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49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Seahawks. He returned to a limited practice on Friday, so it seems like he at least has a good shot to be back for Week 3. Kittle’s absence is a downgrade from QB Trey Lance but boosts the target projections for WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is not expected to play vs. the Seahawks today. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, meanwhile, is leaving the door open for Kittle to play. He says Kittle will be a game-time decision and is "pushing to play." But Rapoport also says Kittle's injury was originally expected to cost him 3 weeks. There's a good chance that Kittle will be limited even if he does suit up today. We won't get the 49ers' inactives until a little after 3:30 pm ET.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks after returning to a limited practice on Friday. “He looked awesome," HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward, adding that Kittle will be a game-time decision. This is a 4:05 pm ET kickoff, which might put Kittle owners in a tough spot. We'll see if we get an update on his status on Sunday morning.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot to play vs. the Seahawks this weekend. That's bad news for QB Trey Lance but good news for Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk's volume.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. We'll see if Kittle is able to do anything on Thursday.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is officially inactive for today’s opener vs. the Bears. He suffered what’s been reported as a Grade 2 groin strain on Monday and didn’t practice the rest of the week. We’ll see if Kittle can make it back for Week 2. His absence is a significant loss for QB Trey Lance but frees up targets for WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is "not likely" to play vs. the Bears today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kittle didn't practice after injuring his groin on Monday. "Pushing it early doesn't make sense," Rapoport tweets. We'll see if Kittle can make it back for Week 2. His absence is a significant loss for QB Trey Lance but frees up targets for WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

49ers insider Eric Branch confirms that TE George Kittle (groin) is not expected to play vs. the Bears on Sunday. Kittle is listed as questionable but didn't practice all week after hurting his groin on Monday. Kittle should be on fantasy benches at this point. We'll see if we hear anything different on his Week 1 status.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s opener vs. the Bears. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday after hurting his groin on Monday. But Kittle said Friday that he’s gotten “progressively better” and is still hoping he can play this weekend. We’ll see. Fantasy owners obviously need to have a backup plan in place.

Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson hears that 49ers TE George Kittle's groin injury is "serious enough" that he's "unlikely" to play against the Bears this weekend. A source tells Wilson that Kittle is dealing with a Grade 2 strain and that "it would be optimal for him to rest and rehab for a week or two." It certainly makes sense for the 49ers to hold Kittle out of a game vs. Chicago that they can likely win without him. We've removed Kittle from the Week 1 Rankings for now and will continue to keep you updated on his status. Kittle's absence would be good news for the targets outlooks of WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

Niners TE George Kittle suffered a groin injury in Monday's practice that kept him from participating Wednesday, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports. It's not yet clear whether the issue will keep Kittle from playing in Sunday's opener.

The Athletic's Matt Barrows believes the 49ers are looking for TE George Kittle to block less and be in pass routes more in 2022. "They want to free him to be a pass catcher more often and they want to keep him healthier/fresher than he’s been the last two seasons," Barrows writes, pointing to the addition of TE Tyler Kroft as a key to the plan. "Kittle certainly will have a sizeable blocking role, but with Kroft in the fold that role might not be as consuming as it was last season," says Barrows. More pass-catching work would obviously be good news for Kittle, who remains 1 of the league's most efficient TEs on a per-route basis.

49ers TE George Kittle -- along with LB Fred Warner -- is sitting out OTAs with what HC Kyle Shanahan called a "lower-half" issue. "Both have similar issues, so we’re being smart with them," Shanahan said. "Could go. Being smart. Good chance we’ll hold them out until training camp. ... They’ll be alright." It doesn't sound like this is something that'll impact Kittle's 2022 season, but we'll keep an eye on him when the 49ers open training camp.

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