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There is zero doubt that the starting quarterback of San Francisco 49ers will be Colin Kaepernick, which makes the continued presence of backup Alex Smith on the roster an issue that the NFC champions will need to address in the offseason.
After leading the 49ers to the 2011 NFC championship game, Smith tested the free agent waters before returning to San Francisco on a three-year, $ 24.5 million contract that included $ 15.5 million in guaranteed money. Smith is due a $ 1 million roster bonus on March 14 and if Smith is on the 49ers’ roster on April 1, his $ 7.5 million base salary will be fully guaranteed.
Ideally, the 49ers would make a transaction before paying Smith a $ 1 million bonus, but the team is prepared to keep him and, unlike last offseason, Smith is “unlikely” to hit the free agent market via a release, head coach Jim Harbaugh said on Thursday.
“I think the main thing is Alex is a heck of a football player,” Harbaugh said during his entertaining turn on the podium at the combine. “Alex is really playing the best football of his career the last two years. And we think we have the best quarterback situation in the National Football League. Feel strongly about that.
“Again, that’ll be a process that plays out. Alex Smith, continuing to be a 49er or if a trade occurs in the next weeks or months. Those are the two possibilities…(the two) most-likely possibilities.”
The 49ers have one of the NFL’s deepest rosters and currently have 14 selections in this year’s draft. As the New England Patriots routinely do, the 49ers could use some of those picks to move up throughout the draft.
“Feel good about having that many picks,” Harbaugh said. “To say we’d be more active in the draft this year wouldn’t be going out on a limb by saying we’ll be more active this draft. I think that’s true.”
Harbaugh provided some colorful quotes during his media session, including his disclosure that he is “a big fan of the Judge Judy show” and follows the example of President Ronald Reagan when he was asked about how truthfulness of a player factors into their evaluations.
“And when you lie in Judge Judy’s courtroom, it’s over. Your credibility is completely lost. You have no chance of winning that case,” Harbaugh said. “So I learned that from her. It’s very powerful, and true. Because if somebody does lie to you, how can you ever trust anything they ever say after that? Ronald Reagan, another person of great wisdom and advice, ‘Trust but we will verify.’”
The Harbaughism that might look best embroidered on a (very large) pillow?
“It’s a new day today and paws in the ground and we’re attacking it with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”
Rovio announced today it hit 263 million monthly active users in December 2012. This happened precisely three years after the first Angry Birds game debuted at the end of 2009. Incidentally, the somewhat better-known Twitter hit the 200 million monthly active user mark in December 2012. And since Twitter was launched in the summer of 2006, Rovio’s user growth has been notably brisker.
Rovio has recently been able to demonstrate it is a tad more than a flash in the pan. Angry Birds Star Wars has now remained the #1 paid iPhone app in America for 65 days. Angry Birds Space still clings to #6 slot nearly 300 days after its debut. And Bad Piggies is at #9 more than three months after the game was launched.
Rovio thus holds three of the top 10 positions in the United States iPhone chart. Disney’s hottest title, the heavily promoted Where’s My Water has slumped to #24 after having a strong year in 2012. Three years in, Rovio has pulled off a remarkable fete: It’s been able to avoid boring consumers even as it saturation-bombs them with cutesy animals.
This is the list of inactives for the Green Bay Packers as the welcome the Minnesota Vikings to Lambeau Field, kickoff at 7 PM ET:
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
31 CB Davon House
44 RB James Starks
58 LB Frank Zombo
80 WR Donald Driver
91 DT Jordan Miller
99 DE Jerel Worthy
This means that CB/SS Charles Woodson will be active, as he was in seven regular season games.
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The New Orleans Saints offense should receive a lift against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night as tight end Jimmy Graham is active after missing last week’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an ankle injury he sustained against the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 7.
Graham led the Saints with 99 receptions for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011, but has just 25 receptions for 252 yards and three touchdowns through the first seven weeks (six games) of 2012.
Denver will be without cornerback Tracy Porter, who has not been cleared by the team’s medical staff after experiencing the same symptoms – light headedness, dizziness, increased heart rate – as when he suffered a seizure in August. The Broncos held Porter out of their Oct. 15 win over the Chargers.
New Orleans: WR Joe Morgan, TE Daniel Graham, OT Bryce Harris, DT Tyrunn Walker, DT Brodrick Bunkley, LB David Hawthorne, LB Scott Shanle
Denver: QB Caleb Hanie, RB Knowshon Moreno, TE Julius Thomas, G C.J. Davis, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson, CB Tracy Porter
San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley is active for Thursday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Staley suffered a concussion during Sunday’s 26-3 loss to the New York Giants and needed to pass the league’s concussion protocol before being cleared to play. That Staley is active means that occurred on Thursday.
Also active on Thursday night is running back Brandon Jacobs, who will make his 49ers debut after missing the first six weeks and losing $ 75,000 in “per game active” roster bonuses. Wide receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder) is inactive and will lose out on a $ 15,625 “per game active” roster bonus.
For the Seahawks, the only real surprise is that seventh round pick J.R. Sweezy is inactive, leaving the team with just seven offensive linemen dressed for Thursday night’s game. Sweezy opened the season as the starting right guard and has played in 30.42 percent of the offensive snaps and 29.94 percent of the Seahawks’ special teams snaps this season.
Seattle: WR Charly Martin, G John Moffitt, G J.R. Sweezy, DT Jaye Howard, CB Danny Gorrer, CB Byron Maxwell, S Winston Guy
San Francisco: QB Scott Tolzien, RB LaMichael James, WR A.J. Jenkins, WR Mario Manningham, G Joe Looney, NT Ian Williams, S Trenton Robinson
We’ve seen the leaked photos and finally the web reveal before the Paris Motor Show, but now the BMW Concept Active Tourer is here, in all its diminutive, plug-in glory. BMW is billing its two-box Concept Active Tourer as a study in both design and powertrain.
With an upright driving position and Hofmeister kink at the D-pillar, the Concept Active Tourer evokes some design elements used in BMW’s crossovers. The front end, however, is unmistakably influenced by the new 3 Series. At 171 inches, it’s just an inch longer than the F20 1 Series, but it’s also roughly five inches taller.
The Concept Active Tourer is motivated by BMW’s eDrive system. It features a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine as part of a hybrid drivetrain, with its charge derived from a lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, the plug-in hybrid system makes 190 horsepower and 147 pound feet of torque. In a major break with BMW protocol, the Concept Active Tourer is front-wheel drive. BMW claims zero to 62 mph in under eight seconds and a top speed of 124 mph. Fuel economy is estimated at 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers, or roughly 94 miles per gallon on the European cycle.
The rumormill had a production (and likely non-hybrid) version of the Active Tourer wearing the 1 Series Gran Turismo nameplate, and there’s still a chance that this compact tall wagon could wear that name in production form. There’s no official word on if or when a roadgoing version will bow, but we aren’t expecting it to come to North America anyhow. In the meantime, check out our gallery of the Active Tourer Concept before scrolling down to watch a video and read BMW’s official verbiage.
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett and St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson were both listed as “questionable” on the final injury report of the week, but both are active and will start for their respective teams on Thursday night.
Dockett (hamstring) missed the second game of his eight-plus season NFL career last week, while Jackson has been hobbled by a groin injury, but was able to carry the ball 18 times for 55 yards with a 12-yard reception in Sunday’s 19-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks. On the season, Jackson has 59 carries for 195 yards, but he and the Rams are still in search of their first rushing touchdown of the season. That may be difficult to come by against a Cardinals defense that, without Dockett, allowed their first and only rushing touchdown of the season in last week’s win over the Miami Dolphins.
As reported by Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com, Jackson renegotiated his contract on the day before the 2012 regular season-opener and can become a free agent by voiding the final year of his contract five days after Super Bowl XLVI.
Here are list of Cardinals and Rams inactives:
Arizona: QB John Skelton, RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, FB Reagan Maui’a, WR LaRon Byrd, TE Todd Heap, TE Jim Dray, G Senio Kelemete
St. Louis: QB Austin Davis, RB Terrance Ganaway, WR Steve Smith, OT Rodger Saffold, DT Matt Conrath, DE Eugene Sims, S Matt Daniels