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49ers OTAs: Day 1 recap round-up

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It was a busy first day of OTAs for the San Francisco 49ers. We've got practice reports and the first team offense and defense.

The San Francisco 49ers are through their first day of OTAs, and thankfully nobody got hurt too badly. Reports suggest Devon Cajuste may have some kind of right ankle issue after landing awkwardly and walking off the field. Additionally, Quinton Patton tweaked his knee, but was not carted off the field. Any practice day a team can get through without particularly serious injuries is a good day.

Jennifer Chan was on hand for practice, and she will have some of her thoughts probably Wednesday morning. In the meantime, the beat writers have gotten their reports together, and I figure we can share those to see what's going down. I've linked to them at the bottom of this article.

First up the first team units:

QB: Blaine Gabbert
RB: Carlos Hyde
WR: Torrey Smith
WR: Dres Anderson (initially Quinton Patton, then Anderson took over, per Grant Cohn)
TE: Garrett Celek
H-back: Bruce Miller
LT: Joe Staley
LG: Zane Beadles
C: Daniel Kilgore
RG: Brandon Thomas
RT: Erik Pears

DT Arik Armstead
NT Mike Purcell
DT Quinton Dial
OLB Aaron Lynch
OLB Eli Harold
ILB NaVorro Bowman
ILB Gerald Hodges
CB Tramaine Brock
CB Jimmie Ward
NB Dontae Johnson (Ward moved inside, Johnson was outside)
S Antoine Bethea
S Eric Reid

Cam Inman broke down the wide receiver, tight end combinations for some offense only drills. The most notable aspects of that were that Garrett Celek was part of the first group, with Vance McDonald working with the second group. Additionally, Eric Rogers worked with the third group, and DeAndre Smelter and Bruce Ellington worked with the fourth group. I have to think we see significant rotation among the pass catchers throughout the program and into training camp.

Tank Carradine got a lot of work at outside linebacker, and not just the pass rush defensive end role. Grant Cohn said he looked lost in coverage. Considering the transition he is going through, that is not exactly a shocker. Matt Barrows said he heard Tank is in the 260 weight range at this point.

Barrows also mentioned that Trenton Brown likely was No. 2 at right tackle and not No. 1 in part because he has to work on his conditioning. That was a problem for him in the past, so we'll see how that progresses for him.

Matt Maiocco
Matt Barrows
Eric Branch
Cam Inman
Grant Cohn
Sakamoto (also, 10 things he learned)