Thursday, March 22, 2012, might go down as one of the busiest days in 49ers.com history.
Where do we begin.
Then, we attended the 2012 Stanford Pro Day to see potential No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck perform in front of representatives from every NFL team. Luck even went out of his way to showcase the talents of his teammates who caught passes in his workout.
As soon as 49ers.com returned from Palo Alto, news broke out on two key free agency signings: we first reported wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. signing a one-year contract and later shared the news of quarterback Josh Johnson reuniting with his college coach Jim Harbaugh on a two-year contract.
And don’t forget about the team’s annual Celebrity Winter Fest. We sure didn’t. Scott Kegley filed his first report from Lake Tahoe where the team hopes to raise $1 million dollars at the team’s 12th annual charity event.
All that took place, and we profiled West Virginia linebacker Bruce Irvin in our “49 in 49” series.
Safe to say, it was a busy day.
And yet, there are still more 49ers-related headlines to check out after the jump.
The NFL’s “Greatest Team of All Time” tournament is down to its final eight teams and three 49ers teams (1984, 1988, 1989) are still alive. Vote now and help make it an all 49ers final.
Those 49ers teams coached by Bill Walsh would certainly have been impressed with the performance of Andrew Luck at Stanford’s pro day. Luck joined NFL Network to discuss his strong workout, and later spoke with CSN Bay Area to sum up his day.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis visited with KNBR this morning to discuss his offseason charity efforts and the return of Alex Smith to the club.
Lastly, perhaps the most interesting news from Thursday came from Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, who reported that all of the 49ers quarterbacks (minus Scott Tolzien who was out of town) played racquetball with Harbaugh once Johnson visited with the team.
TWEET ABOUT IT
Per fullback Bruce Miller’s Twitter account: Racquetball might be the new offseason training regimen for 49ers players.
Tags: Alex Smith, Bruce Miller, Colin Kaepernick, JIim Harbaugh, Josh Johnson, Marion Manningham, Ted Ginn, Vernon Davis
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