The K.C. laundry list

The 49ers' laundry list of objectives for Saturday's exhibition game against the Kansas City Chiefs:

--- Play starters longer: The starting offense was on the field only two series in last week's loss to the Washington Redskins, and the starting defense was on the field only eight snaps. "I don't think they even needed a shower," coach Steve Mariucci said.

--- Have entire regular defense start game: Last week, linebackers Jeff Ulbrich and Derek Smith and right cornerback Jason Webster all sat out with minor injuries. All three could be back in uniform and ready to play at the beginning of Saturday's game. "Some could be a game-time decision," Mariucci said. "We'll probably see how they feel in warm-ups. If they're feeling good, they'll go. So, hopefully, we'll have all three of those defensive starters who didn't play last week starting this game."

--- Take a longer look at Tim Rattay: Jeff Garcia's backup at quarterback could be the only other San Francisco QB to play after Garcia leaves the game. "Toward the end of the game, we'll say, 'Did Tim get enough?' Then we'll put Brandon (Doman) in. It's possible if Jeff goes into the second quarter, that Tim ends up playing the rest of the game."

--- Get Ben Lynch some time at center: Lynch has only been practicing with the team since Thursday, but since he spent the past three seasons with the Niners - and impressively replaced an injured Newberry early in the season last year - the Niners won't hesitate to give him some early work against the Chiefs. "I asked him in the hallway this morning, 'You want to play, Ben?' He said, 'Yeah, that's why I came here.'"

--- Give Cedrick Wilson and Jimmy Williams a long look at punt returner: The Niners know what Vinny Sutherland can do returning punts. They're still trying to learn about Wilson and Williams. With the Redskins scoring so often last week, Wilson only got two opportunities at the American Bowl. Williams got none. "So it's probably Jimmy's turn to do that," Mariucci said. "We'll probably start him and go back and forth with Cedrick. We still want to work both of those guys."


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