Joe Looney has yet to take part in any 49ers practices. But that will change now that the rookie guard has been cleared after offseason surgery.
Michael Crabtree sat out his third full day of work with a lower right leg injury and wasn't the only wide receiver to miss team drills. 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco has all the details from camp in Santa Clara.
One of the knocks on Anthony Dixon in previous seasons was his reluctance to use his 235-pound body to his advantage. But Dixon is apparently willing to prove he can be physical.
Rarely does a day go by without somebody approaching Donte Whitner about the hit he delivered on Pierre Thomas in the playoffs last season.Rewind: Ratto: Whitner KOs Thomas Maiocco: Whitner sets tone
Despite Tramaine Brock's early success last year in San Francisco, newly acquired Perrish Cox has proved he can play multiple positions. That versatility could give Cox an edge as the 49ers' fourth cornerback.
Byham would have won a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster last season, but he went down early in training camp with a torn ACL. Dobbs is a backup defensive lineman who saw a lot of action during the offseason program at tight end.
With Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss and Mario Manningham on the roster, don't expect A.J. Jenkins to be listed as active on regular-season game days. Does that mean he's going to be a bust?
The 49ers new stadium construction took an exciting step over the weekend with steel beams making an appearance. But it's not without growing pains, as the team is forced to adjust practices due to the construction.
Justin Smith, the 49ers' MVP last season, took full advantage of the team's first practice with pads on Sunday. Smith blew up several plays from his position at right defensive tackle, and wreaked havoc all practice long.
Prior to practice Sunday, Jim Harbaugh staunchly defended A.J. Jenkins while speaking to the media. This was news to the rookie receiver.More: Harbaugh lashes out at 'clueless' critics, defends Jenkins
Michael Crabtree will miss practice again on Sunday afternoon, but general manager Trent Baalke said Crabtree's injury is not a long-term concern.
Jim Harbaugh had some harsh words for media critics of A.J. Jenkins, holding an unscheduled interview to defend is rookie wideout.
In Michael Crabtree's absence Saturday, rookie receiver A.J. Jenkins had a busy day. During the 11-on-11 session, Jenkins was heavily involved.More: Harbaugh: 49ers have five No.1 receivers 49ers video
Demarcus Dobbs has twice as many plays to learn, playing both offense and defense. But it's giving the undrafted free agent a better chance at a roster spot.