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Morning Report: Hufanga Shares Updates on His Return to the Field 🗞️

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Here are your top 49ers storylines for Thursday, June 6th.

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Talanoa Hufanga Talks Recovery Progress and Mental Approach to Offseason

Safety Talanoa Hufanga is one of a few veterans present but not participating in the team's mandatory minicamp this week as he continues to rehab from a season-ending ACL injury. The fourth-year player went down in Week 11 of the 2023 season and, for the first time this offseason, offered updates on his recovery progress ahead of the team's 40-day summer break.

"I'm feeling great," Hufanga said. "I get a little eager out there. I'm super excited. It's fun. The days I get to go out there and watch practices, it's been a blessing."

CMC Contract Extension, Ward Recovery; 4 Takeaways from Mandatory Minicamp

The San Francisco 49ers have completed the voluntary portion of their offseason workout program and are now working their way through a three-day mandatory minicamp. This week's practices are the final ones before the team breaks for 40 days ahead of training camp.

The reigning AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year is staying in The Bay for the foreseeable future. McCaffrey came to the 49ers via a 2022 mid-season trade and his impact on San Francisco's offense was immediate. The 49ers went on to score 30-plus points in seven of their final 10 regular season contests and finished top five in yards per game. In 2023, that production continued. The team closed out the year as a top-two offense in yards per game (398.4) and top three in points per game (28.9), and McCaffrey was once again one of the workhorses behind the offensive success. During his OPOY campaign, he led the NFL in rushing yards (1,459) and yards from scrimmage (2,023) while finishing tied for the most total touchdowns (21).

Patrick Willis Visits Class of 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame Exhibit

As the NFL ramps up to the start of the 2024 season with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans slated for Thursday, August 1, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 took a trip to Canton, Ohio.

San Francisco 49ers legend Patrick Willis linked up with Dwight Freeney, Randy Gradishar, Devin Hester, Andre Johnson and Julius Peppers to see their names and faces displayed around the Hall of Fame building for the first time. The 2024 class held a meet and greet with NFL fans and unveiled the Pro Football Hall of Fame's newest exhibit on Friday, May 25.

Fred Warner Sits at No. 1 in PFF's 'Top 32' LB Rankings Ahead of 2024

Although no NFL team stays the same year-to-year, the San Francisco 49ers managed to keep a large majority of its veteran corps from Super Bowl LVIII intact headed into next season. Among that group of returning veteran playmakers is linebacker Fred Warner, who was one of three athletes league wide to earn unanimous All-Pro honors in 2023 after amassing 132 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed and four interceptions. He also earned a 90.0-overall defensive grade from Pro Football Focus, the second-highest mark amongst all linebackers, and logged 600-plus more defensive snaps than the linebacker with the No. 1-overall grade.

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