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Broncos hold off 49ers (0:45)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"O-line-wise, we had a little bit of a struggle there. But things are becoming a little more clear." - 49ers coach JIm Tomsula

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Colin Kaepernick's night is done, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula told the Niners broadcast at halftime of a game his team is losing to the Denver Broncos, 8-3. Kaepernick, under constant pressure, did not complete a pass until there were 38 seconds remaining in the first half. He was 2 for 5 passing for 13 yards but was also sacked for a safety. He had two big runs for 53 yards late in the half to set up a field goal.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers trail the Broncos, 8-3, at halftime in Denver and the Niners offense, until a late drive fueled by a pair of long Colin Kaepernick runs, was unwatchable. Kaepernick did not complete a pass until there were 38 seconds remaining in the half. Defensively, though, NaVorro Bowman was all over the field with two sacks and CB Kenneth Acker picked off Peyton Manning in the end zone.

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Manning, Broncos take on 49ers

The Broncos are set to play their starters -- including QB Peyton Manning -- at least a half tonight vs. the 49ers and it likely will be the last game-day look at their regulars in the preseason. Follow live

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have announced that the following players will not play in tonight's third exhibition at the Denver Broncos: CB Tramaine Brock, ILB Philip Wheeler, ILB Desmond Bishop, TE Vance McDonald and S Craig Dahl.

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Davis forgotten but not gone?

Vernon Davis fell off last year in a big way. But with free agency looming, Davis must show he can still produce at an elite level. Will Davis bounce back? Fantasy players to watch

Dry run for San Francisco

San Francisco's starters should be getting plenty of playing time against the Broncos. The 49ers plan to treat their third preseason game against Denver as a trial run for the regular season. Saturday camp preview

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Woody: Kaepernick needs to step it up (0:54)
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Who’s Colin Kaepernick’s main target?

Anquan Boldin was Mr. Dependable last season for his QB. Boldin does well in tight quarters, so don’t be surprised if Kaep looks for him often. Red zone targets

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers still plan on treating Saturday's third exhibition as a dry run for a regular season game despite having had two joint practices with the Broncos this week. "Our (starting) guys will play a little more this week than they have in the last couple of games," Niners coach Jim Tomsula said following Thursday's workouts. For 49ers fans, that means more work for the likes of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Carlos Hyde, seen here in a training camp practice in Santa Clara.

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Dominik on Michael Bennett's outspokenness

ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik covers young talent at the QB position, teams' mindset in Week 3 of the preseason, Michael Bennett's outspokenness, the Bills' QB situation and the 49ers' outlook.

Who’s left to rush the passer?

Among all the issues for the 49ers off the field, they continue their search for a replacement pass-rusher. Who's going to stand out during Saturday night's game against the Broncos? Friday camp preview

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Football Today: Steelers, RG3, Mariota, 49ers

Robert Flores and Matt Williamson dish on Martavis Bryant's suspension, caution for Robert Griffin III and charges against Ahmad Brooks. Plus, why Marcus Mariota will impress and E.J. Manuel won't.

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