49ers camp summary (815): Up-and-down day for QB Johnson

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49ers camp summary (815): Up-and-down day for QB Johnson

Summary: The 49ers held a 2 12-hour practice Wednesday that featured some live tackling involving the third-stringers. A 10-play stretch featured plenty of miscues on both sides of the ball.Safety Colin Jones will never see an easier chance for an interception, as quarterback Josh Johnson overshot receiver Brian Tyms on a deep crossing route. But Jones failed to make the interception on a ball that hit him squarely in the hands. The voice of one wag could be heard above all the others: "That was the girl you never asked out." The offense had back-to-back false-start penalties, prompting the offending players to be removed from the huddle. Tyms and center Jason Slowey committed the infractions, and they were quickly replaced by Ben Hannula and Chase Beeler.That was fortunate for Hannula, who three plays later turned in a nifty run after the catch in which it seemed as if just about every player on defense had a chance but failed to tackle him. Cornerback Deante' Purvis was the first to whiff along the sideline.In addition to the one near-interception, Johnson was responsible for the only two picks of practice. He underthrew A.J. Jenkins on a deep route, allowing undrafted rookie Anthony Mosley to make the pick. Jenkins did not make much of an effort to break up the pass. And safety Darcel McBath intercepted Johnson's attempt to tight end Garrett Celek near the end of the workout.Johnson also made two of the better throws of the day. He lofted a touchdown pass to Nathan Palmer in the corner of the end zone during a 7-on-7 drill. And late in practice, he dropped in a beautiful 25-yard pass on a corner route to Chris Owusu just beyond cornerback Tarell Brown and safety Dashon Goldson.Quarterback Alex Smith and the first-team offense did not click as well as in Tuesday's practice, but he still completed nearly 65-percent of his pass attempts during the 7-on-7 and team periods. Smith's best play came when he found Vernon Davis on a deep route against safeties Trenton Robinson and McBath.Injury report: Cornerback Perrish Cox was absent with an undisclosed injury. It was his first missed practice of training camp. . . Tight end Nate Byham sat out his sixth practice of camp after spending last season on injured reserve after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL. The 49ers are keeping the severity of Byham's injury under wraps. . . Outside linebacker Aldon Smith missed his fourth practice with a right hip bruise. Smith sustained the injury in the first quarter of the 49ers' exhibition opener against the Minnesota Vikings. . . Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks and tight end Delanie Walker (right knee) missed their third consecutive practice. Brooks has general soreness from training camp, a source said. Walker walked out to the practice field to watch the last portion of practice with no noticeable limp. . . Rookie linebacker Cam Johnson might also be out a while. He missed his fourth consecutive practice. He underwent offseason knee surgery but passed the team's physical at the beginning of camp. . . Running back Jewel Hampton (left foot) is on the non-football injury list, while outside linebacker Darius Fleming (left knee) is on the physically-unable-to-perform list.Returning to work: Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga returned to full practice after sitting out two days of practices. Cornerback Tramaine Brock was back at work after missing one practice.
Offensive play of the day: Receiver Mario Manningham, one of several veteran players coach Jim Harbaugh held out of the exhibition opener, is coming on strong this week. He made a remarkable catch on a deep-in route. And while Purvis held Manningham's left arm, Manningham reached out with his right hand to make a one-handed grab of a bullet thrown by backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Eye on reps: Demarcus Dobbs played on both sides of the ball. He recorded one sack at defensive line and also caught a short pass from Scott Tolzien on a crossing route.Transaction report: The 49ers signed veteran Ikaika Alama-Francis to assist the team's depleted group of outside linebacker. The 49ers waived tight end Gijon Robinson.Tying up loose ends: Michael Crabtree said he keeps a running tab of his daily matchups against cornerback Carlos Rogers. Crabtree had a quiet practice, but he got the upper hand on Rogers during a one-on-one drill with a reception against tight coverage.Notable: Fifty members of the The Faithfulistas, the new official 49ers female club, attended the evening practice. Membership includes 49ers apparel, e-newsletters and special invitations to VIP 49ers events.Next practice: The 49ers return to practice Thursday from 2 to 4:25 p.m. The 49ers will break camp after their "mock game" practice on Friday.

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.