Ian Williams


SANTA CLARA – The 49ers opened last season with seven defensive linemen on their 53-man roster and two additional players stashed on reserve lists.


SANTA CLARA – It’s typical that the defense is ahead of the offense in the early days of training camp, especially when a new offense is being installed.


SANTA CLARA -– The 49ers’ first practice on Saturday night was all about that base.


Editor’s note: Insider Matt Maiocco will be providing position-by-position breakdowns each day leading up to 49ers training camp, which opens with their first full-squad pract


San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams and cornerback Marcus Cromartie are taking a cue from the ALS ice bucket challenge and going after Lyme Disease.