Pro Football Weekly says that Adam Snyder is making a big push for playing time on the 49ers O-line:
Heading into training camp, it was widely assumed that newly acquired Marvel Smith had the upper hand in the battle for the starting job at right tackle, which was a glaring weakness last season. But it turns out Adam Snyder, who has played everywhere on the offensive line except center in his four years with the 49ers, had a much different take on the situation.
“He just flat-out took over at the position,” one daily team observer said of Snyder. “He told (head coach Mike) Singletary early in the offseason that if he just stuck him at right tackle and left him alone, he would do much better, and he has made good on that claim and has worked his tail off. He’s really improved his pass protection, which was a problem before.” Snyder sprained his right knee halfway through the preseason but is expected to be good to go on Week One. As for Smith, the consensus is that he still appears somewhat limited by the back problems that plagued him in Pittsburgh.