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Three weeks ago, the 49ers had a full roster and a bunch of players on reserve lists who became eligible to be added to the 53-man roster.
What else could have gone wrong for the 49ers?
One of their top playmakers from the previous season, which ended with a painful Super Bowl loss, sustained a torn Achilles tendon in May.
Of course, Alex Smith deserves his fair share of credit for playing on an even keel as quarterback of the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs.
The 49ers have not engaged in recent contract talks with cornerback Tarell Brown, who appears on pace to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, sources told CSNBayArea.com on