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49ers depth chart vs Rams, Week 3: Laken Tomlinson moved into starting lineup

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The 49ers issued their latest depth chart. There are three things worth noting

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The San Francisco 49ers made a notable change to their depth chart in Week 2, replacing Zane Beadles at left guard with Laken Tomlinson. The 49ers released their Week 3 depth chart, and it formally acknowledges the change. The depth chart below is released by the 49ers PR staff every week. It can potentially include input from the coaching staff, but it is primarily a PR device.

Tomlinson was an improvement over Beadles, and as he gets more comfortable with the starting unit, I would like to think we’ll see some improvement. Injuries would shake things up moving forward, but other than that, it’s safe to say the 49ers offensive line is more or less settled.

The 49ers have continued to list Jimmie Ward as the starting free safety, and we are approaching the point where that will be the actual result on game day. Ward was active in Week 2, marking his first active game since last season. He initially was in on sub packages, but when Eric Reid hurt his knee, Ward moved back into the base starting lineup. With the 49ers facing the Rams on a short week, I would not be surprised to see him and Jaquiski Tartt starting at the two safety positions this Thursday.

One other notable change was the decision to activate Victor Bolden over Kendrick Bourne. Bolden served as the team’s kick returner, averaging 23.7 yards per return on three kickoffs. He and Trent Taylor could be the 49ers returners for the rest of the season if they can build on a solid start thus far.

Here’s the full 49ers depth chart heading into Week 3.