San Francisco 49ers: Who Is Winning the Cornerback Battle?

August 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that they are two games into the preseason slate, we can start to get a better grip on the San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback competition.  We have snap counts for each player on the roster, we know who’s coming in in what situations, and we know how they’ve done when they’re actually in the game.
We knew coming into the preseason that the cornerback position would be very much an open competition.  Other than Tramaine Brock, coming back from an injury-plagued 2014 season, being penciled in for one of the starting corner positions, everyone else could slide anywhere on the depth chart.
It’s far from decided, as well, as the 49ers have moved and shifted players around, but at least now we’ve seen everyone with the exception of Jimmie Ward.  Ward’s only returned to practice in any significant capacity this past week, and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reported that he’s been mostly working at safety at the mome...

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