49ers Camp Battle: Boone vs. Davis


49ers Camp Battle: Boone vs. Davis


Right guardAlex Boone vs. Leonard DavisTale of the tape
Boone: Third season, 6-8, 300, Ohio State
Davis: 12th season, 6-6, 375, Texas
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Yes, we've already listed this competition. But things change quickly this time of the year. With the 49ers' signing of Davis on Thursday, we figured it was worth updating. Daniel Kilgore might see some time at right guard, but he'll also work at center. Rookie Joe Looney has not been cleared to practice, so he does not figure to be involved in the competition. The 49ers signed Davis for one reason: To see if he might be a better option than Boone. Davis has started 155 regular-season games in his career. The 49ers want maulers at their guard positions. They have a powerful force at left guard with Mike Iupati. And that's the reason they had no interest in re-signing athletic Adam Snyder, who started for the 49ers at right guard last season. Davis is feeling healthy after offseason surgery to repair a lingering foot problem. He passed the team's physical and conditioning test on the day veterans reported to camp. Now, the question becomes whether the three-time Pro Bowl performer is better-suited to play right guard than Boone, the converted tackle. Davis is two inches shorter and about 75 pounds heavier than Boone. Finally, there appears to be the possibility for some real competition for a 49ers starting job during training camp.

Report: Seahawks could lose second-round pick in 2017 draft

Report: Seahawks could lose second-round pick in 2017 draft

The Seahawks might be in some trouble.

Seattle may lose its second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after failing to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The league is reportedly mulling a penalty after Pete Carroll revealed on Monday that Sherman dealt with an MCL injury during the season.

Back in September, the NFL took away the Seahawks' fifth-round pick, fined the team $400,000 and fined Pete Carroll $200,000 for violating work rules that prohibit excessive contact in all offseason workouts.

The Seahawks will also forefit their first week of 2017 OTAs.

49ers sign free-agent wide receiver

49ers sign free-agent wide receiver

The 49ers, a team with no head coach and no general manager, on Thursday added their third player in the past week to a reserve/future contract.

The 49ers signed wide receiver Rashad Ross, a product of Vallejo High School. Ross has appeared in 20 NFL games the past three seasons with Chicago and Washington. In 2015, Ross caught eight passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in 13 games with Washington.

Ross (6 foot, 180 pounds) played collegiately at Arizona State via Butte College in Oroville. Ross caught 37 passes for 610 yards and six touchdowns in 2012 with the Sun Devils.

Washington released Ross on Dec. 22. In addition to seeing game against with Chicago and Washington, he has also been on the practice squads of Tennessee and Kansas City.

The 49ers also signed Nick Rose, a kicker who spent last offseason with the Atlanta Falcons, to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday. Rose made 27 of his 38 field-goal attempts duringhis four-year career at Texas.

Last week, the 49ers signed left-footed punter Brock Miller (Southern Utah) to a reserve/future contract. A reserve/future contract takes effect at the beginning of the new league year on March 9.

The 49ers’ personnel department remains intact after the firing of general manager Trent Baalke. Assistant general manager Tom Gamble and director of pro personnel Mike Williams are most likely responsible for the signings.

CEO Jed York said on Jan. 2 that the new head coach and general manager will have full power to assemble their staffs.