Goodwin (Achilles/calf) will not play in Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Goodwin finished an injury-plagued season with 23 catches for 395 yards and four touchdowns on 43 targets in 11 games, barely making any noise outside of a 4-126-2 receiving line against the Packers in Week 6. He wasn't the best version of himself even when he managed to suit up, and it obviously didn't help that he caught passes from Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard instead of Jimmy Garoppolo (knee). The speedy 28-year-old should still have a place in the 49ers' long-term plan, with 2019 marking the first season of the three-year contract extension he signed in March. As for the immediate future, San Francisco is left with four healthy wide receivers for Week 17: Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, Richie James and Steven Dunbar.
Goodwin (Achilles/calf) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Two of the three DNPs on Thursday have already been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Rams -- Matt Breida (ankle) and Dante Pettis (knee) -- and Goodwin may join them with another absence Friday. If that comes to pass, the 49ers' receiving corps will be left in the hands of Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, Richie James and Steven Dunbar.
Goodwin (calf/Achilles) will be held out of practice Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Prior to both of the 49ers' past two games, Goodwin tended to a calf injury but suited up anyway, combining for four receptions (on nine targets) for 36 yards. During the most recent outing, he suffered what was termed an Achilles issue, but coach Kyle Shanahan later labeled the setback as a bruised calf, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Whatever the nature of the concern, Shanahan said Goodwin's practice reps will be kept in check this week.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Goodwin has a bruised calf and will be monitored throughout the week, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. This development is great news for Goodwin, who was originally speculated to have suffered an Achilles injury during Sunday's loss to Chicago. However, it still isn't certain if the receiver will be available to play in the season finale this Sunday against the Rams. Look for Wednesday's injury report to be the next step towards clarifying matters.
Goodwin caught three of his eight targets for 29 yards in the 14-9 loss to the Bears on Sunday. Goodwin evidently suffered an Achilles injury in the later stages of the game, but according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, it doesn't appear to be serious. Given Dante Pettis is expected to miss Week 17 after suffering a MCL injury Sunday, it's unclear whether the 49ers will plan to risk another member of their wide receiving core in next week's meaningless contest. Fantasy owners will want to monitor Goodwin's practice status in the coming days to gather more information.
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