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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Good, bad 49ers thoughts on CBs list

By Bill Williamson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In an Insider piece, ESPN analyst Herm Edwards has ranked the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL this season.

The list will make San Francisco 49ers fans both smile and wince.

Edwards has a tie at No. 10, featuring two players who were in training camp with the 49ers this summer. The tie is between 49ers' No. 3 cornerback Tramaine Brock and Kansas City No. 3 cornerback Marcus Cooper. Edwards wanted to honor the top nickel cornerbacks with this spot.

It is great news for Brock, who has been sensational since taking over for an injured Nnamdi Asomugha (who has since been cut because of Brock's outstanding play) in Week 4.

However, the Cooper recognition has to sting the 49ers. He was a seventh-round pick who was a final cut in San Francisco. He was claimed by the Chiefs and has flourished.

But the 49ers can't feel too bad. They have a deep roster and Cooper likely wouldn't play too much for the 49ers this season.

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