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.
Our 49ers Insider is spending his bye-week Sunday catching up on some mail. Matt Maiocco's latest mailbag tackles questions about what the team's fullback depth chart will look like when veteran Moran Norris returns.
Aldon Smith was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty against Detroit's Matthew Stafford, and it has cost him much more than just a fifteen-yard penalty.
John York, the 49ers' co-chair, will serve as chair of the newly created health and medical committee and has stepped down as the chair of the NFL's international committee.
The biggest on-field reason the 49ers made it to the bye week with a 5-1 record is their stifling run defense. With one of the best front-sevens in the NFL, the 49ers have neutralized each opponent's top running back.
The 49ers' turnaround from a year ago has been dramatic, but this team was not built overnight. Insider Matt Maiocco looks at the current players acquired by S.F. from the Terry Donahue era to the present.