Clark Haggans spent the past four seasons on Arizona’s sidelines for the intense NFC West rivalry with San Francisco, but has enjoyed his transition to the Bay Area in 2012. The veteran linebacker said he spoke to former Arizona teammate Sam Acho earlier this week, but there wasn’t much trash talk involved.
More than anything, Haggans is looking forward to another tough matchup against a divisional rival on Monday night.
“It’s an important game because it’s a divisional game,” Haggans said. “At the end of the year, divisional wins – especially when you get into that playoff picture and all that other stuff … it counts a little bit more. A game and some change.”
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The newest member of the San Francisco 49ers is already buying into Jim Harbaugh’s team-first philosophy.
Clark Haggans, the veteran outside linebacker signed to fill Parys Haralson’s roster spot, expressed just how much he would be willing to do to help his new team when speaking with the media for the first time since signing with the 49ers on Monday.
“If they need me to long snap, kick or fill up the water bottles I will do it,” Haggans said.
The 13-year veteran’s willingness to contribute at multiple positions is commendable, but he is expected to spend the majority of his time at outside linebacker after Haralson was placed on Injured Reserve.
After arriving in the Bay Area on Sunday, Haggans wasted little time getting into his new playbook.
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At long last, it’s Week 1 of the NFL regular season. The 49ers are headed to Lambeau Field for their season opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but first they have a week of practice at team headquarters in Santa Clara.
The 53-man roster is set and it features a pair of players who are expected to play offense, defense and special teams this season for San Francisco. Will Tukuafu and Demarcus Dobbs take pride in their do-it-all roles with the team and are also roommates on the road. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com spoke to Dobbs about the new responsibilities he and Tukuafu have added to their plates this season.
“Tukuafu and Dobbs were both converted into two-way players in the offseason,” Maiocco writes. “Dobbs played both ways in all three exhibition games in which he appeared. Tukuafu did not see two-way action in training camp until after the first three weeks of camp. He concluded the exhibition season in impressive fashion.”
Today’s Morning Tailgate rounds up the best coverage from Labor Day Weekend and takes a look forward to the Week 1 matchup.
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