A healthy quarterback, the #2 pick and everything you need to know from day six of training camp for the San Francisco 49ers.
Jimmy Garoppolo had a solid day, going 9-of-15. His favorite receiver seemed to be running back Tevin Coleman, as Coleman caught a number of passes from QB1. Garoppolo completed a beauty between two defenders and into the hands of wide receiver Trent Taylor.
In the competition for QB2, today belonged to C.J. Beathard, who was 10-of-12, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. Beathard also threw an interception, as did Nick Mullens, who was 5-of-10.
Bourne is heading into his third year in the NFL and with the 49ers. In what is suddenly a crowded and talented wide receiver room, Bourne knows what’s on the line for him between now and cut down day and believes it is a “make or break” year for him.
“I don’t really know what’s gonna happen…I just come in…going hard, just trying to prove the same stuff I’ve already proven,” said Bourne. “It’s the consistency with it…If the ball comes my way, I’m pretty confident in myself.”
With new wide receiver coaches Wes Welker and Miles Austin, the wide receiver feels the entire group is getting the absolute best.
“They don’t let us get away with anything,” said Bourne. “It’s really good…They really get us on about everything. It’s really good though. It keeps us on our toes. The room is already a good room…The competition is crazy, so having them in there, it makes it even that much more competitive…Wes is a walking legend.”
Nick Bosa is showing why he was the #2 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. The rookie recorded two would-be sacks today, one going up against Mike McGlinchey and one going up against Joe Staley. So that’s impressive.
The 49ers definitely have something special in rookie punter Mitch Wishnowsky.
“…[T]he ways he catches the ball, the lines he takes, the directions he punts the ball, the hangtime he has, the ability he has to get out of sticky situations, his 40 time, he can run,” said special teams coordinator Richard Hightower. “So, we’re excited to work with him. We’re going to have some fun with him.”
Hightower also referred to the various punts Wishnowsky has in his arsenal as having “a lot of different clubs” in his bag. In terms of which club to pull out, that depends.
“Each situation just calls for something different,” said Wishnowsky. “It depends on where the wind’s going, where you are on the field, who the returner is…”
Although he did conditioning work, DeForest Buckner did not practice while he nurses a toe strain. Dee Ford (knee), Joshua Garnett (Finger), Jeff Wilson, Jr. (calf) and Jimmie Ward (collarbone) also did not practice. Ahkello Witherspoon came out after individuals due to a glute issue, per the team; and Kapron Lewis-Moore was out with a groin injury.
The 49ers claimed claimed TE Daniel Helm off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers and In TE Niles Paul.