Devey was promoted into the starting position when C/G Marcus Martin was named the starting center.
“It’ll be really good to have that opportunity and have that time to get to know each other and get a good feel for how each other plays”, said Devey, who arrived August 18 in a trade from New England.
Acquired in a swap for tight end Asante Cleveland, Devey’s quick ascension into the starting lineup shows just how unstable the offensive line has been after a turbulent offseason.
Devey (6-foot-6, 320 pounds) didn’t suit up in last season’s Super Bowl win by the Patriots, nor in their preceding two AFC-playoff victories.
“He was very composed, and like I said on Saturday, the two scrambles that I had, he allowed me to step up through the pocket and make those plays”, Kaepernick said of Devey. He was making an attempt to blow any person’s head up. “And that continuity and all that stuff is sometimes overblown”.
“Anybody that plays aggressive and nasty, I want them to play next to me”. Martin or rookie Ian Silberman had began at proper guard up to now this preseason. “Our interior, both our guards, our center, did a great job and our tackles ran the ends past”. Erik Pears at right tackle, Alex Boone at left guard and Joe Staley at left tackle round out the starting line. Tomsula said. “I’ve been a defensive line coach all my life and people change”. “That’s my job – to be able to play whenever they want me to, but it’s up to the coaches”. Nonetheless, he stated he is gotten to know Devey within the offensive line assembly room and likes what he is seen from him on the sector, too, particularly throughout a two-minute drill on the finish of the second quarter Saturday.
From 2011 to 2013, Hunter averaged 4.6 yards per carry.
– Kendall Hunter looked to be favoring his reconstructed right knee while working on a side field with a trainer at the start of practice.
– Australian phenom Jarryd Hayne may indeed make the 49ers season-opening roster but it’s premature to say he’s already been told that, Tomsula said. “The 53 is not set”.
Devey has played all of nine snaps for the Niners, and they came during Saturday night’s preseason loss at Denver.
WR Torrey Smith will not practice this week because of a knee contusion.
Kilgore, who suffered a fractured ankle past year, said he received a positive checkup on his ankle last week and will be out of his protective boot in a week. “So, I think that will be a strength for us”, he said.
C Daniel Kilgore has been placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, meaning he will be ineligible for the 49ers’ first six games. “I’m fortunate the 49ers organization is giving me time to heal”.