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Kyle Shanahan calls Reuben Foster a starter but leaves door open for change - The Football Scene
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Since San Francisco 49ers weakside linebacker Malcolm Smith suffered a torn pectoral that landed him on injured reserve Aug. 5, it seemed like a fait accompli that rookie first-round pick Reuben Foster would take over that job on a permanent basis. On Tuesday, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said that Foster is indeed the team’s starting weakside linebacker. …