NFL Notes: 49ers, Giants, Redskins, & Seahawks



  • RB Frank Gore confirmed that he wants to be back with the 49ers next year.

I want to be a Niner,” Gore said, via Mindi Bach of “Like I said before, it’s all I know. I’ve been here since I was 21; 21-year-old, like a kid. I know there will be changes, but I think the guys at the key positions, that’s what matters. Next year, I think Kap will get back to himself. Anquan Boldin will come back. Stevie Johnson is still under contract. Vernon Davis is still under contract. Joe Staley, Anthony Davis. I look at Patrick Willis will be back, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, for the season. So I think the guys at the key spots are good enough for me to say, ‘Yeah, I want to be back.’”


  • Impending free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul believes he’s worth “a lot of money.”

I think I’m worth a lot of money,” Pierre-Paul said, per Ralph Vacchinao. “What do you think?

It’s going to be a business situation,” Pierre-Paul added when asked if he was willing to take a hometown discount, per Vacchinao. “It’s going to be about my family.”

  • Tom Rock of Newsday writes that DC Perry Fewell could be coaching his final game with the Giants on Sunday.


  • HC Jay Gruden said he would “absolutely” want to have DC Jim Haslett back running the defense next year.

“I have a lot of respect for what he does as a football coach, so absolutely,” Gruden said in an interview Friday afternoon, via Zac Boyer of the Washington Times.

Gruden added that a decision regarding Haslett’s future with the team will be made by owner Dan Snyder and president/GM Bruce Allen.

“I have, obviously, input and all that stuff, but ultimately, it will come down to, hopefully, a group decision — and one that we can all live with,” Gruden said. “But it will be a Redskins decision, and we’ll move on.


  • Curtis Crabtree mentions that the Seahawks are not expected to make a roster move to fill their open roster spot.
  • HC Pete Carroll said that tight ends Tony Moeaki (shoulder) and Cooper Helfet (ribs) will be a game-time decisions.
  • The Seahawks ruled out WR Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) for Week 17.

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