49ers Training Camp Day 4 Breakdown: Defense

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The San Francisco 49ers’ team continued training camp Saturday, in their fourth practice this month.Related 49ers Training Camp Day 4 Breakdown: Attack

Since it was still the first week of camp, the sanitary pads weren’t there. They will probably come during Monday’s training.

The 49 players received some unfortunate news on Saturday as defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, who was looking good at first, was announced to have torn his biceps and will be out for most of the year. In addition, defensive tackle Hassan Ridgway has a quadruple injury and may be out for a few weeks. Both injuries were on top of Thursday’s news that Eric Armstead has suffered a sprained MCL, although it is not considered serious.

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line of defenseThe defensive streak continued to look well on Saturday, even with freshmen Trent Williams and Mike McGlinchy returning to the offensive line. Nick Bossa head today with multiple bags before changing his foot and sitting at the end of the fights.
Another name that sounded good: newly signed defensive tackle Robert Nekimdic, who followed his 1.5 day exit on Thursday with another sack on Saturday, working against junior left keeper Jason Poe.In addition, Javon Kinlaw is back in training and team scrimmage and looked very good, moving smoothly, scoring pressure against left keeper Aaron Banks in his first scrimmage game.

Finally, defensive line Keri Haider, who I initially expected not to be on the 53-man roster, saw some action with the first and second team defenses, playing on the inside as well as on the edge. Although he didn’t necessarily have a troublesome day, he would continue to monitor his use as the training camp progressed.

The fight in the trenches will be something to watch as the pads come for sure.

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The full-back’s shifts remained the same yesterday, with Shaer walking off the field and being replaced by cornerback Donta Johnson in nickel positions.

First team
SLP Aziz Al Shaer
MLB Fred Warner
WLB Dry Greenlaw
second team

SLP Demetrius Flannigan Falls
MLB Curtis Robinson
WLB Oren BurksThird team
SLP Segun Olympic
MLB Jeremiah Gemmell
WLB Marcelino McCrary-Ball

The name that popped up today: Marcelino McCrary-Ball, who played a great cover role against running back Tyrion Davis-Price on a wheelbarrow, leading to the incompleteness of Nate Sudfeld. In addition, McCrary-Ball’s speed in the running game was highlighted, as he strode with Danny Gray through a jet-set sweep, making his boundary out after just four yards.

Midfielder Fred Warner made his first interception for training camp, picking Trey Lance in a play in which he didn’t see the sophomore All-Pro quarterback as he searched for Ray-Ray McCloud.

Cornbucks

The top corner players still put in a strong showing, with Charvarius Ward blocking Nate Sudfeld, while Emmanuel Moseley netting the breaker pass.

Here are the corner rotations, which saw only one change from the day before:

First team
CB Carvarius Ward
CB Emmanuel Moseley
Note: Dontae Johnson
second team

CB Embry Thomas
CB Diodoro Lenoir
Note: Darkes DenardThird team
CB Kadar Holman
CB Tariq Castro Fields
NB Samuel Womack / Qwantrezz Knight

Dennard was replaced by veteran Dontae Johnson as a cornerstone in the 49ers’ starting hole on Saturday, hitting all current hole angles below a point in the depth chart.

Diodore Lenoir, who was in danger of losing his job, had a good start to camp, particularly in the interception of Tarvarius Moore as he interfered with fast receiver Danny Gray.

Ambrey Thomas had a camp up and down against Lenoir, having given up a few catches, but was finally thrown into the fire during Saturday’s second brawl as the 49ers allowed him to play press coverage. Thomas grabbed receiver Malik Turner during play, but also perfectly guarded Danny Gray on the way back, forcing quarterback Nate Sudfeld into a scramble.

The rear corner slot battle is going to be interesting, given the strength of the external struts, and this sub is sure to have more depth than it did last season.

Safety

Starters Talanoa Hufanga and starters Jimmie Ward were, again, safe, with the USC producer being the first to take to the field to start training on Saturday, exiting 45 minutes before training began. Here are the safety courses:

First team
SS Talanoa Hufanga
Jimmy Ward FS

second team
Tarvarius Mor
SS George Odom

Third team
Tyler Hawkins
SS Leon O’Neill

Moore was the focal point on Saturday, blocking two passes from Nate Sudfeld, and appears to have regained the sportsmanship that made him an interesting safety in the first place.

Ward made a great play, swinging back Jeff Wilson Jr as the latter attempted to fish, forcing a fall and incompleteness.

So far, the 49ers’ high school has looked great, and they’ll be looking to build on their first week’s performance when the pads come to practice on Monday.

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        The San Francisco 49ers began training camp Wednesday, the first time since June that players hit the field with their teammates for 75 minutes that included individual drills, group drills, 7-on-7s, and about 11 times.  -11 seconds too.  Related: 49ers Training Camp Day 1 Breakdown: Offensive Since it was the first day of training camp, the pads weren't on.  They will likely come during Monday's training;  The exact date is unknown        





        The San Francisco 49ers continued their bootcamp practice Thursday, the second time since June that players hit the field with their teammates for 75 minutes that included individual drills, group drills, 7-on-7s, and about 11 times.  -11 seconds too.  Related: 49ers Training Camp Day 2 Breakdown: Offensive Since it was the first day of training camp, the pads weren't on.  They will likely come during Monday's training;  The exact date is unknown      





        The San Francisco 49ers began training camp Wednesday, the first time since June that players hit the field with their teammates for 75 minutes that included individual drills, group drills, 7-on-7s, and about 11 times.  -11 seconds too.  Related: 49ers Training Camp Day 1 Breakdown: Defense Since it was the first day of training camp, the pads weren't on.  They will likely come during Monday's training;  The exact date is unknown      

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