The SF Chronicle reports that a couple Niners are headed for a training camp battle – Curtis Taylor and Reggie Smith:
The 49ers aren’t likely to keep more than four safeties, which makes for a training camp duel between the surprising Curtis Taylor and Reggie Smith. A third-rounder in ’08, Smith started as a cornerback but has settled in at safety but he didn’t flash as much as Taylor during OTA’s. Taylor, seven-rounder from last year, showed a greedy pair of hands particularly in the June workouts. Taylor, at a rangy 6-2, 208, has more of a traditional safety frame than Smith (6-1, 200). The determining factor here could their special teams work.