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49ers rookie Kentavius Street will practice inside initially

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The 49ers formally opened his practice window on Wednesday.

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that team would be activating defensive lineman Kentavius Street from the NFI list this week or next week to get him on the practice field for a few weeks before the end of the season.

On Wednesday, the team formally activated his practice window. According to Shanahan, Street was going to do everything, including two live periods and then walk through work. Street remains on the NFI list, but he is allowed to practice with the team for the final three weeks of the season. Once the season ends, he and anybody else on injury lists move to the offseason 90-man roster.

Shanahan did not offer any specifics as to Street’s role on Monday, but he did go into more detail on Wednesday as to where along the line Street would play.

“We’re going to put him inside. He’ll play a little inside probably in pass-rush situations and we can put him at big end, too. He’ll be running the card team so he’s not playing our defense. So, we’re going to put him at all of those D-Line spots.”

Back in April, general manager John Lynch said the 49ers viewed Street as a guy who could play big end and backup three technique inside. Arik Armstead plays big end and has his fifth year option next season. It will be interesting to see how the 49ers handle that competition next offseason.