DE Greg Hardy was back to practice on Wednesday after sitting out Monday with an illness.

Hardy was a top three overall rated defensive end,among teams that play a 4-3 defense, and finished the regular season with the third most sacks in the NFL.ANALYST: Michael Pichan Hardy seems to be just fine as the illness has worked its way in and out of his system already. He was back at practice and banging bodies just as he always does, Hardy tied the team's franchise record with 15 sacks and will probably draw the assignment of being the one who follows Colin Kaepernick most of the afternoon in the hopes of containing the incredibly mobile quarterback.ANALYST: Howard Bender