Key Positional Battles to Watch During San Francisco 49ers' Offseason

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Key Positional Battles to Watch During San Francisco 49ers' Offseason
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The San Francisco 49ers' coaching staff is likely to have a lot of headaches during the lead up to the 2014 NFL season.

Not because the 49ers have a lack of talent in any particular area—although the secondary could be considered to be the weak point of an excellent and deep roster—but arguably because they possess more quality than they have room for.

As a result, the competition for places on San Francisco's final 53-man squad is set to be fierce throughout training camp and preseason.

There will be positional battles on both sides of the ball, leaving head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke with plenty of difficult decisions to make as they aim to guide San Francisco to yet another deep playoff run.

The fights for spots on the roster should provoke intrigue and debate among observers and fans alike. Here I analyze the battles that are poised to dominate the discussion, as the 49ers prepare for another tilt at the sixth Super Bowl title the organization is so desperate for.

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