The San Francisco 49ers have begun the process of welcoming back players for 2014 training camp, with rookies, first year players, quarterbacks, and injured veterans reporting last week. On Wednesday, the remaining veterans (minus Alex Boone) reported in, and the team kicks off practice on Thursday.
The return of training camp means plenty of news and discussion from practice. The media gets access to the first two weeks of practice, and will have tweets during, and reports after, breaking down everything that happened. We'll keep an eye on what comes out of camp, but for the quick, live information, you'll want to keep an eye on Twitter. It's worth noting that for the media tweets, I'll have an embedded list in our daily open thread, so if you're not on Twitter, you won't be in the dark.
The 49ers have numerous media members following them, and this list is not all-inclusive, so please feel free to add any suggestions I might have overlooked. The first group of reporters are the people expected to be on site just about every day of training camp. They will have frequent updates on Twitter and at their websites. You can check each one individually, or you can check out this list. With players already reported in, here is an embedded version of the list:
The second group are folks that will be there a decent amount, but probably not every single day. Tim Kawakami covers all Bay Area sports, and likely will split some time between the 49ers and Raiders, while wrapping up the Giants and A's seasons. Our old friend Bay Area Sports Guy will spend a decent amount of time at camp as well over the next month, although he'll likely split some time with Giants games.
The third group include random media that make some appearances here and there.
Mindi Bach - CSN Bay Area
Matt Barrows - Sacramento Bee
Chris Biderman - NinersDigest.com
Eric Branch - San Francisco Chronicle
Grant Cohn - Press Democrat
Christian Gin - Examiner.com
Cam Inman - San Jose Mercury News
Matt Maiocco - CSN Bay Area
Bill Williamson - ESPN
I have a Twitter list of the 61 members of the 90-man roster that are on Twitter. If you're not super familiar with Twitter, in that link, click on "Tweets" on the left side to see the actual tweets from the players. Obviously they will not be tweeting during practice, but they can have some interesting stuff before and after. Here is the embedded list of players:
The 49ers front office is knowledgeable when it comes to social media. Of the accounts below, Taylor Price and Scott Kegley are the two most likely to provide notable details from training camp.
49ers official Twitter Account
Jed York - CEO
Bob Lange - PR Director
Robert Alberino - Executive Producer
Scott Kegley - Digital Media Manager
Taylor Price - Digital Media Coordinator
Dan Beckler - PR Manager
Ben Mayberry - Creative Services Manager
Talia Malik - PR Assistant
Al Guido - COO