Dekoda Watson

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 245
College: Florida State
Birth Place: Aiken, South Carolina
Draft: 2010 7th round (10th pick) by the
  • 49ers defense: Top training camp competitions
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    49ers defense: Top training camp competitions

    The 49ers open training camp next week in Santa Clara with a number of competitions going on simultaneously on both sides of the ball. Coach Kyle Shanahan did not hire an offensive coordinator. He will assume the role of running the offense, as he atempts to remake the 49ers' offense to his specifications. Brian Hoyer is set at quarterback. Joe Staley will line up at left tackle. Kyle Juszcyzk was signed as the highest-priced fullback in the NFL, and the starting wide receivers figure to be Pierre Garçon and Marquise Goodwin. After that, things are a lot less certain. Here is a look at the 49ers’ top four training camp battles on offense... INTERIOR O-LINE The tackle positions appear straight-forward

  • Purdy: My five most memorable athletes and coaches

    Purdy: My five most memorable athletes and coaches

    Mark Purdy, who has been a sports columnist for this newspaper since 1984, will retire from that job in August. He is writing a series of columns recounting the most memorable elements of his four decades as a sports journalist. This time: Most memorable athletes and coaches. Making lists is such a cheap way to write a column. Making lists is the haven of the desperate journalist. Welcome to the corner of cheap and desperate. I can tell you, however, there is one line of questioning I hear often from friends and relatives and complete strangers in sports bars who are Raiders fans and have had too much to drink. The line of questioning usually goes like this: “Who is the best athlete you covered?

  • Michael Vick apologizes for Colin Kaepernick comments

    Michael Vick apologizes for Colin Kaepernick comments

    Michael Vick apologized for saying earlier this week that quarterback Colin Kaepernick should cut his hair in a bid to alter his image. Appearing on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday, Vick said he was "truly sorry" for the comments he made two days prior during an appearance on FS1's "Speak For Yourself." "At the end of the day, what I said, I should have never said. I think it was taken out of context in regards to what I was trying to convey, but I only want to help Kaepernick," Vick said Thursday. "I'm not a general manager, I'm not the guy who makes the decisions on getting him signed, and I'm truly sorry for what I said. I think I should have used a better choice of words. "Obviously his