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May 9, 2007
The 411 on 49ers receivers situation

Question: I am wondering about the receiver situation for us. I am glad we have Jackson, as I believe he is better than Lelie. My question is which two receivers will start? I like Battle, and want him to start as the No. 2 receiver. Do you think that there is any way Lelie will be the third receiver, with Jackson and Battle starting?

- Ross, Sacramento

Answer: No, because Battle and Jackson play the same position. The 49ers want their "X" receiver, or split end, to be able to stretch the field. That should be Lelie's forte. If he loses the starting job to anyone, it would be to rookie Jason Hill, who is behind him on the depth chart.

- Matt Barrows


Matt 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 Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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