Are San Francisco 49ers’ OTA No-Shows Really No Big Deal?

May 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Manny Lawson, Aubrayo Franklin, Kentwan Balmer, Nate Clements, and Shawntae Spencer were some of the most notable players missing from OTAs (organized team activities) but rest assured—it's nothing to panic over.
The well criticized and highly paid Clements is in the late stages of rehabbing a broken right shoulder blade, and has been working out on his own. Clements has typically been a gym rat around the practice facility, and has been one of the 49ers' more physical defensive backs.
Rumors swirled about Clements's unhappiness with the team in the wake of being benched for last year's matchup against the Colts. Clements was benched "in all alignments" as the 49ers opted for Tarell Brow, but he did play against the Colts' three-receiver sets, and he injured his shoulder in the same game.
Spencer seems to be working out in Pittsburgh, which is fine, but not fun for rabid fans suffering from the mid-May football blues. This also raises more corner back ques...

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