Practice report: 49ers preparing for Packers, Akers v. Cundiff part II, and Justin Smith’s arm brace

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers appear to be preparing to play the Green Bay Packers next Saturday. At practice this afternoon, the 49ers’ offensive practice squad players were all wearing the numbers of the Packers’ stars: Ricardo Lockette was wearing No.87 for Jordy Nelson, Chad Hall was wearing No. 18 for Randall Cobb, and Garrett Celek was wearning No.88 for Jermichael Finley. These players were warming up on the far…

January 4, 2013

Packers-49ers matchups: Part II

The 49ers play the Green Bay Packers in four days. In the meantime, I’ll break down two key matchups a day. WR Randy Moss: 6-4, 210 pounds, 35 years old, 4.40 40-yard dash vs. CB Tramon Williams: 5-11, 191 pounds, 29 years old, 4.59 40-yard dash Although Williams ran a slow 40-yard dash at his Pro Day in 2006, he plays extremely fast. He’s also an explosive jumper – 37.5…

September 5, 2012

Willis on covering tight ends and rushing quarterbacks

SANTA CLARA – Patrick Willis answered questions about his ability to cover tight ends and rush quarterbacks this afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: A year ago at this time going in to camp one of the things you said you were going to be working on was rushing the quarterback. It didn’t seem that you did that much of it last season. Did that surprise you, and what do…

July 28, 2012