Aug. 26 Practice Notes from Denver

Aug 26, 2015 at 2:52 PM--


Here is what some of the San Francisco 49ers beat writers had to say about today's joint practice with the Broncos that was held in Denver.

Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area

On one field, safety Antoine Bethea intercepted a Peyton Manning pass, prompting a wild celebration on the 49ers' sideline. At about the same time on the other field, quarterback Colin Kaepernick hit tight end Garrett Celek down the middle for a long touchdown pass.

The 49ers had a difficult adjustment to practicing at a quick tempo at high altitude. And there was a noticeable adjustment period during the 1-hour, 45-minute practice at the Broncos' training facility.

The 49ers' passing game did not make many plays throughout the practice and there were some issues with pass protection, but they finished on a high note with Kaepernick's deep pass to Celek.


Cam Inman, The Mercury News:

Fullback Bruce Miller had an excused absence from Wednesday's joint practices with the Broncos to tend to a personal matter, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said.

McDonald's injury is not believed to be too serious, as he re-entered Sunday's game briefly after a Dallas Cowboys player initially rolled into his leg. McDonald likely will not play in Saturday's exhibition against Denver.


Matt Barrows, The Sacramento Bee:

The 49ers' players said they felt the mile-high thinness in the air as soon as they started going through individual drills. Both the offense and the defense struggled early. Broncos' backup quarterback Brock Osweiller was particularly effective. Meanwhile on the other practice field, the 49ers quarterbacks were struggling to hit their targets downfield or mostly settling for dump-off passes.

On the other side of the complex the 49ers' starting defense had a string of big plays, starting with safety Antoine Bethea's sideline interception of Peyton Manning. Bethea, who spent years with Manning in Indianapolis, said that perhaps Manning thought the 49ers were in a different look.

The 49ers continue to juggle their starting cornerbacks. The top two on Wednesday were Tramaine Brock and Dontae Johnson. On nickel snaps, Brock moved inside and Kenneth Acker played on the outside.






More San Francisco 49ers News



Elijah Mitchell won't practice; 49ers open practice windows for Dre Greenlaw, Jaquiski Tartt

By David Bonilla
Nov 17

On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that rookie running back Elijah Mitchell was undergoing a procedure to repair a finger fracture sustained in the team's Week 10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. However, the coach wasn't eliminating the possibility that Mitchell, the 49ers' leading rusher, might play this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars or even practice today. Shanahan told reporters today that Mitchell will not take part in the first practice of the week, but the coach believes he will be good for Sunday's game. "He just had [the procedure] yesterday," Shanahan said. "Today, he's not good enough to practice. I think he'll go Sunday, but we've got to see day to day." Jeff Wilson Jr., Trenton Cannon, and



49ers practice and media schedule leading to Week 11 matchup vs. Jaguars

By Site Staff
Nov 16

The San Francisco 49ers will hold three full practices this week as the team prepares for its Week 11 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Kyle Shanahan, defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, special teams coordinator Richard Hightower, and various players are scheduled to speak with the media. The 49ers will make the press conferences available at 49ers.com, on the team's official mobile app, and YouTube page. Below is the schedule, which is subject to change, for the



49ers-Jaguars Injury Report: Elijah Mitchell doesn't practice; Deebo Samuel, Jaylon Moore limited

By David Bonilla
Nov 17

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 11 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Running back Elijah Mitchell suffered a fractured finger during Monday night's win against the Los Angeles Rams. He did not practice. "He just had [the procedure] yesterday," head coach Kyle Shanahan said. "Today, he's not good enough to practice. I think he'll go Sunday, but we've got to see day to day." Another rusher, JaMycal Hasty, was also sidelined. Rookie offensive lineman Jaylon Moore, who exited Monday's game with a knee injury, was limited. As were wide receiver Deebo



49ers place DT Darrion Daniels on IR, sign DE Chris Slayton to the practice squad

By David Bonilla
Nov 18

According to the NFL transaction wire, the San Francisco 49ers have placed practice squad defensive tackle Darrion Daniels on injured reserve. He suffered an injury on Wednesday. "He hurt himself dancing during warmups at practice Wednesday," wrote David Lombardi of The Athletic. The Niners signed defensive end Chris Slayton, 25, to take Daniels' spot on the practice squad. The New York Giants made Slayton (6-4, 307) a seventh-round selection out of Syracuse in 2019. He also spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers released Slayton from their practice squad on November


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone