The San Francisco 49ers open their preseason against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, looking for players to fill key spots. Among them are a safety whose aggressiveness has been a surprise and a linebacker who is well known for his ability to blast opponents. The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows assesses those two and one other player. Sohail Al-Jamea The Sacramento Bee
The San Francisco 49ers open their preseason against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, looking for players to fill key spots. Among them are a safety whose aggressiveness has been a surprise and a linebacker who is well known for his ability to blast opponents. The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows assesses those two and one other player. Sohail Al-Jamea The Sacramento Bee
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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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