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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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Young 49ers have plenty to prove

The way things have been going in San Francisco, the team needs its younger players to step up as soon as possible. Eric Reid is already a Pro Bowler, who else could get there? Best under-25 talent (Insider)

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49ers’ new deep threat

Receiver Torrey Smith is known as one of the fastest vertical runners in the NFL. Expect Colin Kaepernick to find him deep and often. Biggest offseason moves (Insider)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a fan in Hall of Famer John Elway. "I've always liked Colin," Elway, now the Broncos G.M., told reporters Thursday, following the second of two joint practices between the teams in Colorado. "I think he's very athletic and I think that he's a guy that will make a lot of big plays. He's doing more within the pocket, which I think, as he continues to do that, it's going to help him. He's a great athlete and he's got that big play ability to avoid things and make things happen."

49ers' new-look O-line

Guard Marcus Martin moved to center during the 49ers' joint practice against the Broncos. Keep an eye out for more tweaks during the team's second joint practice on Thursday. Thursday camp preview

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