Fooch’s update: Goodwin met with the media after practice
The San Francisco 49ers welcome back one of their starting wide receivers this weekend, as Marquise Goodwin will be available for the team’s Week 14 home game against the Denver Broncos. He has been away from the team the past two weeks while dealing with difficult family issues, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said he is ready to and looked good this week in practice.
The team will be without wide receiver Pierre Garçon, who has been ruled out with a knee injury. He has gotten limited work in the past few weeks, and Shanahan has said he would be available if needed, but the knee injury is something they don’t want to push him on at this point.
The big question for Week 14 is what this means for rookie Dante Pettis. Over the past two weeks, he has been the 49ers leading receiver while serving as the X receiver. Goodwin handles that role, and Shanahan would not say whether Pettis would move over to Garçon’s flanker role, or what exactly. He did say that Pettis is capable of playing any of the three receiver positions, so there is some flexibility there.
The other notable injury is nickel back K’Waun Williams, who is listed as questionable. He suffered a knee injury and was added to Thursday’s injury report. D.J. Reed is the backup slot corner, but Reed is also potentially the team’s starting free safety. If Williams can’t go, that will likely result in Antone Exum starting at free safety and Reed moving into the slot role.
49ers final injury report
Out: RB Matt Breida (ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (knee), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder)
Questionable: CB K’Waun Williams (knee)
Broncos final injury report
Out: LB Shaquil Barrett (hip), CB Tramaine Brock (ribs), CB Chris Harris (fibula)
Questionable: LB Brandon Marshall (knee)