| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:05 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. The 49ers addressed their injury-riddled running back corps Monday by agreeing to terms with former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith, according to a league source.
Smith joins a unit hit hard by injuries since training...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 9:35 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Running back LaMichael James was carted off the field Sunday after he suffered an injury to his left arm early in practice.
NFL Network reported that James suffered a dislocated elbow and that he is expected to miss a month or so....
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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07/27/2014 The Atlanta Falcons waived wide receiver Darius Johnson, who caught 22 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown last season as an undrafted rookie signed out of Southern Methodist.
Johnson saw unexpected significant...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Asked how he'll deal with a challenge from a phalanx of young and talented running backs this year, the 49ers' Frank Gore turned toward his questioner, smiled and said, "I'm from Miami, man."
He could have left it at that.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
So much has changed for Dannell Ellerbe since the Super Bowl. He is in a new city wearing a different uniform for another AFC contender. He is now the leader that young players look to in key moments, instead of it being the other way around. And yes, his...
| Apr 13, 2012
Second in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Tight ends.
There is not an abundance of elite running back talent in the draft, but there is some decent depth. That plays into the trend of teams finding backs later in the draft. Look for...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Six running backs were drafted ahead of Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce last spring.
With the exception of first-round draft picks and starters Doug Martin (1,234 yards, 10 touchdowns) and Trent Richardson (869 yards, nine touchdowns),...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Ravens 28, Patriots 13
Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Seattle Seahawks dispatched their NFC West nemesis to earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip, rallying to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.
Seattle rallied from a 10-0, first-quarter deficit and didn't take...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:48 PM
The same day Jeff Ireland was removed this week Tom Gambles name surfaced as the front runner to replace him as the Miami Dolphins General Manager.
The Dolphins have finally sought permission to interview Gamble, who just finished up his first season as...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the NFL’s annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. Today he looks at running backs.
The top prospects: Trent...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....