As expected, Antonio Gates is not practicing on the field while recovering from a mild form of plantar fasciitis.
Buster Davis, who suffered a concussion in minicamp, worked at receiver and punt returner. He is slated to be the No. 2 returner.
New tight end Randy McMichael practiced and wore No. 81, taking Kassim Osgood’s old number from rookie receiver Marcel Thompson, who now wears No. 47.