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Season preview positional analysis: DBs

Clements the leader of a quality veteran secondary

SFI will break down the 49ers by position leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Arizona Cardinals, with keys to the season for each unit, player to watch, strengths and weaknesses, key stats and facts, key arrivals and departures and the bottom line regarding whether the team is better or worse at the position compared to last season. Today: Defensive backs

The 49ers made a lot of headway in their secondary last season after the offseason additions of Pro Bowl performers Nate Clements and Michael Lewis. Both players lived up to their lucrative contracts in their San Francisco debuts, spearheading a San Francisco secondary that was collectively the best the team has fielded in several years. Now the 49ers have added more fresh young talent to... Recommended Stories

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