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Paxton Lynch started hot flamed out, Trevor Siemian started out cold, flamed on. However, if you ask one of the 7 members of the 49ers media who won the day, they’d tell you that it was Brian Hoyer.

More injuries today, DeMarcus Walker sits for a second practice (and got another MRI) in a row and Cody Latimer (7 catches last week against Chicago) sat out and Emmanuel Sanders left practice with a stinger. It was not all injuries today (unless you count the 49ers cornerback's ankles that Isaiah McKenzie broke), Jamaal Charles put in his most extensive team work of camp thus far. Trevor Siemian got to meet Rueben Foster, but the San Francisco 49ers also have a no tweet policy. However, we are allowed to report on the numerous former Broncos on the team: Elvis Dumervil (outside linebacker), Zane Beadles (guard) and Kapri Bibbs (running back) all join John Lynch (general manager) as former Broncos on the 49ers. Chris Lewis-Harris, Lorenzo Doss, Shelby Harris and Ty Sambrailo all finished last week with top grades from ProFootballFocus. We'll have the details. Get in where you fit in, join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the planet!

Posted by Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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More injuries today, DeMarcus Walker sits for a second practice (and got another MRI) in a row and Cody Latimer (7 catches last week against Chicago) sat out and Emmanuel Sanders left practice with a stinger. It was not all injuries today (unless you count the 49ers cornerback's ankles that Isaiah McKenzie broke), Jamaal Charles put in his most extensive team work of camp thus far.

Trevor Siemian got to meet Rueben Foster, but the San Francisco 49ers also have a no tweet policy. However, we are allowed to report on the numerous former Broncos on the team: Elvis Dumervil (outside linebacker), Zane Beadles (guard) and Kapri Bibbs (running back) all join John Lynch (general manager) as former Broncos on the 49ers.

Chris Lewis-Harris, Lorenzo Doss, Shelby Harris and Ty Sambrailo all finished last week with top grades from ProFootballFocus. We'll have the details.

Get in where you fit in, join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the planet!

Here is an excerpt from this morning’s The Strongside Blitz:

Statistics that may bore the heck out of you, but will really tell you what's going on:

These are snap counts, they're important, it essentially tells you who the coaches are evaluating. If you guys hate this let me know, I do a version of this on MHR Live during the season and I don't think that anyone hates it. I'll just give the interesting call outs here.

  • Wide receiver Cody Latimer took 54% of the offensive snaps.
  • Rookie cornerback Brandon Langley took 80% of the defensive snaps.
  • Undrafted rookie safety (and my player of the game) Jamal Carter took 78% of the defensive snaps. He also led the team in tackles.
  • Defensive end Adam Gotsis took 39% of the defensive snaps.
  • Defensive end Shelby Harris took 48% of the defensive snaps.
  • Rookie defensive end DeMarcus Walker took 59% of the defensive snaps.
  • Cornerback (and Vance Joseph favorite) Chris Lewis-Harris took 65% of the snaps.
  • Undrafted safety Dymonte Thomas took 57% of the snaps.
  • Zach Kerr played a hybrid nose tackle position on 56% of the snaps on defense.
  • Outside linebacker Vontarrius Dora took 47% of the snaps on defense.
  • Outside linebacker Kasim Edebali took 38% of the snaps on defense.
  • Either Dora or Edebali will start at strongside linebacker for at least Week One, if not Week Two as well.
  • The starting defensive members took 4% of the snaps on defense.
  • Guard Billy Turner played 49% of the game and gave up zero sacks.
  • Guard Allen Barbre played 49% of the game and gave up zero sacks.
  • The rest of the 2nd team offensive line played 49% of the game and gave up zero sacks.
  • Allen Barbre is likely being moved up to the first team offensive line this Saturday, he is replacing Max Garcia at left guard.
  • Max Garcia and the rest of the starting offense played 26% of the offensive snaps. That includes first round draft pick Garett Bolles.
  • The first team defense gave up some really awful blocks last Thursday. Menelik Watson looked to be to blame for getting Trevor Siemian blown up on the very first play of the game, but a quarterback taking a 7-step drop at this level of football isn't something that happens super often. Siemian was setting up to go dumb deep and got laced, stepping up at any point would have allowed Watson to drive into defensive end Leonard Floyd.
  • Trevor Siemian played (22 snaps) 39%, Paxton Lynch played (21 snaps) 37% and Kyle Sloter played (14 snaps) 25%.
  • The starting offensive line played 26% of the time, second-team offensive line played 49% and third-team offensive line was on the field 25% of the time.
  • Siemian and Lynch were behind the same offensive line against the same defense for at least 13% of their snaps.
  • Fullback Andy Janovich played 8 snaps (14%).
  • Tight end splits: Jeff Heuerman 24 snaps (42%), A.J. Derby 20 snaps (35%), Austin Traylor 13 snaps (23%), Steven Scheu 8 snaps (14%), Virgil Green 12 snaps (21%).
  • Virgil Green seems to be your starting tight end.
  • C.J. Anderson 12 snaps (21%), Demaryius Thomas 21%, Emanuel Sanders 21%, Isaiah McKenzie 21%.
  • Carlos Henderson 8 snaps 14%, Kalif Raymond 7 snaps 12%, Anthony Nash 6 snaps 11%, Marlon Brown 6 snaps 11%.
  • Juwan Thompson 2 snaps 4%, DeAngelo Henderson 25 snaps 44%, Stevan Ridley 18 snaps 32%.
  • Ridley averaged 2.1 yards-per-carry. Paxton Lynch averaged 2.8 yards-per-carry.