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Norv Turner: New-look 49ers still have a ‘pretty good’ defense

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The San Francisco 49ers went through offseason attrition that not even college football programs are accustom.

An imposing defense was gutted as they lost players to retirement, free agency and the release of Aldon Smith. That’s not mentioning the new leadership, as defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who orchestrated one of the league’s best defenses from 2011 to 2014, left for Chicago after head coach Jim Harbaugh was let go.

Even without impact players young (Chris Borland) and old (Justin Smith, Patrick Willis), offensive coordinator Norv…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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