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49ers bubble watch: Linebacker competition primarily for depth

49ers bubble watch: Linebacker competition primarily for depth

The San Francisco 49ers have questions at almost every position while they work to figure out their 53-man roster. We’ll break down the bubble watch for each one. Today, we look at the linebackers. The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up minicamp a week and a half ago, and return for training camp in just under five weeks. The roster appears to be just about set, so with that in mind, it is time to re-visit the bubble watch. The offseason workout program does not lock in most roster spots, and that is even more the case this season with a new coaching staff and front office. Over the next two...

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49ers Reuben Foster poised for epic camp battle

49ers Reuben Foster poised for epic camp battle

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