49ers camp preview: Five areas that demand answers

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49ers camp preview: Five areas that demand answers
49ers camp preview: Five areas that demand answers

SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan's third training camp is afoot, and the 49ers coach has more talent to work with than the camps that preceded 6-10 and 4-12 seasons. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is back, with a rebuilt knee. The defense's pass rush is upgraded, with ex-Kansas City star Dee Ford and yet-to-be-signed rookie Nick Bosa. From one position group to the next, more cohesion exits, as does more competition. Thus, a winning season is much more realistic than a year ago, when false hope enveloped the franchise. Harsh reality struck with Garoppolo's Week 3 injury and a toothless defense. All players are expected to report Friday for training camp, and here are five aspects worth examining over

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