The San Francisco 49ers enter Week 3 of the preseason with a few questions left to be answered. Up to this point the starters have not seen a lot of action in exhibition play, especially on offense, and some playing time is still up for grabs at a few critical backup positions.
Traditionally speaking, the third preseason game has been considered the most important, serving as a dress rehearsal for the beginning of the regular season. The starters get more playing time than usual and one last chance to really work out the kinks in live-game action before the regular season.
So who's going to step up and earn their positioning entering the regular season? How will the starters look after being held under wraps for most of the last two weeks?
With those questions in mind, here are five players worth watching as the 49ers enter the showcase game on Sunday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings.