Good Morning! Busy week as we have the mandatory minicamp underway for the San Francisco 49ers.
Yep, mandatory, and who isn't at it? Why Anthony Davis. Even when it's obvious he's not coming back to the team, this dude just won't go away. At least this time you can't blame his Twitter feed.
There's no doubting Davis had issues coming back to the team, issues caused by both he and the 49ers organization (hence his headache), but somehow his desire to really return is being brought into question. Especially when current 49ers offensive line coach Pat Flaherty said they spoke months ago and that was it, basically ending the Anthony Davis return with "That's old news."
How this whole return got botched is certainly driving curiosity. Despite his Twitter post from a few months ago basically put the nail in the coffin of him ever returning, Davis isn't going away. I'm sure we'll get more about all of this as the season goes on. The return may be a dream (or nightmare depending on it) but the story has plenty more chapters to be told. Stay tuned!
Let's get to the links!
49ers DE DeForest Buckner Displays Power, Rattles Tackle Sled! Arik Armstead Coming Along! (Sakamoto)
Ranking all 32 NFL cornerback groups (Stockwell)
The 49ers tell Anthony Davis nothing is handed to him if he comes back (Gantt)
Silver: Blaine Gabbert heavy favorite for 49ers' QB job (Hanzus)
Jim Harbaugh reveals 49ers wanted to draft Julio Jones (Smith)
Former 49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't regret walking away (Mercury News)
Torrey Smith reflects on Ali, not afraid to speak his mind (Maiocco)
49ers Chip Kelly praises Colin Kaepernick’s minicamp debut (Inman)
Minicamp notes: offense well ahead of defense (Biderman)
49ers coaches surprised to see Blaine run so fast (Branch)
49ers offense at full throttle on second day of minicamp (Barrows)
The good and not so good from Day 2 of 49ers minicamp (Grant Cohn)
49ers NaVorro Bowman Takes Shots At NFL Network: Calls Top 100 List “Bogus!” (Sakamoto)
49ers defensive linemen go sledding at minicamp (Barrows)
49ers minicamp observations: Offense wins the day (Maiocco)
Kelly on Kaepernick's return: 'I was impressed with him' (Biderman)
49ers Jeff Nixon On Playing Tight End: “You Got To Be A Complete Player.” (Biderman)
Carlos Hyde could be key to Chip Kelly's offense succeeding in San Francisco (ESPN)
Carlos Hyde: “I don’t need to change my running style at all. I play the way I play.” (Grant Cohn)
49ers’ defensive assistant wants hits to keep coming (Barrows)
Chip Kelly takes part in a military ceremony (Lynch)