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NFL notes: Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard to make first start for 49ers

NFL notes: Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard to make first start for 49ers

After opening the season with six straight losses, the San Francisco 49ers have turned over the reins of the offense to rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard.

Beathard's performance over these next 10 weeks could play a big part in determining whether the rebuilding 49ers view Beathard as a foundation piece of if they decide they need to target another quarterback in free agency or with a high draft pick next year.

“I'm not looking that far ahead,” Beathard said Wednesday. “Right now my focus is on today's practice and geared toward beating the Cowboys and doing the best we can to get better and improve.”

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