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49ers minicamp recap, day 3: Tramaine Brock back in lineup, Alex Boone remains at left guard

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The San Francisco 49ers third day of minicamp is a wrap. We break down the various practice reports, and what it all means.

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The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up minicamp on Thursday with a 9 a.m. practice. It gave players a chance to get out of town fairly early following media availability, which I'm sure most appreciated. The 49ers will have plenty of early practices once training camp gets around, and given some of the east coast games on the schedule, AM practices are probably a little bit helpful.

We talked about DeAndrew White earlier today, so here are a few other notes from practice. You can check out notes from Day 1 and Day 2 as well.

No major retirements!

I said it already, but it is worth re-emphasizing. Far and away the most important thing to come out of minicamp was no major injuries. There could be plenty in training camp, and it will be a long season with plenty of injuries, but for now, the team can get closer to full health for camp. The team has had a run of bad luck the last two years when it comes to injuries, so we'll see if they revert back toward the mean.

And yes, it is indeed worth a mention that nobody retired the last couple days. Hopefully that does not change.

Alex Boone sticks at left guard

The 49ers practiced with Boone at left guard throughout minicamp. He was on the second team Tuesday and Wednesday. He started with the first team on Thursday, but moved back to the second team after the opening period, according to Chris Biderman. My guess is the team is working him in slowly given his absence from OTAs. My guess is he is back in the starting lineup at or near the start of training camp.

Tramaine Brock is back at practice

The 49ers cornerback missed much of OTAs and minicamp with a leg injury. Jim Tomsula indicated it was connected to returning from his toe injury, which makes it sound like a hamstring issue or something like that. Brock was a full participant on Thursday, working as the team's slot corner when they went to the nickel. Dontae Johnson and Marcus Cromartie were the two starting outside cornerbacks. Keith Reaser split some time at nickel with Brock.

Kap to Smith was the play of the day

The media all seemed to view a pass from Colin Kaepernick to Torrey Smith as the play of the day. It sounds like Dontae Johnson had good coverage, but the ball was perfectly placed. Kap has gotten fairly positive reviews through minicamp. Now we'll see how it holds up when pads go on.

Day 3 minicamp reports