49ers depth chart: Wide receiver still wide open

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49ers depth chart: Wide receiver still wide open
August 3, 2013, 7:15 am
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Kyle Williams is listed as the 49ers' second starting receiver opposite Anquan Boldin. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

After eight full-squad practices of training camp, nobody is closer to winning the starting job for the 49ers at split end.

The 49ers have devoted 14 roster spots to wide receivers. But seven of those players did not practice fully on Friday. Two others, Lavelle Hawkins and Austin Collie, received about a dozen practice snaps apiece just hours after the 49ers signed them to one-year contracts.

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The 49ers released a depth chart Friday night that lists Anquan Boldin and Kyle Williams as the starting wide receivers. That makes sense, but Williams has taken part in just one full-squad practice. He might return to practice Sunday from a hamstring strain.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday he expects to get some of his receivers back on the practice field Sunday, including A.J. Jenkins, who has also missed time with a hamstring strain. Jenkins, the 49ers' first-round pick in 2012, is under more pressure to perform with the additions of Hawkins and Collie, both of whom have extensive NFL experience as slot receivers.

There are two starting jobs up for grabs on defense. Nose tackle Ian Williams has gotten off to a good start in training camp. He is competing against Glenn Dorsey, who has come on strong in recent days.

At free safety, rookie Eric Reid appears to be coming along nicely in his quest to win the starting job against C.J. Spillman and Craig Dahl.

Of course, the other major competition is taking place to fill the void of the season-ending injury to third cornerback Chris Culliver.

The 49ers do not practice on Saturday. They return to the practice field Sunday morning, and will have four practices before opening the exhibition season Thursday against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park.

Here is a look at the 49ers depth chart, which the team released late Friday:

Offense
WR: 81-Anquan Boldin; 17-A.J. Jenkins; 84-Charly Martin; 18-Ricardo Lockette; 4-Lavelle Hawkins; 6-Austin Collie
LT: 74-Joe Staley; 71-Carter Bykowski
LG: 77-Mike Iupati; 78-Joe Looney; 65-Al Netter
C: 59-Jonathan Goodwin; 67-Daniel Kilgore
RG: 75-Alex Boone; 68-Adam Snyder; 62-Wayne Tribue
RT: 76-Anthony Davis; 69-Kenny Wiggins; 66-Patrick Omameh
TE: 85-Vernon Davis; 89-Vance McDonald; 88-Garrett Celek; 46-MarQueis Gray
WR: 10-Kyle Williams; 14-Chad Hall; 19-Marlon Moore; 13-Kassim Osgood; 11-Quinton Patton; 1-Chuck Jacobs
FB: 49-Bruce Miller; 24-Anthony Dixon; 45-Jason Schepler
RB: 21-Frank Gore; 23-LaMichael James; 24-Anthony Dixon; 33-Jewel Hampton; 36-D.J. Harper
QB: 7-Colin Kaepernick; 2-Colt McCoy; 3-Scott Tolzien; 5-B.J. Daniels

Defense
LDT: 91-Ray McDonald; 83-Demarcus Dobbs; 78-Lawrence Okoye;
NT: 93-Ian Williams; 90-Glenn Dorsey; 92-Lamar Divens; 64-Mike Purcell
RDT: 94-Justin Smith; 48-Will Tukuafu; 63-Tony Jerod-Eddie
OLB: 55-Ahmad Brooks; 50-Cam Johnson; 51-Dan Skuta
ILB: 53-NaVorro Bowman; 45-Nate Stupar; 56-Travis Johnson
ILB: 52-Patrick Willis; 57-Michael Wilhoite; 54-Nick Moody
OLB: 99-Aldon Smith; 98-Parys Haralson; 96-Corey Lemonier
LCB: 22-Carlos Rogers; (29-Chris Culliver;) 26-Tramaine Brock; 33-Marcus Cooper; 40-Lowell Rose
RCB: 25-Tarell Brown; 24-Nnamdi Asomugha; 20-Perrish Cox; 38-Darryl Morris
FS: 27-C.J. Spillman; 35-Eric Reid; 30-Trenton Robinson; 36-Michael Thomas
SS: 31-Donte Whitner; 43-Craig Dahl; 28-Darcel McBath; 41-Bubba Ventron

Special teams
P: 4-Andy Lee
K: 9-Phil Dawson
H: 4-Andy Lee
PR: 23-LaMichael James; 10-Kyle Williams; 14-Chad Hall; 20-Perrish Cox
KOR: 23-LaMichael James; 10-Kyle Williams; 14-Chad Hall; 20-Perrish Cox
LS: 86-Brian Jennings; 47-Kevin McDermott

Active/physically unable to perform
Players count against 90-player roster limit
15-Michael Crabtree
32-Kendall Hunter
82-Mario Manningham

Active/non-football injury
Players count against 90-player roster limit
38-Marcus Lattimore
64-Luke Marquardt
71-Quinton Dial
95-Tank Carradine

Injured reserve
Players do not count against 90-player roster limit
44-Alex Debniak
58-Darius Fleming
84-Brandon Carswell

 

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