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49ers experimenting with DeForest Buckner at defensive end

Getty Images The San Francisco 49ers are still trying to find some pass rush to make a push forward this season after finishing 26th in the league in sacks last year.
According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, the 49ers are experimenting with using defensive tackle DeForest Buckner at defensive end during training camp.
“Testing him out there at that end spot to see what he looks like.
I mean, he’s unbelievable.
He is a special talent.
“It’s on us to make sure that we put him in position, however we need to.
Now his best is when he is inside rushing the passer, but as a changeup, it could happen, for sure.” Saleh had downplayed the idea of using Buckner at end last December.
However, an offseason of evaluation and reassessment may have changed the thought process and the priorities for Buckner.
Now he’ll get a chance to show if he can have a similar impact rushing from the edge.
It changes the game up a little bit and shows my versatility.

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The San Francisco 49ers are still trying to find some pass rush to make a push forward this season after finishing 26th in the league in sacks last year.

According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, the 49ers are experimenting with using defensive tackle DeForest Buckner at defensive end during training camp.

“The challenge for us is how to get Buck 1-on-1s as many times as possible,” defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. “Testing him out there at that end spot to see what he looks like. I mean, he’s unbelievable. He is a special talent.

“It’s on us to make sure that we put him in position, however we need to. Now his best is when he is inside rushing the passer, but as…

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