From high-profile additions to NFL journeymen, The Bee provides a primer to the new players jockeying for position in training camp. Get to know the new faces at two position groups each day for both the 49ers and Raiders. Rosters are cut to 75 players Sept. 1 and 53 players Sept. 5.
The Bee’s Matt Barrows says Tramaine Brock, who was limited to three games last season, would have been the starter had he been healthy.
In addition to replacing two starters, the 49ers are also without secondary coach Ed Donatell, who is now with the Chicago Bears.
Key returners: Tramaine Brock, Chris Cook
Key departures: Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox, Cameron Fuller, Leon McFadden
Mylan Hicks | 5-foot-11 | 197 pounds
Experience: Rookie (Michigan State)
Last year: Had 19 tackles and a sack for Michigan State in nine games.
The skinny: He played outside linebacker for the Spartans after starting out as a safety. He’s undersize at 5-foot-11, but had a vertical leap of 35 inches at his pro day, and a 4.52 time in the 40-yard dash, according to nfldraftscout.com.
Shareece Wright | 5-foot-11 | 182 pounds
Experience: 5 years (USC)
Last year: Had 60 tackles in 14 games for the San Diego Chargers.
The skinny: He’s the smallest defensive player on the 49ers’ roster. Does he have the strength to defend against the kind of receiver the NFL values: Large, physical and fast?