The 49ers’ most competitive battles for playing time on defense

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The 49ers don’t begin training camp for over a month but have a number of questions to think about in the meantime. Training camp is setting up to be one of the most competitive in recent seasons given all the roster turnover by first-time coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch. Very few roles are established and jobs could be won on the practice field and during the four preseason games in August. Here, we’ll look at some the most competitive and important Battles coming …

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The 49ers’ most competitive battles for playing time on offense

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The 49ers don’t begin training camp for over a month but have a number of questions to think about in the meantime. Training camp is setting up to be one of the most competitive in recent seasons given all the roster turnover by first-time coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch. Very few roles are established and jobs could be won on the practice field and during the four preseason games in August. Here, we’ll look at some the most competitive and important Battles coming …

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Better Rivals podcast: Elvis Dumervil, position battles to watch, and more from 49ers minicamp

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David and Oscar return to recap the notable storylines from the past few weeks of the 49ers offseason program.  On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we return after a short hiatus to recap all of the notable 49ers happenings of the past few weeks. What does the Elvis Dumervil signing mean for the other edge defenders on the roster? Which minicamp storylines should you be ignoring? And which position Battles should you be taking note of? All that, plus stupid …

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What are the 49ers top position battles heading into OTAs?

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… further. Over the next couple months until training camp starts, we’ll be breaking down all the position Battles. In the meantime, I thought it would be useful to come up with a list, including what we think are the most important, or at least most interesting competitions. The 49ers are in the midst of an overhaul that will see a lot of new starters. We know some players are clear starters, but most players are competing for either a starting job, or just a rotational role. Offense We know …

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