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August 17, 2013
Snap judgments: Dahl starts but Reid gets snaps vs. Chiefs first string

Craig Dahl started at free safety for the 49ers in Kansas City, but Eric Reid played the most snaps at the position, 41, many of them against the Chiefs' first-string offense. Reid is one of several players to put a hit on Alex Smith. With the Chiefs facing third and 3 at the SF 4-yard line, Reid burst through the middle on a blitz, forcing Smith to rush his pass to the running back. It was incomplete.

Starting is a double-edged sword for the 49ers this preseason. It's fine if you're an established starter. But if you're someone fighting for a bigger role this year, it meant you watched most of the game. Marlon Moore, for example, started the game at receiver. He played four snaps while A.J. Jenkins and Chad Hall each had 38 snaps. Jenkins had 39 snaps against Denver.

The status quo did not change much at receiver from the Broncos game. The same two players, Anquan Boldin and Marlon Moore, started the game, and players entered in roughly the same order they did last Thursday. Austin Collie, who looked good in practices, again entered the game late. He played 21 snaps.


Wide receiver
Chad Hall 38
A.J. Jenkins 38
Ricardo Lockette 24
Austin Collie 21
Chuck Jacobs 20
Kassim Osgood 16
Lavelle Hawkins 13
Anquan Boldin 4
Marlon Moore 4 

B.J. Daniels 24
Colt McCoy 23
Scott Tolzien 19
Colin Kaepernick 4 

Running back
Jewel Hampton 52,
Anthony Dixon 24
LaMichael James 12
Jason Schepler 6
Bruce Miller 5
D.J. Harper 4
Frank Gore 4 

Tight end
Garrett Celek 44
MarQueis Gray 19
Vernon Davis 4

Offensive line
Patrick Omameh 51
Joe Looney 50
Wayne Tribue 44
Kenny Wiggins 35
Daniel Kilgore 27
Adam Snyder 25
Anthony Davis 20
Carter Bykowski 20
Mike Iupati 19
Alex Boone 19
Jonathan Goodwin 19
Al Netter 11
Joe Staley 10


Defensive line
Tony Jerod-Eddie 36
Will Tukuafu 28
Demarcus Dobbs 20
Glenn Dorsey 19
Lamar Divens 18
Ian Williams 9,
Ray McDonald 7
Justin Smith 7
Mike Purcell 5
Lawrence Okoye 4

Inside linebacker
Nate Stupar 43
Nick Moody 43
Michael Wilhoite 34
NaVorro Bowman 7
Travis Johnson 1 

Outside linebacker
Corey Lemonier 37
Cam Johnson 30
Dan Skuta 30
Parys Haralson 17
Ahmad Brooks 7 
Aldon Smith 7

Perrish Cox 44
Tramaine Brock 32
Nnamdi Asomugha 27
Marcus Cooper 26
Tarell Brown 8
Carlos Rogers 7
Darryl Morris 1

Eric Reid 41
Trenton Robinson 30
C.J. Spillman 26
Michael Thomas 18
Craig Dahl 14
Donte Whitner 7
Darcel McBath 6

- Matt Barrows 0


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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