49ers HC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that QB Nick Mullens will start Sunday's game against the Giants. QB Jimmy Garoppolo's status for Week 4 and beyond remains uncertain with that high-ankle sprain. Mullens played well in 8 starts back in 2018, but he's just a lower-end QB2 for Week 3.
49ers TE George Kittle (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Kittle has a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Giants. We'll see what he does in tomorrow's practice and then how San Francisco lists him on the final injury report.
49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That's an upgrade from last week, when Kittle didn't practice at all. Check back tomorrow for another update on his progress.
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that QB Nick Mullens "most likely" will start against the Giants this weekend. QB Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't been ruled out with his high-ankle sprain just yet, but it sounds like he'll miss at least 1 game. Mullens was solid in 8 starts back in 2018, completing 64% of his passes, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and averaging 285 yards and 1.6 TDs per game. He's just a QB2 in fantasy but should be able to keep this offense on schedule.
Niners DE Dee Ford is expected to miss his 2nd straight game Sunday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The injury was listed as a neck issue for Week 2, which Ford missed. Pelissero reports it as a back injury that needs to "settle down" and "may take some time." Ford has spent a lot of time dealing with various ailments since joining the 49ers last offseason. He's fine to dump in most IDP redraft leagues until this current injury "settles." The injuries to both him and DE Nick Bosa leaves room for new 49er Ezekiel Ansah and DE Kerry Hyder to see plenty of snaps.
The MRI has confirmed that 49ers DE Nick Bosa tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Jets. So his season's done. It's also the 2nd ACL tear of his football career. Bosa previously tore his right ACL in high school. That at least means Bosa has been through the process. We'll see about his progress during the offseason. The Niners, meanwhile, agreed to a 1-year deal with DE Ezekiel Ansah to help fill the void.
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan conceded Monday that RB Raheem Mostert (knee) "likely won't play" vs. the Giants this weekend. Mostert is reportedly dealing with a minor MCL sprain, so this shouldn't be a long-term absence. But it's looking like the 'Niners will be down to RBs Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson for at least Week 3. Both guys are worth scooping off waiver wires.
Niners HC Kyle Shanahan says QB Jimmy Garoppolo's high-ankle sprain isn't serious, according to multiple reports. The team considers Garoppolo week to week, and he might have a shot to play the Giants this Sunday. We'll see how the week goes for Garoppolo. Nick Mullens would start if Garoppolo misses further time.
The 49ers believe RB Raheem Mostert is dealing with a "mild sprain of the MCL," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's relatively good news. The severity of the sprain will determine how long Mostert is sidelined. We should learn more tomorrow.
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Garoppolo was able to play through the injury during the 1st half of the win over the Jets before sitting out the 2nd. Skill guys tend to miss multiple games with this injury, but perhaps the QB can return for Week 3. If not, San Francisco will turn to QB Nick Mullens, who completed 8 of 11 passes for 71 yards and a score in relief of Garoppolo today. In 8 starts back in 2018, Mullens averaged 285 yards and 1.6 TDs per game.
Niners DE Nick Bosa left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets with a left knee injury. The team ruled him out for the day in the 2nd quarter. We'll see about the severity, as Bosa is likely headed for a Monday MRI.
Update: HC Kyle Shanahan said after the game that it's "most likely an ACL," according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. That probably means a tear. We'll await Monday confirmation, but that would be a big blow to San Francisco's defense.
49ers RB Raheem Mostert suffered a knee injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jets and is done for the day. That leaves San Francisco with RBs Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon.
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a right ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jets. He finished that half but will not play in the 2nd, the team announced. This might be a case of San Francisco playing it safe with a 21-3 lead. We'll look for updates on Garoppolo's status after the game. QB Nick Mullens is in for the 49ers.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that it's "no guarantee" that 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is back for Week 3. He's reportedly dealing with a bone bruise and sprain to his knee -- a similar injury to the one that cost him 2 games last year. We'll keep a close eye on his progress this coming week.
The 49ers have ruled DE Dee Ford (neck) out for Sunday's game against the Jets. We'll see about his status heading into Week 3.
Niners DE Dee Ford is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. He missed the final 2 days of practice this week with a neck injury, making Ford an iffy bet for IDP lineups even if he's active.
49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll make his pro debut against the Jets on Sunday. It’s completely uncertain how big a role the rookie will play after missing about 3 weeks. But Aiyuk does bring intriguing upside in this plus matchup.
49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets. “If it was a normal person, we probably would have ruled him out earlier in the week," HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday. That sounds like Kittle's Week 3 availability is in question, but we'll obviously monitor his status this coming week. His absence on Sunday leaves Jordan Reed as San Francisco's likely lead pass-catching TE. He's more of a DFS tournament flier than a bankable season-long play.
Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk was a full practice participant Thursday. The rookie appears to be trending toward playing Sunday against the iffy secondary of the Jets. He could face plenty of opportunity, with Deebo Samuel out and TE George Kittle questionable to play (knee).
Niners DE Dee Ford missed Thursday's practice with a neck issue. The veteran didn't show up on the Wednesday injury report, so this appears to be a new ailment. We'll see about his status for Sunday's visit to the Jets.
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