The 49ers wrapped up their Monday practice a bit ago and the beat writers are likely involved in a post-practice press conference with either Coach Harbaugh or one of the coordinators. If there are transcripts available we'll make sure and get those posted later tonight or early tomorrow. For now, all of this is based off tweets sent out by the beat writers from practice (@maioccocsn, @mattbarrows, @slam49ers, @eric_branch, @grantcohn)
The big news of the day was the discussions surrounding quarterback Daunte Culpepper. The team brought in Culpepper for a workout and a chance to chat. There is no word yet on Culpepper signing a contract, but the rumors indicate they could be working towards a simple one year deal. There has been a fair bit of consternation about the possible deal, but at the end of the day I think the context of the deal makes it something that really isn't worth getting to angry over. Mike Sando had an interesting take on it based on his previous days as a Seahawks beat writer.
While we wait for news of a deal, bumps and bruises were the story of the day. Expected starting cornerbacks Carlos Rogers and Shawntae Spencer both did not take part in practice. This left Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown as the starting cornerbacks. The rest of the secondary had the expected starters at this point with Donte Whitner and Dashon Goldson playing the safety positions.
Late in practice Joe Staley left with what sounds like an ankle tweak. Alex Boone moved in to the left tackle position where he has had some success thus far. At this point it sounds like it would be an upset for Boone to note handle the swing tackle position.
Finally, Anthony Dixon sat out his second practice in a row with some kind of injury, meaning more second team snaps for Kendall Hunter.
While the players work to heal up their injuries, it will be interesting to see how the depth chart is impacted this weekend. Starters will likely get more playing time than last week, so depending on some of these injuries, backups could get some serious playing time. Most notably, Tramaine Brock and Tarell Brown would appear to be potential beneficiaries if Shawntae Spencer remains on the sideline.