Bourne caught four of five targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Saints.
Bourne finished third on the team in both targets and receptions, though his average of 6.5 yards per catch was nothing to write home about. He was on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the days leading up to the game, but he displayed no ill effects after taking the last couple of weeks to recuperate. Bourne will now rest up over the bye before taking on the Rams November 29th, when his role could diminish if Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is cleared to return.
Bourne (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and will travel with the team to New Orleans, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 25-year-old landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list before last week's loss to the Packers and had yet to practice this week, but he'll rejoin the team in time for Week 10. Bourne is coming off his best performance of the season (eight catches for 81 yards) against the Seahawks, and he could be similarly involved this weekend with Deebo Samuel (hamstring) not expected to play Sunday.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday that he's hopeful Bourne (reserve/COVID-19 list) will be able to practice later this week, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bourne recently began his second term on the list, but the 49ers seemingly are confident that the latest stint was merely the result of false positives and not an actual bout with the coronavirus. While he'll have to be activated from the aforementioned list in order to get back on the field, he does have two more chances to practice this week ahead of Sunday's game in New Orleans.
The 49ers placed Bourne on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bourne was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last Wednesday after testing positive for the virus, but subsequent negative tests allowed him to be activated Friday. Now, however, it appears that new developments will require the 25-year-old wideout to return to the reserve list. With Deebo Samuel (hamstring) still banged up, Brandon Aiyuk, Richie James and Trent Taylor are currently the only fully available wideouts on San Francisco's roster.
The 49ers activated Bourne from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.
Bourne was placed on the list Wednesday after testing positive earlier that day, but negative tests Thursday and Friday seemingly confirmed that the initial result was a false positive. The wideout was still forced to miss Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Packers, while fellow receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and offensive tackle Trent Williams also sat out after being deemed close contacts of Bourne. In addition to Bourne, the 49ers activated Aiyuk, Samuel and Williams on Friday, so they should be available for the team's next game Nov. 15 in New Orleans. Samuel does have a hamstring injury that could prevent him from playing, which would free up more snaps and targets for Bourne.
Bourne is eligible to be removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list after he received another negative test Friday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Bourne seemingly had a false positive test Wednesday, as he's now tested negative on back-to-back days after being placed on the list. The wideout was still forced to sit out Thursday's loss to the Packers due to the initial result, while Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams were also ruled out due to being deemed close contacts of Bourne. Expect the 49ers to reinstate all four players from the reserve/COVID-19 list, though Samuel's hamstring injury could prevent him from playing Week 10 against New Orleans.
Bourne (illness) tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, but he'll remain out for the 49ers' game against the Packers later in the day, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, Bourne believes that his COVID-19 test result from Wednesday was a false positive, as he and the three other individuals that live with him all tested negative a day later. Even so, NFL protocols won't afford Bourne enough time to gain clearance for Thursday's game, leaving the 49ers extremely thin at wide receiver with Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk also on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Considering Samuel and Aiyuk were placed on the list due to being high-risk close contacts of Bourne, Chan notes that all players likely would have removed from the list had the 49ers been playing a Sunday or Monday game this week. With that in mind, Bourne should be ready to go for the 49ers' Week 10 game Nov. 15 in New Orleans.
The 49ers placed Bourne (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
After testing positive earlier Wednesday, Bourne was destined to land on this list. He'll thus be unavailable for Thursday's game against the Packers and perhaps beyond, as he'll need to be asymptomatic and test negative twice at least 24 hours apart before he's eligible to rejoin the 49ers. San Francisco's receiving corps is down Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and George Kittle (foot) as well, leaving Brandon Aiyuk, Trent Taylor, Richie James (ankle) and Ross Dwelley as the likely available pass catchers Week 9.
Bourne tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
According to Schefter, Bourne's positive test has prompted the 49ers to shut down their facility for the day in order to conduct contact tracing. The 49ers are scheduled to host the Packers on Thursday.
Bourne recorded eight receptions on 10 targets for 81 yards in Week 8 against the Seahawks.
Bourne showed a connection with Nick Mullens during the fourth quarter, racking up 59 of his 81 yards on the team's final two drives. He was able to command a season-best eight targets in the absence of Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and George Kittle (ankle). Game script also aided Bourne's output, as the team was playing from behind throughout the entire second half. With a quick turnaround for a Week 9 matchup against the Packers on Thursday, Bourne could be pushed into a significant role again.
Bourne did not have a reception (one target) in Sunday's 33-6 victory over the Patriots.
The 49ers turned in a performance reminiscent of its run to the Super Bowl in 2019 where the ground game and defense dominated the opponent so effectively that they barely needed to pass. This game script affected Bourne the most, as he was left without a reception for the first time this season despite being on the field for 45 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Bourne -- who has been serving as the team's slot man in recent weeks -- should return to the starting lineup against the Seahawks in Week 8 after coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Deebo Samuel (hamstring) will "miss some time" after sustaining yet another lower-body injury Sunday.
Bourne had two receptions (three targets) for 44 yards in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Rams.
Bourne finished third in receptions, targets and yardage for the 49ers while playing 56 percent of offensive snaps in a game where the passing offense returned to life. The 25-year-old also appears to be firmly entrenched at third on the wide receiver depth chart behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, which lowers the cap on his already limited fantasy value. Bourne likely will have to find the end zone in order to provide fantasy value against the Patriots on Sunday.
Bourne had two receptions (four targets) for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 43-17 loss to Miami.
Bourne was finally able to find the end zone for the first time this season, even if it happened to come in garbage time of a blowout loss. The negative news for the veteran wideout is that he moved to third on the depth chart (66 percent of offensive snaps) with both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk fully healthy and on the field together for the first time this year. The 49ers' struggles in the passing game already limited Bourne's value when he was a starter, and the slight hit in value will limit him to deeper fantasy formats and a DFS flyer going forward.
Bourne had three receptions (six targets) for 33 yards in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Eagles.
Bourne's six targets actually led all San Francisco wideouts, but in true Kyle Shanahan style, a running back and tight end surpassed his target share. The veteran wideout has had a steady floor through four games, but the lack of touchdowns has hurt the potential for fantasy value. The return of Deebo Samuel (foot) and the emergence of rookie Brandon Aiyuk could end up cutting into Bourne's production going forward.
Bourne secured four of six targets for 63 yards in the 49ers' 36-9 win over the Giants on Sunday.
The fourth-year wideout checked in second in receptions and receiving yards on the team for the afternoon, while his six looks were tied for that slotting with Jordan Reed (knee/ankle). Bourne now has eight receptions for 130 yards on 11 targets in the last two games, and with Deebo Samuel (foot) not likely to return until Week 5, Bourne should see another starting opportunity in a Week 4 Sunday night matchup against the Eagles.
Bourne had four catches (five targets) for 67 yards in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Jets.
With Deebo Samuel (foot) still on IR, Bourne stuck as the club's top producer on the outside even with the debut of rookie Brandon Aiyuk. The 49ers were hurt by a slew of lower-body injuries sustained during Week 2, so this offense may look completely different while down two key running backs and, most likely, its starting quarterback. This could lead to more passing volume for Bourne and San Francisco's other top receiving options even with backup Nick Mullens under center, as Mullens proved to be a capable signal caller back in 2018.
Bourne caught two of five targets for 34 yards during Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Cardinals.
With injuries mounting in the wideout room, Bourne saw an uptick in playing time in the season opener. He tied for the team lead in targets and made a couple of impressive gains, but he simply didn't see enough usage to post fantasy-friendly numbers. Bourne should see his share of targets next Sunday against the Jets, but he could be fairly reliant on big plays to make a splash.
Bourne is listed as a starter on the unofficial depth chart released by San Francisco on Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Bourne's standing above rookie first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) could be attributed in part to veteran deference, but it's worth noting that neither Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel (foot) can be considered a lock for Week 1. If any combination of Samuel and Aiyuk were forced to sit out Sunday's contest against the Cardinals, Bourne would certainly see increased work, and the depth chart has him ahead of both Trent Taylor and Dante Pettis. Bourne showcased a knack for the red zone in 2019, with five scores on just 30 receptions, so he could be a sneaky fantasy option for Week 1 if he's indeed handed a starting role.
Bourne and the 49ers have discussed a contract extension, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Bourne is signed to a second-round restricted free agent tender for 2020, scheduled to pay him $3.26 million. The 2017 UDFA has never been much of a fantasy asset, but he did solid work for the Niners as a No. 3 receiver the past two seasons, averaging 7.7 yards on 110 targets while primarily operating from the slot. Bourne could see an uptick in usage early this season if Deebo Samuel is slow to recover from June foot surgery.
Bourne signed his restricted free agent tender Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
San Francisco will pay Bourne $3.26 million in 2020 after tendering him at the second-round level last month. The wideout tallied 30 receptions for 358 yards and five touchdowns while playing a full 16-game slate last season.
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|2||Sun 09/20||@ NYJ||W 31-13||4||67||16.8||24||0|
|3||Sun 09/27||@ NYG||W 36-9||4||63||15.8||18||0|
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|10||Sun 11/15||@ NO||L 13-27||4||26||6.5||11||0|
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