The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up practice No. 7 on Sunday, and head into their second day off of training camp. They will then head into the final stretch of four practices before their preseason opener against the Houston Texans. That will include a joint practice on Friday with the Texans.
The team returned to pads and a longer session after a shorter pad-less session on Saturday. Blaine Gabbert stood out in the quarterback competition, which is a competition that seems to ebb and flow with each day. Chip Kelly has not announced a starter for the Texans game.
DiAndre Campbell and Bryce Treggs both drew some positive ink today, and Cam Inman had a nice little feature on Treggs, and his bid to gain a spot as a UDFA. Campbell was a UDFA last year, and earned a spot on the practice squad. He, DeAndrew White, and Dres Anderson all signed as UDFAs last year and ended up on some aspect of the 49ers roster all season.
DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead both dealt with injuries that appear to be minor. Armstead had what is being described as potentially a stinger, and Buckner with a right arm injury. According to the media on hand, they did not get work from the trainers after practice, so that’s a plus.
Pass vs. run defensive depth chart
Buckner has been getting first team work lately, but he and Mike Purcell are rotating in and out. When Buckner is with the first team line, he and Armstead book-end Quinton Dial. When Purcell is in the lineup, Armstead and Dial are on the end. As has been pointed out in the practice reports, it could indicate a Dial-Purcell-Armstead line for more run-heavy opponents, and Buckner-Dial-Armstead for more pass-heavy opponents.
Charles Haley on hand
Speaking of the pass defense, Charles Haley flew out to Santa Clara from Canton, Ohio a day after welcoming Eddie DeBartolo to the Hall of Fame. He was working with the pass rushers, which has become a regular thing for him the last couple years.