Kyle Shanahan talked 49ers safety depth, Joe Williams, more

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… happens you hope when guys do cross the line I like when backs act like it doesn’t faze them. They just get up, they finish the drill and if they want to get them back, get them in the play next time, in the right way.” Since you guys came back from the day off it looks like RB Joe Williams is kind of playing with a greater sense of urgency. Did you guys have a talk with him or do you sense that as well? “Yeah, I thought he had his best day yesterday and then it seemed like today was …

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49ers training camp report: Joe Williams has a big day

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… Reid also laid out Aldrick Robinson after Robinson caught a short pass over the middle. On the final play of practice, safety Vinnie Sunseri hit wide receiver DeAndre Carter in the head after Carter dove to try to catch a pass a few yards in front of him. This hit seemed dirty, and made quarterback Brian Hoyer furious. He walked on the field from the sideline and yelled at Sunseri three times. One of the defenders yelled back at Hoyer and told him to be quiet. 2. RB Joe Williams. It’s …

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Is Joe Williams Kyle Shanahan’s next promising rookie running back?

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… pick Joe Williams comes in. Williams has speed (4.41 at the combine) and explosiveness that fits well within Shanahan’s outside zone running scheme. He may have been drafted higher had his college career went to plan. A transfer to Utah after a credit card scandal at UConn was followed by a three-week stint away from the team last season to deal with mental health-related issues (more on that here). Now Williams has a fresh start and a chance to contribute as a rookie given Hyde’s …

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