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Trenton Brown likely to get start on Sunday to maintain continuity for 49ers offensive line

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We could see rookie offensive tackle Trenton Brown get one more start to close out the season. Geep Chryst discussed Brown and Marcus Martin, and seemed to hint at Brown getting the start on Sunday.

The San Francisco 49ers will likely give offensive tackle Trenton Brown a second straight week as the starting right tackle. Marcus Martin got back to practice in limited fashion on Wednesday, which indicates he has made some progress in the concussion protocol from last week. Offensive coordinator Geep Chryst said there is a desire for continuity, which would bode well for Brown.

The San Francisco 49ers offensive line is going to be something to watch this offseason. Barring a trade, Joe Staley will be starting at left tackle. After that, you could say all four of the remaining positions are up for grabs. Andrew Tiller seems to have earned a role in 2016 at one of the guard positions. Daniel Kilgore is back in the lineup at center, and given Marcus Martin's struggles, it would seem like Kilgore will be the starting center in 2016.

Beyond that though, there are questions. Anthony Davis has said he will be back this coming offseason, but even if he does return, does he plug right back in at right tackle, or elsewhere? Trenton Brown has given up no quarterback hurries since moving into the starting lineup, and might very well have earned more than just a swing tackle role. If he earns the right tackle role, that could lead to a competition for the second guard position between Davis, Erik Pears, Marcus Martin, Brandon Thomas, and Ian Silberman.

There has been plenty of chatter from fans about moving Davis to the guard position. If the team is comfortable with Brown at right tackle, moving Davis to right guard could really shore up this line. And if (big if after this season) the 49ers offensive linemen can stay healthy in 2016, a line of Staley/Tiller/Kilgore/Davis/Brown could actually be kind of nasty. It's way too early to know for sure, but that would strike me as a step up from the 2015 line.