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Erik Pears to get initial RT work at 49ers minicamp

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The San Francisco 49ers have to figure out their right tackle position following Anthony Davis's retirement. Erik Pears is on top of the depth chart at minicamp.....for now.

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The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Tuesday, and the open media session meant we got to hear from head coach Jim Tomsula. We should have a transcript later today, but in the meantime, he did share some tidbits. The most notable piece of information related to the offensive line. Tomsula said that Erik Pears will get the start at right tackle and Alex Boone will be at right guard, for now.

Pears played guard for the Bills last year, but had previously played tackle. I spoke with Brian Galliford from Buffalo Rumblings after the 49ers signed Pears. He said that Pears was better suited at tackle than guard, but even still was not good. During his 2013 season at tackle, Pears was rated by Pro Football Focus as No. 45 of 60 among tackles. Not exactly ideal.

Earlier on Tuesday, Matt Barrows tweeted his early guess at the 49ers Week 1 offensive line:

This came before Tomsula's, but even still, I don't think it would be entirely crazy to see this offensive line come Week 1. Of course, given that there are several new faces in the mix, it is hard to say anything with certainty. Trenton Brown has impressed, but it would seem he will not get the jump at right tackle for now, with Boone back in camp. We'll see what the next three days bring.

Fooch's update: