Pro Bowl LB Spielman wowed by Warner's debut

San Francisco Chronicle
Pro Bowl LB Spielman wowed by Warner's debut
Pro Bowl LB Spielman wowed by Warner's debut

Chris Spielman, a hard-nosed linebacker who went to four Pro Bowls in his 10-year NFL career, thinks 49ers rookie inside linebacker Fred Warner is blessed with athleticism and instincts. And Spielman is envious: He only possessed one of those qualities. "I was just a guy with feel," Spielman said. "(Warner is) a great athlete with feel. He's a really good young player. I really liked him for a rookie." Spielman, 52, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, will get another look at the third-round pick Sunday when he serves as Fox's analyst for the 49ers' meeting with the Lions at Levi's Stadium. Last week, Spielman was in Glendale, Ariz., to broadcast Washington's win over the Cardinals.

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