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News & notes from OTAs: Dante Pettis has gained 9 pounds since last season

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Also, George Kittle has a new tatoo

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Tuesday was the final day of availability for the media as the San Francisco 49ers hit the field for yet another day of OTAs. Richard Hightower already gave us his thoughts on a couple of Special Teams topics, but there were a couple of other newsworthy items. Let’s start with the running backs.

Don’t focus on who starts

One of the big talking points this offseason has been who will get the bulk of the snaps at running back. Fullback Kyle Jusczcyk confirmed that “you’re going to see a different guy shine each week.” While that may be bad news for fantasy owners, this will keep defenses off balance. I guess that the running back situation will continue to be by committee until someone proves to Kyle Shanahan that they can be “the guy.”

The Dark Knight

George Kittle loves Batman. That is no secret.

On Tuesday, Kittle revealed his new tattoo, which he said his wife was not happy about at first.

Kittle is a character but in a good way. He seems like the type that always brightens up the room when he walks in. He’s the ball of energy you want in the locker room.

A better version of Dante

There wasn’t much to report on the field, as the day was rightfully dominated by NaVorro Bowman announcing he wants to retire as a 49er. Jennifer Lee Chan did have a few takeaways from practice.

Dante Pettis did say that he is up to 197 pounds. Pettis finished the season at 188. Pettis did note that he was relatively slender. A bigger, stronger, and perhaps quicker/faster version of Pettis is a scary thought.

Pettis always had the frame to add weight. The weight gain doesn’t seem like an overreaction to getting injured last year. It was something that was going to happen once he had a full offseason in the NFL. I’ll be on hand at minicamp next week, and will keep an eye out to see how Pettis is moving at his new weight.