The San Francisco 49ers participated in the first of two joint practices with the Denver Broncos at the UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. The second practice will take place on Saturday with the 49ers holding a walkthrough, which is closed to the media, on Sunday.

The two teams will face each other in an exhibition game scheduled for Monday night at Mile High Stadium.

Quick Notes

T Joe Staley took part in practice after being limited on Wednesday due to some pectoral soreness.

QB Jimmy Garoppolo bounced back from his five-interception practice on Wednesday by completing eight-straight passes against the Broncos defense to start team drills. Broncos S Justin Simmons later came away with a Garoppolo-thrown interception, his only of the day.

"I just left it a little short, didn't get enough air on it," Garoppolo said. "[Simmons] made a nice play on it."

The 49ers signed CB Quinten Rollins to replace injured CB Greg Mabin (calf), whom the team waived on Friday. Rollins took part in Friday's practice.


G Mike Person was seen after practice on crutches and with his left foot in an orthopedic boot, according to multiple reports. A cart later drove him away. Person participated in practice, however, and no one noticed how the injury occurred.

Matt Barrows of The Athletic later reported that Person's injury does not appear to be serious, and the guard may have had his foot wrapped too tightly during practice. There has been no update yet from the 49ers.

Limited in practice: RB Matt Breida (undisclosed), DB Jimmie Ward (collarbone)

Did not practice: DE Ronald Blair (undisclosed - practiced on Wednesday), DE Nick Bosa (ankle sprain), Edge Dee Ford (knee tendinitis), G Joshua Garnett (finger), TE George Kittle (calf), DT D.J. Jones (knee), LB Elijah Lee (thumb), RB Jerick Mckinnon (knee), RB Raheem Mostert (concussion), DT Jullian Taylor (back), WR Trent Taylor (foot), TE Levine Toilolo (shoulder), CB Jason Verrett (ankle sprain), CB K'Waun Williams (knee)

PUP: TE Garrett Celek (back, concussion), C Weston Richburg (knee)

Friday's Practice Reports

The following are in the order in which they were posted.

Cam Inman, Bay Area News Group
Top 5 takeaways from 49ers joint practice with Broncos
Takeaways: Person injury notes. Garoppolo finishes 9-of-14 passing against the Broncos. Denver defense repeatedly taunted WR Dante Pettis, who had multiple drops and "got pancaked" by S Justin Simmons while blocking for RB Tevin Coleman. Broncos defenders also heckled WR Jordan Matthews. LB Fred Warner forced a fumble at the start of team drills.

Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee
49ers Practice Recap: Defensive takeaways travel in joint practice with Broncos
Takeaways: Warner contributed in two takeaways by the 49ers defense. S Tarvarius Moore hauled in his third interception of the past two practices. RB Jeff Wilson had a strong practice and scored rushing and receiving touchdowns during red-zone drills. Biderman had Garoppolo going 10-of-15.

Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle
49ers' practice report: Garoppolo rebounds from 5-INT disaster
Takeaways: Branch also had Garoppolo completing 10-of-15 passes. His interception came on a back-foot throw. The practice was lively, but somehow, a fight never broke out. There were several close calls, though.

Keiana Martin,
12 Observations from 49ers-Broncos Joint Practice: Aug 16
Takeaways: 49ers defense was stout during red-zone drills. S Jaquiski Tartt had a big pass break up at the goal line. DLs Damontre Moore and Jay Bromley each had a run stop behind the line of scrimmage. DT DeForest Buckner had a would-be sack, forcing an incomplete pass from Flacco. LB Malcolm Smith picked off Flacco.

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