Cooper (knee) participated in team drills during Sunday's practice as he saw his first 11-on-11 action of training camp, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Cooper will continue being eased back into action after coming off the PUP list last week, as the 49ers won't rush him back from an MCL injury. He'll compete for the starting spot at right guard upon his eventual return to full strength, but his availability for Thursday's preseason opener doesn't look too promising as he just took 11-on-11 snaps for the first time Sunday.
Cooper (knee) has been cleared from the PUP list and will be eligible to return to practice, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Cooper began training camp on the PUP list as his recovery from an MCL injury remained in progress, but the offensive lineman has progressed enough to return to the practice field.
Cooper is still in the process of rehabbing an MCL injury that required surgery in January. It isn't clear how long the offensive lineman will be sidelined in training camp, but there at least doesn't seem to be any concern that his absence will extend into the preseason.
Cooper (knee) is expected to remain sidelined until training camp, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Cooper signed with the 49ers in March to fortify the interior of the line, but he continues to recover from surgery in January to repair the MCL in his left knee. The veteran interior lineman is expected to compete for a starting job when healthy, which should arrive in training camp if he can avoid setbacks.
Cooper (knee) signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, the 49ers official site reports. "Having started 27 games in four NFL seasons, Jonathan brings great experience to the interior of our offensive line," said General Manager John Lynch. "We look forward to him competing for a starting job at guard, while also bringing a veteran presence to our locker room. Jonathan is a welcome addition to our team."
After being drafted seventh overall in the 2013 by the Cardinals, Cooper has spent time in Arizona, New England, Cleveland and Dallas. He was inactive for the first three games of last season with the Cowboys but went on to start the final 13 contests at left guard. According to Lynch, the 28-year-old will have an immediate opportunity to compete for a starting role on the offensive line but will first have to recover from surgery on an MCL left knee sprain he suffered in January.
|P2||8/18/18||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/18||@ IND||4:30 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
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|2018||San Francisco 49ers||0||0|
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