Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/19/12
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After being signed and released eight times in his NFL carreer, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Eric Bakhtiari has finally had the oppurtunity to play an entire four quarters for a team. Sure it's just preseason, but this is the prime time for 'blue-collar' guys like Eric to use this platform to prove to teammates, fans and most importantly coaches, that he belong's on the 53-man roster.  Eric led the 49ers' defense in Saturday night's game against the Houston Texans with seven total tackles, hence marking the second straight week he's led the team in tackles at the outside linebacker position. After performing on seven practice squads since being signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2008, Eric has finally seemed to found his niche.  In last week's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, Eric had a solid performance sacking the quarterback twice (and he nearly had another sack against Texans quarterback T.J. Yates Saturday).  His steady improvement and work ethic this season has been e...
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