This time of the year is a great time to examine stories of collaboration and camaraderie. Training camp is a grind, there’s no doubt about it. But the way that coaches and players come together is pretty remarkable, too.
Take this example to heart, Dashon Goldson’s cell phone provider is…. Wait for it… Vernon Davis.
Yes, the 49ers tight end recently gave the Pro Bowl safety a cell phone with the carrier service paid for an entire year. FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez shared the details in a recent story on Davis’ leadership.
More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shares a transcript from Michael Crabtree’s post-practice comments.
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee agreed with many of Tuesday’s practice onlookers, A.J. Jenkins had his best day of camp. Barrows: “A.J. Jenkins had perhaps his best practice since joining the 49ers. He caught two passes from Johnson during the two-minute drill at the end of practice. His best catch was a high, over-the-middle dart from Tolzien in which Jenkins turned his body and reached up to snag the ball. Jenkins has been getting a lot of work – perhaps more than any other wideout — and that promises to continue in Friday’s game.”
Barrows also has the story of cornerback Cory Nelms’ girlfriend competing in today’s women’s 400-meter hurdle finals.
Nate Stuhlbarg of CSNBayArea.com shares his practice notes from Tuesday.
Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle examines Colin Kaepernick’s quest to become a starter in the NFL. Branch: “Last year’s second-round pick will get his first chance to show how far he’s come. He enters Friday’s preseason opener against Minnesota as the first signal-caller off the bench and he’s eager to show what he can do armed with a season’s worth of experience. Kaepernick took 20 regular-season snaps and completed 3 of 5 passes for 35 yards as a rookie.”
TWEET ABOUT IT
Great observation by the rookie lineman.
Tags: A.J. Jenkins, Colin Kaepernick, Dashon Goldson, Jason Slowey, Kendall Hunter, Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis
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