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Daily Madden: Raiders Need More Help Than Free Agents Can Offer

With more money to spend under the salary cap than any other team, the Raiders appeared to do little to improve on the first day of free agency Tuesday.

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Kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 55-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on August 16, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Kicker Dawson Expected To Return For 49ers, ‘Hitner’ Appears Headed To Cleveland

Veteran kicker Phil Dawson says he’s returning to the San Francisco 49ers for the 2014 season.

03/11/2014

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after the Seattle Seahawks 23-17 victory during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Harbaugh, 49ers Moving On After Falling Short Again

The San Francisco 49ers took months last year to get over the sting of a three-point Super Bowl loss to Baltimore. It won’t be much different as they head into the offseason now, again left to ponder how close they were to competing for another championship.

01/21/2014

Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball after against the San Francisco 49ers during their game at Qwest Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Intimidation Is Real With 49ers, Seahawks

Big, bad football players don’t get intimidated. Not by noise, weather, statistics or hard hits. Tell that to the two defenses about to attempt to dominate the NFC championship game Sunday. Or to the offenses, for that matter.

01/17/2014

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

49er Safety Says He’s Changing Legal Name To ‘Donte Hitner’

Meet Mr. Hitner. Called by that name for years out of respect for his hard-hitting defense, San Francisco safety Donte Whitner has filed paperwork in Ohio through his lawyer to formally change his name by removing the `W’

10/02/2013

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner appears in a frame from a YouTube video for the team's It Gets Better video. (It Gets Better Project/YouTube)

49ers’ Whitner Fined $21,000 For Hit Against Rams

San Francisco strong safety Donte Whitner learned Tuesday he was being fined $21,000 for his hit on St. Louis Rams’ wide receiver Chris Givens in the end zone with just under six minutes to play in Thursday’s 35-11 49ers victory.

10/01/2013

Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Niners Rookie Reid Getting Chance At Safety Alongside Whitner

Almost every time Donte Whitner looks at rookie Eric Reid he’s reminded of what it was like to be a safety selected in the first round competing for a starting spot.

08/05/2013

Anquan Boldin at training camp. (Photo courtesy: San Francisco 49ers)

Boldin, Dawson Proving To Be Nice Acquisitions For Niners

You can watch new San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin flash across the middle of the practice field, then turn to snag a Colin Kaepernick dart – just as Michael Crabtree did a year ago.

07/31/2013

Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Niners’ Whitner: We’re NFL’s Best & Team To Beat

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner knows the history of Super Bowl losers, and it’s not good. So maybe that’s why he doesn’t buy into it. But it’s not just that Whitner believes the 49ers, the team that lost Super Bowl XLVII, won’t submit to history.

07/30/2013

(L-R) 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga as they appeared in the team's "It Gets Better" video. (SF 49ers/YouTube)

49ers’ LGBT Anti-Bullying Video Pulled After 2 Players Deny Involvement

The organization that partnered with the San Francisco 49ers to create a widely touted anti-bullying video in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, pulled the video Thursday night after two players who appeared in it publicly denied their involvement.

01/31/2013

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