HOLMAN HEADED INTO STARTING LINEUP

Rookie cornerback Rashad Holman has played in the preseason more than any player on the 49ers roster.

Rookie cornerback Rashad Holman has played in the preseason more than any player on the 49ers roster. So his approach won't be any different Saturday when he is expected to receive his first NFL start against the Seattle Seahawks. "Nah, it's not going to change anything," Holman said. "I'm going to play it just like normal. I have to get my mindset really focused from the jump-start. I'll be playing more early."

Holman will start at right cornerback, replacing Anthony Parker, who replaced regular starter Jason Webster to begin the preseason. Parker broke his right thumb in last week's game against Oakland and said he will be held out this week. Webster has missed the preseason with a hamstring injury but says he will return for next week's preseason finale at Denver.

That leaves Holman to temporarily man the position. The sixth-round draft pick leads the team with two passes defensed and one recovered fumble. He ranks second with seven solo tackles.

"It will be good for Rashad to get out there and start a game," Niners defensive coordinator Jim Mora said. "The thing about him is he's smart. He has good technique and knows how to play. He's a good, solid player. It will be interesting to see how he does out there at corner on a down-to-down basis."

Said Holman: "I know I'm going to get a lot of time. It's going to be good to get to go against a lot of first-string NFL receivers. I can see where I'm at at this point."

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