Aldon Smith returns to practice for 49ers

AP

A quartet of injured 49ers returned to practice on Monday, and no name is bigger than linebacker Aldon Smith.

Smith exited the team’s first preseason game with a hip injury 10 days ago.

Also returning, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, were tight end Delanie Walker (knee), linebacker Ahmad Brooks, and cornerback Perrish Cox.  (The reasons for the Brooks and Cox injuries weren’t disclosed.)

Running back LaMichael James did’t practice, even though he declared on Twitter than he’s 100 percent after a Saturday night injury against the Texans.  Running back Brandon Jacobs is on crutches with a knee injury.

5 responses to “Aldon Smith returns to practice for 49ers

  1. Lamicheal James DID practice in the morning session & was held out in the afternoon!!

    Jacobs is looking like it will be a week or two & should be ready week #1.

    I take it the stage coach must have finally reached the east coast with the news!!!

  2. slumdog66

    Thanks bud, I enjoy me some football and healthy competition. The 49ers are stacked and my Seahawks have been making me proud. I look forward to watching the Hawks and Niners go at it this year, San Fran has become my favorite NFC West rival. Anybody who talks bad about Jim Harbaugh is jealous, he is crazy in all the right ways. He has his players backs and respect.

  3. I agree that we should make sure he doesn’t get hurt in the preseason (if that is possible). At the same time, though, he needs as many game speed reps at OLB as we can get him. If he is going to play on all downs this year, he needs the experience and the film to get him ready. The play he got hurt on, he was chasing down a play to the sideline that he probably was supposed to set the edge on and contain.

    He needs to be much better on 1st and 2nd down against the run and turn those plays back inside toward the teeth of our potent front 7. If he can’t contain and play well against the run (and they will run right at him until he proves he can) Parys will be back out there on running plays.

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