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He insists doctors have told him he’s good to go and Westbrook doesn’t fear taking another hard hit. Yet he welcomes a fresh start with the Niners.

“I am fully healthy. In my mind, last year was a tough season for me,” he said. “I spent the whole offseason rehabbing, I didn’t have time to prepare for the season so I kind of went into the season blind without any preparation at all. So it was a tough year. I was playing catch up the entire season and obviously wasn’t able to do that. This year, I’ve been able to spend my whole offseason preparing for a football season. Now that my body is completely healthy, I’m ready to go out there and perform.”

Notes: TE Vernon Davis (strained right knee) was listed as day to day to return. “Whatever he needs,” Singletary said of Davis’ timetable. “He looks good, looks strong.” … LB Travis LaBoy, who sustained a concussion the first week, was cleared to practice Tuesday. Fellow LB Ahmad Brooks could begin biking and possibly also running this week as he recovers from a lacerated kidney that he injured Aug. 6. … Second-team CB Will James will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a sprained ankle, while rookie returner Kyle Williams sprained a big toe and will be evaluated in several weeks. … New C David Baas showed Singletary enough in Sunday’s 37-17 exhibition win over the Colts that he is penciled in as the starter for now. It had previously been considered a competition with Tony Wragge and Cody Wallace.