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Seneca Wallace reportedly draws interest from 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers traded away perhaps the best backup quarterback in football this year in Alex Smith.

The move was necessary, but it has left the team without a comfortable arrangement behind Colin Kaepernick. CSN Bay Area reported Wednesday that the 49ers have shown interest in Seneca Wallace and are expected to visit with the veteran free agent, according to a source.

Colt McCoy entered training camp as the favorite for the backup job, but injury and middling production appears to have opened up the competition. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday that McCoy, Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels have received an equal number of snaps during practice this week.

Wallace, 33, is a free agent after being released by the New Orleans Saints this week. Wallace served as McCoy's backup in 2010 and 2011 with the Cleveland Browns. Niners offensive consultant Eric Mangini was the head coach in Cleveland when the Browns drafted McCoy and signed Wallace.

The 49ers probably aren't confident Daniels would sneak through waivers, so his spot should be safe if Wallace comes aboard. The same cannot be said for McCoy and Tolzien, who both appear extremely vulnerable at the moment.

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