That meant other defensive backs were given an opportunity to step into the spotlight on Wednesday, the sixth camp session and fourth padded workout of 2014.
Cox’s second takeaway wasn’t as visually impressive, but it did take place in a clutch situation. Cox put a stop to the first-team offense’s two-minute drive when he dove for a low comeback pass intended for
But it wasn't solely Cox disrupting the offense’s rhythm. Morris and other cornerbacks, who are competing to be the team's starting nickel cornerback, all had their disruptive moments.
Morris lined up as right cornerback with the second-team defense and moved inside to be the second-team slot corner role in nickel pass situations.
But before Morris could get into passing lanes in 7-on-7 and team drills, the second-year cornerback made his presence known in 1-on-1 drills against San Francisco's wide receivers. Morris broke up a Kaepernick pass intended for
The 49ers entered training camp with young cornerbacks looking to assert themselves on defense. So far, the team has to like the competitive play from the likes of Cox, Morris and others.
Offensive Play of the Day
Gabbert's decision-making and execution was on point. The quick throw to Wylie continues to underscore his knowledge of a new offense.
In a 7-on-7 drill from the 30-yard line, Morris broke up back-to-back passes. The second pass breakup saw Morris perfectly time a swipe into the arms of wide receiver
The bang-bang play was a great example of Morris' closing speed paying off.
Michael Crabtree and
Members of the PUP (physically unable to perform) list did not practice. The group includes linebacker
-First-round draft pick
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