Just as the beginning of training camp looms for the San Francisco 49ers, cornerback Chris Culliver received some great news; he's been cleared to practice.
Culliver suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during training camp last year, subsequently, the fourth-year pro spent all of last season on Injured Reserve.
CSN's Matt Miaocco reported that Culliver came to training camp this past Friday when veteran players, still rehabbing from injuries, were allowed to report. The 25-year old attended the 49ers' off season program where he continued his rehab, but did take part in any on-field drills.
Culliver's last appearance for the Niners was during Super Bowl 47 against the Baltimore Ravens where Culliver did not perform well at all. With that bitter taste probably still lingering, Culliver will have the chance to wash it away as he enters this season with a legitimate chance of starting. During the 2012 season, Culliver showed flashes of talent while performing as the teams primary nickel back. But with former starters Carlos Rogers and Tarrell Brown no longer with San Francisco, Culliver will look to prove that he has fully recovered from his injury and that he is ready to take that next step as a starter.Read more... Join the Conversation...