The San Francisco 49ers returned to the practice field Thursday, and not much has changed, which is good news. Jaquiski Tartt and Deebo Samuel were both wearing non-contact jerseys for the third day in a row. Samuel is dealing with a shoulder injury, while Tartt continues to recover from broken ribs. Reports say Tartt doesn’t look 100%. He’s likely to be designated as “questionable” Friday when the final injury report is released. Samuel should be good to go for Sunday.
Dee Ford wasn’t at practice, and he’ll likely miss his fifth game in six weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury. That’s why we saw the 49ers sign defensive end, Anthony Zettel. The team is looking for any production from their non-starters.
Mike Person continues to be limited with a neck injury. He’ll be a game-time decision. If he can’t go, expect to see Daniel Brunskill at right guard. Safety Tarvarius Moore was cleared from the concussion protocol and returned to practice in full.
Did not practice:
Ford (quad, hamstring)
Al-Shaair (knee), Person (neck), Samuel (shoulder), Tartt (ribs), Taylor (elbow, knee)
As far as the Seahawks practice report goes, Jadeveon Clowney (core), Shaquil Griffin (hamstring), and linebacker Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) have all been limited both days of practice. Clowney told reporters that he is playing Sunday.
LG Mike Iupati (neck), C Joey Hunt (fibula), and S Quandre Diggs (ankle) both did not participate in practice. Seattle is already down left tackle Duane Brown. It’s worth noting that center Ethan Pocic, who started the first two games at center for Seattle, practiced in full and played 16 snaps last game. Whoever starts at center, the 49ers need to take advantage of that matchup. This is where the Niners injuries along the defensive front hurt. Not only D.J. Jones, but they could slide Arik Armstead inside as a matchup advantage. Because of the lack of edge threats, that’s no longer a possibility.