GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Utley's stint on the disabled list for a strained oblique could be short, CSNPhilly.com reports. “The recovery for this type of injury should take between two and four weeks,” Amaro said. “We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days.”
Though he is not taking part in team OTAs and is doubtful for the start of training camp, Manningham (knee) is expected to take on a larger role in the passing attack now that Michael Crabtree is out with a torn Achilles tendon, CSNBayArea.com reports.
Lattimore has sought out Frank Gore at practices and hopes to be mentored by the 49ers' veteran running back, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "He's one of the best running backs in the league and he’s had so much success," said Lattimore. "You want to see what he does to be that way. I’ll definitely be following every move Frank Gore makes.”
Wade (knee) acknowledged that his injured right knee has been more painful than it had been in the 2012 postseason, the Miami Herald reports. Wade hopes to play through the remainder of the postseason for the defending champions, as he doesn't believe extra rest will help at this point. "Time doesn't help me right now. It's unfortunate I've had to deal with this thing for two months now... Even though my knee isn't 100 percent, it [isn't] gone," Wade said.
Jean Segura has been a top-5 offensive player this season after not even being a top-15 shortstop at the draft table. How do we evaluate his start? Derek VanRiper fills in for Chris Liss this week, and we talk about needle-breakers in this episode.