Rookie Fred Warner thrown right into middle of 49ers defense

San Francisco Chronicle
Rookie Fred Warner thrown right into middle of 49ers defense
Rookie Fred Warner thrown right into middle of 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Fred Warner isn't being given time to ease into his NFL career. The rookie for the San Francisco 49ers is slated to start in his debut on Sunday in Minnesota at a relatively new position of middle linebacker with all the responsibilities that come with calling the defensive signals. "I'm very excited, being this will be my first start," Warner said. "I'm just trying to make sure I'm as prepared as possible heading into that game on Sunday. I'm just going to do what I do, which is ball out and make plays and be the leader out there as the Mike." The Niners drafted Warner in the third round out of BYU in part because of his ability to guard tight ends, running backs and

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