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49ers season preview positional analysis: TEs

NinersDigest will break down the 49ers by position leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Seattle Seahawks, with keys to the season for each unit, 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: Tight ends

The 49ers are in such good shape at tight end that they only needed to keep two of them on their final roster. Maybe that's an oversimplification of where the team really stands at the position entering the 2011 season. Maybe it's not. With Vernon Davis as the regular starter and Delanie Walker behind him, the 49ers have two game-breaking threats at the position, and they figure to be paired on...

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