"I had the surgeries, so I needed to get out here, get situated before the vets get here," Fisher said. "I’m glad to be here early so I can get a jump on things."
Fisher played right tackle last year, so the extra time should help him adjust to protecting Alex Smith's blind side. He said he hasn't lost strength despite not being able to bench press following the shoulder operation.
"I’ve been in there working," he said. "When you can’t bench, there’s other things you can do. That’s what I was doing."
Fisher is working his way back from shoulder and sports hernia operations. He's expected to play at left tackle.
The report didn't say anything else about Fisher's status, but Fisher said he played last year between 295 to 300. He hopes to play between 310 to 315 this year, so it sounds like he should be ready for training camp.
Donald Stephenson is considered the favorite to step in at right tackle.
"Right now, he's the right tackle," said general manager John Dorsey of Fisher. "I think he showed that (things) slowed down for him (during) the final third of the season. He began to get comfortable and realize there were different types of pass rushers in the National Football League."
Fisher allowed seven sacks and 35 hurries this season, both team-highs.
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