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49ers-Ravens Joint Practices, Brandon Lloyd's Metal, Terrelle Pryor to Seahawks

Posted Apr 22, 2014

Each weekday morning, 49ers.com reviews the most newsworthy and engaging content from around the web involving the 49ers and the NFL. We seek it out, so you don't have to.

Each weekday morning, 49ers.com reviews the most newsworthy and engaging content from around the web involving the 49ers and the NFL. We seek it out, so you don't have to. 

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1. 49ers Practicing in Baltimore?

The San Francisco 49ers are going to get their money’s worth for an East Coast flight to start the NFL preseason. As had been reported elsewhere over the weekend, Jim Harbaugh and his brother, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, revealed that their teams would hold four joint practices at the AFC team’s Owings Mills, Md. based facility following a Thursday, Aug. 7 exhibition opener. Both coaches were in Ohio over the weekend while John Harbaugh was being honored at his alma mater, Miami University. The preseason game will mark the Harbaughs’ third meeting as NFL head coaches. The Ravens bested the 49ers in Week 12 of the 2011 season and in the Super Bowl XLVII two seasons ago.

The teams practicing together and against each other should be the more interesting storyline. Players often tire of hitting the same-looking uniform during certain stretches of training camp. Now the 49ers and the Ravens will get at least a four-day respite from their schedules. We at 49ers.com will have more coverage on the teams' arrangement, including which in-practice matchups will be the most intriguing.

>>At Miami, John Harbaugh told the story of his Super Bowl handshake with Jim Harbaugh.


2. Brandon beyond Football

Brandon Lloyd brought his unique personality back with him to San Francisco. The veteran wideout, who officially returned to the 49ers last week after beginning his career with the team in 2003, revealed on KNBR how he spent his 2013 away from the football field. In addition to parenting and resting his body, Lloyd said he started working full-time for a speciality metal service center that supplies airplane components. He added that he has worked at his friend's company over the last four offseasons, starting with the NFL's lockout in 2010, while calling the aerospace sector "dynamic."

Fans undoubtedly hope that word also describes his play in 2014. Taylor Price of 49ers.com collected the football-oriented details of Lloyd's radio interview here, or you can listen to the whole recording here. There's also these five things to know about Lloyd.

>>Another former 49ers wideout who could have enjoyed a reunion in San Francisco, Josh Morgan, instead agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Morgan endured two tough seasons for his hometown Washington Redskins after leaving here in 2012.

>>Speaking of pass-catchers, there is something to this Jarvis Landry-to-Anquan Boldin comparison, as SFGate.com's Eric Branch detailed. We compared offensive NFL Draft prospects to 49ers offensive players, then switched to the defensive side of the ball.

>>An unofficial tally of college prospects with scheduled visits at team headquarters can be found on Matt Barrows' Sacramento Bee blog.

3. Around the League

>>The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor, the final player drafted during Al Davis' stint as owner, to the Seattle Seahawks. Pryor becomes the second Seattle quarterback to earn a higher 2014 salary than starter Russell Wilson.

>>The Super Bowl champs are using some of their savings on Wilson to lock up cornerback Richard Sherman. Could Sherman be the league's highest-paid corner?