Good morning everyone. The San Francisco 49ers will play their third preseason game today, against the Minnesota Vikings. It will be interesting to see how long the starters play, with head coach Kyle Shanahan implying he hasn’t made a firm decision on that yet. Playing the first half is mostly a given, but will they go into the third quarter?
That’s the big question. I’m primarily interested in the work that Joe Williams and Quinton Dial get on Sunday. It’s no secret that I’m a big supporter of Dial and his work, while Williams is an intriguing prospect whose carry load in the regular season is still a moving target.
It wouldn’t hurt if the offensive line also figured out how to run block, but perhaps I’m asking for too much at this point? Either way, I’m tired after covering two big boxing matches last night, so let us get to your links right away. Enjoy.
Top 10 49ers to watch in preseason game vs. Vikings (Maiocco)
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Run & Hyde: 49ers’ rushing game looking for punch in Minnesota (Barrows)
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C.J. Beathard excited for grandfather’s selection as Hall of Fame finalist (ESPN)
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10 49ers to watch in all-important third preseason game vs. Vikings (Biderman)
QB Beathard will be backup vs. Vikings (Branch)
Fann Mail: Which 49ers Position Battles are Still Up for Grabs? (49ers)