The defensive backs

The 49ers ranked 24th against the pass in 2010, and their secondary could be even shakier in 2011. Their best cornerback, Nate Clements, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, and Trent Baalke has yet to sign anyone to replace him. He did sign a safety today. His name is Madieu Williams, and he presumably will replace free agent safety Dashon Goldson. Baalke says he has a plan that requires patience. How…

August 1, 2011

Day 3: Practice assessment

SANTA CLARA – Practice is over for the day and I will post two interviews shortly, but first here are the good things and the not-so-good things I saw on the field. THE GOOD Colin Kaepernick. By my count he was 15-23 with one interception and one fumbled snap in 11-on-11 scrimmages. He connected with Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker repeatedly on crossing routes and deep outs. Kaepernick makes throwing…

July 31, 2011

49ers hope CB Culliver finds a home in San Francisco

Culliver (6-0, 200) began his career at South Carolina as a wide receiver, moved to free safety as a sophomore and eventually settled in at cornerback as a senior. But he didn’t get too comfortable in his new spot. After seven games, he suffered a torn pectoral muscle, which ended his season.

April 29, 2011