Michael Wilhoite proved himself by starting two games in place of Patrick Willis last season. This season, he has to beat out three teammates to fill in for an injured Bowman.
Colin Kaepernick started day two of 49ers training camp by completing five consecutive passes to five different targets in a 7-on-7 passing drill.
Kyle Nelson rejoins the 49ers after two prior stints with the team. He spent a portion of the offseason workouts in 2013 as well as part of training camp in 2012 with San Francisco.
The free-agent addition spoke highly of his new teammates. He did, however, caution that the unit must form a certain on-field identity.
Surrounded by reporters after his first training camp practice, Ward admitted how hard it is to cover the likes of Anquan Boldin, Stevie Johnson and Quinton Patton.
The 49ers defensive coordinator spoke to the media Friday about how the 49ers will make up for the loss of NaVorro Bowman and possible loss of Aldon Smith to start the 2014 season.
Linebacker Michael Wilhoite spoke to the media Friday about filling in for NaVorro Bowman, his confidence this season, the difference between the two inside linebacker slots and more.
The 49ers new edition at safety spoke to the media Friday about the adjustments he is making, his early impressions of Jimmie Ward, what he wants the secondary to be known for, and more.
The 49ers tight end spoke to the media Friday about what it's like to be coached by Eric Mangini and how the tight ends coach has slowed the game down for him.