The San Francisco 49ers have released their unofficial depth chart for Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. It’s officially from the 49ers, but is put together by 49ers PR and not strictly by the coaching staff, which is why it’s technically unofficial.
I don’t see anything that’s particularly surprising on this depth chart, but it does validate most of what we’ve been talking about since the third and fourth preseason games. Erik Magnuson has found a home as the backup at right guard, with Laken Tomlinson at left guard and nobody listed as the backup center.
John Theus is the primary backup to Joe Staley, which is what we saw when Staley exited the third preseason game with a leg injury. Matt Breida is the official backup for Carlos Hyde, with rookie George Kittle as the starting tight end following the trade of Vance McDonald.
On the defensive side of the ball, Aaron Lynch is listed as the third left defensive end behind Elvis Dumervil, and I am wondering if he is even active on gameday. He seems like to good a player to not see the field though, so well see what happens.
Below is the depth chart from the 49ers: