Day two of San Francisco 49ers mandatory minicamp is in the books and we saw and learned a few new things. There were quite a few red zone drills today that we have details on, as well as the previous 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills that we've seen during OTAs and day one of minicamp. Practice was fast but not frenetic and there were slower teaching sessions where the music was turned off and the pace was more like a walk through.
- Ian Williams is wearing a walking boot. He was in the weight room with Glenn Dorsey and Dontae Johnson during practice.
Ian Williams in a walking boot and Glenn Dorsey reporting to the training facility to rehab. #49ers #minicamp pic.twitter.com/GCUJLYa0EM— Jennifer Chan (@jenniferleechan) June 8, 2016
- Some of the secondary are wearing light MMA mitts during practice to keep them from getting called for holding which is something rookies tend to do according to secondary coach Jeff Hafley.
- Everyone is getting a little more familiar with each other and the talking has started. No skirmishes have broken out yet, but but there's always potential. Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton have already built up a healthy rivalry with rookie CB Rashard Robinson who they simply call by his number, 33.
- Torrey Smith wore a visor today and had a great practice. He had several catches, one very long reception in 7-on-7s and a touchdown during red zone drills both of which were thrown by Blaine Gabbert.
"This season you will come my way" I really wore a visor for the gram and had a great practice pic.twitter.com/Xhhhu6HFyA— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 9, 2016
- Torrey Smith was dealing with leg cramps towards the end of practice for the second day in a row which caused the younger receivers to give him grief about being old.
- Other touchdowns were made by DiAndre Campbell, Bruce Ellington, and Bruce Miller which were thrown by Blaine Gabbert. Miller's was a "third time is a charm" touchdown as he had two uncharacteristic drops before it. Another touchdown was an impressive catch by DeAndrew White over the top of Keith Reaser which was thrown by Thad Lewis.
- Aaron Burbridge showed that he can work in the slot with a great grab in traffic.
- On the defensive side of the ball there were some great PBUs made by rookie Rashard Robinson, Tramaine Brock, and Jaquiski Tartt and swatted passes by Tony Jerod-Eddie, Eli Harold and Tank Carradine.
- In special teams work Bryce Treggs, Bruce Ellington and DeAndrew White continued to field returns. Today they were joined by Kenneth Acker who caught the ball well and Carlos Hyde who dropped his one attempt.
- Colin Kaepernick continued to work in all of the drills without linemen including working against the "bug men."
Kaepernick throwing the ball in position drills. #49ers #minicamp pic.twitter.com/55njYCDzal— Jennifer Chan (@jenniferleechan) June 8, 2016
- Chip Kelly, while directing traffic at practice, is usually smiling and joking around with players and does not seem like the person we all read about who was fired from his previous position.
Minicamp wraps up on Thursday with availability from special teams coach Derius Swinton, along with the first availability from Colin Kaepernick since his representation requested a trade.