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Packers vs. 49ers: Depth Chart For Week 1


With the start of the 2013 regular season only days away, the San Francisco 49ers released the depth chart for the game against the Green Bay Packers.

The position on everyone’s mind is wide receiver. The top two slots are occupied by Anquan Boldin and Kyle Williams. Marlon Moore and Jon Baldwin will backup Boldin, while Quinton Patton and Chris Happer will be behind Williams at receiver.

There was no surprise with Boldin holding the top receiving spot. But I thought Moore had shown enough in training camp and the preseason to be awarded the No. 2 slot on the depth chart. Williams did miss all four preseason games because of an injury, but his experience on the field and with the Niners offense gave him a huge edge over Moore, who signed with the team this past offseason.

As expected, backing up Colin Kaepernick is Colt McCoy followed by rookie B.J. Daniels on the quarterback depth chart.

Rookie Vance McDonald was awarded for his play in the preseason with the second tight end spot behind starter Vernon Davis. McDonald will be taking over the big load Delaine Walker carried for the Niners last season on both run and pass plays. Second year player Garrett Celek is the third-string tight end.

There were no surprises with the defenses depth chart. Nose tackle Ian Williams will start over Glenn Dorsey, who was signed as free agent in the offseason. First-round draft pick Eric Reid is listed as the starting free safety. Carol Rogers and Tarell Brown remain as the starters at cornerback. Nnamdi Asomugha and Tramaine Brock are their backups.

On special teams LaMichael James is listed as both the kick and punt returner. Because he is out with a knee injury for the next three weeks, Kyle Williams will pull double-duty in the return game. Cornerback Perrish Cox is the third return man for kickoffs and punts.

Week 1 depth chart versus Green Bay Packers:

OFFENSE

QB: Colin Kaepernick, Colt McCoy, B.J. Daniels

FB:  Bruce Miller, Anthony Dixon

RB: Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, Anthony Dixon

WR1: Anquan Boldin, Marlon Moore , Jon Baldwin

WR2: Kyle Williams, Quinton Patton, Chris Harper

TE: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek

LT: Joe Staley

LG: Mike Iupati, Joe Looney

C: Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Kilgore

RG: Alex Boone, Adam Snyder

RT: Anthony Davis

DEFENSE

LDT: Ray McDonald,  Tony Jerod-Eddie

NT: Ian Williams,  Glenn Dorsey

RDT: Justin Smith, Will Tukuafu

OLB: Ahmad Brooks, Dan Skuta

ILB: NaVorro Bowman, Nate Stupar

ILB: Patrick Willis, Michael Wilhoite, Nick Moody

OLB: Aldon Smith, Corey Lemonier

LCB: Carlos Rogers, Tramaine Brock

RCB: Tarell Brown Nnamdi Asomugha, Perrish Cox

FS: Eric Reid, C.J. Spillman

SS: Donte Whitner, Craig Dahl, Raymond Ventrone

SPECIAL TEAMS

P:  Andy Lee

K: Phil Dawson

H: Andy Lee

PR: LaMichael James, Kyle Williams, Perrish Cox

KR: LaMichael James, Kyle Williams, Perrish Cox

LS: Kevin McDermott

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