This week, the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings held joint practices. For the most part, the two teams played nicely. However, a fight almost broke out when Vikings star Adam Thielen took issue with 49ers defenders taking Vikings running backs to the ground during a drill.
Thankfully, a fight didn't break out and the teams kept practicing. All is well, right? Well, not exactly.
When asked for his thoughts about this week's joint practice with Minnesota, 49ers star Brandon Aiyuk told reporters he feels it was a big waste of time.
“It was good work, it was good work going against somebody different, different environment but I didn’t like it,” Aiyuk said on Thursday, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I feel like it was a waste of time, personally. It was boring for sure.”
Aiyuk added, "I feel like it was a little boring because it was a little of Day One stuff. The basic stuff. I was getting a little irritated having only touched the ball like three times in the past two days but that’s beside the point.”
Joint practices have their purpose. They allow the youngers guys to get a good feel for NFL competition. Otherwise, they're pretty unimportant for the more experienced players.
Aiyuk and the 49ers take on the Vikings Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET.