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Report: Smith has visit lined up with Seahawks

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Report: Smith has visit lined up with Seahawks

After experiencing a quiet first five days of free agency, quarterback Alex Smith is beginning to attract some attention as a true free agent.Smith, who is visiting the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, will visit the Seattle Seahawks this week, reports the Sacramento Bee, citing a source familiar with Smith's itinerary.RELATED: Smith on visit to meet with Dolphins
It's a logical fit for Smith, considering former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan currently works as Seahawks senior personnel executive.There was an obvious reluctancy for quarterback-needy teams to even consider Smith early after the free-agent signing period began. The league-wide perception was that it was a foregone conclusion Smith and the 49ers were destined to agree on a multi-year deal.MAIOCCO: Moving parts aplenty in 49ers' QB drama
After all, Smith said he expected to re-sign with the 49ers. And coach Jim Harbaugh said the 49ers organization was "lock step" in the belief that Alex Smith was "our guy," he said repeatedly.REWIND: Harbaugh wants Alex Smith back with 49ers
But now the 49ers have shown interest in signing free-agent Peyton Manning and Smith is obviously not satisfied with the 49ers' three-year offer. The door is open for other teams to investigate the possibility of signing Smith.The Seahawks and Dolphins have both visited with free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn, who served as Aaron Rodgers' backup for four seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before anthem, stand arm-in-arm during it

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Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before anthem, stand arm-in-arm during it

The Dallas Cowboys made a show of unity before their game against the Arizona Cardinals, but it wasn't during the national anthem.

The Dallas players all kneeled with owner Jerry Jones and his family before a giant American flag was unfurled, drawing some boos from the Cardinals fans. They rose arm-in-arm just before the singing of the anthem.

Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and it was unclear if his team would protest during the anthem, as teams across the NFL did Sunday. The Cowboys kneeled near the 50-yard line.

The Cardinals gathered on the goal line as a team, some of them locking arms, during the anthem. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell and his family and general manager Steve Keim joined them.

49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

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49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

The 49ers signed LB Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal, the team announced.

In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed DL Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List.

Nzeocha (6-3, 240) was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in eight games and registered four tackles. He was waived by the Cowboys on September 3, 2017 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 5.

A 27-year-old native of Ansbach, Bavaria in Germany, Nzeocha attended the University of Wyoming. He appeared in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his career with 207 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Nzeocha will wear number 46.

Carradine (6-4, 270) appeared in each of the team’s first three games this season (two starts), where he registered seven tackles and one sack.

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