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San Francisco 49ers: Questions That Still Must Be Answered This Preseason
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The San Francisco 49ers possess one of the best teams in the NFL, but despite their clear wealth of talent, head coach Jim Harbaugh has his fair share of issues to resolve before the end of preseason.

Injuries to NaVorro Bowman, Kendall Hunter and Glenn Dorsey have left the Niners with gaps to fill on what is an exceptionally deep roster.

Furthermore Aldon Smith's imminent suspension and Alex Boone's continued holdout mean that the situations at right guard and at right outside linebacker are still very much in flux.

In addition to those quandaries there are a number of Niner players who have points to prove in the battle for roster spots and playing time, with the remaining three preseason games set to play a pivotal role in determining the makeup of San Francisco's final 53-man roster.

Here I analyze the questions that still need to be answered prior to the 49ers' regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys in three weeks.

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