The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers wrapped up their first practice sessions of Week 4, and there is a mix of good and not so good news for the 49ers. The good news involves the return of Reggie Bush and Bruce Ellington to full practice participation. The not so good news involves Vernon Davis sitting out practice.
The 49ers tight end suffered a knee injury against the Arizona Cardinals, and his status is undetermined at this point. Blake Bell and Garrett Celek are both completely healthy. Vance McDonald was listed as a full participant in practice this week, after being limited all last week, and sitting out the Cardinals game. If Davis can't go on Sunday, it would seem like McDonald and Celek would be the top two tight ends on the depth chart.
The big news is Reggie Bush, Bruce Ellington and Vance McDonald were all full participants on Wednesday. Last week, Bush sat out all three days, while Ellington and McDonald were both limited all week. A full participation bodes well for playing on Sunday. Bush was getting close last week, according to Jim Tomsula, but didn't quite get where he needed to be. Earlier on Wednesday, Tomsula said Bush would be limited, so this is all the better.
The return of Ellington is also a big help. He is a potential play-maker this team could use to keep defenses a little more off-balance. He and Bush provide unique skillsets. The offensive line still needs to hold up, but two more weapons would be welcome.
49ers injury report
DNP: LB Navorro Bowman (not injury related), TE Vernon Davis (knee)
Full: CB Kenneth Acker (back), G Alex Boone (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), RB Reggie Bush (calf), WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), S L.J. McCray (hip), TE Vance McDonald (knee)
Packers injury report
DNP: WR Davante Adams (ankle), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Morgan Burnett (calf), CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), LB Jake Ryan (hamstring)
Full: WR Randall Cobb (shoulder), DE Datone Jones (head), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), LB Mike Neal (groin), S Sean Richardson (ankle), RB Aaron Ripkowski (shoulder)