10 takeaways from Kyle Shanahan’s first 49ers training camp

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… ongoing. “There’s a lot of good competition on our team,” Shanahan said Thursday. “Not just for starter positions, but backup positions. I can tell you, it’s going to be real tough to cut it down to 53. We’re going to need all this game and practices to evaluate that.” Here are 10 takeaways after watching all 15 practices from the sidelines in Santa Clara… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 …11 Niners Wire …

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Gallery: 100 photos from 49ers 27-17 victory over Chiefs

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… Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Aug 11, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan looks on from the sideline in the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Aug 11, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Solomon Thomas (94) is blocked by Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tony Stevens (85) …

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49ers winners and losers from first preseason game

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The 49ers’ managed their first victory under the new regime of general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. The 27-17 preseason win Friday over the Chiefs was about as ugly as they come, low-lighted by 17 penalties that will get addressed throughout the preseason. San Francisco’s starting units struggled on both sides of the ball. But depth won out, with the second- and third-stringers found a way to get it done. Here are our winners and losers from Friday’s victory …

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5 early standouts from 49ers training camp

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Kyle Shanahan’s offseason debut as the 49ers’ coach didn’t disappoint at the start of the training camp. The battle between offense and defense was a back-and-forth affair with both sides making plays throughout the first four practices. The team had Tuesday off, so here are five players that stood out early in camp: DE Arik Armstead (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) Shanahan and new coordinator Robert Saleh asked Armstead to switch to the LEO position, the …

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Robert Saleh, 49ers have a lot to pick from amongst quality NFL defensive schemes

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… can’t seem to figure that out. The 49ers are switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 base defense under Saleh. The base defense is not used nearly as much as sub-packages, but it does mean some adjustments in the roles of defensive linemen and linebackers. We’ve heard plenty of talk about the notion of using a Seattle Seahawks style defense, but as Saleh has said, it will be the 49ers version of it. Saleh got a significant defensive education during his three years as the Seahawks defensive quality …

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Even more video from the Von Miller Pass Rush Summit

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Stanford’s defensive line coach put together a fun video showing what Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead, and Trent Brown all got to work on. Yep, there’s even more content from Thursday’s first annual Von Miller Pass Rush Summit! It’s a slow period, and any kind of content is welcome! Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead, and Trent Brown were all on hand for the event, getting an advanced education in getting to the quarterback. Thomas and Armstead got a chance to learn some moves from …

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