A lack of depth at the wide receiver position for the 49ers is certainly a thing of the past.
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On Monday, the third day of the 49ers training camp, receivers like Morgan and Jones continued to impress, making the depth chart decisions even more difficult for the coaching staff.
“That group as a whole is doing a good job,” offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye said after the team’s first of two Monday workouts. “[I’m] very pleased with them at this point. Josh (Morgan) is doing a good job. He’s one of the two or three guys that we have that can play both sides (X and Z positions). He’s in competition with the whole group and he’s doing a good job.”
Raye also complimented Morgan’s explosive leaping ability, as well as his range.
For Morgan, playing at both spots give him the opportunity to see all angles of the field as well as help the team if injuries occur.
“I’m getting comfortable playing both positions – that’s a plus for me and for the offense,” Morgan said. “That means more of the game opens up for me. I can see the field from every angle. I think it’s big for me. It helps me recognize defenses and I can see the whole defense we’re playing against, not just one side.”
Like Morgan, Jones is one of the players Raye referred to in his press conference as another multitalented wideout on the roster.
“Brandon has done well. He’s transitioning out of a different system, so his learning curve has been good,” Raye said. “He has made plays down the field on deep balls. He also has some good change of direction and has explosive, long speed. He’s in the mix with the rest of that group in terms of where he’s going development-wise and what he’s been able to do early in training camp.”
Jones is pleased with his play so far at camp, but he’ll never rest on what he accomplished the day before.
“I feel like there’s great competition here – a lot of guys are playing well,” Jones said. “I just take things one day at a time and I put each practice behind me. You have to get better with each practice.”
Raye also complimented Jones on his versatility, citing the newcomer’s ability to play at all three receiver positions.
“That’s very important,” Jones said of lining up at the ‘X, Z, and F’ positions. “There are a lot of guys who can do that here. I just want to get on the field and be able to make plays and help the team the best I can. It’s very important to know all three spots, because a lot of us can play.”
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A few plays later Moore’s left hand was cut and he did not return to action. He’s listed as day-to-day.