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29 Aug 2014, 04:10pm by Vince Verhei

Aldon Smith Suspended For Nine Games

The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for nine games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Smith was sentenced in July to 11 days of work release in a Santa Clara County (Calif.) court after his September 2013 arrest for drunken driving. It was his second such arrest since entering the NFL in 2011. Also, Smith had three felony gun charges knocked down to misdemeanors.

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47 comments, Last at 12:58pm by Kevin from Philly

25 Aug 2014, 01:20pm by Vince Verhei

MMQB: Why NFL's Best Team Won't Win Super Bowl

This week, Peter King says the Seahawks are the most talented team he's seen all summer, but he doesn't like their odds of repeating. Plus, thoughts on Sam Bradford's fate, a peek inside Arizona's war room on draft day, Joe Haden on new pass coverage rules, and more.

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35 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2014, 1:59pm by Dennis

22 Aug 2014, 04:33pm by Vince Verhei

2014 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

Going too low in your fantasy draft: veteran quarterbacks, running backs who do more with their hands than their feet, and Houston's (only) two good receivers.

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3 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 2:20pm by Dad2sca

21 Aug 2014, 09:08pm by Vince Verhei

What Is The NFL's 'Corner 3?'

Robert Mays at Grantland searches for an NFL equivalent to the NBA's corner three-pointer, a low-risk, high-reward play that works for most teams in most situations. After you've read his research and his conclusion, you might be interested in this and this.

Hat tip to reader Bowl Game Anomaly for the suggestion.

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3 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2014, 2:32pm by Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom

21 Aug 2014, 07:07pm by Vince Verhei

2014 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated

Where does KUBIAK differ most strongly from public opinion, and which players are most likely to disappoint their owners in the upcoming fantasy football season?

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11 comments, Last at 2:17am by JoeyHarringtonReigns

19 Aug 2014, 09:35pm by Vince Verhei

MMQB: Silicon Valley Victory

Better late than never, here's a link to this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, in which Peter King checks out Levi's Stadium, discusses the development of Blake Bortles, and looks at the penalty explosion of the preseason.

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2 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2014, 6:19pm by LionInAZ

18 Jul 2014, 12:34pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Risers and Fallers of the NFC

Today, looking at teams we think have a good chance to get better or worse in the NFC. On the rise: Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Washington. Possibly declining: Arizona, Carolina, and the surprisingly old San Francisco 49ers.

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04 Jun 2014, 11:48am by Vince Verhei

Four Downs: NFC West

Seattle and Arizona need to complete their offensive lines, San Francisco needs cornerbacks to step up, and the Rams need Sam Bradford to play like a No. 1 pick.

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21 comments, Last at 08 Jun 2014, 2:02am by tuluse

03 Jun 2014, 12:31pm by Vince Verhei

Four Downs: NFC South

Hey, does your favorite team need better line play on either side of the ball? They probably play in the NFC South.

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10 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2014, 5:18pm by nath

07 May 2014, 02:14pm by Vince Verhei

New Deal Makes Sherman NFL's Top-Paid CB

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doesn't need a spokesman or PR firm to announce his new contract. He turned to a Stanford graduate with a degree in communications who is working on his Master's: himself.

"I am blessed to announce that the Seattle Seahawks and I have reached an agreement on a contract extension," Sherman wrote on his blog today.

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24 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2014, 6:05am by rharr islisa