SANTA CLARA -- ReceiverBraylon Edwards ran short, intermediate and deep routes at top speed Tuesday afternoon, as he returned to 49ers practice for the first time in a month.Edwards underwent arthroscopic surgery Sept. 19 on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus. It appears as if he will be available to return to action Sunday at Candlestick Park against the Cleveland Browns, the team that made him the No. 3 overall selection in the 2005 draft.
Edwards had four receptions for 48 yards for the 49ers when he sustained the injury on the first series of the 49ers' second game of the season, Sept. 18 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Outside linebackerParys Haralson (right hamstring) and right guardAdam Snyder (right shoulder) participated in practice after being removed from the 49ers' game against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 16.Cornerback Tramaine Brock also returned to the practice field Tuesday after missing several games with a left hand injury.FullbackMoran Norris, who sustained a fractured left fibula Sept 18 against the Cowboys, did not practice. He spent time in the weight room, riding the stationary bike and took part in stretching exercises on the side field.
The Atlanta Falcons had the highest scoring offense during the 2016 regular season, averaging 33.8 points per game, and they racked up 6,653 total yards.
In two playoff games, they've scored a combined 80 points.
The architect of that high-powered offense is Kyle Shanahan, who is the presumptive head coach of the 49ers.
So what makes Shanahan's scheme so effective?
Falcons starting center and former Cal Bears star Alex Mack answered that on ESPN's Mike and Mike show on Tuesday.
"He does a really good job of just having a very balanced offense. We want to run outside schemes. we want to run outside zone, we want to be really effective at doing that. And when a team stops you from doing that, when they put people over there, or they slant out or whatever they do to stop that, he has the backup plan," Mack said.
"He knows exactly when they bring that safety down to make it really tough to run outside zone, well that's going to open up some throws later down the field. And then when they put someone out there on the throws, well, there's a bigger cutback lane, so he calls a different run for that. So our offense is really built around being balanced and having an answer for what the defense wants to do to stop us," Mack continued.
Mack, Shanahan and the Falcons are set to put their No. 1 scoring offense to the test against the Patriots' No. 1 scoring defense in Super Bowl 51 in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017.
The 49ers on Tuesday informed season ticket holders that ticket prices will not increase for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
"We are announcing that 49ers season ticket pricing will be frozen through the 2018 season," the team wrote in an email to its season ticket holder. "Invoices for your 2017 season tickets will be made available to view and pay online in the coming weeks, including the option to enroll in a multi-month payment plan."
"Thank you for your valued and continued support as a 49ers Season Ticket Member. We look forward to serving you this season!"
The 49ers will enter the 2017 season with a new general manager and head coach after firing both Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly following their 2-14 2016 season.