The 49ers had the day off from training camp on Saturday, but the day was plenty meaningful for fans of the team. The NFL Hall of Fame held it’s annual induction ceremony, which saw Randy Moss, who was briefly a 49er, enshrined as one of the best players in league history. Another former 49ers receiver, Terrell Owens, was also admitted to the Hall of Fame, but decided, on personal grounds, that he would decline the invitation to the ceremony. Instead, he gave his speech several hundred miles away, at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The day was a special one for second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard, as he was in the audience to watch his grandfather, Bobby Beathard, enshrined as well. The elder Beathard was a four-time Super Bowl winning executive with five teams, and a general manager of two. A six-time conference champion, one of the few smudges on Beathard’s record was his Chargers losing to the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX, which I assume must make for some relatively awkward dinner conversation with his grandson.
With that being said, the team returns to practice tomorrow, and will not have another break until Friday. There will be a team walkthrough on Wednesday, and the 49ers will host the Dallas Cowboys for their first preseason game of the 2018 season on Thursday.
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