The sun was out on the 49ers practice fields on Monday and so were a large number of players for the start of the team’s offseason strength program.
The opening day of workouts saw a tremendous mix of veterans, young players and even free agent additions like Mario Manningham, Brandon Jacobs and Rock Cartwright taking part along with their new teammates. The workouts themselves were quite unique as witnessed by this TV49 recap of the afternoon workout group led by head strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama.
Additional 49ers headlines, including the second part of CEO Jed York’s interview with The San Jose Mercury News can be found after the jump.
In speaking with Mike Rosenberg of The Mercury News, York explained the future steps for the team’s new stadium site in Santa Clara. York also said the team plans on bidding to host Super Bowl L (50). “The NFL is going to take bids for Super Bowls 50 and 51 at the same time and want as many as possible to go for 50,” York said. “We’ll be in that and we hope we’ll get one.”
Perhaps one of the most anticipated mock drafts was recently released when Peter King of Sports Illustrated shared his final mock draft of 2012. King has the 49ers taking Stanford tight end Coby Fleener with the No. 30 overall selection.
In John Clayton’s recent ESPN.com mailbag column, the senior analyst explained the 49ers options in the first round where he sees the 49ers potentially taking Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill if available at No. 30.
With the NFL set to release the full 2012 schedule on Tuesday, ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando examines 10 potential calendar storylines which include seven postseason rematches from last season. The 49ers will host the New York Giants and will travel to face the New Orleans Saints, the two team’s they faced in last year’s playoffs.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares his thoughts on the 49ers defensive draft needs. According to Maiocco, the 49ers would be best served to add depth on defense behind a group that returns all 11 starters from 2011.
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Captain Patrick Willis weighed in on the first day of offseason workouts at 49ers headquarters.
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