Injury Report: Davis & Davis miss practice

The 49ers were without a pair of offensive starters in Wednesday's practice, while a few new players showed up on the injury report.

What Kaepernick learned from Smith

Colin Kaepernick had nothing but good things to say about his former superior Alex Smith, whom he replaced midway through the 2012 season en route to a Super Bowl berth. The two square off Sunday for the first time since San Francisco traded Smith to Kansas City before last season.

Smith holds no bitterness towards 49ers

Alex Smith's time with the 49ers is long behind him, he said Wednesday. And even though the 49ers replaced him while he was playing some of the best football of his career, he's resolute in his happiness with his role with the Chiefs.

Larry Donnell benched himself in Fantasy

Larry Donnell wasn't a household name heading into the season, but after making waves with his three touchdown performance in Week 4, the young tight end is surprising fans, fantasy football owners and even himself.

James joins Dolphins' practice squad

Former embattled 49ers running back LaMichael James was added to the Dolphins' practice squad this week after a tumultuous beginning to his career in San Francisco.

Bethea named NFC defensive player of the week

If there's been an adjustment period for Antoine Bethea and his new teammates, it hasn't shown on the field. The 49ers safety was named the NFC defensive player of the week Wednesday following his two-turnover performance against the Eagles.

Wilhoite filling the void for 49ers

The 49ers knew they weren't going to get All-Pro production next to Patrick Willis at inside linebacker with NaVorro Bowman on the shelf recovering from his ACL tear. But Michael Wilhoite is doing his best to make sure Bowman's absence goes mostly unnoticed.

Clock issues must be corrected

The 49ers came away with a win Sunday over the Eagles, but precarious clock management issues nearly cost them in a big way.

Harbaugh calls reports "a bunch of crap"

Jim Harbaugh responded to allegations of discontent in his team's locker room Monday with pointed words for "unnamed sources."

Cox quickly becoming a key member of 49ers D

49ers cornerback Perrish Cox has emerged from backup to a key player in the secondary after playing a large role in defending an explosive Eagles offense Sunday. Also, notes on injuries to Vernon and Anthony Davis and the first win inside Levi's Stadium.

49ers overcome disaster against Eagles

The 49ers didn't allow an offensive touchdown, but it didn't prevent Sunday's win from coming down the wire. They held on to win 26-21 and improved to 2-2. The defense held the Eagles' offense in check for the entire game, including a crucial goal-line stand late that San Francisco's coaching staff had prepped for during the week.

49ers look for another key win over Eagles

Jim Harbaugh's fourth game of his 49ers tenure was a culture-shifting win against the Eagles that sprung his team to a 13-3 record in his first season. Three years later, another win over Philadelphia could make a drastic impact as San Francisco looks to avoid falling to 1-3.

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