For the first time since 2003, the Raiders were shut out of Pro Bowl representation as the NFL's all-star teams were announced Wednesday.
Alex Smith should be the Tim Tebow of 2012. He should be the frustrated backup quarterback everyone is talking about to the point that we are sick to death of the very mention of his name.
Aldon Smith and Justin Smith were among nine 49ers named to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Wednesday. Seven of the nine San Francisco players were selected as starters.
Here are the practice participation reports for the 49ers from Wednesday:
Dennis Allen said that Terrelle Pryor wasn't ready to be the backup after the Raiders loss in Carolina. But now he may be changing his tune.
Carson Palmer has already been ruled out of the Raiders' season finale Sunday in San Diego and, in fact, will not travel south on the team charter due to a bruised lung.
After sustaining a concussion in Sunday's loss in Seattle, tight end Vernon Davis is not expected to practice Wednesday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.
Frank Gore said he feels a lot healthier than he did at this time last season, but the veteran added he is still adjusting to a new quarterback and a different offensive approach.