Despite some rumors, the San Francisco 49ers won’t be moving cornerback Chris Culliver to safety this season, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
No, he’s not going to be converted into a safety. The 49ers still very much see Culliver as one of their starting cornerbacks for the future. Lapses are to be expected from a young player who played safety at college and who left after his junior season. The 49ers would rather they not come — in droves — in the Super Bowl. Is Culliver a starter? The team wants to see more focus and fewer mistakes in his third season. You can bet, however, that opponents will continue to target Culliver the way the Ravens did in February.