NIN­ERS LINE­BACKER IN­JURED IN PRAC­TICE

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

CALIF.» The 49ers are con­cerned that line­backer Mal­colm Smith, one of their most cov­eted ad­di­tions in free agency, may have suf­fered a sig­nif­i­cant in­jury Satur­day dur­ing prac­tice in­side Levi’s Sta­dium.

Smith, 28, left the field dur­ing full­team drills with an ap­par­ent up­per­body in­jury af­ter work­ing with the starters through­out train­ing camp next to all-pro Navorro Bow­man in the 49ers’ new-look de­fense.

“We think it was his chest area. Don’t know for sure. But that’s what it looked like,” said first-year 49ers coach Kyle Shana­han.

Smith, the MVP of Seat­tle’s Su­per Bowl-win­ning team in the 2013 sea­son, was brought in by San Fran­cisco on a five-year con­tract in March.

Dol­phins reach out to Cut­ler.

Dol­phins coach Adam Gase said he reached out to free-agent quar­ter­back Jay Cut­ler, who showed in­ter­est in sign­ing with the team.

But Gase said he doesn’t think the Dol­phins are close to sign­ing a quar­ter­back in the wake of starter Ryan Tan­nehill’s knee in­jury, which could side­line the for­mer Texas A&M star for the en­tire sea­son.

Gase said he’d like to de­ter­mine Tan­nehill’s sta­tus be­fore bring­ing in an­other quar­ter­back. Cut­ler would likely com­pete with Mi­ami backup Matt Moore for the start­ing job.

Ea­gles’ Gal­lagher dies at 88.

Ea­gles ex­ec­u­tive Jim Gal­lagher died at 88 af­ter spend­ing al­most a half cen­tury with the team.

Gal­lagher joined the Ea­gles in 1949 and re­tired in 1995. He was named per­son­nel di­rec­tor in 1957 and later was pub­lic re­la­tions di­rec­tor, sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, alumni re­la­tions di­rec­tor and trav­el­ing sec­re­tary. — The As­so­ci­ated Press

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