Broncos vs. 49ers: 5 players to watch for San Francisco's preseason matchup

Broncos vs. 49ers: 5 players to watch for San Francisco's preseason matchup

Broncos vs. 49ers: 5 players to watch for San Francisco's preseason matchup

The Niners, coming off a 27-17 exhibition victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, will look to rectify a number of issues that surfaced during that particular game. Foster, along with the rest of the defense, came to the aid of fellow rookie Pita Taumoepenu, who had become involved in a scuffle with a Broncos offensive lineman. He was fully cleared for the starting of training camp and hadn't missed time before leaving practice Wednesday.

Foster, the 31st pick in the draft, has been diagnosed with a mild AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. Although he participated in 7-on-7 drills but not full-team work. It was sore after yesterday. "Totally different thing than his surgery and stuff like that". We were just being safe with him. He definitely wanted to go. Then I saw him over in a scuffle so he broke that part of the promise. "I honestly never knew how the organization felt about what I did".

If a Denver Broncos player or players want to use the National Anthem to protest what they perceive as social injustices in this country, their boss John Elway is all for it. As is linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who sat out half of practice after complaining about some soreness in his own shoulder, which Shanahan explained was a similar injury to Foster's.

"I think where we stand, and I kind of stand with the Broncos is that it's OK, we'll respect that, whatever you want to do is fine with us".

Josh Alper of NBC Sports reported that head coach Kyle Shanahan said Beathard will relieve Hoyer after Hoyer and the first-team offense play somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 plays.

"The worst-case scenario, he wouldn't end up being able to play for us right away", Shanahan said on KNBR Radio, via Barrows.

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