49ers activate rookies Martin, Lynch

49ers activate rookies Martin, Lynch
July 27, 2014, 11:15 am

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In 2013, Aaron Lynch was a first-team All-AAC selection after playing in 12 games with just 10 starts. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA -– The 49ers on Sunday cleared rookies Marcus Martin and Aaron Lynch to begin practicing.

The 49ers activated center Marcus Martin from the non-football injury list. Martin sustained an ankle sprain while working out on his own. Lynch, an outside linebacker, was elevated from the physically unable to perform list. Lynch sustained a hamstring strain last month in the 49ers’ offseason program.

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Martin, a third-round draft pick from USC, will compete with Daniel Kilgore for the starting job. Lynch was a fifth-round pick from South Florida.

Both players are now eligible to take part in walk-through and full practice sessions. The 49ers next scheduled practice is Sunday at 2:30 p.m.