Matt Maiocco

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SANTA CLARA -- Receiver Michael Crabtree will return to practice Thursday, he said, and promised to be in the starting lineup when the 49ers take the field to face the Dallas Cowboys.

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SANTA CLARA -- When former 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan took an injury-prone running back in the third round of the 2005 draft, there was the obvious question.

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When the clock struck midnight, the 49ers officially lost nearly $8 million in salary-cap room.

It’s OK, though. They knew it was coming and planned accordingly.

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Ray McDonald meets with the 49ers' brass; the right side of the O-line remains a mystery heading into Week 1; a showdown between special teamers.

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week announced increased penalties for domestic violence, but he is no hurry to reach a conclusion about 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.

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