49ers training camp: 5 early takeaways from 2020 practices

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No. 4: Trent Williams is acclimating with 49ers just fine

Even though the Niners offensive line might experience some minor headaches early, one player Kyle Shanahan shouldn’t have to worry too much about is Trent Williams.

The seven-time Pro Bowler already has plenty of experience working within Shanahan’s offense, the two spending 2010 through 2013 together when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Washington. And while Williams took 2019 off amid a contract dispute with his former team, it’s pretty clear he’s enjoying his new scenario in the Bay Area.

“You can tell this is a hungry group of guys and I feel like I fit right in,” Williams told 49ers.com during the first week of training camp. “As soon as you walk into the building, the vibe is different. I think the first time with us all being together, I could just feel the vibe then. This environment here that Kyle and John [Lynch] have created – they’ve done an outstanding job.”

One of the players Williams will go up against frequently is second-year pass-rusher Nick Bosa, who has already taken a liking to the potential Hall of Famer.

“My impressions are, the tape I’ve watched of him, it’s pretty impressive,” Bosa told reporters. “I’m just excited we have a player like that on our team.”

There’s little questioning Williams’ prospects for improving an already-good 49ers O-line this season, and he’ll certainly make San Francisco’s elite crop of pass-rushers that much better, too.