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And he is thrilled to get to work with his deep receiving corps featuring Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd, who hardly looks as if he just spent a year out of football.

Lloyd signed to a one-year contract last month to rejoin the team that drafted him the fourth round in 2003.

He caught 105 passes for 1,510 yards and 13 touchdowns for San Francisco from 2003-05. That included leading the team with 48 receptions, 733 yards receiving and five TD catches in 2005.

Lloyd has also played for the Washington Redskins (2006-07), Chicago Bears (2008), Denver Broncos (2009-11), St. Louis Rams (2011) and New England Patriots (2012) during his career.

“I had seen plays he had made. But, I hadn’t seen him on a consistent basis,” Kaepernick said. “Coming off of a year off from football, he’s been amazing out here. Very smooth, very disciplined with his routes and an easy target to throw to.”

NOTES: New WR Stevie Johnson sat out Wednesday because “he had a little something he’s working through,” Harbaugh said without elaborating. … Whether RG Alex Boone is absent because of his frustration with an unsettled contract situation, Harbaugh wouldn’t say. “I’ve always chosen, as a policy, not to discuss contracts publicly,” he said. … Also absent: TE Vernon Davis and RB Frank Gore, who has been a regular working out at team headquarters “The workouts are voluntary,” Harbaugh said.


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