SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers you should not have a apparent picture as to who will participate in functioning back for them Sunday night, but the pieces started to appear together on Friday.
After losing functioning backs Elijah Mitchell (ideal shoulder), JaMycal Hasty (left ankle) and Trey Sermon (concussion) in the 7 days 2 get around the Philadelphia Eagles, it was good to surprise who, exactly, would participate in functioning back from the Environmentally friendly Bay Packers.
Though mentor Kyle Shanahan right away ruled out Hasty, who is anticipated to go on hurt reserve, he left the door open for Mitchell and Sermon.
Sermon seems like the most effective bet to start out from Environmentally friendly Bay after Shanahan stated he experienced a fantastic week of exercise. Sermon cleared the concussion protocol Friday morning and participated in all three practices in the course of the week. He wore a blue no-contact jersey Wednesday and Thursday but was able to shed that for Friday’s exercise.
“With the guidelines of protocol, you are unable to do all the things, but he’s been good all week,” Shanahan stated. “Just what he has been able to do specific [drills] and then finding to do all the things now, but you might be never absolutely positive of it right up until they apparent the [protocol].”
Mitchell’s circumstance is far more tenuous, as he is listed as doubtful to participate in. He did not exercise Wednesday and Thursday, nevertheless he was spotted doing some perform on a aspect discipline Thursday. On Friday, Mitchell participated on a constrained basis, nevertheless that is the lightest exercise of the week.
Mitchell stepped in as the starter from the Eagles with Hasty as the backup. Sermon was a healthful scratch in 7 days one, then suffered the concussion on his initially NFL have after Mitchell and Hasty departed with their injuries in Philadelphia.
But for the reason that the 49ers, who missing beginning functioning back Raheem Mostert to a season-ending knee personal injury in 7 days one, are so gentle on demonstrated possibilities at the position, Shanahan is keeping out hope Mitchell will be readily available in some capacity.
“I consider in this circumstance exactly where you might be down a variety of men and the other men are model-new men, that’s why when it comes down to the wire. It’s like that,” Shanahan stated. “If Raheem was even now here, naturally Hasty was even now there, you would surely just wait around a week. But when you might be deciding on men who are just seeking to catch up and learning this week, you might be a tiny far more affected person with that.
“So if he feels like he can go and the health professionals say that he are unable to harm himself any even worse, then that’s why we would do it.”
Trenton Cannon, who was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens previous week, and Jacques Patrick, who signed with the group off the Cincinnati Bengals’ exercise squad Tuesday, are the other backs on the active roster.
San Francisco also has veterans Chris Thompson and Kerryon Johnson on the exercise squad as likely possibilities if Mitchell is unable to participate in.