49ers camp summary (728): Jenkins' busy day


49ers camp summary (728): Jenkins' busy day

Summary: Receiver Michael Crabtree, who sat out the final 20 minutes of practice Friday with an apparent right ankle injury, was held out of Saturday's work. His injury is not believed to be serious, but it is not known when he is expected back on the practice field. Crabtree did not take part in any portion of practice.

In Crabtree's absence, rookie receiver A.J. Jenkins had a busy day. During the 11-on-11 session, Jenkins made three catches, including a nice grab to end practice. On a previous play, Jenkins failed to hang onto a Scott Tolzien throw that was behind him. But Jenkins made the catch in traffic a short time later on a dart from second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Injury report: Crabtree did not take part in any portion of practice. Team spokesman Bob Lange, apparently relaying word from coach Jim Harbaugh, acknowledged Crabtree "is working through something." . . . Linebacker Tavares Gooden left practice an hour early with a member of the team's training staff. Gooden did not appear to be injured . . . Guard Joe Looney (foot) and running back Jewel Hampton are on the non-football injury list, while outside linebacker Darius Fleming (knee) is on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Eye on reps: Will Tukuafu spent the practice at fullback, while Demarcus Dobbs returned to the defensive line after spending the first practice at tight end.

Notable: Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Josh Johnson threw the ball more accurately than the previous day. Receivers Ted Ginn, Kyle Williams and Nathan Palmer made nice catches. Receivers Randy Moss and Brett Swain, and tight end Nate Byham dropped passes. Defensive backs Donte Whitner and Tarell Browm broke up pass attempts.

Quotable: "It'll be pretty easy for all of you to pick out 40 guys that make this team. It's that last five that are hard decisions. And then it becomes the factor of the numbers at other positions. Last year, we kept seven (defensive linemen) because we had seven that we liked and we didn't want to expose any of them to the waiver system. We had two young guys in Dobbs and (Ian) Williams that we felt if we didn't keep we might lose them. So, that was part of the thought process there to keeping seven." --49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Next practice: The 49ers return the practice field Sunday for their first full-squad workout with pads. The 49ers are scheduled to practice from 2:30 to 5:10 p.m. None of the 49ers' practices in Santa Clara this summer are open to the general public due to the ongoing stadium construction.

Fans raise funds to fly anti-Baalke banner before 49ers game

Fans raise funds to fly anti-Baalke banner before 49ers game

San Francisco 49ers fans came together last season and raised money to fly an anti-Jed York banner over Levi's Stadium on three separate occasions. With the team 1-6 this year, there is a new push for a banner calling out a different member of the team’s front office. 

[REWIND: Banner flies over Levi’s calling for 49ers, York to mutually part ways]

On Monday a crowdfunding campaign was created with the goal of raising $1,076 by Oct. 28 in order to fly a banner that reads “49ers: Fire Trent Baalke” over Levi's Stadium on Nov. 6 before the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints. The fundraising goal was fulfilled in 11 hours by 58 people as it reached $1,095. 

The campaign proceeds are promised to Aerial Services of Livermore, which charges $1,024 for two hours of airtime, according to the post, and GoFundMe.com, which takes five percent of all funds raised -- $51.20.

The three banners that flew over Levi’s last season read “Jed York And 49ers Should Mutually Part Ways," "Hold Jed Accountable," and "Jed Here's Our Banner -- Where's Yours?"

Source: 49ers not shopping WR Torrey Smith

Source: 49ers not shopping WR Torrey Smith

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith is the subject of trade discussions, according to multiple reports.

The 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles have discussed a trade involving Smith, but a deal is not imminent, reports Pro Football Talk. ESPN reported that the 49ers are open to trading Smith and multiple teams have shown interest. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1.

A league source told CSNBayArea.com the 49ers are neither shopping Smith nor is a trade anticipated.

Coach Chip Kelly on Monday denied a report from PFT that left tackle Joe Staley was on the trade block. He was not asked about Smith’s status with the team.

“I understand how it comes up because we’re 1-6 and Joe is a veteran player, but it doesn’t matter where you are that’s going to be speculation no matter what team you are and where you are, who are your older players,” Kelly said about the Staley report. “It’s kind of the nature of the sport we play.”

Smith is the 49ers’ third-leading receiver with 13 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Last year, Smith caught just 33 passes for 663 yards with four touchdowns in his first season with the club.

The 49ers last year signed Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract. He is signed through the 2019 season with scheduled base salaries of $6.5 million, along with roster and workout bonuses totaling $1.5 million in each of those seasons.