Golden Nuggets: What Do We Want to Learn From Niners vs Texans?

Hello, people. How is everything? Tonight's game should sort out some things for us. The Texans have one of the toughest defenses in the league and our staff should be able to judge and some of the depth chart confusion that remains. What's our depth at receiver? Coach said we have five no 1 receivers... Aside from the impossibility of the statement, I want to know who's going to be on the field when we have a base package. Don't you? Who's going to be the last QB on the roster? What else do we want to learn from the game? If anyone's listening, I'll take some comments on the topic.

As for the Nuggets...I'm just filling in today, so I'll keep it short and sweet.

Matt Maiocco has a massive summary of training camp that you should enjoy. That's a threat, not a suggestion! You better enjoy it! Most of the starters are locked in, but there's still a bit to do on the depth chart. He gives us all the highlights and lowlights (Coach doing a belly-flop). | Highlights, notes, observations from 49ers camp '12. (Maiocco)

Christian Gin has five things to look out for in tonight's game. Of note are the fact that two guys who are battling for the last roster spot at OLB, Parys Haralson and Eric Bakhtiari, are going to see extensive playing time due to injuries at the position. | 49ers vs Texans: Five things to watch. (Gin)

Eric Branch has five players to look for in tonight's game. Are these guys coordinating, or what? Number one on the list is Josh Johnson. He'll have more of an opportunity in this game to show what he can do, as he'll be the third QB on the field instead of the fourth. A poor showing would severely cripple his chances of making the team, especially if Scott Tolzien continues looking so good. | Five to watch: QB Johnson will get better opportunity in week 2. (Branch)

The big story in regards to Niners personnel is that Perrish Cox won't be suspended for his 2010 sexual assault case. He's still not a lock to make the roster, but seems to be catching the coaching staff's eye for his work as the nickel back. | Cox will not be suspended. (Bay Area SB Nation)

It was just a training camp practice, but Alex Smith looks pretty good. (BASG)

49ers notebook: Aldon Smith no longer using a cane. (CBS Sports)

Donte Whitner ready for Houston, Bruce Miller confident. (Gin)

Versatile Demarcus Dobbs is giving 49ers help on offense, defense. (NBC Bay Area)

Randy Moss and Terrell Owens will give their new teams the most of whatever they have left. (ProFootballTalk)

Undrafted receiver seek to shine. (49ers.com)

Miller, Whitner discuss Texans matchup. (49ers.com)

Jason Slowey: Overcoming the odds. (49ers.com)

Whitner relishing 49ers defensive continuity, emergence of offense into elite. (Inman)

Starting lineup vs Texans? It truly doesn't matter. (Barrows)

Perfect for their teams, Harbaugh and Kubiak are polar opposites. (SFGate)

Whitner on 49ers offense: "I believe they're going to be really good." (Cohn)

Eric Bakhtiari looks to stick with 49ers. (SFGate)

VIDEO: Rock Cartwright is tough as nails. (49ers.com)

VIDEO: Alex Smith is an expert on offense. (49ers.com)

VIDEO: Faithful filmmaker: Preseason week 1. (49ers.com)

VIDEO: Press Pass: Donte Whitner. (49ers.com)

VIDEO: Press Pass: Bruce Miller. (49ers.com)

AUDIO: Niner Talk: 49ers - Texans Preseason week 2. (49ers.com)

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