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The 49ers close out the preseason on Thursday, which means plenty of starters resting. Who will be starting?

The San Francisco 49ers released their preseason Week 4 depth chart, and more than any other in the preseason, this one puts the “un” in unofficial.

The 49ers PR department puts together the depth chart based on their own observations and discussions. It is not an official coaching staff depth chart, thus the “unofficial.” And for the final preseason game, it’s all the more unofficial. We know that most of the team’s starters will not be playing in this game. We’ll see some starters get work, but the inactive list will likely be at or north of 20 players.

With that in mind, I thought it could be fun trying to predict who the starters will be this Thursday. There are roster spots still up for grabs, so I would not be surprised to see both Joshua Garnett and Jonathan Cooper in the lineup. Cooper got some left guard work last week, so it would not surprise me to see Garnett and Cooper at the guard positions, and Mike Person in at center.

Injuries resulted in several notable names missing significant preseason action. That includes defensive linemen Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas, and nickel back K’Waun Williams. I could see them maybe getting some work, but I have a feeling the coaching staff will be happy with them just getting their practice reps in and then calling it a day. And so, I’ve slotted in Jullian Taylor and Cassius Marsh for Armstead and Thomas, and D.J. Reed for Williams.

I thought about leaving Mike McGlinchey in the lineup. The more snaps the better for him, but I think he gets the day off to close out the preseason. I’ve got Pace Murphy and Darrell Williams in the starting lineup at the tackle positions.

What do y’all think?

QB: C.J. Beathard
RB: Jeremy McNichols
FB: Malcolm Johnson
WR: Kendrick Bourne, Aldrick Robinson, Trent Taylor
OL: Darrell Williams, Joshua Garnett, Mike Person, Jonathan Cooper, Pace Murphy

DL: Jullian Taylor, Sheldon Day, D.J. Jones, Cassius Marsh
LB: Mark Nzeocha, Korey Toomer, Elijah Lee
CB: Tarvarius Moore, Greg Mabin, D.J. Reed
S: Antone Exum, Tyvis Powell

49ers offensive depth chart, preseason Week 4

Position First Second Third Fourth Other
Position First Second Third Fourth Other
WR Pierre Garçon Aaron Burbridge Dante Pettis Kendrick Bourne Max McCaffrey/Steven Dunbar
LT Joe Staley Pace Murphy Darrell Williams
LG Laken Tomlinson Mike Person JP Flynn Chris Gonzalez
C Weston Richburg Erik Magnuson
RG Joshua Garnett Jonathan Cooper Coleman Shelton Najee Toran
RT Mike McGlinchey Garry Gilliam Andrew Lauderdale
TE Garrett Celek George Kittle Cole Hikutini Cole Wick Ross Dwelley/Wes Saxton
WR Marquise Goodwin Trent Taylor Aldrick Robinson Victor Bolden Richie James
RB Jerick McKinnon Matt Breida Raheem Mostert Joe Williams/Alfred Morris Jeremy McNichols/Jeff Wilson
FB Kyle Juszczyk Malcolm Johnson
QB Jimmy Garoppolo C.J. Beathard Nick Mullens Jack Heneghan

49ers defensive depth chart, preseason Week 4

Position First Second Third Fourth Other
Position First Second Third Fourth Other
LDE Solomon Thomas Cassius Marsh Jeremiah Attaochu Dekoda Watson
LDT Earl Mitchell D.J. Jones Chris Jones
RDT DeForest Buckner Sheldon Day Will Sutton Niles Scott
RDE Arik Armstead Ronald Blair Jullian Taylor
SAM Mark Nzeocha Pita Taumoepenu
MIKE Reuben Foster Brock Coyle Fred Warner
WILL Malcolm Smith Korey Toomer Elijah Lee
LCB Richard Sherman Jimmie Ward Tyvis Powell Emmanuel Moseley
RCB Ahkello Witherspoon Greg Mabin Tarvarius Moore Tarvarus McFadden
NB K'Waun Williams
FS Adrian Colbert D.J. Reed Marcell Harris Dexter McCoil
SS Jaquiski Tartt Antone Exum, Jr. Chanceller James

49ers special teams depth chart, preseason Week 4

Position First Second Third
Position First Second Third
Position Bradley Pinion Jeff Locke
K Robbie Gould
H Bradley Pinion
PR Trent Taylor Dante Pettis D.J. Reed
KOR Victor Bolden Matt Breida D.J. Reed
LS Kyle Nelson