Bowman (Achilles) returned to the field Wednesday and ran without any extra support on his reconstructed knee, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports. "Guys are saying, 'What are you on? How are you moving like this so early?' I've put the work in and I thought God will bless me with a great season this year," Bowman storied.
San Francisco GM John Lynch hinted that he isn't sure if Hyde (knee) will be a good fit in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. "You have these thoughts as to 'do these skills translate to what we do?'" Lynch said. "[Hyde's] a very talented young man. We are very excited and hopeful, just in the interactions that we've had, that he's come ready to play."
New defensive coordinator Robert Saleh wants Reid (biceps) to play closer to the line of scrimmage, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. "Yeah, Eric is going to be more of a box safety for sure," said Saleh.
New defensive coordinator Robert Saleh wants to use Lynch as a full-time lineman, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. "Aaron, he's on the defensive line," said Saleh. "We're going to try to keep his hand in the ground at all times."
Bowman (Achilles) hopes to be cleared for on-field work in advance of the 49ers' pre-draft minicamp on April 25, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. "In the last month, we started to ramp it up and doing a little more things, jumping around," Bowman said of his rehabilitation. "The process has been great. There have been no setbacks. Just looking forward to getting back out there and showing what I have."
Hyde (knee - MCL) has resumed running and cutting, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports. "I'm back to running. I can cut, just not all the way I like to run, but I'm making improvement," Hyde elaborated.