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NFL Notes: 49ers, Broncos, Chargers, & Titans


  • Tim Kawakami believes that 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert is the “enormous favorite” to be the team’s Week 1 starter.
  • Kawakami mentions that 49ers executive Jed York and GM Trent Baalke want Gabbert to start.


  • The Broncos announced QB Mark Sanchez will start Thursday’s preseason game and Trevor Siemian will begin the second quarter, while Paxton Lynch will appear for the entire second half.


  • Michael Gehlken reports Chargers WR Stevie Johnson underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and his timetable of recovery has yet to be determined.