“Beware with whom you associate,” San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told his players as the team’s minicamp ended Thursday.
Seth has spent most of his life being compared to Stephen. He wouldn’t mind looking like his brother on the court starting Saturday, when the Warriors open training camp with both on the roster.
The San Jose Sharks opened training camp looking to play like the fast, aggressive team that had a strong playoff run last season rather than the plodding one that struggled for much of the lockout-shortened campaign.
The Raiders held their final practice in Napa on Wednesday before moving back to their full-time headquarters in Alameda. They play their third exhibition game on Friday night against the Chicago Bears.
Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.
Stanford’s prolonged offseason will officially end Monday, when the defending Pac-12 Conference champions begin preseason practice. The Cardinal will be one of the last teams in the country to start training camp because it will be one of the last to start the regular season.
Second-round pick Menelik Watson’s first practice of training camp lasted less than 30 minutes before the Oakland Raiders’ offensive lineman left the field after re-injuring a calf muscle in his left leg.
Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden will not play in Friday’s preseason opener against Dallas. Hayden suffered a slight hamstring pull in training camp.
Patrick Willis has had surgery on his fractured right hand. The San Francisco 49ers’ inside linebacker sustained the injury late last week at training camp.
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen’s plans to have his team practice in pads at training camp on Sunday were altered by a rash of injuries.