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49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told \ KNBR-AM in San Francisco that he had to send rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton home for showing up to work too early.
ProFootballTalk.com has the story.
Patton would not have been able to take part in the club’s minicamp from May 10 through May 12 if he arrived this week. According to Harbaugh, NFL rookies can be present at a club’s facilities right after they are drafted, but Patton was arriving after that period of time.
Harbaugh joked that Patton’s trip was “probably the best money that he’s ever spent,” given how the story would now be associated with his desire to play the game.
But Harbaugh’s respect for the rookie is clear.
“The fact that he would buy his own ticket, fly out here, just to me speaks volumes about him,” Harbaugh said. “I mean, to be honest with you, he reminds me of me. That’s something I would have done.”
Don’t be surprised if Patton passes AJ. Jenkins on the depth chart at some point this coming season. It already looks like he’s ready to out work last year’s first round pick.
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Rookie Quinton Patton eager to work(AP Photo) The 49ers rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton has already made a lasting impression on coach Jim Harbaugh, who told KNBR raidio on Wednesday that Patton is already he’s favorite guy. Patton was the 49ers fourth round pick from Louisiana Tech, unfortunately the young man was a little too eager to begin working with his new team, and...
The San Francisco 49ers have to give rookie wideout Quinton Patton an a for effort.
After being selected in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL draft, Patton wasted zero time in his effort to get to work.
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