The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Tuesday, and that means we get some updates on the injury report for preseason Week 3. The team is not going to push certain players back too quickly for a preseason game, but we’re getting a better handle on where players are progressing from some of the week-to-week injuries.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan met with the media on Tuesday, and offered some updates. He said that defensive tackle Solomon Thomas and offensive tackle Garry Gilliam remain in the concussion protocol. Both wore blue non-contact jerseys during individual drills. If they get through that and do not have concussion symptoms, tomorrow will see them advance into team drills. If they continue to have no symptoms, they will move along through the protocol. If they are cleared this week, I could see them playing on Saturday.
Quarterback C.J. Beathard will not practice on Tuesday as he recovers from a foot sprain. The team hopes he can practice on Wednesday, but he is day-to-day for the time being. Shanahan said they would like to get him back and getting as many reps as possible, but only if they know he can protect himself on the field.
In other notable news, defensive lineman Arik Armstead, linebacker Malcolm Smith, and cornerback K’Waun Williams all were involved in position-specific drills on Tuesday, according to Matt Barrows. None of them are taking part in team drills, but they are making progress. It seems unlikely any of the three play in the remaining preseason games, but the hope will be that they are ready to go for Week 1, a little over two weeks from now.