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Injury news: Jaquiski Tartt returns to practice

That’s great news, even if Tartt was wearing a non-contact jersey

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As the San Francisco 49ers prepare for the Seattle Seahawks and a possible first-round bye, a familiar face returned to practice on Christmas Eve. Safety Jaquiski Tartt returned to the practice field Tuesday wearing a blue non-contact jersey. This is the first practice in December for Tartt, who had spent the entire month recovering from broken ribs. Marcell Harris has made a good amount of splash plays in Tartt’s absence, but the consistency hasn’t been there. For what the defense wants to do in the secondary from a coverage standpoint, getting Tartt back will be a huge boost for the 49er’s chances.

Deebo Samuel and Tarvarius Moore were also wearing blue, non-contact. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was tight-lipped about Moore’s status for Sunday:

“I don’t have to talk about it today. I’m not giving them a day ahead of us, so legally, I’m allowed to not talk about it until tomorrow. You guys can guess when you watch individual or stretch.”

Spicy, coach. I love it. Moore has been excellent on Special Teams the last month. The expectation is that both he and Samuel will play.

Defensive tackle Jullian Taylor returned to practice. Taylor had a brace on his elbow. Taylor would provide some much-needed beef upfront for the 49ers. He’d also give a much-needed breather to guys inside like DeForest Buckner and Sheldon Day.

As far as Seattle’s injury news goes, Pete Carroll said the Seahawks are optimistic that Jadeveon Clowney and Shaquill Griffin will return in Week 17, but safety Quandre Diggs will be a game-time decision.

Jersey news

The 49es are going to wear their all-white ‘94 throwbacks against the Seahawks, which was first reported by Chris Biderman.