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49ers offensive snap count: Andrew Tiller gets bulk of RG work, Trenton Brown makes debut

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and the game saw the most significant change to the offensive line combinations thus far. Joe Staley, Alex Boone, and Marcus Martin all started and played all 66 snaps, but the right side of the line saw some overhaul. Jordan Devey got the start at right guard, but he only played nine snaps. Andrew Tiller got 48 snaps at right guard, effectively making him the first string right guard.

Where the offensive line got really interesting was the decision to finally get Trenton Brown some action. The rookie made his debut at right tackle, getting nine snaps of work. To fit him in, the 49ers moved Erik Pears to right guard for those nine snaps. Some view Pears as a better option at guard, but the 49ers have stuck with him at tackle.

I am not sure what took the 49ers so long to make this decision. And of course, with the bye week coming up, who knows what we will see when the team goes up to Seattle in Week 11. We'll have more breakdown on Brown later this week to get a better idea of how he handled his nine snaps. Given what we've seen from Pears and Devey as the right side tackle/guard combination, any changes are welcome. Jim Tomsula had said the team was looking at various combinations, and it continued on Sunday.


Blaine Gabbert - 64
Colin Kaepernick - 2

Running Back

Shaun Draughn - 44
Bruce Miller -  33
Kendall Gaskins - 16
Pierre Thomas - 4

Wide Receiver

Torrey Smith - 55
Quinton Patton - 38
Jerome Simpson - 17
Bruce Ellington - 16
DeAndrew White - 3

Tight End

Vance McDonald - 54
Garrett Celek - 46
Blake Bell - 4

Offensive Line

Joe Staley - 66
Alex Boone - 66
Marcus Martin - 66
Erik Pears - 66
Andrew Tiller - 48
Jordan Devey - 9
Trenton Brown - 9