Good morning! The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their final practice of preseason Week 1 on Wednesday, as they prepare to depart for Kansas City. The 49ers will hold a walkthrough on Thursday, and then depart for their Friday opener against the Chiefs.
It was a busy day for this final practice. The day started with word that domestic violence charges were dismissed against Tramaine Brock. Matt Barrows and Matt Maiocco both reported the 49ers had been in touch with Brock’s representatives following the dismissal. The team issued a statement denying that, and Kyle Shanahan later reiterated that, saying, “No one has reached out to Tramaine.”
As the 49ers hit the practice field, they announced the release of center Jeremy Zuttah. He lost his shot at the starting center job, and without guard work to offer some versatility, it was not entirely surprising the 49ers cut him. The move now instead of in a couple weeks gives Zuttah a chance to land somewhere in time to play in the second week of the preseason.
And of course, there was also practice. They went through without pads, and once again, C.J. Beathard shined. He has had a solid training camp, and he very well could challenge for the backup quarterback job. In other camp news, Reuben Foster limped off the field to get his ankle checked out, and afterwards Kyle Shanahan said he was optimistic it was not a big deal.
Just one of those busy days. On to the links!
49ers: Ahkello Witherspoon grabs interception; Depth chart for Chiefs game (Barrows)
49ers practice like losers before their first preseason game (Cohn)
Rookie quarterback Beathard making an impression (Inman)
49ers practice recap: Pads come off in prep for preseason opener (Biderman)
11 Observations from 49ers Training Camp: Aug. 9 (49ers.com)
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan plans to keep it simple in preseason (Wagoner)
Jeremy Zuttah released
Kilgore's strong play prompts 49ers to release Zuttah (Maiocco)
49ers: Jeremy Zuttah waived; offensive line takes shape (Barrows)
49ers cut losses by releasing center Jeremy Zuttah (Branch)
49ers release Jeremy Zuttah (Jones)
49ers Sign LB Sean Porter, Release OL Jeremy Zuttah (49ers.com)
Joshua Garnett injury
San Francisco 49ers will rely on veterans while Joshua Garnett is out (Wagoner)
Joshua Garnett to have knee ‘cleaned up,’ 49ers hopeful for Week 1 return (Biderman)
Shanahan: It will be 'a battle' for Joshua Garnett to be ready by Week 1 (49ers Webzone)
Tramaine Brock charges dismissed, 49ers not interested
Santa Clara DA office: Tramaine Brock case dismissed (Maiocco)
49ers: Charges against former cornerback Tramaine Brock dismissed (Barrows)
Case dismissed against ex-49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (Inman)
49ers not interested in a Tramaine Brock reunion (PFT)
Charges against former San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock dismissed (Wagoner)