49ers sign TE Cleveland to 53-man roster
20 September 2014 | 8:22 pm

The San Francisco 49ers signed tight end Asante Cleveland to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and released third-string quarterback Josh Johnson, the team announced Saturday. The promotion of Cleveland lends credence to the notion that neither starting tight end Vernon Davis, who did not practice this week after suffering left ankle and knee injuries Sunday night in the Niners’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, nor backup Vance McDonald, who injured a right knee in that same game, will be ready to play in Sunday’s NFC West matchup at Arizona.

Parmele adds to Cardinals' RBs committee
20 September 2014 | 7:20 pm

TEMPE, Ariz. – After Thursday’s practice, Arizona’s running backs were still figuring out what life would be like without Jonathan Dwyer. By Friday morning, they had a clearer idea. The Cardinals re-signed Jalen Parmele on Friday, adding a friendly face who will be responsible for filling Dwyer’s role in goal-line situations. At 5-foot-11 and 233-pounds, Parmele, who was released during final cuts, is the closest Arizona could get to replacing Dwyer’s size on such short notice.

Missed tackles hurting the Seahawks
20 September 2014 | 12:00 pm

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have one of the most physical defenses in the NFL, which helped them lead the league in fewest points allowed last season. They also pride themselves in their fundamentals, but sometimes there’s a difference between being physical and making tackles. It showed up again last Sunday, when the Seahawks defenders missed 12 tackles in a loss to the San Diego Chargers. Seattle had 13 missed tackles in the season-opening victory over Green Bay, so that’s a whopping 25 missed tackles in the first two games.


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