The 1984 49ers were edged ever so slightly in the semifinal round of the NFL’s Greatest Team of All-Time Tournament on Wednesday, but there’s still another way to support your favorite team through the power of voting.
Patrick Willis has advanced in the 2013 EA Madden video game cover tournament.
Willis defeated Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (62-percent to 38-percent) in the opening round and once again faces a Pro Bowl running back.
This time around, Willis meets Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew in round two.
Voting information and more 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
In order to vote for Willis, visit ESPN.com’s SportsNation page from now until April 4.
Willis’ quest to make the cover, however, wasn’t quite the biggest news 49ers fans should know about. Several rule changes have been put in place for the 2012 regular season as a result of the recent league owner meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. ProFootballTalk.com outlines the rule proposals that passed (booth review for all turnovers, postseason overtime rules adopted in the regular season to name a few) and the ones that failed (review official in the booth instead of on the field and modifying the horse-collar tackle rule against quarterbacks in the pocket).
Other important news emerged on Wednesday when ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported via Twitter that the 49ers agreed to terms with New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
With the NFL Draft slowing approaching Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reached out to Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly for his thoughts on potential 49ers draft targets.
Past 49ers draft targets are the subject of this NFL Films video which highlights the stellar 2011 play from recent San Francisco selections.
In case you missed it yesterday, check out video of Coach Harbaugh provided by CSNBayArea.com where he describes his recent workout with new 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss.
Lastly, 49ers.com’s “49 in 49” series continued with a profile on the diverse talents of Virginia Tech running back David Wilson.
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