Bingo_AlphaMan wrote:This makes no sense. Shouldn’t they wait until camp for them to evaluate not just their level of play, but everyone on the roster. That’s the reason for having mini camp and training camp:
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The Athletic's David Lombardi reports the 49ers have yet to determine whether Dre Greenlaw or Kwon Alexander will be the team's starting weakside linebacker.
The loser of that battle will obviously be the team’s starting SAM linebacker, but it's still a significant competition to monitor for camp since the WLB will remain on the field in nickel packages. Greenlaw claims that he didn’t completely master the 49ers’ defensive scheme until the playoffs, but his 92 tackles and two pass breakups as a sideline-to-sideline stalwart across 725 snaps suggests otherwise. It would not be shocking to see Greenlaw win the job given Alexander's lengthy injury history (and need to limit his snaps).
SOURCE: David Lombardi on Twitter
May 20, 2020, 2:11 PM ET
I'm not optimistic we're going to have a training camp, much less a mini camp. I think it's pretty clear that one of these two guys will be starting at WLB. Alexander was a huge FA signing (granted almost certainly overpriced), and Greenlaw showed quite well last year. The only guy on the roster who could even conceivably challenge one of them is Al-Shair. But this is David Lombardi's conclusion, not that of the team.