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Colts Release RB Trent Richardson

Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts released running back Trent Richardson Thursday.

Richardson was traded to the Colts by the Cleveland Browns a few games into the 2013 season. Since then, the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft has disappointed.

During his time with Indianapolis, Richardson played in 29 regular season games, rushing for 977 yards on an average of 3.1 yards-per-carry.

Richardson, 23, did nothing for the Colts in their three playoff games last season. After not receiving a carry in the team's wild card win against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was inactive for the following game against the Denver Broncos and the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. It was later found out that Richardson was actually suspended for two games, the first one being the team's game against the Pats.

The Colts have a slew of running backs on their roster: They signed Frank Gore this week, and have Daniel Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard returning.

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Gore Signs with Colts

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Frank Gore, who was thought to be joining the Philadelphia Eagles, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Gore signed a three-year deal that comes with $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

The 31-year-old Gore played all ten of his previous NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. During that time, he's been elected to five Pro Bowls and rushed for over 1,000 yards eight times, four of those being the last four seasons.

Gore's former teammate at the University of Miami, receiver Andre Johnson, is also being courted by the Colts, according to Shefter.

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ESPN: Eagles to Sign Gore and Maxwell

Scott Boehmn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free-agent running back Frank Gore told people he will sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN Insiders Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan.  

The decision made by Gore will end a 10-year run with the San Francisco 49ers, where he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in eight years, and leaves as the 49ers' all-time leading rusher.

The Eagles are also considered the front-runner to add free-agent cornerback Byron Maxwell, however the Seahawks are making a late push to bring Maxwell back to Seattle according to sources.

After trading LeSean McCoy earlier in the week, the Eagles are looking to spend available money on top free agents.

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49ers Bounce Back with 35-11 Win Over Rams 

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) --  The San Francisco 49ers bounced back in a huge way Thursday night, kicking off NFL Week 4 action with a 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Frank Gore led the charge for the 49ers, (2-2) rushing for 153 yards and a touchdown.

Colin Kaepernick threw for 167 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers after struggling during the team's last two games.

"We know the talent we have on this team," Kaepernick said. "We know what we're capable of."

Tight end Vernon Davis returned to action for the 49ers after missing last week's game with an injured hamstring.  He caught two passes for 18 yards and a touchdown that put the game out of reach in the third quarter.

The Rams (1-3) were held to 188 total yards of offense and were completely stuffed at the line of scrimmage.  They managed just 18 rushing yards on 19 carries.

"Tomorrow's going to be a pretty tough day in the film room," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "The good news is we have 10 days, 11 days until we play again and there's going to be ample time to get that corrected."

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Ravens Beat 49ers, Take Super Bowl Title

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Baltimore Ravens are the champions of the NFL.

The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to win Super Bowl XLVII. 

The 49ers had a chance to take the lead with under five minutes to play and had first-and-goal at the five-yard line, but were stuffed on every attempt, including fourth down when Kaepernick's pass sailed beyond receiver Michael Crabtree. 

The Ravens then ran out of the endzone for a safety to run some clock off with under a minute to play, and Ted Ginn was tackled returning the free kick to end the game.

Baltimore held a 28-6 lead in the third quarter, but saw almost all of it evaporate.

Play was delayed for 34 minutes with the Ravens up by 22 because of a power surge that knocked out a portion of power to the Superdome. 

That's when the 49ers started making their comeback, going on a 17-0 run to pull to within 28-23. Then, after a Ravens field goal, San Francisco went on a 76-yard drive, capped off by a 15-yard Colin Kaepernick touchdown run. However, they went for a two-point conversion and failed. 

In the first half, quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens peppered the San Francisco defense with deep passing. Flacco threw for 192 yards and three scores in the half, and got the scoring started by hitting Anquan Boldin on a 13-yard pass to go up 7-0.

Flacco was named MVP after throwing for 287 yards and three touchdowns.

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San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Media Day 

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) --  It was quite the scene at the Superdome on Tuesday afternoon as players and coaches of the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers met with throngs of reporters at Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans.

Things became interesting right off the bat when receiver Randy Moss declared himself the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game of football.

"Now that I'm older, I do think I'm the greatest receiver to ever do it," Moss said.

Moss vying for his first Super Bowl ring is just one of the many story lines surrounding Sunday's big game.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke about coaching against his brother John, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.  

Tight end Vernon Davis talked about how a rift with former coach Mike Singletary changed his career, and defensive stars Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith talked about how they make each other better players.

The 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Feb. 3 at the Superdome, with kickoff set for 6:30 P.M. EST.

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NFC Championship Game Preview: 49ers @ Falcons

Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco 49ers head to Atlanta Sunday to take on the top seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game.

The second seeded Niners, who are playing in their second straight championship game, defeated the Green Bay Packers 45-31 last weekend, to advance to Atlanta.

Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed for a quarterback record 181 yards in the win.

"When you have a quarterback that can get out of the pocket, run, pick up first downs that's a threat that the defense has to account for," 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said of Kaepernick.

As for the Falcons, they beat the Seattle Seahawks in a thriller last weekend, giving Atlanta its first playoff win under head coach Mike Smith.

Despite having home field advantage, Vegas still has the Falcons as underdogs.

"We're used to it," Falcons receiver Roddy White said when talking about being an underdog. "I guess if we won a Super Bowl then everybody would take us serious. Until then, we got to just go out and try to win these games and get to what we set our goals to and that is to get to the Super Bowl."

The Falcons and Niners square off Sunday, with kickoff set for approximately 3:00 p.m eastern.

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49ers-Rams Clash Ends In A Tie

Brian Bahr/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A game between NFC West rivals the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers ended in a tie on Sunday afternoon, making it the first tie game the NFL has seen in four years.

Tied at 24 heading into overtime, both teams missed chances to come away with the victory.  First, Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 53-yard field goal, but the team was hit with a 5 yard delay of penalty.  Zuerlein tried again from 58-yards but missed it wide right.

49ers kicker David Akers missed a 41-yard field goal try in overtime after making a 33-yarder with three seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 24. 

The Rams (3-5-1) led for most of the game before 49ers running back Frank Gore scored on a 20-yard touchdown run to give San Francisco (6-2-1) a 21-17 lead.

Sam Bradford hit receiver Austin Pettis with a two-yard score with 1:09 remaining to take the lead before Akers tied it and sent the game to overtime.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith left the game with a concussion in the first-half.  He was hit on the back of the neck by 49ers lineback Jo-Lonn Dunbar, but was able to stay in the game for a few more plays.  He completed five straight passes including a touchdown to receiver Michael Crabtree.

Smith was replaced by backup Colin Kaepernick, who rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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Vikings Stun 49ers, 24-13

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Christian Ponder threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns while running for another to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-13 upset of the San Francisco 49ers.

The second-year quarterback hit tight end Kyle Rudolph in the first quarter for the first of his two touchdowns to give the Vikings (2-1) the lead that they would hold for the entire game.  Rudolph had five catches for 36 yards and two touchdowns.

Adrian Peterson had 25 carries for 86 yards against the 49ers' strong run defense.

The 49ers (2-1) made a late charge in the second half, but they turned the ball over three times in the fourth quarter.

Alex Smith passed for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.  Frank Gore rushed for 63 yards but also had a costly fumble.

Randy Moss played against his former team for the first time in the regular season but was held to three catches for 27 yards.

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49ers Survive Late Packers Rally In Win

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, WI) -- The San Francisco 49ers used a sharp run game and a stifling defense to defeat the Green Bay Packers 30-22 on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The win snapped the 49ers' nine-game losing streak to Green Bay, which was tied for the longest active win streak by any team against a single opponent.

The 49ers (1-0) held the lead for most to the game behind kicker David Akers, who made three field-goals including a 63-yarder that bounced off the crossbar and through to end the first half, tying an NFL record for longest made field-goal.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw touchdown passes to Randy Moss and Vernon Davis, and running back Frank Gore added a 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 303 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, but the 49ers defense proved to be too much for the Packers (0-1).

Randall Cobb trimmed the lead to eight early in the fourth quarter with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown, but 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman picked off Rodgers setting up the Gore touchdown run on the next play.

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