Chris Borland made one more big play to convince the 49ers he should be in the mix of linebackers to replace injured NaVorro Bowman. Borland, a third-round pick from Wisconsin, returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown, third-string quarterback Josh Johnson threw three TD passes and San Francisco beat the Houston Texans 40-13 on Thursday night. Michael Wilhoite is listed as the starter, but defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said younger players would get a ”good, healthy dose of snaps” Thursday night to move up the depth chart. ”That’s kind of been the story this preseason, so I have some things to improve on, but it could help.” Colin Kaepernick did not play for the 49ers. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Linebacker Aldon Smith still has no indication from the NFL about a possible suspension for his off-field legal issues. Everybody around the San Francisco 49ers is bracing for the news. Smith said Tuesday he would hope to hear something soon, and a decision by the end of the week seems likely regarding the star pass rusher ahead of the regular season’s Week 1. 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio also has no idea how long the team might be without Smith, and coach Jim Harbaugh has said the same. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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While some NFL players may be on cruise control to stay healthy in this final week of preseason, others are going full throttle to nail down a better spot on the depth chart or just to keep their name on the active roster. With the so-called final cut to 53 active players set for Saturday, 1 p.m. Eastern Time, these next few days, including Thursday’s final preseason games, are crucial to the careers of several players on each team. In the NFC, some of the stronger teams are looking to firm up depth, such as Super Bowl champion Seattle at backup wide receiver and the San Francisco 49ers at No. 3 running back. Others teams are still trying to solidify their starting lineup, especially the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys — all are still sorting through options on the offensive line. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. Especially after watching the rival Seahawks win it all last season following San Francisco’s six-point loss at Seattle in the NFC championship game that could have gone either way. ”It’s a new year, this is a rebirth,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. Players say they won’t settle for anything less than a Super Bowl ring. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Hank Bauer and Josh Lewin have been radio partners on San Diego Chargers broadcasts since 2005. That long-standing relationship doesn’t excuse the anti-Semitic joke that Bauer, a color commentator for the team since 1998, directed at play-by-play man Lewin, who is Jewish, during the final moments of Sunday’s exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers as the pair were discussing the pricey seats at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers new $1.3 billion stadium: Lewin: “If there’s a personal seat license you gotta pay for … ” Bauer: “There is.” Lewin: “I’d sit in it … ” Bauer: “No question.” Lewin: “For a long time. But a lot of these fans used their seat for about an hour today.” Bauer: “But then again you know how copper wire was invented? Somebody dropped a penny between Josh and his family member.” Lewin: “OK, alright. We’ve got, let’s see, 30 seconds mercifully remaining in this game … ” Bauer: “I say that respectfully and endearingly, my partner.” Lewin : “Love you too, buddy.”   Bauer took to Twitter to issue an apology. I made a hurtful insinuation that I regret and I would like to express how sorry I am. My poor choice of words were unfortunately open for — Hank Bauer (@hank_bauer) August 26, 2014 negative interpretation, please know it was never my intention to offend any of my listeners. I hope you accept my apology. — Hank Bauer (@hank_bauer) August 26, 2014 Bauer was suspended for the team’s final preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. The team issued the following statement: “Although we know Hank had no ill-will behind his remarks, we agree the comments were inappropriate. Per Clear Channel’s decision, Hank will not be broadcasting Thursday night’s game,” the statement said. “Hank has been a strong radio voice for the Chargers for the past 16 years and a passionate supporter of the team since his playing days. We look forward to Chargers fans receiving the same high-quality broadcast from Josh (Lewin) and Hank when he returns to the booth for the regular season.”   Of note, the statement points out it was Clear Channel Communications’ decision to pull Bauer from the booth. Clear Channel owns Rock 105.3 KIOZ, the franchise’s flagship radio station. Sign up now for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football . Follow @YSportsMinute on Twitter along with the Yahoo Sports Minute Facebook page .   View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner has seen the two-quarterback system work in the NFL. With Johnny Manziel serving as the backup quarterback for the Browns, coach Mike Pettine has hinted at developing an offensive package for him. The idea is not unlike what the San Francisco 49ers did in 2012 with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. New York spent time preparing for both Kaepernick and Smith before losing 34-0. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Chargers gain bolt of momentum from solid effort vs. 49ers View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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According to an internet search, Vine ” is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.” The six-second long clips are created by users, who can edit their own clips using a start-and-stop feature on the in-app camera. Stop motion effects can also be created. When done well, Vines can be eye-popping and look like magic. The San Francisco 49ers’ account has managed to do just that. With 51,000 followers and over 6.8 million loops (yes, million ), the NFL team’s account has cornered the market on featuring visually-pleasing posts that are kinda mind-blowing. One shows a guy that appears to be levitating with the caption, “Amazing things happen when you live in Levi’s … like, you can fly #FortyViners.” Of course, you might expect such cutting-edge savvy from a franchise that’s headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., right in the heart of Silicon Valley. Sign up now for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football . Follow @YSportsMinute on Twitter along with the Yahoo Sports Minute Facebook page . View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The San Diego Chargers’ first-team offense outplayed the San Francisco’s top offensive unit, but the 49ers emerged with a 21-7 win Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Sunday’s preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara will be played as scheduled, despite a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bay Area at 3:20 a.m. Sunday. “In terms of trains servicing the stadium, we have been advised that all tracks have been shut down within a 100-mile radius of Napa until further notice, therefore affecting the ACE and Capital Corridor service to the stadium. Capital Corridor carries approximately 750 fans. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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