The San Francisco 49ers are just over three weeks away from returning for training camp, with July 27 set as their reporting date. Players are getting some last minute vacations in, but plenty are keeping busy working out and getting into or remaining in camp shape.
Several 49ers players work with David Alexander, a fitness trainer down in Miami. I believe Frank Gore has done some work with him, but among the current players, Carlos Hyde and Bruce Ellington are notable clients. Alexander posted some pictures from both players working out recently, and I’ve dropped them down below.
Hyde enters training camp as the front-runner at running back. Health remains the primary concern for Hyde, but he also has to deal with a team changing running schemes and bringing in a lot of competition. Hyde is entering the final year of his contract, so his future is entirely uncertain.
Ellington enters training camp with a lot of work to do. The 49ers overhauled the wide receiver corps, with Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, and Aldrick Robinson joining a returning Jeremy Kerley. Robinson is the only one of that group not a guarantee to make the roster, but given his experience in Kyle Shanahan’s system, he’s got a good opportunity in front of him. That leaves Ellington competing for the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart, and potentially a return role. Ellington has flashed skills in the past, but has never been able to consistently stay healthy. And with so much competition in front of him, even the slightest injury costing him any time in training camp could be enough to get him cut by the end of camp.