The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their first training camp practice on Sunday, and there is plenty to take away. Jennifer Chan will have a practice recap first thing in the morning, but in the meantime, I thought I’d pull some notable information from the initial beat writer recaps.
The big news is that Glenn Dorsey and Will Redmond were taking part in practice. Both were candidates for the PUP and NFI lists. Both players tore their ACLs last season, and were not participants in the offseason workout program. They clearly took big steps forward, so it is nice to get some positive injury-related news.
Dorsey only took part in the individual drills period, and worked with trainers in the group period. On the other hand, Redmond worked as a slot corner, and managed a pass breakup. Just getting him on the field is big news.
Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert split up the snaps with the first and second team offense. Cam Inman put together some numbers on what each quarterback did. I’d say we get more from his “overall” look than from the numbers themselves. Jennifer Chan will have more on this and hopefully can give us a better idea of how the quarterbacks looked.
#49ers QB Watch, Day 1 of camp:— Cam Inman (@CamInman) July 31, 2016
Kaepernick 5/9 with INT
Overall: So-so day, no thrill
Inside linebacker: Michael Wilhoite got the start next to NaVorro Bowman
Slot corner: Chris Davis handled first team reps
Nose tackle: Mike Purcell handled first team reps, surrounded by Quinton Dial and Arik Armstead at the defensive ends
Right tackle: Trent Brown got first team reps, with Andrew Tiller at right guard; Anthony Davis and Joshua Garnett manned right tackle and right guard with the third team offense
Tight end: Garrett Celek handled first team work
Wide receiver: The 3-receiver set included Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, and Bruce Ellington
Safety: Kenneth Acker played third team safety in place of the injured Jaquiski Tartt, on top of his cornerback work.