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Saturday, August 7, 2010
Notes from the 49ers' morning practice

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Having a few thousand fans watching practice seemed to push the San Francisco 49ers to perform more consistently Saturday, particularly when it came to catching the ball. Other observations:
The 49ers have another practice at 4 p.m. PT. I'll also be chatting during Jerry Rice's Hall of Fame induction.

Note: I initially estimated 1,000 fans in attendance, but the number was close to 3,000, according to the 49ers. Stands were packed and the atmosphere was alive. One fan joked that Rachal jumped early because of crowd noise. It wasn't that loud, of course, but the fans were engaged.