7 Locker Room Observations: Dec. 4

The San Francisco 49ers opened their Levi's® Stadium locker room doors on Thursday afternoon. Here's what we came away with...*


1. Getting ready to head out to the field, tight end Garrett Celek (87), linebacker Chase Thomas (52) and defensive tackle Lawrence Okoye (94) were among those sporting scout-team numbers to mimic Raiders players. It appeared cornerback Marcus Cromartie (23) was due to impersonate 49ers-turned-Raiders corner Tarell Brown.

  1. Thomas helped fellow linebacker and Stanford alum Shayne Skov impressively pick up and move Skov's 10-foot-tall, walnut-wood locker stall.
  1. Speaking of 'backers, rookie Chris Borland held court with reporters and said his high-tackle totals are a result of a strong defensive line in front of him. He also said, in the first section of that clip, that he's never faced a running back as tough as Seattle Seahawks ball carrier Marshawn Lynch.
  1. SEC point guard-turned-49ers return man Bruce Ellington was schooling special teamer Kassim Osgood on the mini-basketball hoop.
  1. Right tackle Anthony Davis (concussion) was forthright with reporters about going through the league's head-injury protocol, saying that he has overcome some "scary" symptoms.
  1. Davis was sporting a pair of white and black Jordan XIs on his way out to practice; he was one of five 49ers to miss the session.
  1. The the man who could replace him in the lineup on Sunday in Oakland, veteran Jonathan Martin, traded in his white and black XIVs for a pair of practice cleats.

--Reporting from Andrew Pentis and Nick Burton



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