The San Francisco 49ers had their second day of OTAs on Tuesday, and it marked the first session open to the media. This meant we finally got some insight into the depth chart, but the information was limited due to injuries. Nobody got hurt in today’s practice, but various prior injuries meant several players were sidelined on Tuesday.
#49ers who did not practice today:— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) May 22, 2018
Arik Armstead (foot) went through the full practice.
Kyle Shanahan confirmed after practice that Jonathan Cooper will not be practicing until training camp. Cooper had surgery on his MCL back in January, and is continuing to rehab back from that. Laken Tomlinson started at left guard on Tuesday, with Joshua Garnett and Mike Person getting first team work at right guard, per Matt Maiocco.
At linebacker, Malcolm Smith started at middle linebacker and Korey Toomer started at weak side linebacker. Reuben Foster remains away from the team pending the resolution of his domestic violence and weapons case, while Brock Coyle is recovering from a torn labrum. Foster could be back soon if the Santa Clara judge decides on Wednesday that he should not stand trial on his domestic violence and criminal threats charges. Coyle will likely not practice until training camp.
Jimmie Ward remains in the starting lineup opposite Ahkello Witherspoon while Richard Sherman continues rehabbing his torn Achilles. Sherman is expected back at training camp, at which point we could see Ward moving to a variety of depth possibilities.