49ers’ Jim Harbaugh cuts today’s practice short due to poor field conditions

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The San Francisco 49ers began today’s open practice at 4:15 pm only to see them leave just 57 minutes later due to poor field conditions. Many players were seen loosing their footing and falling on the new field turf including WR Bruce Ellington, WR Stevie Johnson, and WR David Reed.

Ellington seemed to have a right ankle injury as I tweeted:

No just a few minutes later it was Johnson who came up limping as he hobbled off the sideline due to the poor field conditions. However, the practice resumed and it was 49ers WR Anquan Boldin who stole the show as he made play after play.

As for the defensive side it was DE Tank Carradine and CB Tramaine Brock that made some nice plays. T-Brock broke on a curl-route that was clearly intended for WR David Reed. The quarterback (QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson) telegraphed the pass the whole way allowing Brock to jump the route for the easy pick-six. Meanwhile, Carradine was seen using his violent hands and strength to bull-rush his way in positional drills, basically looking like a man among boys.

However, that was all she wrote as head coach Jim Harbaugh had seen enough as many other players were then seen slipping and falling prompting them to leave the field and end practice. The fans were clearly surprised and upset but what do you expect? It’s not worth risking injury. As a result of the short practice, the 49ers gave complimentary tickets to the state of the art 49ers museum as a thank you.

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