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Besides these few headliners, it seems like a lot of players have shown up motivated.
The running back group, which is featuring some new blood, is just getting the opportunity to know one another. Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter have been able to become more familiar with Brandon Jacobs, gauging the speed and tempo he operates at, seeing how he complements the run game.
And the likely scenario is that rookie running back LaMichael James starts making noise once training camp begins.
Kyle Williams also looks to be rebounding this offseason, having one of the better minicamps for the 49ers. The wide receiver could provide some terrific depth as a talented football player at a now-loaded position group.
It would be hard to ignore the presence Randy Moss has provided since he joined the 49ers in Santa Clara. Moss was the shining star at minicamp, often talked about and helping both himself and the players around him. Coming out of a brief retirement, Moss also needed the time to get back into the groove of things, acclimating himself to a brand new situation and organization.
Another new addition that has received praise is cornerback Perrish Cox, formerly of the Denver Broncos.
A lot of players began this offseason off on the right foot, which will fuel the excitement going into training camp. The camp battles will be fiercely competitive as the 49ers look to make strides everywhere, one day at a time.