Participants revealed as 49ers break player-run offensive camp


Participants revealed as 49ers break player-run offensive camp

Camp Hoyer, a three-day gathering of 49ers offensive players, concluded Wednesday morning on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Backup quarterback Matt Barkley posted a photo on Instagram from inside SMU Stadium and declared the gathering a success.

“Great week training with the boys in Dallas!” Barkley wrote. “It’s ‘off-season’ but we used this time to get back in the playbook, go over routes and lift/run together.”

All four of the team’s quarterbacks – starting quarterback and organizer Brian Hoyer, Barkley, C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens – participated in the workouts.

Others shown in the photo are wide receivers Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson, Trent Taylor, DeAndre Smelter, Victor Bolden, Kendrick Bourne and DeAndre Carter, tight ends George Kittle and Cole Hikutini, and running back Kapri Bibbs. Receiver Jeremy Kerley and tight end Vance McDonald, who were not pictured, participated in the workouts, too.

The 49ers are scheduled to report to training camp in Santa Clara on July 27 with the first practice scheduled for the following day. The 49ers last practice of the team’s official offseason program was June 14.

During the final week of practices, Hoyer said the plan was for a group of offensive players to get together at some point in the middle of the six-week gap before the start of training camp.

“We'll get as many guys together as we can,” Hoyer said. “You can't accommodate everybody because people are going all across the country. We're going to get together and get three days in and then come back ready to go on July 27th.”

49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots


49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots

The 49ers on Wednesday were assigned outside linebacker Cassius Marsh off waivers from the New England Patriots.

The Patriots waived Marsh on Tuesday after acquiring him in September from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round draft picks.

Marsh (6 foot 4, 245 pounds) appeared in 46 games in his four NFL seasons. Three of his four career sacks came in 2016 while with the Seahawks. He was Seattle's fourth-round pick in 2014.

Marsh is the second defensive player the 49ers have claimed off waivers this week. The club acquired former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Sheldon Day on Monday. The 49ers released defensive linemen Tony McDaniel and Datone Jones within the past week.

The 49ers are at their roster maximum of 53 players. The club will have to clear a roster spot if Tank Carradine, as expected, is activated off injured reserve in order to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.

Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind


Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."