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Training camp tweets: Tuesday was a big day for Pettis; Garland has an ankle injury

The rotation at cornerback continues, while Brunskill took some snaps at center

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The San Francisco 49ers just finished their second padded practice. They’ll have Wednesday off. Center Ben Garland sprained his ankle in practice today and sat out the second half of the session. Reporters who were on-hand didn’t think Garland’s injury is serious. Daniel Brunskill moved to center in Garland’s absence.

Let’s review some tweets from the folks that attended Tuesday’s practice. Where do we start? Quarterback completion percentage, baby.

Which brings us to Pettis:

Pettis having success over the middle is important. Last year at this time, he alligator-armed everything, and that bled into the season. It’s one day of practice, but with injuries at the position, getting a couple of catches a game from Pettis would go a long way for the 49ers. The door is open for Pettis to make plays. He’s also been fielding punts and kicks.

Raheem Mostert and Jerick McKinnon had a couple of long runs:

Yesterday, Kyle Shanahan said that McKinnon could be a deep threat in this offense if they get the right matchup. McKinnon has been lining up in the slot early on in camp.

This is a “punt return” offense, as former NFL cornerback Will Blackmon called it. Aiyuk will have plenty of space to work with this season. He’s a nightmare when the ball is in his hands, so this won’t be the last time we see hear about Aiyuk taking a short pass for a long gain.

On Sherman sitting out, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said the competition opposite of him is open, and he wants to see someone step up and win the job. Ahkello Witherspoon received first-team reps today, which was a first. Emmanuel Moseley and Jason Verrett continue to rotate. Saleh said Verrett looks more confident and comfortable this year.