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Many will be missing from weekend minicamp

The 49ers begin another full-squad minicamp at team headquarters on Saturday, but that doesn't mean everybody on the roster will be attending. Several starters have been excused for various reasons, several rookies can't attend because their college classes have yet to graduate, and some veterans - such as DT D'Marco Farr - won't be around because they are on the way out. "As far as we're concerned right now, he's not going to be part of this football team," coach Dennis Erickson said Wednesday.

Farr, the former Pro Bowler with the St. Louis Rams who has missed the past two seasons with knee problems, appeared confident in his comeback attempt during the team's first minicamp at the beginning of this month. "The knee's fine," Farr said midway through the minicamp. "I'm going to get there. I'm here, and I'm confident. I had aspirations of being one of the best tackles in this league...

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