The San Francisco 49ers will hit the field for the first time as a team later this afternoon as the second day of training camp gets underway. After spending all of Thursday with meetings and conditioning drills, head coach Jim Harbaugh will get a chance to look at his roster for the first time in action.
There will be several players that will not be on the field for the practice. The 49ers on Thursday released cornerback Nate Clements and quarterback David Carr. Clements was released after failing to reach a restructured contract with the team.
The team also placed fullback Bruce Miller, wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Dominique Zeigler on the physically unable to perform list. Crabtree had injured his foot during the player-led practices in June and is expected to miss the entire preseason.
Running back Frank Gore is holding out from training camp in hopes of receiving a contract extension. He is scheduled to make $4.9 million this year — his final year of his current contract. Gore will be fined $30,000 for every day he misses camp. He was not present on Thursday.
Kicker Joe Nedney (who was released) will announce his retirement on Friday. The 49ers have agreed to sign veteran David Akers to replace him. Center Eric Heitmann, who is still recovering from a nagging neck injury, was also released.
Free agent re-signees Alex Smith, Ray McDonald and Tony Wragge will not be able to participate with the team until they sign their new contract and the CBA is certified.
This is the current roster of players that are expected to be on the field this afternoon:
QB: Colin Kaepernick, McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB: Anthoy Dixon, Kendall Hunter, Jeremiah Masoli, Xavier Omon, Seth Smith
FB: Moran Norris
WR: Josh Morgan, Ted Ginn, Kyle Williams, Ronald Johnson, Kevin Jurovich, Lance Long, Tyler Beiler, Dontavia Bogan, Joe Hastings, Chris Hogan
TE: Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Nate Byham, Colin Cloherty, Konrad Reuland
OL: Joe Staley, Adam Snyder, Chilo Rachal, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Alex Boone, Chris Patrick, Chase Beeler, Donovan Edwards, Nick Howell, Daniel Kilgore, Milke Person, Kenny Wiggins, Derek Hall
DL: Ricky Jean Francois, Isaac Sopoaga, Justin Smith, Will Tukuafu, Ian Williams, Sealver Siliga, Brian Bulcke, Demarcus Dobbs
LB: Patrick Willis, Parys Haralson, NaVorro Bowman, Scott McKillop, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Thaddeus Gibson, Keaton Kristick, Alex Joseph, Kenny Rowe, Monte Simmons
DB: Shawntae Spencer, Phillip Adams, Tramaine Brock, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver, Curtis Holcomb, Colin Jones, Taylor Mays, Reggie Smith, Chris Maragos, CJ Spillman, Curtis Taylor, Anthony West, Cory Nelms
K: Fabrizio Scaccia
P: Andy Lee
LS: Brian Jennings