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49ers excited about explosive new offensive

1:59 PM, Jul 29, 2012   |    comments
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham catches a pass during training camp at the 49ers practice facility. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
    
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SANTA CLARA, CA - The San Francisco 49ers loaded up on explosive new weapons for offensive coordinator Greg Roman during the offseason. He's already having a blast deciding how to use them.

The 49ers put on full pads Sunday for the first time in training camp, and everywhere Roman looked, he saw newcomers who promise to add a fresh dimension.

Wide receivers Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and A.J. Jenkins darted around catching passes. Running backs Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James brought new bursts of power and speed out of the backfield.

All figure to have an impact this year on an upgraded San Francisco offense that finished 26th last season in the NFL rankings, lagging behind the team's outstanding defensive and special teams units that carried the 49ers to the NFC championship game.

The Associated Press

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