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NFL: 49ers, Jaguars will play in London in 2013

Published October 11, 2012 9:30 pm

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The San Francisco 49ers will return to Wembley Stadium to play an NFL regular-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.

The Jaguars, who have a deal to play one home game in London for four consecutive seasons beginning in 2013, will face the 49ers on Oct. 27, 2013.

"This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said. "We can't wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season."

The 49ers beat the Denver Broncos in 2010 at Wembley, which has hosted one NFL game annually since 2007. On Oct. 28, the New England Patriots will play the St. Louis Rams.

Around the league

Jets • A person familiar with the situation says New York guard Matt Slauson has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his season-ending block on Houston linebacker Brian Cushing. Slauson rolled into Cushing, who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the second quarter of the Texans' 23-17 win Monday night.

Chiefs • Quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay with a concussion, and Brady Quinn will start an NFL game for the first time since the 2009 season.