The wait is finally over as the 49ers opened training camp on Friday officially beginning the 2019-20 NFL season. The players take the field for the first practice today at 10:15am PST, and there are still many questions to be answered regarding roster composition and depth chart.
But one thing we know for sure: like it or not, Shanahan and Lynch will have to reduce the number of players on the roster from 90 to 53 by August 31st - just 35 days away, and in doing so make some very difficult decisions.
For the first time in several years, the 49ers have a roster that is deep at several positions, and filled with young, talented players, which is going to make the task more difficult than it has been in the past for Shanahan and Lynch, and there will be several open competitions that will be intriguing for fans to watch over the next few weeks.
But which camp battle are you most excited to see this year?
The backup QB competition between CJ Beathard and Nick Mullens?
Or the battle for the 6th (and/or possibly 7th) wide reciever on the roster?
Jason Verrett vs Ahkello Witherspoon for the starting CB spot opposite Sherman?
Jimmie Ward vs Adrian Colbert vs Tarvarius Moore for the starting free safety job?
DLine? Slot corner?
Or something else entirely??
Let us know in the comments below!!
And now onto the links:
Kyle Shanahan says 49ers CB Jason Verrett is ‘100 percent healthy’ (David Bonilla, 49ers WebZone)
49ers notebook: Kwon Alexander time frame iffy, Robbie Gould denies interest in Bears (Chris Biderman, The Sacramento Bee)
49ers release Cedric Thornton (Charean Williams, NBC Sports)
49ers Garoppolo will ease into camp, McKinnon starts on PUP (Cam Inman, Mercury News)
Report: 49ers to sign veteran TE Niles Paul (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
49ers sign C Dillon Day to help fill out training camp roster (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
Key 49ers camp battle to watch (John Breech, CBS Sports)
Around the NFL...
Giants’ Coleman tears ACL, out for 2019 (Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports)
Jerry Jones on Ezekiel Elliott: ‘He’s a non-report’ (Grant Gordon, NFL.com)
Seahawks sign Bobby Wagner to 3-yr, $54M extension (Lakisha Wesseling, NFL.com)
Which Second-Year Player Is Set to Take Off in the 2019 NFL Season? (The MMQB Staff, SI.com)
The Most Important Story Lines of the 2019 NFL Season - So Far (Kevin Clark, The Ringer)