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Training Camp Position Battle: Tight End

McDonald could get a lot of snaps as a rookie.

The 49ers rely heavily on tight ends both in the running and passing games. Vernon Davis has been one of the league's most productive at the position, but the departure of Delanie Walker leaves a void to be filled. Can second round pick Vance McDonald step in and be productive right away? Inside we preview the tight end position heading into training camp.

A Look Back at 2012 The 49ers' tight ends have played a significant role in the offense dating back to 2006 when Vernon Davis was drafted No. 6 overall. Davis was a favorite of Alex Smith and led San Francisco in receptions in 2009 and 2010 before making his memorable touchdown catch with 14 seconds remaining to beat the Saints 36-32 in 2011's divisional round of the playoffs. Davis' best season... Recommended Stories

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