Jimmie Ward on His Way to Winning Nickel Cornerback Job

When asked if the nickel cornerback job is close to being resolved, Vic Fangio mentioned Jimmie Ward first.

“Well, Jimmie’s doing a good job out there,” said the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator.

The 49ers landed Ward with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

“Obviously Jimmie’s made nice progress and progresses every day. He’s not a final product by any means yet. But, he learns well, doesn’t repeat mistakes and has shown good skill level there. So, we’re very hopeful there.”