The 49ers' all-important third preseason game will come against the four-time league MVP who almost became a 49er, Peyton Manning. The 49ers will travel to Denver to face Manning and the Broncos in their third exhibition game. That game will be nationally televised on Fox at 1 p.m. on August 26.
The team's preseason schedule also is significant for who is not on it. After violence -- including a shooting -- marred last year's game at Candlestick Park against the Raiders, the teams decided to suspend what had become an annual preseason meeting.
The other preseason opponents are: Week 1 vs. Vikings, Week 2 at Texans and Week 4 vs. Chargers on Aug. 30. The times and dates on the Week 1 and 2 games will be announced at a later date.
-- Matt Barrows