Patton (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Patton still hasn't reported to have been cleared by an independent neurologist from his concussion, so although he was limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, he won't be allowed to play until earning that clearance. While that could come in the next couple days, Jeremy Kerley and Rod Streater could be more involved if Patton is unable to play Sunday.
Patton (concussion) was limited at Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. During the drills open to the media, Patton was viewed in a no-contact blue jersey, which typically indicates that some activity is imminent. He still must work his way through the five-step concussion protocol, but the fact he's already on the practice field is generally a good sign in his recovery. Nevertheless, his availability for Sunday's contest in Chicago will depend on the ruling of an independent neurologist.
Patton (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, CSN Bay Area reports. Before he was ruled out of Sunday's loss at Miami, Patton picked up 26 snaps but caught his sole target for 12 yards. Outside of a 102-yard performance in Week 9, he's surpassed 50 yards three other times, while failing to reach 30 yards in the other seven outings. With more misses than hits and no touchdowns to his name, his residence in the concussion protocol shouldn't hold much sway over the 49ers' offensive prospects. Nonetheless, he participated in aerobic exercises and weightlifting Wednesday, so he appears to be making some progress.
Patton has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a concussion, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Patton will need to clear the league's concussion protocol before potentially being available for Week 13 versus the Bears. In the meantime, Jeremy Kerley and Rod Streater could see additional targets at receiver behind Torrey Smith.
Patton was held to just 17 yards on two catches (five targets) in Sunday's 30-17 loss to New England. Patton was unable to take advantage Torrey Smith's absence from the lineup and turned in another lackluster receiving line. His six-catch, 106-yard performance two weeks ago is looking more and more like an anomoly as opposed to a sign of improvement from the fourth-year receiver. The 49ers' passing attack has been a mess all season, making it tough to trust anyone outside of Colin Kaepernick and Vance McDonald in deeper formats.
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