49ers LB Patrick Willis can name a few unanticipated benefits of the NFL's current lockout. The San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker can feel one when he clenches his right hand and feels no pain in his surgically repaired hand. He can sense it in his legs when he's running sprints in his driveway back in the Bay Area, because his limbs seem far fresher at this point in the offseason than in years past. Willis even can see the difference in his free time. He's barely known what that is for as long as he's played organized football.
49ers LB Patrick Willis can name a few unanticipated be...
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