VIDEO: 49ers’ Patrick Willis and Jimmie Ward maintain strong work ethic despite bye week


What makes good players great? How about the fact that they continue to put in work despite having the week off. Watch San Francisco 49ers ILB Patrick Willis and rookie first-round pick DB Jimmie Ward get their early morning workout in as they try to get better each day.

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