Wide receiver Mario Manningham appears to be building a rapport with Alex Smith, from whom he caught five of his passes during Monday's practice.
With injuries to Delanie Walker and Nate Byham, the 49ers signed two free-agent tight ends: Gijon Robinson, formerly of the Colts, and Joe Sawyer, who played college ball at Southwestern Oklahoma St.
Aldon Smith left the 49ers' preseason opener with a hip bruise and will be out for at least another week. But Vic Fangio said that he does not believe Smith's absence during camp will have any lasting impact.
It may not have happened the way he originally expected, but former Stanford-standout Chris Owusu made his successful return to football on Friday night at Candlestick Park.
With an announced crowd of 32K, the 49ers Fan Fest at Candlestick provided thrills and one big scare during Sunday's all-day event.
Following the 49ers' open practice Sunday at Candlestick Park, the club has another injury concern. Delanie Walker sustained a right knee injury and spent most of practice sitting on the bench with ice on his right knee.
The 49ers racked up 412 total yards, including 260 on the ground. Matt Maiocco breaks down every offensive player's performance.More: Matt Maiocco's defensive player-by-player review
Who was the best defensive player on the field for San Francisco in their preseason opener vs. Minnesota? Matt Maiocco goes player-by-player on defense from the 49ers' 17-6 win.
The 49ers signed linebacker Kenny Rowe to a two-year contract and waived safety Mark LeGree Saturday.
Jim Harbaugh is practicing prudence in his handling of the 49ers' 2012 preseason, even if it means shutting players down against their preference.
Aldon Smith left the stadium on two canes, but Jim Harbaugh says the team dodged a bullet, which is more than the Vikings could avoid in the 49ers' preseason opening victory.
Jim Harbaugh went into the 49ers' preseason opener with an idea of how much his starters would play. Here's who got the snaps.
Aldon Smith was forced to leave the 49ers' first preseason game after he landed square on his right side and suffered what the team is calling a bruised hip.
The 49ers scored quickly and impressively on their second drive. But the Vikings' second drive, they lost a key cog to a hip bruise.
The 49ers got their preseason started right with an 84-yard drive capped off by a Brett Swain touchdown, a good sign for the first-team offense.