San Francisco 49ers’ rookies face battles for playing time as team’s workouts begin

May 20, 2019 at 3:00 AM--


The 49ers' offseason program is ramping up, which means the battles for playing time and spots on the regular season roster will begin to crystallize early next week. Reporters will ... Click to Continue »
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