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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Monday, December 25th, 2023

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49ers could elevate veteran Verrett from practice squad vs. Ravens

“Both head coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Steve Wilks have been impressed with what they’ve seen from the veteran cornerback and left the door open for Verrett to get the call-up from the practice squad for Monday’s contest.

“He’s looking well each and every day,” Wilks said on Friday. “We’ll see whether or not he’s going to have the opportunity to be up, and if so, how many reps he’ll get.”

49ers bring penchant for humbling NFL’s best into big Ravens matchup (paywall)

“Honestly, I’d be lying to say we don’t look at the team across the sideline and say, ‘That’s a really good team. We probably need to be a little bit more tied in. We need to be a little better,’ ” Williams said. “We’re human. That sticks in everybody’s head. I don’t think that’s the reason why we’ve played good in those games. As long as we can play to our standard, it will look pretty good, for the most part.”

Checking in on 49ers’ youngest players and where they fit on future rosters (paywall)

“Although Burford has been a full participant in this week’s practices, it appears Jon Feliciano will play right guard against the Baltimore Ravens, which means Burford has lost his starting job to the veteran. Feliciano has been strong in the last two games while Burford has been up and down. It’s important to remember, however, that Burford is the third-youngest player on the 53-man roster. Only rookies Winter and Graham are younger. Asked about Burford on Friday, offensive line coach Chris Foerster said the second-year player’s challenge — as it is with all young linemen — is to find consistency.

“Sometimes in the spur of the moment in a game, something is not quite right,” Foerster said. “And maybe you’re a little bit off with your technique and all of a sudden your plays aren’t what they need to be. … And that’s what’s hard for an offensive linemen. It’s a grind day in and day out, week in and week out especially when you start to establish maybe some things that (defenses) see about you and they try to take advantage of.”