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Morning Tailgate: July 26

Posted by Taylor Price on July 26, 2012 – 10:19 AM

Jim Harbaugh certainly has a way of getting the most out of people. It’s not just on the football field, it can take place off of it, too.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee recently spoke with the 49ers coach about his philanthropic work in Piura, Peru. Harbaugh discussed his role in Piura and why the commitment is so important to him, so much so, that he missed a week of rookie minicamp.

“Harbaugh first visited Piura in 2009 after hearing a friend describe his own experience with the Most Blessed Sacrament Parrish there,” Barrows wrote. “The 49ers coach has been going back ever since, and he even missed a rookie minicamp — gasp-worthy when it comes to control-freak NFL coaches — to go this year. He used the word ‘transformational’ three times in a recent interview in describing the effect of the visits.”

Harbaugh has continued his positive messaging back home with the 49ers and has transformed the team’s walkway from the locker room to the field. Harbaugh recently had a street sign placed along the walkway that simply reads, “Forty Niner Way.”

Rookies and select veterans have seen the sign in person. The entire team (including Dashon Goldson, who signed his one-year franchise tender this morning), will get to see it today as it’s veteran check-in day at camp. Practices begin on Friday.

More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com notes that veteran wideout Randy Moss reported to camp a day early.

Maiocco also discusses a potential backup running back position battle between Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.

Dan Brown of The San Jose Mercury news shares the comments of quarterback Josh Johnson on Harbaugh’s coaching style.

Pro Football Weekly recently ranked the 49ers as having the league’s top linebacker unit.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com examines how to find a sleeper in fantasy football and wonders if 49ers undrafted wideout Chris Owusu can become this year’s breakout player like fellow undrafted Stanford wideout Doug Baldwin was for the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.

Sign up your fantasy football league with the official 49ers Fantasy Football platform.

NFL.com’s fantasy football crew recently sat down to discuss the 49ers options in fantasy football.

Lastly, 49ers.com’s coverage included a feature story on Cam Johnson’s consistent approach, a blog on Josh Johnson’s growing comfort within the 49ers offense and a video package on rookie offensive lineman Jason Slowey’s versatile role.


The Hawk has landed.


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11 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: July 26”

  1. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    as I said on this blog site nearly 3 weeks ago, dashon signs on the day veterans are supposed to report. he waited untill the very last moment to sign. lets hope he plays well enough this season to earn a new deal with the 49ers and he is smart enough not to chase the big money but be a team player and sign the offer the 49ers put on the table for him,but I got a funny feeling he is going to chase the money in free agency,only time will tell

  2. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    an additonal 4,000 tickets were released for fanfest, so you guys that have been wondering about tickets better get them soon

  3. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    woot the news from camp should be awesome cant wait to see how the QB competition comes out ….i think we might be surprised come preseason

  4. By okcniner on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    yeah, I can’t wait to see who the 2nd and 3rd string QB is either……

  5. By adam on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    hey I am visiting San Fran in October……I am a huge Niner fan stuck in Texas, can someone tell me where they practice during the season?

  6. By rjdniner on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    1def though the tickets are now out there, to give those two away like that was. OUTSTANDING.

  7. By trueninerfan on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    why would you complain about goldson coming in today…..if your a true fan you should be happy he is here….he is one bad a.. hard hitting dude.
    Goldson has just got better every year he has played….we have the D and we have the O to go with it……that shows that it’s not always the money…this team know’s what they want and they will get it……to have everyone back on D is nothing but awesome. also shows these players love the coach’s and you don’t alway’s have that in the NFL…………..Go Niners

  8. By EG49er4Life on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    I am very happy fan right now, we are ofically set,,,Deshon, just play the way that you know how and I am sure you will get your contract next year.. we are SB bound this year!!!!Training camp tomorrow BABY!!!!! GO 9Ners

  9. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    true niner fan you got it all wrong i am in NO way complaining about him,i have been telling everyone for weeks to chill out that he would sigh when veterans report,looks like others thought i was talking bad about him,,no non no goldson is a top 5 FS na dwe need to find a way to keep him is all I meant

  10. By johninchina on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    OK, it’s getting closer to that day – Sept. 9th. Preseason and training camp aren’t going to give us the answer to the only question mark on our 49er team. Will the 4 qtr. against the Saints playoff game Alex show up on Sept. 9th, OR is it the 2nd half against the Giants NFC champioinship game Alex Smith that shows up on Sept. 9th?
    Only Alex can answer that question; as for me, I will stick with Harbaugh and his decision regarding this critical position for 49er present and future glory!!! Niners all the way . . .

  11. By TheRock49 on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    You just gotta have FAITH. We are NINER FAITHFUL,RIGHT!!!!!!!! Alex will be the better than you
    have seen in years past.Trust me when I used to say” Put Shaun Hill back in” alot, these past few years prior.
    But to say that Alex lost the Giants game is a little off. Don’t forget Kyle’s knee or switching the ball, didn’t help us. But this is 2012, with a new Offensive Arsinal. I think the NFL is on notice that WE’REEEE BAAAAAAACK.
    NINERS TILL WE DIE!!!Peace out all NINERS

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