Former Pro Bowl wide receivers Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin are on the verge of switching teams as the National Football League’s free-agent signing period begins today with fellow wideouts Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings and Wes Welker among the top players on the market.
Greg Cosell, a senior producer at NFL Films Inc. and a nephew of the late sportscaster Howard Cosell, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend before Sunday night’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, that he expects the Baltimore Ravens to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a defense-minded football championship game.
The San Francisco 49ers are unified behind coach Jim Harbaugh, former quarterback Ron Jaworski says. They take that solid approach into the Super Bowl as Las Vegas oddsmakers’ four-point favorites to beat the Baltimore Ravens.
David Akers missed more field goals this season than any Super Bowl-bound kicker in 29 years, an ominous sign for his San Francisco 49ers, who are favored to win the championship by just about the margin his left foot could provide.