The San Francisco 49ers entered training camp looking to find a starting cornerback and nickel defender.
The young cornerbacks who are vying for those spots have looked solid in the team’s first three camp sessions.
The same goes for returning starter
Brock recognized the rookie taking too long to fire a deep dig route to
On the very next play, Brock nearly intercepted quarterback
Brock later broke up a
Brock gave up a few short passes earlier in the practice in 7-on-7 work, but when it came time for team periods, he showed his change-of-direction skills and soft hands.
Crabtree had his best practice of camp, catching everything in sight after the drop.
The sixth-year receiver’s best reception was on a deep sideline pass from
Crabtree reached out with his left hand and pulled the ball into his body for a 30-yard catch.
Defensive Play of the Day
Brock’s interception happened in an instant. It was definitely the top play. But if a runner-up had to be crowned,
Brooks lined up over offensive lineman
Rookie wide receiver
Members of the PUP (physically unable to perform) list did not practice. The group includes linebacker
NFI (non-football injury) list members also were not practicing. The group included Lattimore (hamstring, knee), center
Observations-Kaepernick was 5-of-9 passing in the 7-on-7 work and finished the day completing his final seven throws in team periods. Kaepernick got things started with a 20-yard touchdown pass to
-Kaepernick’s best throw of the day was a 20-yard laser to
-Bethel-Thompson saw a lot of second-team reps. He also lined up behind the first-team offensive line later in practice.
-It was a good day for the veteran quarterbacks in the team periods: Kaepernick was 7-of-9, Gabbert was 8-of-10, Johnson was 4-of-5 and Bethel-Thompson was 8-of-10.
-The most humorous part of practice was seeing the quarterbacks alternate turns trying to throw a lofted pass 40 yards down the field into a target net that was about three times the size of a basketball hoop. After each quarterback missed on about five to seven throws, Jim Harbaugh took a shot at the net but camp up short. To the passer’s credit, it was a windy day in Santa Clara.