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Thu, 20 Mar 2003 17:30:35 -0800
The AP reports former San Francisco 49ers S Al Blades was killed early Thursday when the car he was riding in crashed into a bridge and plunged into a canal. He was just 26 years old. Blades was riding in the car when the driver lost control early Thursday. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 17:25:48 -0700
49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have released S Al Blades.
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 21:11:57 -0700
The Ap reports San Francisco 49ers S Al Blades (left ankle) missed practice Wednesday.
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 16:55:13 -0700
49ers.com reports S Al Blades (left ankle) missed both practices Thursday.
Wed, 07 Aug 2002 07:58:16 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports San Francisco 49ers S Al Blades (ankle) missed practice Tuesday.
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 00:21:06 -0700
49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers S Al Blades will have his sprained left ankle placed in a boot, or he will start using crutches. Also, the team will re-evaluate the injury in 2-3 days.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 23:47:23 -0700
The AP reports San Francisco 49ers backup S Al Blades (sprained left ankle) was injured during Saturday's pre-season loss to Washington. He will be listed as doubtful for next week's game.
Tue, 05 Feb 2002 13:30:37 -0800
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have allocated S Al Blades, LB Cornelius Anthony, DE Jerome Davis, DE Shawn Hay, TE Neil Johnson, TE Ben Steele, WR James Jordan and P Stephen Cheek to NFL Europe.
Tue, 05 Feb 2002 13:29:59 -0800
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed S Al Blades and LB Cornelius Anthony.
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 04:36:37 -0700
Matt Maiocco reports for the Press Democrat the San Francisco 49ers have signed recently released S Al Blades to their practice squad.
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 18:39:18 -0700
49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have released S Al Blades and signed CB Jimmy Williams from the practice squad. Williams was originally signed to the practice squad on September 5 after being released by the Buffalo Bills.
Sun, 14 Oct 2001 19:23:17 -0700
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers declared RB Jonas Lewis, S Al Blades, LB Derek Smith, C Ben Lynch, TE Greg Clark, DT John Schlecht, DE John Milem and WR Cedrick Wilson inactive for Sunday's game. Wilson was also designated the team's No. 3/emergency QB.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 08:29:49 -0700
The Contra Costa Times reports the San Francisco 49ers declared RB Jonas Lewis (groin), LB Derek Smith (left knee), OL Jeremy Newberry (left ankle), TE Greg Clark (right hamstring), DE John Milem (hip), S Al Blades and DT John Schlecht inactive for last night's game. WR Cedrick Wilson was the team's No. 3 QB.
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 07:10:41 -0700
The Contra Costa Times reports the San Francisco 49ers named WR Cedrick Wilson, RB Jonas Lewis (groin), FS Al Blades, LB Shane Elam, TE Greg Clark (hamstring), DT John Schlecht and DE John Milem inactive Monday night. Ricky Ray was the team's No. 3 QB.
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 22:31:39 -0700
ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have placed S John Keith on injured reserve. The 49ers waived No. 3 QB Kevin Daft and CB Jason Suttle, They then signed CB George McCullough, S Al Blades and QB Ricky Ray.
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 11:33:37 -0700
Matt Maiocco reports for the Press Democrat the San Francisco 49ers think backup S John Keith may have sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination on his knee but the general feeling in the locker room was that he would be lost for a long time, if not the season. To sign a rookie replacement, the 49ers need to clear $209,000 and they are only about $165,000 under the cap. One move to free space could be to release DE Bobby Setzer, a recent acquisition, and re-sign rookie S Al Blades.
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 18:00:23 -0700
49ers.com reports the team has waived S Al Blades from the practice squad. The signed OL Milford Stephenson to take his place.
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 00:21:24 -0700
49ers.com reports in addition to the previously reported WR Jimmy Farris and DE Menson Holloway, the team also added S Al Blades, G Brad Williams and CB Jimmy Williams to their practice squad.
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 18:47:36 -0700
49ers.com reports the team has released QB Rick Mirer. “To let go of Rick is an emotional decision,” said GM Terry Donahue. “He is extremely well liked and respected throughout this building. This was a very difficult decision for Steve, myself and the others who made the decision." The 49ers will add QB Kevin Daft to take Mirer’s spot on the roster. The team also waived S Al Blades Tuesday.
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:51:45 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports defensive coordinator Jim Mora said Ronnie Heard, Pierson Prioleau and rookie Al Blades are in the hunt for one or two spots as reserve safeties. The team might go with whoever makes the most plays against the Broncos.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 04:22:42 -0700
The Contra Costa Times reports the only San Francisco 49ers who suffered significant injuries in last night's pre-season game were KR David Allen (sprained right ankle) and S Al Blades (strained left hamstring).
Tue, 01 May 2001 00:38:07 -0700
In addition to the previously reported PR David Allen, the team's official site reports San Francisco 49ers coach Steve Mariucci was impressed with the following undrafted free agents at mini-camp: WR Grant Heard (Mississippi), TE Ben Steele (Mesa St.), S Al Blades (Miami) and defensive DT John Schlecht (Minnesota). San Francisco has historically done a great job finding undrafted players who ultimately make an impact.
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 20:01:28 -0700
According to the team's official site, the San Francisco 49ers have officially signed eight undrafted free agents. The team is expecting to sign between 25-and-30 undrafted players who will hope to make the team. Those signed today are: S Al Blades of Miami, P Stephen Cheek of Humboldt St., DT Paul Mandina of Indiana, RB Jared MacGrath of Vanderbilt, S Ronald Ockimey of San Jose St., DT John Schlecht of Minnesota, LB Quincy Stewart of Louisiana Tech and K Keith Stokes of East Carolina.
Wed, 25 Apr 2001 01:56:32 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports undrafted free agent S Al Blades of Miami has signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He reports on Thursday for the start of their mini-camp.
Tue, 03 Apr 2001 09:06:34 -0700
The Miami Herald reports free agent CB Terrell Buckley (Broncos) visited Miami Dolphins camp again on Monday. Coach Dave Wannstedt said the team is willing to sign Buckley, if he's willing to be a backup. WR Lamar Thomas also worked out with the Dolphins on Monday as he attempts another comeback. Thomas said he understands if the Dolphins don't re-sign him, but thought the workout went well. Also working out on Monday were several NFL draft prospects including Florida State WR Marvin "Snoop" Minnis and CB Clevan Thomas and four University of Miami prospects: S Al Blades, RB James Jackson, DB Delvin Brown and CB Leonard Myers. More prospects will visit Wednesday and Thursday.