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49ers second-year OLB Aaron Lynch missed most of the offseason program with a hamstring injury.

Lynch also battled a hamstring issue last spring before ultimately coming on and notching six sacks as a sub-package pass rusher. Ahmad Brooks reportedly looked good during the spring, showed up in shape, and is expected to compete with Lynch for the starting job opposite Aldon Smith.
Jul 2 - 11:31 AM

49ers second-year CB Keith Reaser is a candidate for a starting role.

Reaser missed his entire rookie year to ACL surgery. With Shareece Wright and Jimmie Ward sidelined, Reaser got the majority of first-team OTA reps. Reaser will be in the mix to start opposite Tramaine Brock if he carries his strong offseason into training camp.
Source: 49ers.com
Jun 27 - 6:05 PM

49ers UDFA DeAndrew White had a "standout" offseason.

White was one of the highlights of OTAs/minicamp. The 49ers like the combination of speed and route running he's shown while working with the second team. White earned sporadic playing time at Alabama after tearing his ACL as a sophomore, but ran 4.44 at the Combine and is a former top high school recruit. White needs to prove his value on special teams to avoid the practice squad.
Source: 49ers.com
Jun 27 - 5:49 PM

Anquan Boldin says the 49ers plan to run a faster-tempo offense under new OC Geep Chryst.

The 49ers played "slow" under outgoing OC Greg Roman, annually ranking among the NFL's bottom teams in offensive plays. "It’s definitely a fast tempo," said Boldin of Chryst's offense. "We’re trying to get a lot faster than last year as far as getting to the line." Boldin said the "system" has not changed, but the 49ers want to run more plays. This would be good news for the fantasy values of all San Francisco skill players. Boldin, in particular, is a great value at his current mid-11th-round ADP. He's been a top-30 fantasy receiver in each of the last three seasons.
Source: 49ers.com
Jun 25 - 1:11 AM

The 49ers will incorporate more zone blocking into their 2015 running game.

Outgoing OC Greg Roman ran a gap-based power running game, but the 49ers have lost power blockers LG Mike Iupati and RT Anthony Davis. Per beat writer Matt Barrows, Hyde shed ten pounds in the offseason in an effort to become lighter on his feet for outside-zone plays. "We'll implement some of that stuff, like the stretch zone more so than we have in the past," LT Joe Staley confirmed. "But we're still going to do what we've done well here. What's worked for us has been power running. It's what we know."
Jun 24 - 1:29 PM

49ers wide receivers coach Ronald Curry said third-year WR Quinton Patton will get a "real opportunity" this season.

"Quinton Patton has always flashed," Curry said. "He’s always been dedicated, he’s always been focused, he’s always worked hard, he’s smart and it’s going to be interesting to see how he does in this camp." With Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith firmly entrenched atop the depth chart, Patton will compete with Bruce Ellington and Jerome Simpson for snaps in three-wide sets.
Source: 49ers.com
Jun 20 - 1:04 PM

49ers second-year G/C Marcus Martin dropped 10 pounds over the offseason.

As the 49ers attempt to become a more up-tempo offense, new coach Jim Tomsula has dictated better fitness from his offensive linemen. "Oh, man, it’s a whole different mentality, a whole different level of fitness," Martin said. "Coming in coach Tomsula said he was going to be the only fat guy in the room. And that hit home. You had to get in shape and get right." Martin struggled in eight starts at center his rookie year, but he is expected to win a starting job somewhere on the interior of the 49ers' suddenly suspect offensive line.
Jun 20 - 9:03 AM

49ers RB/KR Jarryd Hayne recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his foot.

Hayne participated in minicamp before returning home to Australia to go under the knife. The former rugby star is trying to carve out a role on special teams. He's a work in progress on offense, as coaches have been on Hayne for running too high. If he's to make the team, he'll need to impress as a gunner.
Jun 19 - 11:52 AM

Vernon Davis blamed his lack of production last season on game planning.

"I wasn't really ever a factor in the offense last year," said Davis. "The first game, yeah. But the second game, the tight ends [weren't] really involved as a whole." After putting an emphasis on three-wide receiver sets in 2014, the Niners are going back to ground and pound. Davis is hoping for a bounce-back year under new tight ends coach Tony Sparano.
Jun 15 - 3:38 PM

49ers DE Darnell Dockett (ACL surgery) is on track for training camp.

Dockett hasn’t been cleared for OTAs, but remains ahead of schedule. His status for Week 1 isn’t in doubt. Dockett projects to play three-technique when healthy.
Source: 49ers.com
Jun 13 - 6:36 PM

49ers DB Jimmie Ward (foot surgery) expects to be ready for training camp.

"I should be," Ward said. "I feel good right now. Everything is coming back positive." Ward will miss all of OTAs recovering from surgery. He’s had multiple setbacks since his 2014 Jones fracture and can’t be counted on for the start of camp. Keith Reaser has been getting nickel reps in place of Ward.
Jun 13 - 6:27 PM

Reggie Bush has been getting the first running back rep in each drill during OTAs.

Carlos Hyde missed some time last month with a minor leg issue and it's likely Bush is getting veteran respect. But it's a reminder that Hyde's carry count will be nibbled into by Bush, fourth-round rookie Mike Davis and a healthy Kendall Hunter. The coaches are not just handing Hyde 20 carries on a silver platter. Meanwhile, if the stripped-down Niners are trailing often this season, Bush is set up for significant usage as the no-doubt passing back.
Jun 11 - 10:55 AM

49ers re-signed exclusive rights free agent ILB Michael Wilhoite to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

The 49ers had been in talks with Wilhoite on a long-term contract. Under control for the next two years, Wilhoite will likely have to play out 2015 without an extension. Wilhoite is penned in as the starter next to Navorro Bowman.
Jun 10 - 5:46 PM

49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Vernon Davis has "looked extremely fast" at OTAs.

Tomsula also said he's been "catching the ball really well." Davis skipped last year's offseason program because of a contract dispute and proceeded to have the worst season of his career. The 31-year-old has been "stretching the field" and could benefit from Colin Kaepernick's new emphasis on throwing deep. Davis has plenty to play for as his contract expires at the end of this season.
Jun 10 - 11:28 AM

49ers third-year FS Eric Reid said he contemplated retirement in the offseason due to concussion concerns.

It's the same reason teammates ILB Chris Borland and RT Anthony Davis hung up the cleats. "I will continue to evaluate my own situation," Reid said. "If I have another concussion and I don’t feel like I can play any more, then I won’t. If I [have another concussion], and if I feel that I still can play, then I will. It’s just a case-by-case basis." Reid has suffered three concussions through two NFL seasons.
Jun 9 - 7:00 PM


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