Riley Reiff, a former first round pick, is stepping into the starting lineup to replace a stalwart Lion. Is he up to the task? The entire team and fans certainly hope so.
The Detroit Lions have released running back Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick from 2010 who hasn’t played since October 2011 because of concussion problems.
San Francisco released David Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers.
The 49ers cut David Akers after a season in which he hit 29 of 42 field goals. will visit the Detroit Lions next week.
The former coach noted that Patriots coach Bill Belichick met earlier this year with hurry-up offense specialist and Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
Former Cal star and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was honored Tuesday with the NFL’s Ed Block Courage award for his “steadfast dedication and determination” in trying to return to the field after suffering two more concussions last season. Best hasn’t played since game six last year, and is sidelined through this season.
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The San Francisco 49ers took the lead early and never looked back in their 27-19 win over the Lions. Led by Alex Smith, they scored just enough to keep the game out of reach and recovered an onside kick late to seal the win.
The 49ers dominated the Detroit Lions on both sides of the ball in a 27-19 victory at Candlestick Park Sunday.
San Francisco’s stingy defense denied Matthew Stafford another milestone, Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and the 49ers beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night in a September showdown of NFC powers.