SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Alex Smith jokingly compared his blossoming relationship with wide receiver Randy Moss to a new girlfriend. Jim Harbaugh offered excitement, angst and little insight all at once. Moss even offered his opinion again.
The day San Francisco had waited for since losing to the New York Giants in overtime of the NFC championship game in January finally arrived Friday, the beginning of training camp ahead of the franchise's most anticipated season in more than a decade.
San Francisco returns every starter from one of the NFL's best defenses and an offense that added receivers Moss, Mario Manningham and first-round pick A.J. Jenkins along with running backs Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James.
All are finally on the field together with one goal this season: a Super Bowl title.
The Associated Press