The San Francisco 49ers hit the middle of their practice week trying out several new line up changes as some players got healthier from their training camp injuries. The practice ended on a somber note with a collision of linebacker Donavin Newsom and another defender. The good news is that Newsom has no cervical spine fractures, but he did sustain a concussion. He is staying at Stanford Medical Center for further observation.
Jaquiski Tartt and Eli Harold returned to individual drills after a session on “The Hill” the day prior. Tim Hightower, who also took part on the hill workout, returned to team activities
During practice Trent Brown sustained a minor lower body injury, went back in for a play, and then spent some time talking to strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright.
Ray-Ray Armstrong gets his shot
Reuben Foster played along side NaVorro Bowman the day before and as defensive coordinator Robert Saleh stated, both linebackers would get their shot. Armstrong made the most of his day intercepting a ball that was tipped by Bowman.
Tim Hightower returns to the fold
Carlos Hyde took the first snap with the first team but the second carry was made by Hightower. It seems Hightower will be eased back into his usual workload. So far, so good.
The defense is rolling
DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Ronald Blair, Elvis Dumervil, Pita Taumoepenu, Chris Jones and Aaron Lynch each had sacks. Quinton Dial, Earl Mitchell and Buckner all swatted down passes at the line of scrimmage for PBUs.
Eric Reid and Lorenzo Jerome took snaps with the 1s, while Vinnie Sunseri and Chanceller James worked with the 2s. Dontae Johnson and Rashard Robinson worked with the 1s while Keith Reaser and Will Redmond worked with the 2s.
Two minute drill
The team ran through two minute drill scenarios with 2:11 left in the clock. They even included a run through of the victory formation.
C.J. Beathard and Matt Barkley splitting snaps
I will go through and get an actual tally of snap counts per quarterback but I’d say the snap count for each quarterback is pretty even. Brian Hoyer obviously gets more taking all of the first team reps.
The 49ers have one more practice before their travel day to Kansas City. The game starts at 6p.m. PT on Friday August 11th.