The San Francisco 49ers return for their fourth practice on Monday, and they will be missing six players due to various injuries. Tight end George Kittle (hamstring), cornerback Keith Reaser (knee), and safety Eric Reid (ankle) are all out but re listed as day-to-day. Offensive lineman J.P. Flynn (knee), linebacker Jimmie Gilbert (knee), and wide receiver B.J. Johnson (hamstring) are all out, but do not have a mention of day-to-day or week-to-week.
We learned about Reid’s injury yesterday, and after practice, head coach Kyle Shanahan said the safety was getting looked at in the afternoon. Shanahan was not sure if it was a low or high ankle sprain, but the day-to-day designation suggests low instead of high. Vinnie Sunseri got the first team snaps in place of Reid.
Kittle has been getting a rotation of first team reps, so this is not ideal for him. Vance McDonald and Garrett Celek would likely be the primary starting tight ends with Kittle out. Reaser has been rotating first team reps with Dontae Johnson, while Ahkello Witherspoon has played exclusively with the second team. Either Johnson will get all the first team reps opposite Rashard Robinson, or Witherspoon might start to get some first team work.
The 49ers have practice at 10:15 a.m. today, and then have Tuesday off. Given the off-day, it will be interesting to see if some of the day-to-day folks are back at it Wednesday after a couple off days.