Kicker: Robbie Gould
Punter: Bradley Pinion
Long-Snapper: Kyle Nelson
There isn’t much drama associated with special teams, and the three aforementioned names are all but guaranteed starting spots this season.
Gould, 34 years old, played in 10 games with the New York Giants a year ago and converted all 10 of his field-goal attempts, along with 87 percent of his extra-point tries. He’ll get the nod, barring injury, although one shouldn’t expect to see too much of him in the preseason.
Punter Bradley Pinion, two years removed from being selected in Round 5 of the 2015 NFL Draft, might actually be in somewhat of a prove-it year, although it’s not a high-flying storyline.
Pinion hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations, casting doubts whether or not letting go of former 49ers punter, Andy Lee, was a good idea.
Nevertheless, Pinion will be starting for San Francisco this season.