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Cardinals fairly healthy for pivotal game vs. 49ers

Dec. 26, 2020 3:29 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals will have most of their roster available for Saturday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, including running back Chase Edmonds, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, tight end Dan Arnold and linebacker Haason Reddick. All were listed as questionable on the team's...

Star TE George Kittle set to return for 49ers

Dec. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

The injury-plagued San Francisco 49ers will be getting star tight end George Kittle back for this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Kyle Shanahan says Kittle will be activated off injured reserve before Saturday’s game and see his first action since breaking his foot Nov. 1 against...

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) rushes as San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) throws a Hail Mary pass that was caught by wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (84) in the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

C.J. Beathard excited for another shot as 49ers starting QB

Dec. 23, 2020 7:17 PM EST

C.J. Beathard’s first few chances to be a starting quarterback in the NFL didn’t go smoothly. Thrown in as a third-round rookie for the San Francisco 49ers with an overmatched roster, Beathard struggled mightily in 2017. He wasn’t much better the following year when he stepped in after Jimmy...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Mullens injury clears way for Beathard to start for 49ers

Dec. 22, 2020 8:02 PM EST

Nick Mullens will miss the rest of the season with a serious elbow injury, moving third-stringer C.J. Beathard into a starting role for the final two games and sending the San Francisco 49ers on desperate search for a backup. Mullens got hurt late in Sunday’s loss at Dallas and coach Kyle Shanahan said he...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

49ers playing out the string 1 year after Super Bowl run

Dec. 21, 2020 12:26 PM EST

After arriving in their temporary new home in Arizona three weeks ago in the middle of the NFC playoff race, the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers are now playing out the string of a frustrating season. The Niners were officially eliminated from playoff contention with a turnover-filled 41-33 loss to the...

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) breaks through San Francisco 49ers tackle attempts on his way to the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Pollard scores 2 with Elliott out, Cowboys beat 49ers 41-33

Dec. 20, 2020 9:45 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Pollard and the Dallas Cowboys gave Ezekiel Elliott a reason to come back next week after the two-time rushing champion missed a game because of injury for the first time in his career. Pollard ran for two touchdowns with Elliott sidelined by a calf issue he's been battling for...

49ers set to host Bills in temporary Arizona home

Dec. 3, 2020 2:32 PM EST

BUFFALO (8-3) vs. SAN FRANCISCO (5-6), at Glendale, Arizona Monday, 8:10 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Bills by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bills 6-5; 49ers 5-6 SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6 LAST MEETING - Bills beat 49ers 45-16 at home, Oct. 16, 2016 LAST WEEK - Bills beat Chargers 27-17; 49ers beat Rams 23-20 AP PRO32...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Kentavius Street (95) sacks quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. The Saints placed Brees on injured reserve Friday, Nov. 20, meaning he'll miss at least three games with rib injuries. Brees was unable to finish last Sunday's game after absorbing a heavy hit on a sack attempt by 287-pound San Francisco defensive tackle Street, who was penalized for roughing on the play. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Brees to miss at least 3 games after Saints place him on IR

Nov. 20, 2020 8:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve Friday, meaning he'll miss at least three games with rib injuries. Brees was unable to finish last Sunday's game after absorbing a heavy hit on a sack attempt by 287-pound San Francisco defensive tackle Kentavius Street, who was...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) throws downfield to a receiver in an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in New Orleans. The Saints defeated the 49ers 27-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Saints look to Winston, Hill, as they host improving Falcons

Nov. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alvin Kamara expresses confidence in the Saints’ ability to quickly coalesce around a fill-in quarterback while record-setting, 15-year starter Drew Brees is injured. There is precedent for that. New Orleans went 5-0 in games Teddy Bridgewater started in 2019 while Brees was out...