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Preseason Game #4: 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers

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Date: August 29th, 2008
Time: 7:00pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records (2007): 49ers (5-11) Chargers (11-5) Spread: 49ers -3; Over/Under 36; Money Line: 49ers -160, Chargers +140 - Probably should have looked at this at the start of the preseason
Weather: 77 degrees, 0% chance of showers, wind W 7 mph
TV Broadcast: CBS-5 - Dennis O'Donnell, Eric Davis, Kim Coyle
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Joe Starkey, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM

49ers: Out - WR Josh Morgan, SS Keith Lewis, G Adam Snyder, OT Jonas Jennings, KR/PR Allen Rossum

Chargers: Out - OT Marcus McNeil, RB Ladanian Tomlinson, TE Antonio Gates, LB Shawne Merriman, DT Jamal Williams

Well, this is it. It's the last game of the exhibition season and the real games are just around the corner. The first team units will not get much playing time, although I'd hope Bryant Johnson, Arnaz Battle and Ashley Lelie get a little bit of time with the second team as well. While they've been judged in practice, a game situation, ANY game situation provides a better backdrop for assessments.

Final cuts are tomorrow and the bubble battle is down to a few players. On offense, Zak Keasey and Moran Norris are battling for a spot and Dominique Zeigler, Ashley Lelie and the loser in the fullback battle are battling for another roster spot. On defense, Keith Lewis is looking to lock things up with some solid special teams work tonight. Jay Moore seems to be on the outside looking in, while Tully Banta-Cain seems to have done enough to get a spot on the 53-man.

While the fourth exhibition game is usually the least interesting, there will still be plenty to discuss. I'll be around with a quick recap after the game and then more follow-up in the coming days...particularly with the cuts tomorrow.