The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons released their first practice participation reports of the week. Due to Monday Night Football, the first full on-field practice session is Thursday instead of Wednesday. We'll have reports today, Friday and Saturday.
There are no real surprises in the report, and that is good news as far as I'm concerned. The team has fewer players appearing on the DNP list, and one is not injury related. Jonathan Goodwin is listed, but barring some kind of extended family emergency, he'll likely be practicing before the end of the week. Justin Smith is listed with a shoulder injury, but he likely is just getting his usual first day rest day.
Mario Manningham is listed as a DNP as he continues to deal with his knee. He also is listed as having an illness. Manningham was limited all last week, so I imagine the illness kept him off the practice field entirely on Thursday.
Mike Iupati and Vance McDonald are both listed as limited for Thursday. They were both limited all last week and ended up inactive. Jim Harbaugh said it was possible the team would have all four tight ends active for Sunday. Harbaugh had that tone to indicate he was hopeful, but sometimes I wonder if he is messing with the media by just repeating their words. Check it out HERE.
49ers injury report
Did not participate: C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), WR Mario Manningham (illness, knee), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Limited participation: RB Frank Gore (ankle, knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), LB Dan Skuta (foot)
Full participation: LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, wrist)
Falcons injury report
Did not participate: WR Darius Johnson (ankle), RB Antone Smith (knee), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee)
Limited participation: TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), S Zeke Motta (hand)
Full participation: S Thomas DeCoud (concussion)