SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me during Wednesday afternoon’s padded practice.
1. Colin Kaepernick. Completed 22 of 32 pass attempts during team drills. He threw two touchdowns during an 11-on-11 goal line drill – one to Anquan Boldin and one to Asante Cleveland. Kaepernick also got intercepted on a deep pass in the end zone – Perrish Cox jumped and caught the ball over Quinton Patton – and Kaepernick fumbled a read-option exchange with Carlos Hyde.
2. Michael Crabtree. Returned to practice after missing the pass two weeks. Participated in individual drills but not team drills.
3. Tramaine Brock. Same as Crabtree.
4. Brandon Lloyd. Same as Crabtree and Brock, but Lloyd participated in team drills and caught one pass.
4. LaMichael James. Returned to practice, participated in team drills while wearing a blue no-contact jersey and caught two passes in the flat. Also dropped one over the middle.
5. Justin Smith. Practiced for the first time this offseason. Same for Ray McDonald and Ian Williams, but Justin Smith stood out. On one play, he knocked down Carlos Hyde in the backfield.
6. Ahmad Brooks. Sacked Colin Kaepernick on third-and-seven during team drills. Brooks blew by Ryan Seymour, who was the starting right tackle because Jonathan Martin didn’t practice and Anthony Davis still is hurt. Brooks also recovered the ball and ran it all the way for a touchdown after Colin Kaeperick fumbled a read-option exchange.
7. Perrish Cox. Intercepted a deep Colin Kaepernick pass. Cox has intercepted Kaepernick four times during camp.
8. Kenneth Acker. Intercepted two passes during team drills. First, he intercepted a Blaine Gabbert pass intended for Bruce Ellington down the left sideline. Next, Acker intercepted a McLeod Bethel Thompson pass intended for David Reed.
1. Patrick Willis. Did not participate in individual drills or team drills. He watched from the sideline while wearing shorts and no pads.
2. Daniel Kilgore. Gave up a sack during a two-minute drill. Tony Jerod Eddie, the nose guard, tossed Kilgore to the side and easily tagged Colin Kaepernick.
3. Marcus Martin. Botched two snaps during team drills. One time he snapped the ball five feet over Blaine Gabbert’s head.
4. Jonathan Martin. Did not practice. Did not watch it from the sideline, either. He was not present.
5. Mike Iupati. Limped through practice, even had to sit out of team drills for a few plays.
6. Jimmie Ward. Gave up five catches, three to Devon Wylie. At one point, Ward gave up three catches in four plays. But it wasn’t all bad for Ward. On first-and-ten during a two-minute drill, Ward, blitzed from the slot and “sacked” McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
7. Stevie Johnson. Caught two passes and dropped one. A standard day for Stevie Johnson.
8. Quinton Patton. Caught three passes and dropped one, but Patton’s drop was embarrassing. He turned his head around late in the red zone and got drilled in the face by the ball.