NFC West: Tremaine Brock

49ers inactives: Guard Chilo Rachal out

September, 20, 2010
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Adam Snyder will start at right guard for the San Francisco 49ers while Chilo Rachal recovers from injury.

That was the most significant tidbit from the 49ers' list of players named inactive for Monday night.

Also inactive: receiver Kyle Williams, newly signed cornerback Tremaine Brock, receiver Ted Ginn Jr., cornerback William James, center Eric Heitmann and tackle Alex Boone.

Rachal was in and out of the lineup in Week 1 while dealing with a stinger injury. Snyder has significant starting experience -- more experience than Rachal, which could make him more assignment-correct than Rachal, who is younger and more talented.

Why the 49ers cut a promising pass-rusher

September, 20, 2010
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside linebacker Diyral Briggs was one of the San Francisco 49ers' more impressive pass-rushers during portions of the exhibition season.

The team cut him Monday, making room on the roster for Tramaine Brock, a cornerback signed from the practice squad.

Briggs could return to the roster, but why risk losing a once-promising pass-rusher? Briggs faded as the exhibition season concluded, and the 49ers now have depth at the position with Ahmad Brooks returning from a lacerated kidney and Travis LaBoy playing effectively. The 49ers also needed another cornerback while Will James fights through injury.

Seems to me another team could do worse than giving Briggs a look (not that, say, Seattle has shown any interest in 49ers castoffs lately).

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