J.D. Smith, a two-time Pro Bowl running back with the 49ers more than five decades ago, died at his home in Oakland on April 1. He was 83.
Colin Kaepernick spent 10 weeks of his offseason working on refining his mechanics and honing his understanding of the game with, among others, two-time MVP quarterback Kurt Warner.
Reggie Bush and former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne might be competing at the same position for the 49ers, but he has no doubt Hayne will win a job.