49ers starting to implement defense

San Francisco has operated out of both its 3-4 base scheme and a nickel sub-package so far. Paul Gutierrez is interested to see how much the 49ers will mix-up their packages, and how much new-signee Darnell Dockett will get into the mix as camp continues. NFL Nation: Training camp storylines

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't according to ESPN NFL writer John Clayton. Can Niners keep rolling with the run?

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Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.

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49ers moving practice out of Levi's Stadium

After two days at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers are moving Monday afternoon's practice across the street to their practice facility.

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Bruce Ellington making up for lost time

Bruce Ellington impressed during practice on Saturday as he competes to be the San Francisco 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver.

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First 49ers camp practice a sod story

With sod risky at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers, scheduled to hold the first eight camp sessions there, may move to the facility next door.

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NaVorro Bowman anxious to test out his knee

After rehabbing for a year and a half, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman is ready to test his surgically repaired knee on the field.

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Vernon Davis: I don't worship money

Vernon Davis said he let go of a financial advisor who recommended he sit out last summer in hopes of getting a new contract.

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Hyde could have good fantasy value

Carlos Hyde ran the ball well while backing up Frank Gore last season. Look for Hyde to have a bigger role in the 49ers' offense, while splitting carries with Reggie Bush. Fantasy X factors

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Lynch showed promise as a rookie

He's not the Niners' most decorated rusher (that would be Aldon Smith), but Aaron Lynch has produced on tape and on the stat sheet. His destruction of Eli Manning in 2014 was very impressive. Grantland: Sleeper pass-rushers

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Will Hyde break out for 49ers?

With Frank Gore gone, will Carlos Hyde break out as the feature back in San Francisco? The additions of Reggie Bush and Mike Davis make selecting Hyde earlier than the fourth round a risky proposition. Running back tiers (Insider)

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