The San Francisco 49ers continued their third week of practice with more rotations in the line ups with some players getting cleared to practice and others not. Unfortunately, for Donavin Newsom, his being released to full practice did not go as planned. The linebacker had been limited for a neck injury/condition earlier during training camp. Upon his return, he had a violent collision with another linebacker at practice and laid motionless on the field for several minutes. Good news is that he had feeling in all of his extremities. 49ers confirmed that there were no cervical spine fractures but that he did sustain a concussion. He remains at Stanford Medical Center for evaluation.
Prior to the injury to Newsom, the team ran a number of 11-on-11 drills. The usual suspects were standouts in your top plays of the day:
Carlos Hyde consistently powerful
The starting running back seems to always start practice with a bang. Today, on Hyde’s third carry, he blasted through the A gap for more than a 10 yard gain before being stopped by Eric Reid and Lorenzo Jerome.
Vance McDonald with a long reception
Play action by Hoyer led to a deep pass to the left side where McDonald had gotten separation from Reid and Jerome. It was about a 25 yard gain.
Raheem Mostert has a strong run
Mostert took the hand off from C.J. Beathard and punched through the offensive line gaining more than 10 yards before being hit by Don Jones.
Quinton Dial with a tip
The current 49ers defensive line has a knack for disrupting the play at the line of scrimmage. Dial got his mitts on a Beathard pass with what seemed like very little effort.
Matt Barkley to Kendrick Bourne
Bourne continues to make circus catches at practice. Barkley threw the ball just high enough where Bourne could reach it and Chanceller James could not.
Matt Barkley to Louis Murphy
This was almost an instant replay of the pass to Bourne. Murphy was being double covered by Will Redmond and Vinnie Sunseri
Earl Mitchell with a swat
Like I said, the 49ers defensive line seems to get their hands on a lot of passes. This time it was Earl Mitchell on a Brian Hoyer pass.
Reuben Foster gets No. 4
Barkley’s pass was intended for Bourne and Foster jumped the route and grabbed it for his 4th interception of training camp.
Ronald Blair gets a sack untouched
This play had to have been at least partially the result of miscommunication. Blair got through the offensive line vitrually untouched. It could have been a missed assignment by Darrell Williams Jr.
DeForest Buckner gets a sack
I’m not sure who Buckner got past to get to Hoyer but you can’t miss the defensive lineman’s arms in the air which is the signal for “I could have sacked him but we aren’t allowed to.”
Pita Taumoepenu gets a sack
The rookie linebacker quickly got through the line to Beathard, who had to spike the ball to end the play.
Ray-Ray Armstrong gets an interception
Armstrong got his chance with the 1s and wound up with an interception of a Hoyer pass. NaVorro Bowman gets credit for an assist as he tipped the ball towards Armstrong whose quick reflexes helped him control the ball for the INT.
Jerome gets an interception
Hoyer didn’t have his best day throwing a deep ball intended for Goodwin, just a little off target. Jerome jumped for the ball and ended up with it deep down the left side of the field.
Chris Jones gets a sack
The stout defensive lineman went up against Garry Gilliam and won the battle getting to Beathard, forcing him to spike the ball.
The 49ers have one more practice before taking Thursday off to travel to Kansas City for the game on Friday night.