The 49ers placed 8 players on the PUP list. Kendall Hunter, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams and Darius Fleming were the veterans, all placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Marcus Lattimore and Luke Marquardt were the rookies, placed on the active/non-football list. The difference in designation, all the consequences and a possible future designation for injured star receiver Michael Crabtree are all given in the article by Eric Branch. | 49ers place eight players on injured lists (Branch)
It was revealed yesterday that Colin Kaepernick leads the league in jersey sales. It doesn't come as a shock. You expect breakout stars to top these lists, as everyone who wants a Tom Brady jersey has already had 10+ years worth of opportunities to get one. It still illustrates how fast CK7's star is rising, how our fanbase is growing and the allure of the current 49ers team. I know some of the old-school fans get uptight about instant fans, but look what our glory years in the 80's did for us. For one, I'm one of only a few writers on the staff here at NN who's born and raised in Northern California. Most of us watched the 49ers glory years as youth from places all over the country. You wouldn't question our staff writer's commitment, now would you? | Kaepernick king of summer jersey sales (Barrows)
East Bay Sports Guy does some statistical analysis of Eric Wright and Carlos Rogers when both are in the slot. What he determines flies completely in the face of what I think will happen and what I go to great lengths to explain in the #Channel49 Mailbag post due out later today. One thing is certain, the two are very similar and Rogers is the one who should feel threatened by the addition of Wright. | In the slot: A statistical comparison of Carlos Rogers and Eric Wright (BASG)
I love the Niners! But will I be here next yr?— TWHITNER (@DonteWhitner) July 19, 2013
Lost in all the hubbub about the Wright trade was strong safety Donte Whitner questioning his own long-term prospects of remaining with the franchise. The way he played in coverage last year has to see his bum placed squarely on the hot seat. And our front office has shown that they won't hesitate to upgrade at any position at any time or go with a cheaper option if production is equal. He's been a good Niner, a leader on the defense, but will he be here in '14? | Donte Whitner concerned about his future with 49ers? (NFL.com)
The position groups with the most confusion are wide receiver and cornerback (made even more confusing in recent days). But the group that I'm dying to see in action is the defensive line. Only Ray McDonald and Justin Smith return as key contributors, but the supporting cast has been given a complete overhaul, with depth and talent added through the draft and free agency. | 49ers position-by-position breakdown: Defensive line (Maiocco)
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