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San Francisco 49ers links for Thursday, May 4, 2017

Good morning! The San Francisco 49ers rookie class will officially meet in Santa Clara on Thursday. The team formally opens their rookie minicamp, which will run through the weekend. Players will get their first jersey numbers as they take the field for the first time. I say “first jersey numbers” because many numbers will change after final roster cuts clear out some numbers.

There is not a whole lot to take from rookie minicamp. The most notable is which players are in the best and worst shape. It doesn’t happen every year, but sometimes we’ll hear reports of certain players not being in nearly good enough shape. It has been a long four months for these players preparing for the draft, but that condition is not always ideal football condition. Additionally, once private workouts end, some players are busy with social engagements leading up to the draft. It’s all part of the process, but it’s something to keep on our radar.

Meanwhile, the 49ers veterans are wrapping up the first set of Phase 2 workouts. Those began May 1. The next set is May 8-11, and the final set is May 16-18. They will move on to OTAs after that.

Reuben Foster’s shoulder

Report: Reuben Foster's shoulder surger "didn't take" (Barrows)
Report: Reuben Foster’s shoulder surgery ‘didn’t take’ (Biderman)
49ers would be wise to take slow approach with Reuben Foster (Biderman)
Report: Reuben Foster's shoulder caused draft fall (Maiocco)
Report says Reuben Foster’s surgery ‘didn’t take’ (Branch)

Waiver claims

Three former 49ers, including Mike Purcell, claimed off waivers (Maiocco)
3 recent 49ers cuts claimed off waivers (Biderman)

UDFAs

Introducing 49ers 18 undrafted free agents (Biderman)
Kyle Shanahan hopes 49ers found next Kirk Cousins in C.J. Beathard (Wagoner)

Jed York

Jed York says 49ers won't stop taking shots to find next great QB (Barrows)
York: 'You have to be willing to change path if you've made a mistake' (Maiocco)
Dinner date? 49ers’ Jed York extends olive branch to Jim Harbaugh (Branch)

Miscellaneous

San Francisco 49ers eager to let Arik Armstead 'loose' as pass-rusher (Wagoner)