SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Michael Crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yards and finished with a career-high 172 yards, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a second straight NFC West title with a 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Colin Kaepernick overcame a slow start to throw for a career-best 276 yards and two TDs as the Niners (11-4-1) did their part to control the postseason picture - but were still waiting on Green Bay's result at Minnesota to know whether they would earn the NFC's No. 2 seed.
Frank Gore ran for a 2-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter for his franchise-best 51st touchdown rushing.
Brian Hoyer went 19 of 34 for 225 yards and a late TD toss in his first career NFL start as Arizona's fourth quarterback. The Cardinals (5-11) lost for the 11th time in their last 12 games in what might have been Ken Whisenhunt's final game as coach.
Colin Kaepernick was given an opportunity by the NFL to work out in front of NFL scouts, but decided to change locations after his camp determined the league didn’t create “a transparent and open process.”
The Redskins, who sent a scout to attend the league-organized practice, made it to the other facility in time to watch him play, according to USA TODAY.
The NFL released a statement shortly after, expressing disappointment in Kaepernick’s decision.
Some scouts had already arrived at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility where the workout was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. when Kaepernick’s lawyers announced the venue change. Instead, the session was held at Charles Drew High School, which is about an hour away from the Falcons’ facility.
At least one Redskins scout made the trip anyway. Washington’s quarterback situation is muddled with rookie Dwayne Haskins making just his second career start Sunday while Alex Smith continues rehabbing from a leg injury that may never allow him to play football again.
Nevertheless, the team did its due diligence and is in Atlanta to see what Kaepernick still has in the tank.
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Once again Cam Sims has been brought onto the Redskins active roster from the practice squad ahead of Week 11.
The Redskins made the move to bring back the wide receiver a day before their home contest against the New York Jets. The 23-year-old had been on the practice squad since Oct. 22 after he was waived earlier in the year.
Sims, one of the many Alabama products on the Redskins, joins the 53-man roster for the second time in 2019. He played two snaps in the Redskins' Week 5 loss to the New England Patriots.
A miraculous debut in the 2018 preseason instantly made Sims a fan-favorite. Yet that success has not translated at all in games that matter. Three snaps are all the young WR has garnered in his two years with the Redskins. He's had more transaction shuffling between the practice squad, the injured reserve and the active roster than on the field.
However, three total snaps are not nearly enough to judge the potential upside of Sims. Washington's receiving corps has struggled this season and are looking for answers for the remainder of this season and beyond.
In a corresponding move, the Redskins released linebacker Tanner Vallejo.
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