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Golden Nuggets: In Lieu Of Braylon Edwards, Vernon Davis Is Key For 49ers

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So much for me talking about what is and isn't key when it comes to the 49ers' hopes ... I noted yesterday that Braylon Edwards was absolutely key, and now he's already been ruled out for week three. I think that hurts us a good bit, because Nate Clements can certainly handle the likes of Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan, let alone Ted Ginn Jr. That's not necessarily a condemnation of our Niners in this upcoming game, it just means that my other point - the one about Vernon Davis being totally right - really takes on more importance. The offense will need to run through Davis this week, but does Jim Harbaugh trust Alex Smith enough to make it happen? Call me somewhat pessimistic.

Braylon Edwards of San Francisco 49ers likely out 3 weeks, source says (ESPN.com)

Can 49ers' receiver carousel work? (CSNBayArea.com)

49ers TE Vernon Davis talks about his role in new offense (Examiner.com)

How can the offense improve? Harbaugh hears from Vernon (SFGate.com)

49ers notes: QB Smith suffered concussion vs. Dallas (SacBee.com)

Bengals Linked to Nor-Cal Pot (SFGate.com)

Davis, Harbaugh clear the air (CSNBayArea.com)

Seeking cure for case of road blues (SFGate.com)

Next Man Up (49ers.com)

Stanford Hospital & Clinics Tailgate Contest (49ers.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Braylon Edwards Key Factor, Vernon Davis Is Still Right | Ninjames
Buying, Selling: 49ers Playoff Chances At 55.2% | Fooch
The Moran Norris Conundrum: Looking At The Other Side Of The Coin | Fooch
49ers' NaVorro Bowman: Inside Linebacking in the Bay Area | D.DeSimone
Giants "Injuries" During Monday Night Football | Fooch
49ers vs. Cowboys: Failed Run-Game, Offensive Line or Frank Gore to Blame? | Tre9er
Braylon Edwards has "procedure done". Out for "a little bit" | Tre9er
2012 NFL Draft Prep: College Football Week Three, Part One | Drew Kerr
49ers Meet Bengals In Bizarro World | Fooch
49ers vs. Bengals Injury Report: Alex Smith Concussed; Moran Norris, Braylon Edwards Out | Fooch

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