mike purcell


SANTA CLARA – Defensive lineman Mike Purcell, who made the 49ers’ 53-man roster with an impressive exhibition season, got the surprise start on Sunday in place of first-round draft pick Arik Armst


The 49ers are halfway into their four-game exhibition season. But the next week figures to be a big one with the first cuts looming in a week.


SANTA CLARA – The 49ers opened last season with seven defensive linemen on their 53-man roster and two additional players stashed on reserve lists.