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Golden Nuggets: Backup QB battle

Two days after the 49ers won their preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, CJ Beathard missed practice on Tuesday due to a thumb injury. The injury occurred at the end of the game when CJ hit his hand on a helmet during a throw. He was likely behind Nick Mullens in the battle to be Jimmy Garoppolo’s backup before the injury and this gives Nick more chances to separate himself as the #2. CJ will need to play very well in the next 3 preseason games to give himself a chance to win the backup job over Mullens.