San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th103.9 (20th)245.3 (9th)
Defense23rd116.3 (22nd)235.2 (22nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
91Armstead, Arik DE6-729211/15/19934Oregon
92Attaochu, Jeremiah DE6-32521/17/19935Georgia Tech
3Beathard, C.J. QB6-221511/16/19932Iowa
98Blair, Ronald DE6-42701/21/19933Appalachian State
17Bolden, Victor WR5-81784/4/19952Oregon State
84Bourne, Kendrick WR6-12038/4/19952Eastern Washington
22Breida, Matt RB5-101902/28/19952Georgia Southern
99Buckner, DeForest DE6-73003/17/19943Oregon
13Burbridge, Aaron WR6-120812/23/19933Michigan State
88Celek, Garrett TE6-52525/29/19887Michigan State
27Colbert, Adrian DB6-220510/6/19932Miami (FL)
64Cooper, Jonathan G6-23081/19/19906North Carolina
50Coyle, Brock LB6-124510/12/19905Montana
96Day, Sheldon DT6-12947/1/19943Notre Dame
7Dunbar, Steven WR6-320212/19/1995RHouston
49Dwelley, Ross TE6-52401/26/1995RSan Diego
38Exum, Antone DB6-02192/27/19915Virginia Tech
60Flynn, JP G6-53208/30/19931Montana State
56Foster, Reuben LB6-12284/4/19942Alabama
15Garcon, Pierre WR6-02118/8/198611Mount Union
65Garnett, Joshua G6-53052/21/19943Stanford
10Garoppolo, Jimmy QB6-222511/2/19915Eastern Illinois
76Gilliam, Garry T6-530511/26/19905Penn State
67Gonzalez, Chris G6-33107/3/1995RSan Jose State
11Goodwin, Marquise WR5-918011/19/19906Texas
9Gould, Robbie K6-019012/6/198214Penn State
57Harold, Eli LB6-32571/20/19944Virginia
49Harris, Marcell DB6-02086/9/1994RFlorida
6Heneghan, Jack QB6-42302/13/1996RDartmouth
83Hikutini, Cole TE6-42476/11/19942Louisville
82James, Richie WR5-91859/5/1995RMiddle Tennessee
43James, Chanceller DB6-22089/26/19942Boise State
46Johnson, Malcolm RB6-12318/11/19923Mississippi State
93Jones, D.J. DT6-03211/19/19952Ole Miss
44Juszczyk, Kyle RB6-12404/23/19916Harvard
85Kittle, George TE6-425010/9/19932Iowa
61Lauderdale, Andrew T6-629111/22/19931New Hampshire
47Lee, Elijah LB6-22292/8/19962Kansas State
2Locke, Jeff P6-01959/27/19895UCLA
26Mabin, Greg CB6-12006/25/19942Iowa
62Magnuson, Erik T6-63051/5/19942Michigan
54Marsh, Cassius DE6-42457/7/19925UCLA
1McCaffrey, Max WR6-22005/17/19942Duke
27McCoil, Dexter DB6-42209/5/19913Tulsa
33McFadden, Tarvarus DB6-22051/28/1997RFlorida State
69McGlinchey, Mike T6-83151/12/1995RNotre Dame
28McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19925Georgia Southern
33McNichols, Jeremy RB5-920512/26/19951Boise State
90Mitchell, Earl DT6-33109/25/19879Arizona
45Moore, Tarvarius DB6-22008/16/1996RSouthern Miss
46Morris, Alfred RB5-1022212/12/19887Florida Atlantic
41Moseley, Emmanuel DB5-111843/25/1996RTennessee
31Mostert, Raheem RB5-101974/9/19924Purdue
4Mullens, Nick QB6-12103/21/19951Southern Miss
71Murphy, Pace T6-63083/2/19942Northwestern State-Louisiana
86Nelson, Kyle LS6-224010/3/19867New Mexico State
53Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-32401/19/19904Wyoming
68Person, Mike T6-43006/17/19888Montana State
18Pettis, Dante WR6-119510/23/1995RWashington
5Pinion, Bradley P6-52406/1/19944Clemson
30Powell, Tyvis DB6-22112/16/19942Ohio State
40Reed, D.J. CB5-918811/11/1996RKansas State
58Richburg, Weston G6-42907/9/19915Colorado State
19Robinson, Aldrick WR5-101879/24/19886SMU
43Saxton, Wes TE6-42358/13/19931South Alabama
67Scott, Niles NT6-32809/30/1995RFrostburg State
77Shelton, Coleman C6-42997/28/1995RWashington
25Sherman, Richard DB6-31953/30/19888Stanford
51Smith, Malcolm LB6-02257/5/19898USC
74Staley, Joe T6-52958/30/198412Central Michigan
95Street, Kentavius DE6-22875/8/1996RNorth Carolina State
66Sutton, Will DT6-129010/3/19914Arizona State
29Tartt, Jaquiski SAF6-12152/12/19924Samford
55Taumoepenu, Pita LB6-12453/9/19942Utah
81Taylor, Trent WR5-81804/30/19942Louisiana Tech
77Taylor, Jullian DT6-52801/30/1995RTemple
94Thomas, Solomon DE6-32808/26/19952Stanford
63Thornton, Cedric DT6-42906/21/19887Southern Arkansas
75Tomlinson, Laken G6-33122/9/19924Duke
59Toomer, Korey LB6-223512/9/19885Idaho
66Toran, Najee DB6-230511/15/1995RUCLA
20Ward, Jimmie DB5-111937/18/19915Northern Illinois
48Warner, Fred LB6-322611/19/1996RBYU
97Watson, Dekoda LB6-22453/3/19889Florida State
89Wick, Cole TE6-625711/30/19932Incarnate Word (Tex.)
78Williams, Darrell T6-63103/24/19932Western Kentucky
24Williams, K'Waun DB5-91857/12/19914Pittsburgh
32Williams, Joe RB5-112059/4/19932Utah
41Wilson, Jeff RB6-019411/16/1995RNorth Texas
23Witherspoon, Ahkello CB6-31953/21/19952Colorado
Injured Players
6Williams, Terrell (IR) DB6-42126/29/1996RHouston
 
 
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Position Listing
Jeff Wilson
News
Wilson carried the ball five times for 20 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.

Wilson was the last running back to enter the contest, but he was also the only runner to average a minimum of four yards per carry. That said, the undrafted rookie appears to be low in the pecking order in the 49ers' third running back competition, but he can certainly elevate his status with a strong showing in the final two weeks of the preseason.

Najee Toran
No Updates
Garrett Celek
News
Celek secured his only target for eight yards in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Drawing the start in place of George Kittle (shoulder), Celek logged his one catch on the 49ers' first play from scrimmage. The 30-year-old journeyman is certainly serviceable in the stopgap role that he's currently serving in with Kittle sidelined, but his ideal slotting is that of a complementary option to a front-line starter. As such, Celek's fantasy value is decidedly modest and limited to the deepest of formats at present, although any downgrade to Kittle's status would change that outlook to an extent. Celek figures to run with the first team once again and see extended time during next Saturday's night's "dress rehearsal" game against the Colts.

Greg Mabin
News
Mabin (calf) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Mabin missed each of the last two games with a calf injury. However, his full participation in practice Wednesday puts him in line to return for the season finale Sunday against the Rams.

Bradley Pinion
No Updates
Trent Taylor
News
Taylor (back) secured two of three targets for seven yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Although his final line was undeniably modest, Taylor significantly propped it up by capping off a game-opening, 10-play, 78-yard march with a two-yard scoring connection with Jimmy Garoppolo. The second-year receiver has been progressively working back into practice after coming off the PUP list July 31, and Saturday's participation and results were certainly encouraging. After turning in solid numbers out of the slot as a rookie (43-430-2) and adding 289 return yards, Taylor projects as an intriguing asset for PPR formats in the coming season, especially since he'll have the opportunity to play a full campaign with Garoppolo if the health of both endures. Taylor will look to continue building his conditioning back up for regular-season action in next Saturday night's "dress rehearsal" game versus the Colts.

Marcell Harris
News
Harris suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

Harris was nursing an Achilles injury when the 49ers selected him in the sixth round of April's draft. He is competing with Antone Exum for a spot behind Jaquiski Tartt at strong safety, but Harris has had limited action since arriving in San Francisco. His best path to make the team may be through special teams at this time.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Kendrick Bourne
News
Bourne was one of the 49ers' most consistent pass catchers throughout the offseason program, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.

Bourne caught 16 of 35 targets for 257 yards as an undrafted rookie last year, with all of his production coming in November and December. While Marquise Goodwin (back) and Pierre Garcon (neck) are locked in atop the depth chart and Trent Taylor is the favorite to man the slot, it isn't out of the question for Bourne or second-round rookie Dante Pettis to make a push for the No. 3 gig. Taylor exploded for 92 yards in Jimmy Garoppolo's first start last season, but he then managed just 99 yards over the final four weeks of the campaign.

Elijah Lee
News
Lee (knee) won't play in Sunday's game against the Giants, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lee suffered the knee injury during last week's game against the Cardinals. Given that he functions mainly as a special teams asset, the 49ers defense shouldn't experience any appreciable drop-off in Week 10.

Coleman Shelton
No Updates
Cole Wick
News
Wick (knee) suited up for Saturday's preseason tilt against the Texans, catching his lone target for 10 yards in a 16-13 loss.

Wick suffered an injury scare after being carted off the field during a practice earlier this month, but his speedy recovery confirmed the minor nature of his knee injury. The 6-foot-6 tight end is currently competing with Cole Hikutini for third on the 49ers' depth chart. Wick was the first to relieve temporary starter Garrett Celek on Saturday, giving him a slight lead over his counterpart heading into the third week of the preseason.

Joe Staley
News
Staley (rest) did not practice Saturday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The veteran was simply absent due to rest. Having earned his stripes through the years, Staley was rewarded with the day off. Staley expects to be back at practice next week.

Nick Mullens
No Updates
Mike Person
News
Person agreed to a contract Wednesday with the 49ers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Person began his career with the 49ers as a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, but he's mostly bounced around the league ever since. Over his seven professional seasons, Person has suited up for a total of six different clubs, appearing in 12 games. Look for him to fill a depth role along the offensive line for San Francisco if he's able to make the team out of training camp.

Jeremy McNichols
News
McNichols rushed 10 times for 28 yards and secured three of four targets for 19 yards in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

As expected with Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder) sidelined, McNichols drew the start and saw a robust workload. His overall production -- 47 yards on 13 touches -- was serviceable yet unspectacular, but he certainly didn't hurt his chances, especially considering he faced the Texans' first-team defense for part of the night. McNichols played into the third quarter before giving way to Joe Williams, who actually had an even tougher time finding running room (eight carries, 18 yards). Even with the newly signed Alfred Morris projected to play in next Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, McNichols is likely to see plenty of touches with which he can continue making a case for a roster spot.

Korey Toomer
News
Toomer accumulated 48 tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and an interception returned for a touchdown across 15 games in 2017.

Toomer rotated with Hayes Pullard as the starting inside linebacker to start the season, but once Denzel Perryman returned from a preseason ankle injury in Week 10 the 29-year-old was essentially slotted as a special teams player. While Toomer racked up numbers during his time in the starting lineup, the defense struggled to stop the run, only turning things around when Perryman made his 2017 debut. With Perryman expected to be fully healthy next season, Pullard still hanging around as a cheap backup, and the tantalizing promise of second-year inside linebacker Jatavis Brown, it'll be interesting to see whether the Chargers make an effort to re-sign Toomer. An unrestricted free agent heading into the offseason, Toomer could be a serviceable option in deeper IDP leagues should he find a home as a starting inside linebacker.

Sheldon Day
News
Day was disruptive in Friday's practice, consistently beating his offensive line assignments and recording a tackle for a loss and a sack, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Day was claimed by the 49ers from the Jaguars at the tail end of the 2017 season. The 22-year-old recorded 18 tackles and a pair of sacks in a limited role. Day is currently one of the frontrunners to win a backup defensive tackle role in 2018.

Tarvarus McFadden
No Updates
Alfred Morris
News
Morris didn't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Signed at the beginning of the week, Morris began practicing with the 49ers on Wednesday and apparently wasn't quite ready to play in a game. He should have a chance to make his case for a roster spot in next Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

Matt Breida
News
Breida (shoulder) is doing individual conditioning work at Tuesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The 49ers quickly ruled Breida out for the rest of the preseason after he separated his shoulder in the exhibition opener, but coach Kyle Shanahan said he expects the running back to be ready for Week 1. Look for Breida to ramp up his activity level in practice as the Sept. 9 opener against Minnesota draws closer. Any complications would create an opportunity for Jeremy McNichols, Joe Williams, Raheem Mostert or Alfred Morris to get involved in the San Francisco offense.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Marquise Goodwin
News
Goodwin caught each of his three targets for 61 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

The receptions all came from Jimmy Garoppolo on third downs, including a 40-yard gain down the left sideline on the third snap of the game. Reports out of training camp suggest Goodwin -- rather than Pierre Garcon -- has been Garoppolo's go-to target in practice this summer. The first two weeks of the preseason have supported that notion, with Goodwin holding a 6-2 advantage in targets and a 4-1 edge in receptions.

Steven Dunbar
No Updates
Tyvis Powell
News
The Colts released Powell (undisclosed) on Tuesday on an injury settlement.

Powell was previously placed on injured reserve shortly after the Colts claimed him off waivers in June.

JP Flynn
News
Flynn will not participate at Friday's practice due to a knee injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Flynn signed a two-year contract with the 49ers in late July after spending the majority of 2017 on the team's practice squad. The severity and specifics of the injury are not yet known.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Cassius Marsh
News
Marsh (groin) was active for Thursday's preseason opener, recording a tackle in limited action.

Marsh is expected to be used as a pass-rush specialist and special teams contributor with the 49ers after inking a two-year extension this past offseason. The 24-year-old recorded three sacks in a similar role with both the Patriots and 49ers in 2017.

Terrell Williams
News
Williams (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Williams was carted off the practice field Thursday with what is now confirmed to be a season-ending knee injury. Fortunately, the safety will not require surgery. The 49ers re-signed defensive back Dexter McCoil to take Williams' spot during training camp.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Robbie Gould
News
Gould said the 49ers' locker room is "probably the best" he's ever been a part of in the NFL, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Entering the second season of a two-year, $4 million contract, the 35-year-old kicker likely would be amenable to signing an extension. He had the best season of a solid career in 2017, converting 39 of 41 field-goal attempts for a San Francisco team that ranked 12th in yards and only 27th in red-zone touchdown percentage (47.1). Gould likely will trade some of those field goals for PATs this upcoming season, but he'll still be a strong fantasy option if Jimmy Garoppolo can carry his late-season success into 2018.

Will Sutton
News
Sutton signed a contract Wednesday with the 49ers.

A former third-round selection in 2014, Sutton spent his first three seasons with the Bears, recording 82 tackles and seven pass breakups. After his release last May, he joined the Vikings but failed to make the 53-man roster and was cut after the preseason. He'll vie for a depth role with San Francisco if he cracks the final roster.

Richard Sherman
News
Sherman (hamstring) is expected to participate in practice this week, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Sherman, despite easing his way back into team portions of practice last week, did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans. However, he is still expected to resume activity during practice this week and could finally make his 49ers debut Saturday against the Colts.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Erik Magnuson
News
Magnuson has been ruled out for six to eight weeks after injuring his hamstring in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Magnuson was competing for a starting job at right guard this preseason, but the untimely injury will keep him out of the competition.

Injury
Hamstring - Out for Week 1 at Minnesota
Darrell Williams
No Updates
D.J. Jones
News
Jones (knee) will not suit up Sunday against the Seahawks, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Jones suffered a knee injury during Week 8's loss to the Eagles, and while it wasn't serious enough to land him on IR, he has already been ruled out for Week 9. The 49ers will either turn to their practice squad or free agency to fill his depth role on the defensive line.

Pace Murphy
No Updates
D.J. Reed
No Updates
Victor Bolden
News
Bolden has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bolden was primarily being used on special teams last season as a return man before an ankle injury caused him to land on the team's injured reserve. Should he make the team's final roster, he'll now have to wait until at least Week 5 to make his return to the field. However, the suspension could lead to the 49ers releasing Bolden.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Arizona
Joshua Garnett
News
Garnett (knee) returned to practice Sunday after a two-week absence, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Garnett will slide back into the starting right guard position. Look for Jonathan Cooper to move back in the depth chart and assume his role with the second team.

K'Waun Williams
News
Williams (ankle) has already been ruled out for next week's preseason matchup with the Texans, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Williams suffered the ankle injury late in camp, and the early "out" designation is not a good sign for his health heading towards to regular season. The 27-year-old is competing with Jimmie Ward for the 49ers' slot corner job, but health may ultimately cost him the opportunity to begin the season in that role.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Arik Armstead
News
Armstead is slated to miss multiple weeks due to a hamstring injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Armstead's absence will open the door for rookie Jullian Taylor on the defensive line, though coach Kyle Shanahan indicated the 49ers, "were going to do that anyways" based on Taylor's reps early in camp. Armstead has appeared in just a combined 14 games over the last two seasons due to injury, but it could cost him some snaps even when healthy this time around.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Laken Tomlinson
News
Tomlinson agreed to a three-year contract extension Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

The 49ers declined the fifth-year team option on Tomlinson's contract in early May, but as Friday's extension indicates, they still view him as a starting offensive lineman. However, the team apparently didn't feel that Tomlinson was worth the $9.6 million he otherwise would have been owed under the previous terms. Regardless, the 2015 first-rounder is now set to stick around in San Francisco through the 2021 campaign.

Antone Exum
News
Exum re-signed with the 49ers on Wednesday on a one-year deal.

After J.J. Wilcox spurned the 49ers a day earlier and signed with the Jets, San Francisco brought back Exum to fortify their safety ranks. Exum served mainly as a depth option in the secondary after joining the 49ers last November, though he did see the field for 40 defensive snaps in his two appearances with the club. If he breaks camp with the 49ers, Exum will offer provide assistance on the team's kick-coverage units.

Ronald Blair
News
Blair finished with four tackles (three solo) and a career-high two sacks in Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Giants.

Blair -- who was recently reinstated from injured reserve -- was filling in for Solomon Thomas (knee), who was a late scratch Sunday. The 24-year-old responded with the best performance of his young career. While the upcoming bye week should afford Thomas enough time to be ready for Week 12's matchup against Seattle, Blair's impressive showing could keep him in the starting lineup in place of the expendable Leger Douzable.

Chris Gonzalez
No Updates
Aaron Burbridge
News
Burbridge has emerged as one of the 49ers' top players on special teams, Brad Almquist of KNBR reports.

Burbridge saw over 200 snaps on both offense and special teams as a rookie in 2016, but the receiver then spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. However, it doesn't seem like his job is in jeopardy, as Burbridge's reportedly good showing in minicamp and OTAs this spring suggests he has an inside track to a roster spot ahead of the 2018 campaign. However, the Niners suddenly have a host of intriguing options at receiver, so Burbidge might not be a great bet to see as many offensive snaps as he did in his first year.

Cedric Thornton
News
Thornton signed a contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old was on the open market for only a few days after the Cowboys cut ties with him when a hamstring injury sidelined him for much of training camp. Buffalo's decision to bring Thornton aboard suggests he's reasonably healthy now, but it's not expected that he'll see many snaps this season behind the dominant defensive tackle tandem of Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams.

DeForest Buckner
News
Buckner was told that he would be used as a defensive end in certain packages this season, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Buckner was used primarily as an interior lineman last season, posting 61 tackles and three sacks over 16 games. Moving the 23-year-old to the outside will accomplish two things: help him get more one-on-one matchups while bolstering a lackluster 49ers' edge rush. Buckner figures to see the majority of snaps at his primary defensive tackle position, but the team's willingness to play him outside on passing downs could result directly in an uptick in sacks this year.

George Kittle
News
Kittle (shoulder) is doing individual conditioning work at Tuesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Niners were quick to rule Kittle out for the rest of the exhibition slate after he suffered a separated right shoulder in the first game of the preseason. The injury is expected to heal with rest before Week 1, but it could have a slight impact on the division of playing time between Kittle and Garrett Celek. There won't be any serious cause for concern unless Kittle is still limited to individual drills when the 49ers begin preparation for the regular-season opener. Running back Matt Breida (shoulder) suffered a similar injury in the same game and seems to be on the same recovery path.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Jack Heneghan
No Updates
Fred Warner
News
Warner did not practice Sunday due to a chest injury and is considered day-to-day, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear exactly when Warner suffered the injury, but it doesn't seem to be too serious given that he's being evaluated on a day-by-day basis. Warner was selected by the 49ers in the third round of this year's draft and is expected to contribute immediately at linebacker in San Francisco.

Injury
Chest - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Weston Richburg
News
Richburg (concussion) intends to sign a five-year deal with the 49ers on Wednesday at the start of the new league year, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With Andrew Norwell heading to Jacksonville, the 49ers may have viewed Richburg as the top remaining interior lineman. The 2014 second-round pick played left guard as a rookie and center the past three seasons, making 50 starts in 51 games. A concussion limited Richburg to four games last year, but the Niners apparently aren't too concerned. Jimmy Garoppolo surely appreciates the effort to upgrade a shaky offensive line.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Garry Gilliam
News
Gilliam remains in concussion protocol and will be re-evaluated Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Gilliam has been going through protocol since suffering the concussion at the team's preseason opener against the Cowboys. An update should come Tuesday on whether Gilliam is cleared.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Earl Mitchell
News
Mitchell recorded 33 tackles (19 solo) to go along with a sack in 16 games in 2017.

Fresh off inking a four-year contract last offseason, the veteran defensive tackle surpassed his previous career high in snaps that he set with Miami back in 2014. Primarily a run-stuffer, Mitchell didn't post totals that would appeal to IDP owners. His heavy usage indicates that the 49ers will likely feel comfortable deploying the 30-year-old in a similar early-down role next season.

Pierre Garcon
News
Garcon started Thursday's preseason win over the Cowboys, but he did not receive a target in the lone offensive drive for the first unit.

Garcon didn't show up in the box score, but his presence in the starting lineup confirms his good health heading into the season after a neck injury cost him eight games in 2017. Marquise Goodwin took advantage of the veteran's absence down the stretch, solidifying his role as the club's big-play threat. The two wideouts will start alongside each other this season, and Garcon figures to serve a possession receiver role. The 32-year-old will have PPR appeal after posting 40 catches for 500 yards in eight games, none of which came with Jimmy Garoppolo under center.

Malcolm Smith
News
Smith (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the 49ers' second preseason game next Saturday, but he is being considered week-to-week with a chance to play in the following contest, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Smith was one of several 49ers players to go down in Thursday's preseason opener, but it sounds like he avoided serious injury. The veteran is looking to make an impact this season after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a torn pectoral muscle. Assuming he stays healthy, Smith has a chance to open the year as an impact IDP option with Reuben Foster slated to miss the first two weeks with a suspension.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Raheem Mostert
News
Mostert wasn't in the running back rotation Saturday, but he lined up with the first-team special teams unit in a preseason loss to Houston.

Mostert is trying to fend off a slew of running backs in order to hang on to his spot as third on the depth chart come Week 1. The lack of carries may look grim at first glance, but the fact that the 26-year-old lined up with the first unit on special teams -- also contributing a jarring hit as a gunner on punt coverage -- bodes well for his chances to serve a similar role once Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) and Matt Breida (shoulder) return for the regular season. Expect Mostert to get some run in the team's preseason dress rehearsal next week against the Colts.

Eli Harold
News
Harold (knee) is being considered day-to-day after suffering a knee contusion in Thursday's preseason opener, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

It sounds like Harold will return sometime before the regular season kicks off, where he projects to start at weakside linebacker. The 23-year-old had a disappointing season from an IDP standpoint last year, recording just 34 tackles (26 solo) and two sacks despite starting (in base formations) for the majority of the season.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Kyle Nelson
No Updates
Jonathan Cooper
News
Cooper (knee) participated in team drills during Sunday's practice as he saw his first 11-on-11 action of training camp, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Cooper will continue being eased back into action after coming off the PUP list last week, as the 49ers won't rush him back from an MCL injury. He'll compete for the starting spot at right guard upon his eventual return to full strength, but his availability for Thursday's preseason opener doesn't look too promising as he just took 11-on-11 snaps for the first time Sunday.

Injury
Knee - MCL - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Mike McGlinchey
No Updates
Wes Saxton
News
Saxton signed a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

Saxton, who went undrafted out of South Alabama in 2015, has appeared in just one regular-season contest throughout his career in the league. The 49ers are pretty much set at tight end with George Kittle and Garrett Celek at the top of the depth chart, so Saxton will be a longshot to make the 53-man roster.

Tarvarius Moore
No Updates
Niles Scott
No Updates
Reuben Foster
News
Foster (suspension) is working with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on adjusting his approach to get off blocks, with the hope that the improvement in technique results in better shoulder health down the road, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Foster's shoulder injury at the end of his college career at Alabama was one of the main reasons he slid to the 49ers at the end of the first round in the 2017 draft. Saleh is making an effort to improve the young linebacker's extension when engaged with blockers so that he can get off the block quicker and put himself in a squared-up position before making contact with ball carriers. The school of thought here is that Foster's improved positioning should help him avoid awkward tackling positions that could jeopardize his vulnerable shoulders. The 24-year-old missed five games last season with various injuries, so any improvement in his ability to stay healthy is certainly a benefit to the team and IDP owners alike. Foster will sit out the first two games of the season due to off-field incidents this past offseason, but he should still be the 49ers' top IDP performer even with the suspension.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 3 at Kansas City
Max McCaffrey
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McCaffrey will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans due to a foot injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

After appearing in five games for the Jaguars last season, McCaffrey signed with the 49ers this offseason with hopes of securing a 53-man roster. Missing time during the preseason doesn't help his cause, especially with a large portion of Week 3 of the preseason reserved for starters.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Malcolm Johnson
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The 49ers signed Johnson to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

Johnson, who has appeared in 19 NFL games during his three-year career, didn't log a single snap in 2017 after being waived by the Seahawks prior to training camp. With Kyle Juszczyk locked in as the 49ers' fullback, Johnson looks like he'll be little more than a camp body for San Francisco if he sticks on the roster through this summer.

Solomon Thomas
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Thomas is still in concussion protocol and will be re-evaluated Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Thomas has been in protocol since suffering a head injury in the preseason opener against the Cowboys. Tuesday will be the first day that Thomas could potentially return to practice after he undergoes more testing.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Adrian Colbert
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Colbert could serve as one of the 49ers' starting safeties if the club decides to move Jimmie Ward to cornerback, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Ward is expected to get some reps at corner during camp, a position the versatile defensive back has played multiple times in his brief career. If that plan sticks, Colbert appears to be the favorite to move into the vacated starting free safety spot on the depth chart. The 24-year-old took over at the position following Ward's placement on IR after Week 8 last season, finishing with 37 tackles and no interceptions. Colbert -- a converted corner in his own right -- wouldn't generate much IDP buzz, considering his lack of tackling ability and auxiliary stats.

C.J. Beathard
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Beathard suffered a foot sprain in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Texans and will be evaluated further Monday, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

There were no reports of an injury after Beathard completed 10 of 17 passes for 82 yards in relief of Jimmy Garoppolo, so the foot injury must have flared up after he left the contest. The 49ers will run tests on the backup quarterback's foot Monday, and Nick Mullens figures to move up the depth chart if Beathard is unable to go next week against the Colts.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Ahkello Witherspoon
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Witherspoon is expected to occupy one of the 49ers' starting cornerback positions this season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Witherspoon took hold of one of the outside starting corner spots during his rookie campaign in 2017, and he projects to start alongside Richard Sherman to begin the 2018 season. The 22-year-old recorded 32 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games last year, and he figures to build on those numbers with a definitive starting role in his sophomore season.

Mark Nzeocha
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Nzeocha (elbow) recorded two tackles in Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.

Nzeocha had been limited in camp with an elbow injury, but his presence in Thursday's contest proves that he has healed up. The 28-year-old is competing for a special teams role, but Eli Harold's knee injury could open up playing time at weak-side linebacker depending on how long the starter remains sidelined.

Kentavius Street
Injury
Knee - ACL - Out for Week 1 at Minnesota
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Dexter McCoil
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McCoil was waived by the Chargers on Saturday.

McCoil was active for two games this season and recorded a single tackle. The 26-year-old was let go to make room for running back Andre Williams, and remains eligible for the practice squad should he clear waivers.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Joe Williams
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Williams suffered a ribs fracture that coach Kyle Shanahan said will sideline him for "a while," ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

Williams will at least miss Week 1, according to Shanahan, who updated the media regarding his team's injuries Sunday night. The coach continued by saying it hasn't been determined whether Williams will be placed on injured reserve/designated to return, but it's clear the Niners will have to make do without him until further notice. With Williams joining fellow tailbacks Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder) on the shelf for the rest of the preseason, Jeremy McNichols, Alfred Morris, Raheem Mostert and Jeffery Wilson will split backfield work the next couple weeks.

Injury
Ribs - Out for Week 1 at Minnesota
Ross Dwelley
No Updates
Jimmy Garoppolo
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Garoppolo and his fellow healthy starters on offense figure to play up to halftime in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Garoppolo is thus an option in DFS formats this week before he sees little-to-no action in the 49ers' preseason finale on Aug. 30. Garoppolo's status as the team's franchise QB was cemented by his lucrative offseason contract extension, and optimism regarding his 2018 fantasy prospects abound due to his strong finish last year after being gifted to the 49ers from the Patriots. Looking ahead, Garoppolo will be supported by a revamped running attack led by Jerick McKinnon (calf) and a pass-catching corps featuring wideouts Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin, as well as tight end George Kittle (shoulder). While McKinnon and Kittle are currently sidelined, they are both expected back by Week 1.

Andrew Lauderdale
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Dekoda Watson
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Watson (calf) was cleared from the PUP list Tuesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Watson missed the first stage of training camp due to a strained calf muscle, but the reserve linebacker figures to be available at practice for the entirety of the month of August barring any setbacks. He'll compete with Fred Warner and Brock Coyle for a depth role at outside linebacker.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Jerick McKinnon
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McKinnon (calf) is doing individual conditioning work at Tuesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Already ruled out for the rest of the preseason, McKinnon apparently is making progress in his recovery from a calf strain he suffered during practice Aug. 12. The Niners are playing it safe with all of their injured players, perhaps aiming for returns to full practice participation once it's time to install the gameplan for Week 1 in Minnesota. McKinnon seems to be on track to face his former team in the opener.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Kyle Juszczyk
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Juszczyk played 53 percent of offensive snaps in the five games Jimmy Garoppolo started last year, Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit reports.

Signed to a four-year, $21 million contract last offseason, Juszczyk easily led all fullbacks in catches (33), targets (42), receiving yards (315) and offensive snaps (394) in 2017. He compiled 46.7 percent of his snaps and 51.5 percent of his catches over the final five weeks, as the Niners used their base personnel far more often when they weren't forced to play catchup. The team's improved depth at wideout likely will push Juszczyk back below the 50 percent threshold for snap share, but he still figures to get more touches and more playing time than any other fullback.

Jeremiah Attaochu
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Attaochu (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Attaochu won't be a starting defensive end in 2018. However, he'll still get his fair share of defensive snaps since Solomon Thomas is expected to shift to tackle on passing downs and Arik Armstead, who has missed 18 games due to injuries the last two seasons, is struggling with a hamstring injury. This means Attaochu may be put into pass-rushing situations when Thomas moves to the middle.

Dante Pettis
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Pettis caught one of four targets for 53 yards during Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.

Pettis didn't make much of an impact in the first half aside from drawing a pass interference call, but he stood out while making a big third-quarter grab that helped set up a field-goal opportunity. The 2018 second-round pick has drawn positive reviews throughout training camp and flashed his ability in his first taste of NFL game action. If Pettis can build a strong rapport with starter Jimmy Garoppolo, he could carve out some fantasy value in his rookie season.

Jimmie Ward
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Ward (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, participating in a limited fashion, Matt Maiocco of NBS Sports Bay Area reports.

Ward exited Wednesday's practice with a tight hamstring, but his quick return to team activities is a good sign that serious injury was avoided. The 27-year-old projects to serve as a primary backup defensive back if he begins the season healthy.

Jullian Taylor
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Taylor started Thursday's preseason opener, logging three tackles (two solo) and a sack in a win over Dallas.

Taylor got significant run at defensive end with Arik Armstead (hamstring) sidelined. The latter is expected to miss at least a month, opening a starting opportunity for the seventh-round pick. The 49ers are looking to bolster their pass rush, so Taylor can make a strong case for playing time -- even after Armstead returns -- if he can build on Thursday's strong showing.

Aldrick Robinson
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Robinson is on the roster bubble for the 49ers heading into training camp, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Signed to a two-year, $4 million contract last offseason, Robinson caught only 19 of 48 targets for 460 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games for San Francisco. With Pierre Garcon expected back from a neck injury and the Niners using two draft picks on wideouts, Robinson is left to compete for the fifth or sixth spot on the depth chart, likely squaring off against Kendrick Bourne and seventh-round rookie Richie James.

Richie James
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James lined up at as a slot receiver with the first-team offense at the tail end of practice Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The seventh-round pick got his first taste of action with the starters, drawing praise from head coach Kyle Shanahan regarding his toughness and separation skills. James is an undersized (5-foot-9) but toolsy receiver who totaled 1,964 yards and a combined for 16 touchdowns in 2016 with Middle Tennessee. (He spent most of 2017 season injured.) The 21-year-old is currently competing for a backup receiver/special teams role in camp, but he would likely land on the practice squad if he doesn't make the 53-man roster.

Cole Hikutini
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Hikutini (groin) caught his lone target for 18 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Dallas.

Hikutini was dealing with a minor groin injury last week, but he appears to have gotten over the issue in short order. Starting tight end George Kittle suffered a shoulder injury Thursday, so Hikutini will serve as the primary backup to Garrett Celek until Kittle returns to action.

Brock Coyle
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Coyle (knee) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, David Lombardi of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

It was originally reported Sunday that Coyle would be held out of practice this week and also miss Thursday's preseason opener, but it looks like the linebacker could have a better outlook. Given that he was just a limited participant, it's still likely the 49ers hold Coyle out of Thursday's contest, but the fact that he is on the practice field suggests that he could be further along than originally thought.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Minnesota
Chanceller James
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James (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

This was the first time since tearing his ACL last August that James was able to return to the practice field in a full capacity. Given the nature of the injury, the 49ers likely won't give the defensive back a consistently full workload during training camp, but James looks to be on track for the start of the season.

Jaquiski Tartt
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Tartt (forearm) started Thursday's preseason opener, recording two tackles in a win over Dallas.

Tartt had his 2017 season cut short by a forearm fracture, but his presence in the starting lineup indicates good health heading towards the regular season. The 25-year-old is lined up to start at strong safety after recording 55 tackles and an interception in nine games last season.

Pita Taumoepenu
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Taumoepenu (ankle) practiced without limitations Wednesday.

The rookie sixth-round pick is in line for his NFL debut Sunday against the Colts. However, he's projected to only be used as a depth linebacker and special teams man.

Jeff Locke
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Locke signed with the 49ers on Monday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Entering his sixth season in the league, Locke will look to make San Francisco a long-term home. The 28-year-old punted in just five games for the Lions last season, serving as a mid-season replacement.

Emmanuel Moseley
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