The 49ers appeared to be a fairly healthy bunch as they began practicing for Sunday's game against New England. Four 49ers were in black, no-contact jerseys to begin practice: Receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder), outside linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder), fullback Bruce Miller (shoulder) and linebacker/special teamer Tavares Gooden (ribs).
Of that group, Manningham's appears injury to be the most severe. He missed Sunday's game against Miami and did not have his helmet for the start of today's practice. The other three were taking part in individual drills and likely will be listed as "limited" on today's practice participation report.
-- Matt Barrows