Players who stood out during 49ers OTAs in second open practice

Players who stood out during 49ers OTAs in second open practice

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers held their second open OTA practice Wednesday with no attendance surprises.

The usual suspects who were expected to be absent stayed away from the facility while most of the rookies took part in individual drills, 7-on-7 games and a full 11-on-11 workout.

Absent:
QB Jimmy Garoppolo
WR Deebo Samuel
LT Trent Williams
C. Alex Mack
BY Nick Bosa
OF Dee Ford

At the establishment but not practicing:
TE George Kittle
LB Fred Warner
DT Javon Kinlaw
RT Mike McGlinchey
CB Jason Verrett
S Tarvarius Moore
WR Danny Gray
RB Ty Davis-Price
OL Daniel Brunskill

Seen working with trainers:
LB Azeez Al-Shaair
RB Elijah Mitchell

Practice went as usual with Trey Lance taking all the shots with the ‘first team’. With much of the 2021 starting offensive line combination missing, Jake Brendel was the sophomore quarterback center.

Colton McKivitz was at left tackle with Aaron Banks at left guard. Jaylon Moore took the right guard position while Justin Skule maintained the correct tackle point.

The team’s second offensive line consisted of Keaton Sutherland at center flanked by Nick Zakelj at left guard and Sam Schlueter at left tackle. The right side was held back by Spencer Burford at guard and Justin Skule at tackle.

With Mitchell off the pitch in rehabilitation, Trey Sermon took most of the first-team reps with JaMycal Hasty. Lance has completed eight of his 13 combined attempts without a turnover. Nate Sudfeld threw the only interception of the day which was caught by veteran Dontae Johnson.

The best run of the day was made by rookie JP Mason who took a stint from Brock Purdy for nearly 25 yards.

Lance threw mostly short passes, but broadcast one to Brandon Aiyuk in a 7-for-7 job deep down the left side after missing the third-year receiver earlier on full team drills.

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The best defensive play outside of the interception came when Jimmie Ward broke up a pass from Lance aimed at tight end Tyler Kroft. Ward was flanked by second-year safety Talanoa Hufanga for the “first team” reps on defense.

Arik Armstead anchored the defensive line alongside Kevin Givens while Samson Ebukam and Charles Omenihu played on the outside.

The 49ers’ next open practice is next week, tentatively Tuesday.

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