jenner. What is...
  • Price would be steep if Bears try to sign safety Devin McCourty

    Price would be steep if Bears try to sign safety Devin McCourty
    If the Bears want to take one giant leap to solve a long-standing issue at safety, a pricey fix will likely be available. The Patriots exercised their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski before Monday's deadline, meaning free safety Devin...
  • Australian rugby star agrees to deal with 49ers

    Australian rugby star agrees to deal with 49ers
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne has agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because a formal announcement...
  • Brennan Carroll, son of Pete Carroll, leaving UM to take job with Seahawks

    Brennan Carroll, son of Pete Carroll, leaving UM to take job with Seahawks
    The Miami Hurricanes are losing another member of their coaching staff to the NFL. Brennan Carroll, the Hurricanes’ wide receivers coach and national recruiting coordinator, is leaving Miami to take a job with the Seattle Seahawks, the team...