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Jim Harbaugh, once the 49ers' rescuer, now seems viewed as expendable
Jim Harbaugh, once the 49ers' rescuer, now seems viewed as expendable

Jim Harbaugh rescued the San Francisco 49ers from the muck of mediocrity and turned them back into a winning franchise, leading them to three consecutive NFC title games and a Super Bowl. But by all indications, the 49ers now see him as expendable. That's been the message for the past 10 months, since the club entertained the idea of trading him to Cleveland, and that drumbeat has gotten louder in recent weeks, especially since San Francisco's spirit-crushing, 19-3 loss to Seattle on Thanksgiving night. In the waning moments of that game, as his team dropped to 7-5 and into third place in the NFC West, 49ers owner Jed York tweeted, "This performance wasn't...

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