The San Francisco 49ers were back in Santa Clara Monday to recover from their Week 13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and head coach Kyle Shanahan offered some injury updates. He said running back Matt Breida (ankle) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) will be out for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Additionally, the team will place linebacker Dekoda Watson (calf) on injured reserve.
Shanahan said that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was back with the team for meetings today, and will likely address the media later in the week about the family issues he has been dealing with. Shanahan thinks Goodwin will likely be available this weekend against the Broncos.
It will be interesting to see what this means for Dante Pettis. Thus far, he has gotten his most extensive work when Goodwin has not played. Pettis has had back-to-back strong games, which gives him some momentum even if Goodwin is back in the lineup this weekend.
This will mark Breida’s first missed game since he was in high school. Shanahan said the injury was the same ankle, but a different sprain. His absence means Jeff Wilson will get another big workload. Alfred Morris has been inactive the past two weeks as a healthy scratch, so he likely will be active against Denver. Third stringer Matthew Dayes has been primarily a special teams player, but could get some additional work as well.
The absence of Tartt this weekend likely means the starting safeties will be Antone Exum and Marcell Harris. Tartt and Harris started this past weekend, and Exum replaced Tartt after the shoulder injury.