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Trey Lance shows promise in brief preseason outing

Mike Florio and Charean Williams discuss trade rumors linking Jimmy Garoppolo to the Browns and debate whether Cleveland or the San Francisco 49ers would have leverage in negotiations.

Trey Lance didn’t play enough in Friday night’s preseason game to draw any definitive conclusions about how he looks heading into his first season as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. But what he did do was promising.

Lance completed four of five passes for 92 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions, and the 49ers scored on both of his first-quarter drives. And perhaps most important for the preseason, Lance showed an awareness of taking care of his body, sliding on a seven-yard run.

“That was my first time sliding in my whole entire life,” Lance said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “So that was good. I’m sure guys were happy. . . . I’m pretty sure I could hear the whole entire sideline yelling at me to get down. Obviously, I’m in a little bit of different position, just trying to take care of myself. I know me being available and me not being available puts out team at a deficit.”

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Lance was “solid.” Lance will get a little more work in the 49ers’ third preseason game, and then the 49ers will find out what they have when the regular season starts.