Doug Williams

Niners' Hoyer Wants to Keep Momentum Going

Quarterback will gather with receivers at some point between now and training camp for extra work to stay sharp

Brian Hoyer is new to the 49ers. So are wide receivers Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor and Aldrick Robinson. So are tight ends Logan Paulsen, George Kittle and Cole Hikutini.

So, while the team as a whole will be on break now until the start of training camp in late July, Hoyer plans to get together with his receiving corps for some extra work. He doesn’t want the momentum that’s been built during recent offseason practices to slow.

Recently, Hoyer told reporters he plans to set up a three-day passing camp sometime in early to mid July.

“We’ll get as many guys together as we can,” Hoyer told Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “We can’t accommodate everybody (because) people are coming in from all across the country. So we’re going to get together, get three days in and then come back ready to go July 27 (the start of training camp).”

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said he approves of Hoyer’s plan. It will allow the quarterback and his pass catchers to have a mini refresher course before camp, when things will get more serious. Everyone has been soaking up the new playbook for Shanahan’s offensive scheme.

“I think the Xs and Os, they’ve hit it so hard here through these three phases (of the offseason program), I think it’s good to just not think about it for like 10 days, two weeks at the most, and then get back into the book,” Shanahan told Barrows.

Hoyer didn’t say where the short camp would be held. But he believes it’s important for the chemistry between he and his receivers to keep growing.

“For sure. That’s why it’s important for us to get together at some point between now and training camp,” Hoyer told a writer for “We’ve thrown a lot of footballs together over the last nine weeks. Whether it was phase one, phase two or in practice those are the reps that you get. So, that’s why I said it will be good.

“I’ll take a week off from throwing. I won’t throw for a whole week and then I’ll get back into a routine and then I’ll meet up with those guys and then all of a sudden it’ll be training camp and I think we’ll be right where we should be.”

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