Frank Gore


SANTA CLARA – One of the changes that has been enacted on the 49ers’ practice field this season gives quarterback Colin Kaepernick an opportunity to express his voice in the huddle.


During his 10 seasons with the 49ers, running back Frank Gore lined up behind many quarterbacks, including Alex Smith, Trent Dilfer, Shaun Hill, Colin Kaepernick, Tim Rattay, Ken Dorsey, J.T.


SANTA CLARA – Running back Carlos Hyde opened training camp on the non-football injury list with a calf injury. The move was nothing more than a precaution.


At least 10 players who started games for the 49ers last season will not return. But one player’s departure stands out for one NFC West rival.


SANTA CLARA – Carlos Hyde, a second-round pick last year, returns to take on his expected role as the 49ers’ starting running back. But nothing will be handed to him as a second-year player.