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Participants revealed as 49ers break player-run offensive camp

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Participants revealed as 49ers break player-run offensive camp

Camp Hoyer, a three-day gathering of 49ers offensive players, concluded Wednesday morning on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Backup quarterback Matt Barkley posted a photo on Instagram from inside SMU Stadium and declared the gathering a success.

“Great week training with the boys in Dallas!” Barkley wrote. “It’s ‘off-season’ but we used this time to get back in the playbook, go over routes and lift/run together.”

All four of the team’s quarterbacks – starting quarterback and organizer Brian Hoyer, Barkley, C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens – participated in the workouts.

Others shown in the photo are wide receivers Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson, Trent Taylor, DeAndre Smelter, Victor Bolden, Kendrick Bourne and DeAndre Carter, tight ends George Kittle and Cole Hikutini, and running back Kapri Bibbs. Receiver Jeremy Kerley and tight end Vance McDonald, who were not pictured, participated in the workouts, too.

The 49ers are scheduled to report to training camp in Santa Clara on July 27 with the first practice scheduled for the following day. The 49ers last practice of the team’s official offseason program was June 14.

During the final week of practices, Hoyer said the plan was for a group of offensive players to get together at some point in the middle of the six-week gap before the start of training camp.

“We'll get as many guys together as we can,” Hoyer said. “You can't accommodate everybody because people are going all across the country. We're going to get together and get three days in and then come back ready to go on July 27th.”

On eve of game vs Rams, 49ers only have two healthy safeties

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On eve of game vs Rams, 49ers only have two healthy safeties

Starting safety Eric Reid will not be available for the 49ers on Thursday night, and the other presumptive starting safeties are questionable, too.

Jimmie Ward (hamstring) and Jaquiski Tartt (neck) went through limited practice Wednesdsay and are listed as questionable to face the Los Angeles Rams in front of a national television audience at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday night.

Ward and Tartt are expected to be available for the game, but the 49ers’ only healthy safeties are rookies Lorenzo Jerome and Adrian Colbert.

Reid is expected miss more than one game with a sprain of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Reid is listed as out for Thursday’s game, along with linebacker Reuben Foster.

The 49ers medical staff no longer requires Foster to wear an orthopedic boot to stabilize his high right ankle sprain. General manager John Lynch said Foster is making good progress, but the 49ers are going to be cautious with him.

“The one thing I know is that freak athletes tend to be freak healers, as well,” Lynch told NBC Sports Bay Area.

“He wanted to play the first week in the boot. That’s just the way he’s wired. We got to make sure he’s all the way healthy before we put him in, and we’re going to do that.”

Tight end George Kittle (hip) and linebacker Eli Harold (foot) are questionable for the game and are expected to play. Kittle sustained his injury during the 49ers’ 12-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Harold was stepped on during a practice this week.

49ers injury report
Out
LB Reuben Foster (ankle)
S Eric Reid (knee)
Questionable
LB Eli Harold (foot)
TE George Kittle (hip)
S Jaquiski Tartt (neck)
S Jimmie Ward (hamstring)

Shanahan: 49ers need Hoyer to step up

Shanahan: 49ers need Hoyer to step up

The 49ers entered the regular season feeling as confident in quarterback Brian Hoyer as anyone on the offensive side of the ball.

But Hoyer has struggled through the worst back-to-back games of his 33-start NFL career. And the 49ers need him to get going, beginning Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams, coach Kyle Shanahan said.

"I want him to get his edge back. I want him to get his confidence,” Shanahan said Wednesday on the KNBR Morning Show.

“We need Brian to step up, and we need everyone around him to step up.”

In the first two games of the season, Hoyer has completed 62.9 percent of his 62 pass attempts but for just 292 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. His passer rating is a lowly 60.7.

The 49ers have scored only four field goals and no touchdowns on their 21 offensive possessions in losses to Carolina and Seattle. Moreover, the 49ers have converted just four of 23 (17.4 percent) of their third-down attempts.

The quick turnaround on Thursday at Levi’s Stadium is something Hoyer said he welcomes this week -- of all weeks.

Last season with the Chicago Bears, Hoyer did not throw for fewer than 300 yards in any of his four full games. On Sunday in the 49ers’ 12-9 loss to the Seahawks, he managed just 99 yards passing.

“It was a tough game and now we move on,” Hoyer said. “Thankfully, this week we get to move on really quick and move on to LA.

”You get to put the last one behind you and move on to the next.”