Five 49ers perched at make-or-break for their careers:
For some players, training camp is a nuisance they have to endure without getting hurt. For other players, it’s the last chance to fight for a job.
This is about the “other” players fighting for a job. These are the five 49ers with the most to lose during training camp.
1. CARLOS HYDE
Hyde will be a free agent after next season, and the 49ers probably won’t re-sign him next year. They already have his replacement — rookie Joe Williams. The new regime drafted him in the fourth round this year.
Unlike Hyde, Williams is a perfect fit for Kyle Shanahan’s outside-zone run game. Williams almost certainly will be the 49ers’ starting running back in 2018. The coaches just have to decide when they want to transition from Hyde to Williams — this season or next.
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