Chris Cook had a good Monday.
The San Francisco 49ers took the field at Levi’s Stadium for the first practice ever, and the fifth-year cornerback snagged two interceptions. Cook, who is second on the depth chart at the left corner spot, has a grand total of zero interceptions in his NFL career.
Rookie Chris Borland, who is one of the players in the running to replace all-pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman, also had a pick. Borland hauled in the interception after a couple of his teammates had first tipped the pass.
Speaking of Bowman, the veteran has been out on the field for all the team’s training camp practices, giving the clear indication that he can’t wait to get back in the mix. During the Levi’s practice, Bowman spent part of his time talking with GM Trent Baalke who is also a fixture on the practice fields. In fact, Baalke sometimes even takes part in drills.
According to a team spokesman, at least 10,000 fans were in attendance for the midday practice. The team had capped the total number of fans at that number, and more had to be turned away at the gate.
During a post-practice press conference, head coach Jim Harbaugh shared his thoughts on taking the field at Levi’s.
“You want to mark your territory.”
“We got to make it a home field advantage.I think we have the players to do that.”
“We’ve always counted on our crowd being behind us, and they always are.”
Note: Harbaugh said that injured wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd will travel to Baltimore with the team even though they won’t be playing. Harbaugh said there is no update on either player’s status. Both are expected to be out a week or two. The 49ers signed running back Glenn Winston on Monday, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
Here are some videos from Levi’s.
Entering the stadium.
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The 49ers running drills.
A passing drill.
Intro to Harbaugh’s press conference.