Well...that sucks. The San Francisco 49ers suffered their first injury casualty with the announcement of Eric Rogers’s torn ACL. He’ll be out for the season and gets to go through the grueling rehab of ACL surgery. Those things aren’t fun-the surgery and the rehab. I had to help a family member through one last year (the first week of her recovery no less) and it was one of the most painful experiences I’ve witnessed; The rehab is brutal, the pain is nearly unbearable and you quite literally can’t do anything for a few months. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery and he makes it back to the field next season.
But on a happy note: in a few hours Eddie DeBartolo jr., the former owner of the 49ers will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While his time is a bit overdue, he’s definitely made it in when he can enjoy it, and that’s really all that matters. We’ll have a schedule and times for all of you later today.
Let’s get to the links!
49ers Practice Reports:
49ers practice, No. 5: Brock intercepts Gabbert; Kelly defines QB ideals; WR Smith sits (Inman)
49ers practice 5: Smelter runs with the ones (Maiocco)
49ers training camp report, Day 5: Colin Kaepernick bounces back (Grant Cohn)
49ers training camp report Day 5: Tramaine Brock picks Blaine Gabbert (Biderman)
My first look at Chip Kelly’s 49ers camp: Lots of pace, lots of yelling and whistles, and DeForest Buckner crashing into people (Kawakami)
49ers wide receiver Rogers tears ACL (Maiocco)
49ers TCD5: WR DeAndre Smelter works with first-string offense (Barrows)
Daily Focus: Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick Better Choice for 49ers? (Pro Football Focus)
49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. carries complex legacy into Hall of Fame (Shutdown Corner)
This 49ers quarterback situation looks awfully familiar (Sporting News)
Feisty Rookie Robinson Making Some Noise in Secondary (Williams)
Which other 49ers would Eddie DeBartolo pick for Hall of Fame? (Brown)
Chip Kelly on 49ers quarterback battle: 'You look for precision' (Biderman)
Eddie DeBartolo on Jed York's 49ers: Turnaround will 'take a while' (Brown)
Torrey Smith misses 49ers practice with minor injury (Biderman)
In timing-based offense, Kelly needs 49ers QBs to be precise (Maiocco)
49ers add Cleveland Wallace to provide depth in secondary (Biderman)
Eddie DeBartolo — owner of NFL’s ‘best’ dynasty — gets his due (Sporting News)
49ers ILB NaVorro Bowman Has ‘Heart’ In San Francisco (Sakamoto)
Worth a thousand words: Eddie DeBartolo discusses his favorite 49ers photo (Barrows)