August 28, 2017 / 3:57 AM / in 10 months

San Francisco 49ers - PlayerWatch

QB C.J. Beathard will serve as QB Brian Hoyer’s backup in Sunday’s preseason game against the Minnnesota Vikings, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan announced Friday. The rookie is battling veteran QB Matt Barkley for the job. Shanahan assured Beathard has not won that competition at this point.

DE DeForest Buckner (sprained left ankle) returned to practice this week on a limited basis. He remains questionable for Sunday’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.

OLB Eli Harold is now the starter at outside linebacker, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced Friday. The promotion was made when OLB Ahmad Brooks, who started 15 games last season and the preseason opener at Kansas City, was released.

NT Sen’Derrick Marks was signed to a one-year deal on Wednesday. The former second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2009 started 35 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars the past four seasons, including all 16 last year. He was released by the Jaguars in March.

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