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49ers training camp preview: Bruce Ellington looks recovered from hamstring injury

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Bruce Ellington missed much of the offseason workout program with a hamstring injury. This video would seem to show him ready to go for training camp.

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Fooch's note: I've added a second video of Ellington down below

The San Francisco 49ers veterans report to training camp a week from Friday, and it appears another injured player is likely to be ready when practice starts on August 1. Bruce Ellington dealt with a hamstring injury throughout the offseason workout program, but it appears he will be healthy for the start of training camp. He posted a video to Instagram Tuesday evening featuring him running a route to catch a pass from Tajh Boyd.

You can check out the video below. It appears he is turning on the jets, but I can't really say for certain. For a guy who was dealing with a hamstring injury though, he would seem to be running well.

Ellington's role is not quite publicly known, but we can certainly speculate. He is likely the favorite to handle kick and punt returns. However, where it gets really interesting is on offense. He is a wide receiver, but we saw him used in a variety of roles last year. In some ways he seems like he could be a Percy Harvin-type of weapon. We saw him as a pass catcher, but we also saw him on run plays, with the potential of coming out of the backfield in some instances.

The 49ers have a versatile weapon, so long as he can remain healthy. He did not deal with many injuries in college, but dealt with an ankle injury for a month this past season, as well as a hamstring injury late in the season. Hopefully that proves to be an anomaly.

Had a great workout with @tajhboyd10 today!!! He put that thing on the MONEY!!!

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