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Originally posted by VDSF:
Jim Harbaugh challenges Braylon Edwards

SANTA CLARA – Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday sounded as if he was challenging Braylon Edwards after the wide receiver was held out of Monday's game against the Steelers.

Although Edwards has been battling a nagging knee injury, Harbaugh said Edwards was inactive for the game because other receivers – namely Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams and Ted Ginn – had been practicing better and playing better in games.

Ginn, however, left Monday's game in the third quarter because of a knee injury. Harbaugh said he didn't know how long Ginn will be out, but he indicated the 49ers would not add another player at that position.

He said he thought Edwards would meet the challenge, instead.

"We'll see with Ted," Harbaugh said. "But I think Braylon should be ready to go, and we look for a good week of practice there."

Willis speaks – Patrick Willis said he's made "significant progress" since suffering a hamstring strain Dec. 4, but the linebacker would not give a timetable for his return.

Willis said he is merely following the instructions of the team's training staff.

"I'm just taking it day-to-day and being smart," he said. "Each day, my whole mindset is to get better with no setbacks. We've certainly done that. So we continue to work and, when they pull the chains off, to come back just as strong as I left off – if not better."


These last two games are the last chance for Edwards. If he even wants an offer of a contract based on making the team next season, he has to do something good now. The team very much needs what he can do when he is healthy. He could be a big asset in the playoffs.

Knee injuries can linger sometimes but still he needs to show something. Hard to believe this guy was once considered the best overall player in the draft.
Edwards haven't done much this season but I thought it was worth while read. Props to you Edwards:

Braylon Edwards gave 79 students $10,000 for collegeBy Chris Chase

At 22 college campuses across the country, there are 79 students who may not otherwise be there if not for the generosity of Braylon Edwards.

As a Cleveland Browns rookie in 2005, Edwards announced he'd give $10,000 in scholarships to 100 area eighth-graders if they could graduate high school with over a 2.5 GPA and 15 hours community service. Of the 100 who were afforded the opportunity, 79 met the criteria and have begun their first year of college. Many are attending Ohio universities, but the schools represented spread across the country and include Harvard, Cornell and Johns Hopkins.

"Without this scholarship, I probably wouldn't be here," Bowling Green freshman David Gholston told ESPN's Rick Reilly.

Edwards and his mother developed the Advance 100 program as a way to give back. The way they saw it, they were blessed with Edwards' football abilities and felt the need to help out others with their good fortune. Though they didn't expect so many of the students to fit the criteria (only half of Cleveland public school students graduate high school), Edwards didn't shy away from his commitment. In fact, he increased it.

The 79 students were provided with laptops and other supplies to help them out when they arrived on campus.

"I'm supposed to give people a chance like I was given a chance," Edwards said.

Edwards hasn't played for the Browns in two years. He's a member of the San Francisco 49ers this season and is earning a $1 million base salary for the year, just about what he'll pay those 79 students he promised to help years ago.

I hope Braylon will surprise a lot of people at least in the playoffs. We need another big body out there
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by susweel:
I had a feeling he was gonna be a bust with us. We never have any luck with free agent WRs, we've tried many through the years and all have flopped. Many different receivers but one constant is Alex at QB.

His fans may not want to admit it but playing with Alex is career suicide for WRs. There is a reason that big time WRs avoid the 49ers.

Explain Vernon

He's a TE

you know what i mean

Throwing to TEs in the middle of the field is easier then throwing outside the numbers to WRs.

You also thought the niners would suck this year, Alex would be garbage, aldon smith was a wasted draft pick that we would regret, so on and so forth.

Learn to embrace things and not be so negative.
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