The two most-crowded and tightly contested competitions on the 49ers’ practice field during training camp will be waged at wide receiver and cornerback.
SANTA CLARA – Defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil has already figured out that Jimmie Ward is one of the 49ers’ better players.
Before the 49ers took the field for the first day of organized team activities last week, coach Chip Kelly declared the competitions throughout the roster had not yet started.
SANTA CLARA – Jimmie Ward, the 49ers’ first-round draft pick in 2014, spent his first two seasons as the team’s nickel back.
SANTA CLARA – Tank Carradine and Jimmie Ward showed up at new positions on the 49ers’ practice field Tuesday as the club opened organized team activities.