The 49ers closed out open practices in Santa Clara, and immediately started packing everything up to head to Houston for two joint practices and their second preseason game. The team worked out in shells and shorts today which Shanahan says was planned with traveling to Houston happening right after practice.
Here are a few developing storylines as the 49ers head into their joint practices with the Texans.
The 49ers needed to add to their depleted running back corps so pending the passing of a physical, Alfred Morris will reunite with his former head coach Kyle Shanahan. Morris will meet the team in Houston, and could even practice with the team and play in the game facing the Texans. Joe Williams, who has been away from the team due to a death in the family, will also rejoin the team in Houston.
The return 2.0
Richard Sherman is back to doing 11-on-11 drills with the team. Slowly at first, with two snaps during the first session and then several during red zone drills where he broke up a pass from Jimmy Garopplo that was intended for Kendrick Bourne right at the goal line.
Everybody has bumps and bruises
Kyle Shanahan reiterated in his press conference that all of his players are “tight” and are dealing with minor injuries. It’s part of football and they are attempting to make sure that players son’t push themselves too hard but yet still get the practice reps that they need.
Everybody will be in Houston
With the locker room being as close as it is, and Shanahan everyone will be together in Houston. Players will continue rehabbing their injuries there and learn from the joint practices.
[W]e’re going to bring everyone with us. We’re going for so long, and also we’ve got 90 people so we’ve got to bring so many of our training staff with us for them. There’s just not enough guys that we’d want to leave back. So, we’re just bringing everyone.