The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up another day of practice on Tuesday, and given that we are now three weeks into camp and the preseason, it is no surprise things appear to be getting a bit chippy. Tank Carradine got into it with Mike Purcell on the sideline, and Cam Inman reported CB Dontae Johnson and WR DiAndre Campbell got into it briefly as well.
At this point, players have spent a whole lot of time together, and it is understandable they might get a bit heated. Once the regular season gets here, players are still around each other a lot, but you don't have quite the same issues of going at each other every day. Jim Tomsula has discussed training camp fights in the past. He said he is sort of in the middle on them, because he has seen fighting teams win, non-fighting teams lose, and vice versa.
The biggest news of the day was the return of Kendall Hunter, Aaron Lynch and Jimmie Ward for team drills. Ward practiced at safety on Tuesday. It remains to be seen how the team's nickel depth chart is going to shake out with Tramaine Brock moving into the slot when the team goes to their nickel package.
Speaking of cornerbacks, Keith Reaser moved up ahead of Shareece Wright at practice, opposite Tramaine in the base defense. Tomsula has said the team would look into some other combinations this week, but we'll see how it impacts the long-term depth chart. My guess is this is a short term thing, but it will be fascinating to see who gets what work against the Cowboys.
Speaking of combinations, the first team offensive line was basically the same, but Brandon Thomas did get some first team reps. Matt Barrows seemed to indicate it was not a large number, and that Ian Silberman got some first team right guard snaps as well.
Here are the practice recaps from Tuesday: