Optimism surrounds Ray McDonald's future; Michael Crabtree addresses his status for Sunday; a new face might start at right tackle in Week 1.
UPDATE (2:45 p.m. on Thursday) -- Ray McDonald came out to practice after the media was kicked out.
Ray McDonald meets with the 49ers' brass; the right side of the O-line remains a mystery heading into Week 1; a showdown between special teamers.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week announced increased penalties for domestic violence, but he is no hurry to reach a conclusion about 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.
SANTA CLARA -– Defensive end Ray McDonald was not on the field for stretching and the early portion of warm-ups before emerging from a second-floor office to join his teammates for Wednesday’s pra