The bye week is officially over 49er fans as the team returns to the practice field tomorrow! The 49ers fresh off a blazing 5-1 start that seen the team win in all kinds of ways. The blowout vs. Tampa Bay, the unlikely road comeback after a 20 point deficit to the Eagles and of course the big win vs. the Lions that led to “Shake gate”.
The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the 49ers after just completing a rigorous yet wildly successful east coast road trip. After the bye week 49er fans may just get to see something we all have yet to see this season. A fully healthy team on the field with plenty of time to rest and heal up.
Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards will return to the field tomorrow and re-join his teammates after missing the last several weeks with a leg injury that required minor surgery. Edwards has been running routes and working on his own in conditioning drills the last couple of weeks, those workouts intensified last week when the 49ers held a mini practice for players who saw less than 15 snaps in the Detroit game in which Braylon was a part of. Coach Jim Harbaugh had this to say about Edwards:
“Good. I got a chance to watch him workout last week, and anticipate seeing him out there tomorrow in practice. Hoping for good things.”
Harbaugh also mentioned that injured fullback Moran Norris may return to practice Tuesday. Although I see that as a possible downgrade for the team if he comes back and plays over rookie Bruce Miller. Harbaugh stated that he will play the player that gives them the best chance on Sunday. If Jim’s watching the same games I have this season, that guy is Miller all the way.
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The 49ers also expect outside linebacker Parys Haralson to practice tomorrow and lineman Mike Iupati should be better from his ailing neck that has yet to keep him out of game but has bothered him enough to miss a few practices this season.
The Cornerback position will get a boost as 2nd year veteran Tramaine Brock will have his cast removed either Wednesday or Thursday this week. Brock’s agent has indicated that his client is aiming to return within the next 2 weeks. Rookie CB Chris Culliver has played extremely well since taking over for Brock as the teams #3 CB, especially against Detroit where he found himself 1 on 1 with Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and held his own against the superstar. Harbaugh also said the CB position will be determined like the FB position and the best player will play. Veteran Shawntae Spencer’s name wasn’t mentioned in the competition, another indication his time with team is running out.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for coverage of Tuesday’s practice and more on the teams injury news
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