Developing depth is often a difficult thing to do, but with Atlanta's starting tight end sitting out of the American Bowl the Falcons hoped they could to just that at tight end.
What would San Francisco's offense look like without Pro Bowl stars Jeff Garcia, Terrell Owens, Jeremy Newberry and Garrison Hearst? Everybody got a look Wednesday morning at 49ers training camp.
Taking a look at whose stock is rising, falling and holding firm at 49ers training camp as the Niners begin eyeing their first preseason audition Saturday at Kansas City.
The 49ers breathed a huge sigh of relief Wednesday after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam on starting fullback Fred Beasley's left knee came back negative. Also: updates on TE Mark Anelli, DT Travis Kirschke and DE Andre Carter.
The first day of training camp wasn't bad, but the second started even better during Saturday's morning session as the 49ers were a crisper and more lively football team. "We were a whole lot better today than we were yesterday," coach Dennis Erickson said. "We will get better and better with each practice."