Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving ThreatThe Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
49ers Sit Alone At the Top, Defeat Cardinals ConvincinglyThe heavyweight match-up between the Cardinals and 49ers might have been scheduled for 12 rounds, but it was over quickly. San Francisco raced out to the early lead and Arizona could never recover. The end result was an easy win for the 49ers, who have a bye up next and can get healthy in preparation for the stretch run.
49ers Hope To Have Ginn Back, While Vikings Limp Into GameThe 49ers are been lucky enough to stay healthy so far this year and may have Ted Ginn Jr. back as early as Sunday. The Vikings on the other hands have players missing on both sides of the ball and will have to upset the 49ers and do it short handed.
Injury Report A Good Sign 49ers Will Be Ready For Green BayThe San Francisco 49ers released their injury report listing Brandon Jacobs and Ted Ginn Jr. as questionable. Both are still considering playing and will be a game time decision. Due to the depth at both positions though its likely that both sit out to get healthy. Kyle Williams will step in for Ginn and will have a chance to prove himself after letting his teammates down the last time he was asked to return punts.
49ers Add Mannigham, Bring Back Ginn To Receiving CorpsThe 49ers signed Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year deal Thursday hours after officially announcing the addition of former New York Giants receiver Mario Manningham with a two-year contract.
Audio: Ted Ginn Jr. Talks About The 49ers' Home Opening Victory Over The Seahawks
Audio: The Grant Napear Show - September 14, 2011