The San Francisco 49ers returned to Santa Clara yesterday to begin the voluntary offseason workout program. "Returned" might not be the best word because numerous players were already around the facility the last few weeks working out on their own. Justin Smith, in particular, has been rehabbing his torn triceps muscle, and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
We do not have word on the total number of players in attendance, but we did see some shoutouts on Twitter. The 49ers and their PR staff tweeted out some quotations from players. Additionally, a few players sent tweets of their own.
Nnamdi Asomugha: "It was really good to get out there and start running and lifting...To have so many guys out here is encouraging."— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 15, 2013
Willis: "When we get back here it’s time to work, we all know that. That’s what helped us to be able to succeed."— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) April 15, 2013
49ers S @t_robinson39 on safety competition. "Real excited about that. I’m just going to take it one day at a time and keep on working."— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) April 15, 2013
Trenton Robinson: "I’m excited to get back and to see guys in the locker room and get ready to do these lifts, OTAs and get into camp."— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) April 15, 2013
CB @pcox16 on start of 49ers OSP: "It’s like being back at home with your brothers. Working out with everybody, that’s the best part."— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) April 15, 2013
49ers OL @danielkilgore67: "The tempo was good today, everybody was into it and you could tell we've definitely been working."— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) April 15, 2013
Great turnout today at workouts!— TWHITNER (@DonteWhitner) April 16, 2013
Chad Hall (@chadhall16) April 15, 2013
The 49ers PR staff posted some pictures from Monday's workouts. We see plenty of players in attendance, and I have to imagine most of the players are at the facility. We'll keep an eye out for details on what players are in attendance. I can't quite make out everybody, but based on the pictures and Anthony Dixon's tweet, attendance includes:
A.J. Jenkins (looks like him, but not positive)
Again, these are just the players we're seeing in the pictures and in the tweets. Plenty more are on hand.
The 49ers also posted some video to Vine.co, including this video of Alex Boone hitting the weights on Monday. The first two weeks of the program are strictly for strength, conditioning and rehab. The only coaches allowed are strength and conditioning coaches with no other coaching responsibilities.