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49ers Unofficial Official 2009 depth chart

At some point this week (I'm guessing), the 49ers will post what they consider their "official" depth chart for 2009.  For now the site says the official depth chart hasn't been released.

The good news is that we do have an unofficial depth chart that seems likely to be pretty close to official.  In that game release I received from the team, it includes a page with the unofficial depth chart.  A couple weeks ago it would have meant a lot less in terms of week 1 starters.  At this point though, even with a couple signs potentially in the offing (a TE and RB/FB), we probably have a pretty good take on it.  I'd imagine most of us could write this on our own, but it's still worth posting what the team is saying.

The one thing I still find particularly interesting is that they only list one player at nose tackle (Aubrayo Franklin) with no backups.  I'm curious to see how the team rotates players in to keep Franklin fresh.  Will we see a line of Smith - Sopoaga/Balmer - Sopoaga/Balmer on occasion?  On nickel it will be just as interesting.  Maybe go Smith, Sopoaga, Balmer, McDonald?  Just one of many things we'll find out on Sunday.

Underline: rookies
Italics: drafted rookie who has yet to sign
[player]: injured


Pos. Starter 2nd 3rd 4th
WR Josh Morgan Arnaz Battle Jason Hill Michael Crabtree
LT Joe Staley Barry Sims
LG David Baas Tony Wragge
C Eric Heitmann Cody Wallace
RG Chilo Rachal Tony Wragge
RT Adam Snyder Tony Pashos
TE Vernon Davis Delanie Walker
WR Isaac Bruce [Brandon Jones] Micheal Spurlock
FB Moran Norris
RB Frank Gore Glen Coffee Michael Robinson
QB Shaun Hill Alex Smith Nate Davis




Pos. Starter 2nd 3rd
LDE Isaac Sopoaga Kentwan Balmer Ricky Jean-Francois
NT Aubrayo Franklin
RDE Justin Smith Ray McDonald Demetric Evans
SAM Manny Lawson Marques Harris
TED Takeo Spikes Scott McKillop
MIKE Patrick Willis Jeff Ulbrich
WILL Parys Haralson Ahmad Brooks
LCB Nate Clements Tarell Brown Marcus Hudson
RCB Shawntae Spencer Dre' Bly Allen Rossum
SS Michael Lewis Reggie Smith
FS Dashon Goldson Mark Roman Curtis Taylor


Special Teams

Pos. Starter 2nd 3rd
P Andy Lee
K Joe Nedney
H Andy Lee
PR Allen Rossum Micheal Spurlock Arnaz Battle
KR Allen Rossum Micheal Spurlock
LS Brian Jennings