Frank Gore took his first snap as a pro in what seems like a lifetime ago. Mike Nolan was the coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2005, with Mike McCarthy the offensive coordinator. Tim Rattay was the starting quarterback, with No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith waiting in the wings.
The Eagles are getting Miles Sanders back in the lineup this weekend, but that isn't going to stop them from taking a look at a possible addition to their running back corps. The league's transaction report brings word that Devonta Freeman is set to visit with the Eagles. The visit made the wire on Friday, [more]
Larry Wilson, a former Cardinals safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. Wilson died Thursday evening, according to a news release from the team. Wilson spent more than 43 years in the Cardinals' organization as a player and an executive.
Tight end George Kittle will not be part of the 49ers' effort to secure their first win of the season. Kittle's knee injury will keep him from playing against the Jets this week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Friday that Kittle will not travel with the team to New Jersey, but will meet them [more]
During halftime of Washington's season opener against Philadelphia, coach Ron Rivera stepped away to receive fluids through an IV as a planned treatment for his recently diagnosed skin cancer. The man who spoke turned out to be quarterback and newly minted captain Dwayne Haskins, whose motivation in the locker room and command in the second half played a vital role in a come-from-behind 27-17 victory. ''Dwayne stepped up and it was a pretty raucous (speech), from what I understand,'' Rivera said.
Jeff Okudah is in line to start vs. Green Bay Packers in his first career game as the Detroit Lions try and avoid an 0-2 start in the NFC North
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders turned in a full day's work on the updated Las Vegas Raiders injury report for Week 2.
Pittsburgh running back James Conner believes he'll be able to play on his balky left ankle on Sunday when the Steelers host Denver in their home opener. The Steelers held Conner out of practice on Wednesday, but he was a full participant on both Thursday and Friday and figures to be in the mix as the Steelers (1-0) try for their first 2-0 start since 2017. Conner insists he doesn't care if he's the primary back or part of a committee approach along with Benny Snell, who ran for a season-high 113 yards after filling in.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay will have to wait at least one more week before making his first appearance of the 2020 season. The Lions ruled Golladay out for the second straight game on Friday. He's dealing with a hamstring injury that has also kept him from practicing. Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola, Quintez Cephus, and Marvin [more]
The Houston Texans have four players on their final injury report for the Baltimore Ravens, including RT Tytus Howard and WR Brandin Cooks.
The 49ers got some good news at the thin cornerback position. Ahkello Witherspoon is proceeding in the concussion protocol, and the plan is for him to start on Sunday against the Jets, according to Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com. Witherspoon's availability is important because starting cornerback Richard Sherman was placed on injured reserve this week. The [more]