San Francisco 49ers

August 23, 2014

Ten players to watch in Sunday’s 49ers game vs. San Diego

Is the third time the charm? The 49ers really want Gabbert to win the role of No. 2 quarterback – they’ll owe him $2 million if he makes it or not – and they are giving him every opportunity to take the job. Gabbert has been a slow starter to this point. He needs to enter this game aggressively and to sustain at least one or two drives. If he doesn’t? Eh, he’ll probably make the team anyway.

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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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