The San Francisco 49ers conclude the 2012 preseason tonight at home against the San Diego Chargers, with the 41st all-time preseason meeting between the clubs serving as a preseason rubber match of sorts. Both California franchises have faced each other in the preseason for 26 consecutive seasons and have played each other 40 times all-time in the exhibition season with the series tied at 20 games apiece.
The 49ers (2-1) will look to end the Chargers (3-0) undefeated run this preseason. If the 49ers win, you can look forward to another 49ers.com “Remix” video just like the one from last week’s 29-24 victory in Denver.
As for Thursday’s preseason finale, many roster questions remain for the 49ers. How many players to carry at certain positions could be decided based on impressive performances against the Chargers. Jim Harbaugh said the playing time for starters will be on an individual basis.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also looks at the remaining roster decisions for the 49ers. Maiocco: “After the 53-man roster, teams will form practice squads of eight players, comprised of players who have suited up for fewer than nine games in any regular season. A player is limited to three seasons of practice-squad duty.”
Maiocco’s “Five to Watch” series for Thursday night begins with undrafted wide receiver Nathan Palmer.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee looks at the odds of Scott Tolzien stick on the 53-man roster. Barrows: “Allow me to begin this post by saying I don’t know who the 49ers like more, Scott Tolzien or Josh Johnson. I suspect it’s Tolzien, but only because the 49ers truly pursued him, first after the 2011 draft and then again after he was waived by the Chargers a year ago. I also think that Jim Harbaugh loves having a workaholic, gym rat, study freak like Tolzien at the bottom of the roster because it pushes everyone above him.”
Alex Espinoza of 49ers.com checks in with Anthony Dixon who’s making a late push to secure a spot on the 53-man roster.
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