2013 NFL preseason games will conclude with Thursday’s games in week 4. San Francisco 49ers will be playing against the San Diego Chargers at 7:30 PM ET at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. The game will be televised live on NFL Network nationwide. The game can be watched online through live stream here.
San Francisco 49ers Trading Parys Haralson
San Francisco 49ers traded Parys Haralson, 29, one the longest-tenured and most respected players on the team, to the Saints, the league source said.
The 2006 fifth-round draft pick became expendable with the rise of Corey Lemonier, a third-round pick outside linebacker, who showed higher performing stats. Lemonier has four quarterback hurries on 16 pass rushes, the Pro Football Focus reported. In 35 rushes, he has eight hurries and a sack up after week 3 preseason game.
Haralson, who started 56 of 57 games from 2008 through 2011, was preparing to assume a backup role behind outside linebackers Aldon Smith last year but sustained a season-ending torn triceps in a preseason game.
According to SFGate.com, he was scheduled to earn a base salary of $2.57 million in 2013, but the pay was cut to $1.15 million for him to remain with the team. Haralson achieved eight sacks in 2008, but only 11 sacks through 2009 through 2011.
Although 49ers teammates will miss him, his stats and injuries prevented the organization to continue using him.
“He’s a great teammate, as we all know,” defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said this month, the SFGates.com reported. “Coaches like him. There isn’t anybody in the building that doesn’t like him because that’s just who he is as a person.”
The Saints were looking a linebacker with Victor Butler and Will Smith out for the season with knee injuries. Smith sustained a torn ACL in Sunday’s preseason game against the Texans.
Meanwhile, coming into the final preseason game, QB Colin Kaepernick had just two series in the game and was 7 of 13 for 72 yards with 1 TD, which went to rookie wideout Quinton Patton. Colt McCoy had a very nice showing, in which he went 11 for 15 for 109 yards. The 49ers defense have been playing well thus far.
San Diego Chargers Defense Improves
Coming off from a 24-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals, the Chargers defense has looked good in the preseason so far, an important improvement that will affect how quarter Philip Rivers can deliver passes for completions and touchdowns.
Rivers, a four-time Pro Bowler who led the NFL in passing yards in 2010 with 4,710, was sacked three times by the Bears in the second preseason game. Compared to AFC-worst of 49 times in 2012 and 79 times over the last two seasons, the Bolts have improved in its defense, allowing just 273 yards in game against Cardinals.
With Mike McCoy as the new coach and Ken Whisenhunt as the offensive coordinator, Chargers have installed a new offensive system. River has completed 20 of 33 passes for 166 yards and no touchdowns, according to ESPN.
San Diego Chargers practice on USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier on Wednesday (Photo:Facebook)
TV Schedules and Channels
49ers broadcast (Dennis O’Donnell, Tim Ryan):
KPIX 5 (CBS – San Francisco)
KOVR 13 (CBS – Sacramento)
KION 46 (CBS – Monterey)
KSBY 6 (NBC – Santa Barbara)
KGPE 47 (CBS – Fresno)
KERO 23 (ABC – Bakersfield)
KRVU 21 (MyTV – Chico CA)
KVIQ 6.2 (MyTV – Eureka CA)
KOLO 8 (ABC – Reno)
KFBI 48 (MyTV – Medford OR)
KVAL 13 (CBS – Eugene OR)
KTVZ 21 (NBC – Bend OR)
KLAS 8 (CBS – Las Vegas)
KITV 4 (ABC – Honolulu) – tape delay
Chargers broadcast (Dan Fouts, Billy Ray Smith):
KFMB 8 (CBS – San Diego)
KCBS 2 (CBS – Los Angeles)
KBAK 29 (CBS – Bakersfield)
KKFX 11 (FOX – Santa Barbara)
KLAS 8 (CBS – Las Vegas)
KSWT 13 (CBS – Yuma AZ)
KGMB 9 (CBS – Honolulu)
Online Video and Audio Live Streaming, Rewind Subscriptions
NFL Network is offering live streaming access to all 65 preseason games through its Preseason Live. The live streaming is available through a one-time subscription fee of $14.99, which is good through September 15, 2013. With Preseason Live, viewers can watch replays of every game in HD quality video on computer, tablets, smart phones. Subscribers have the option to watch the games in dual or quad view.
Other way to watch the NFL games on your computer, tablet or phone online is through DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. The subscription of $44.99 or $59.99 per month for five months give you access to every out-of-market game, every Sunday, in HD video format. Also, it gives access to real-time stats and scores.
Besides watching the games, NFL fans can listen to every games live through NFL’s Audio Pass. With a subscription fee of $39.99, listeners receive access through July 31, 2014 to all 65 preseason games, 256 regular season games, home or away broadcasts, archived games, Spanish broadcasts, and chats.
If you were unable to watch or listen to the games live, you can access full replays of every past and 2013 NFL game online, including playoffs and Super Bowl archives through NFL’s Game Rewind. This subscription gives you access from your computer, tablets, and mobile devices. The one time subscription fee of $69.99 or 4 payments of $17.99 per month gives subscribers access through July 31, 214.
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