Wide receiver Bruce Ellington, who missed most of the 49ers’ offseason program due to a hamstring strain, appears to be ready for the opening of training camp next week.
Ellington appeared to be running at full speed on a video of a slant pattern during a workout with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tajh Boyd that was posted on his Instagram account.
Rookies are scheduled to report to 49ers training camp in Santa Clara on July 27. The full squad is required to report on July 31 with the first full-squad practice scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1.
Ellington figures to be in stiff competition, along with Quinton Patton, Jerome Simpson and others, to be the 49ers’ No. 3 wide receiver. As a rookie, Ellington caught six passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns. He had six rushing attempts for 28 yards.
In addition, Ellington won the job as the team’s punt returner last season. He handled 23 punts without a lost fumble and averaged a solid 8.2 yards per return. He averaged 25.6 yards on 24 kickoff returns.