49ers minicamp Day 1: Jenkins stands out

Roman very pleased with A.J. Jenkins' progress

49ers minicamp Day 1: Jenkins stands out
June 11, 2013, 5:45 pm
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49ers wide receiver A.J. Jenkins did not drop a pass during Tuesday's minicamp. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Practice summary: The 49ers spent a good portion of time working on their quarterback-driven run game. Each of the quarterbacks got plenty of work on the read option.

During an 11-on-11 drill, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took off running repeatedly against the 49ers' No. 1 defense. In a red-zone drill, he kept on a read option and split defenders to get into the end zone.

Earlier in the day, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said wide receiver A.J. Jenkins had his two best days last week since he's been with the team. Jenkins had another solid day on Tuesday. Anquan Boldin, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette dropped passes. Jenkins did not, while also providing the catch of the day.

[MAIOCCO: Jenkins looks to build on best week of practices]

One of the highlights of the practice came in a drill in which defensive players, in essence, play two-hand touch against a ball carrier in open space. Rookie quarterback B.J. Daniels put a tremendous move on All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis, juking him so bad that he fell down. That drew some "oohs" and "aahs" from their teammates.

It was a tough day for quarterback Scott Tolzien, who was intercepted by Darcel McBath, Craig Dahl and Tramaine Brock during 11-on-11 drills.

Offensive play of the day: During an 11-on-11 drill, No. 2 quarterback Colt McCoy delivered a pass behind the inside-breaking Jenkins. While running full speed, Jenkins left his feet to reach back and snared the pass against the coverage of rookie Marcus Cooper.

Defensive play of the day: Safety Craig Dahl covered rookie tight end Vance McDonald along the right sideline. He slipped underneath McDonald while Tolzien's pass was in the air to intercept the pass while McDonald tried to break it up.

Rookie report: Safety Eric Reid, the team's first-round draft pick, did not get tested much. He lined up mostly deep in coverage and did not allow anyone to get behind him. His best play came when he broke up a McCoy pass at the left sideline that was intended for rookie tight end Vance McDonald. . . Receiver Quinton Patton caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Kaepernick near the end of practice over cornerback Perrish Cox.

Fourth-round draft pick Marcus Lattimore is rehabbing his right knee injury. He was running sideline-to-sideline on a side field during the early portion of practice. Tank Carradine (knee) and Quinton Dial (toe) also have not practiced since being drafted.

On the sideline: RB Frank Gore, RB Kendall Hunter, RB Marcus Lattimore, WR Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams, WR Mario Manningham, OL Joe Staley, OL Mike Iupati, OL Luke Marquardt, DL Justin Smith, DL Tank Carradine, DL Quinton Dial, DL Lamar Divens, LB Ahmad Brooks, LB Aldon Smith, LB Darius Fleming, CB Carlos Rogers.

Quote of the day: "I don't want a lighter load. He brings a lot of value and it's our job to fit that in and make our staff that much stronger. We have a great staff, a great staff."
--49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman on the addition of Eric Mangini to the staff as senior offensive consultant.

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