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Golden Nuggets: Many Issues Still Facing the 49ers Roster

San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, August 31 2015.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

With just about two weeks to go before the season opener, there are still many decisions to be made about the 49ers 53 man roster and new issues continue to crop up. Here are some of the things we're looking at:

  • The biggest is the LB position which has been depleted by the retirements of Willis and Borland and the legal troubles of Aldon Smith and now Ahmad Brooks. Brooks is effectively in "exile" while the city, league, and team officials sort it out.
  • The No.3 receiver position is still up for grabs. It looks like Bruce Ellington has the inside track with his performance in the 3rd preseason game, but the bigger question is: will his health hold up enough for him to be able to take it?
  • Jarryd Hayne has pretty much convinced the fans that he deserves a roster spot and if any hint can be taken from Jim Tomsula's statements, it looks like the coaching staff is convinced too.
  • The offense has looked very lackluster in pre-season, but neither Colin Kaepernick or his coach seem to be concerned because they have not gone all in yet on what they would normally do in the season.
  • The offensive line...ouch.

He's No. 3? Still-recovering Ellington makes case in preseason debut (Branch)

Snap count: Hayne understands limited action (Miaocco)

Tomsula confident in Hayne's ability as return man (Maiocco)

49ers notes: Holding back on Kaepernick audibles in preseason (Maiocco)

49ers: Who helped, hurt themselves against Denver Broncos? (Inman)

Snap chat: NaVorro Bowman saw as much action as any 49ers defender (Inman)

Jarryd Hayne gets positive endorsement from Coach Tomsula entering roster cuts (Inman)

49ers notes: With Ahmad Brooks in exile, two OLBs compete for starting role (Barrows)

49ers' Colin Kaepernick: 'There's not any concern on this team' (Gutierrez)

Jim Tomsula: 49ers QBs Working Without Luxury of Audibles in Preseason (49ers)

Jarryd Hayne in 'conversation' for 49ers' roster spot (Gutierrez)

San Francisco 49ers: Lack of offense concerning in preseason (NFL Spin Zone)

Kickers shine in 49ers' third preseason game (SF Chronicle)

Tomsula: LB Brooks won't return to 49ers practice this week (Yahoo)