NFL Rumors: Should the San Francisco 49ers consider signing Shawne Merriman?

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The Buffalo Bills just released former Pro Bowl defensive end/linebacker Shawne Merriman. Now that he’s on the market, should the San Francisco 49ers consider kicking the tires on the aging veteran? When healthy, the Niners have one of the best […]

Preseason Game Two Review: San Francisco 49ers Lose to Houston Texans

Randy Moss

After watching the San Francisco 49ers lose, 20-9, to the Houston Texans in both teams’ second preseason game, many thoughts rose to the surface and must have given head coach Jim Harbaugh plenty of food for thought as the crucial […]

San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans: Five Things to Watch in the Second Preseason Game

Mario Manningham

The San Francisco 49ers will be in Texas tonight to play the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Texas, and to dig for depth. The team can take comfort in the fact that their starting lineup is, basically, set. From […]

NFL Rumors: Are the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson Being Reckless and Premature?

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Welcome to Rant Sports, the website on which you are reading this is column. Fitting, the name of this site, since I have a rant ready right here and now. First a question: Are the Minnesota Vikings crazy? Okay, two […]

NFL Rumors: Will the San Francisco 49ers put an offensive player on the trading block?

Scott Tolzien

There’s already talk around the Bay Area that the San Francisco 49ers are so loaded that they might just trade some of their better depth players before the regular season begins. On the surface, this sounds like the right idea–get […]

San Francisco 49ers: Notes and Notables after Preseason Week 1 Win Over Minnesota Vikings

Aldon Smith

Even before kickoff of the first preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers there were injury scratches, both explained and otherwise. First off, the key players who sat at the opening contest against the Minnesota Vikings as last minute scratches: running […]

San Francisco 49ers: Notes and Notables after Preseason Week 1 Win over Minnesota Vikings

Even before kickoff of the first preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers there were injury scratches, both explained and otherwise. First off, the key players who sat at the opening contest against the Minnesota Vikings as last minute scratches: running […]

The San Francisco 49ers won their first preseason game: What did we learn?

Alex Smith

From the looks of things, it seems that the San Francisco 49ers are ready to take on the NFL in hopes of securing at least a return to the NFC title game. Even some of the backups had solid performances, […]

NFL Rumors: Is San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams fighting his way into the doghouse?

Kyle Williams

Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams, son of Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams, was kicked off the practice field by fiery and angry head coach Jim Harbaugh for not only fighting but being the instigator. Among […]

The San Francisco 49ers might be forced to use a committee backfield if Frank Gore doesn’t last

Frank Gore

If the San Francisco 49ers were so sure that running back Frank Gore was on the cusp of a monster year, one question must be answered: Why, then, would they sign Rock Cartwright, Brandon Jacobs, Jewel Hampton and draft LaMichael […]

Rant Sports NFL Debate: Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Not Win the NFC South

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My Rant Sports colleague, Michael Collins, and I are debating whether the Atlanta Falcons will win the NFC South. Collins thinks they will. I do not. In what should be among the best divisions in the NFL, many see Atlanta […]

NFL Rumors: Will the Pittsburgh Steelers trade holdout WR Mike Wallace?

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Now that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has chosen to hold out of training camp, there is some talk building that the team is quietly looking for a trading partner with the goal of trading the disgruntled veteran. If […]