By John Turney
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Last week safety Eric Reid stepped in at weak linebacker for the 49ers and it has been confirmed that Reid will start at that position this week.
Lots of safeties have are or have been de factor linebackers (Kenny Vaccaro comes to mind) in certain defensive packages for their teams but few have made the full-time conversion to play linebacker in base packages as well as certain specialty packages.
Robert Saleh, the 49ers defensive coordinator, gave this explanation:
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