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Fullback Moran Norris returned to practice for the first time since sustaining a broken left fibula Sept. 18 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Receiver Braylon Edwards went through all the warmup drills Thursday, as he appears on pace to return to action after missing four games following surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.
Carlos Rogers is one of 21 49ers' players with a contract which expires after the 2011 season. "I would love to get something worked out for five, six years."
Fullback Moran Norris remains out of action after sustaining a fractured left fibula Sept. 18 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Braylon Edwards is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Browns, as he was seen running the route tree at full speed during the window in which the local media is allowed to watch practice.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday that he might have been "overly optimistic" about fielding a completely healthy team Sunday when the 49ers face the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns head coach also likes Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman: "That's a pretty darn good tandem of inside linebackers."
During the NFL lockout, Justin Smith and Ray McDonald could often be found working out together. Now they are mainstays on an ever-improving 49ers defensive line.
Braylon Edwards ran short, intermediate and deep routes at top speed Tuesday, as he returned to 49ers practice for the first time in a month.
Carlos Rogers has already set a new single-season personal best with three interceptions in just six games as a 49er. The veteran cornerback told Matt Maiocco that he wants to ink a new long-term deal with San Francisco.
Jim Harbaugh combats complacency by fostering competition between teammates at practice. "That's the way we always do it. There's no games. It's just who's practicing, playing better."
Braylon Edwards has missed the 49ers' last four games after suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee against the Cowboys in Week 2. However, Jim Harbaugh expects to see him on the practice field Tuesday.
Sure, coach Jim Harbaugh gave the 49ers six days off during the bye week.