The San Francisco 49ers returned to practice on Monday to prepare for their Week 1 matchup against Tampa Bay. There was some good news, as first-round pick Nick Bosa returned to practice. Some of the beat reporters that were on hand at practice uploaded videos of Bosa.
#49ers DE Nick Bosa participating in today’s practice. He appears to be moving well with no limp from ankle injury. Niners hopeful he will be ready to go on Sunday in Tampa. pic.twitter.com/JW2OBLrK4u— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) September 2, 2019
The media pointed out that Bosa “looked good” and “didn’t have a limp,” but to me, it does look like he is favoring his ankle, even if it’s slightly. If there is any doubt that Bosa isn’t 100%, sit him out.
Jason Verrett returned to practice, as did K’Waun Williams. General manager John Lynch said on Saturday, “The good news for Jason is that his recovery from this ankle injury is going very well and a strong possibility that we’ll have him for Week 1.” I want to see Verrett as much as the next person, but I’d want him to practice more than one week to make sure he’s comfortable. Again, there’s no sense in rushing him out there if he’s not fully confident in his movements.
NBC Sports Matt Maiocco took a guess at who would be inactive for the 49ers Week 1. Maiocco believes both Verrett and Williams will be inactive. We also said C.J. Beathard, Trent Taylor, Halen Hurd, Kaden Smith, and Justin Skule.
Lynch already ruled out Taylor for Week 1. We’ll know about Hurd as the week goes on. Lynch said, “he’s having some back tightness; symptoms are getting better, but again, I think as this week goes on, we’ll know more-so as to his availability.”
Verrett now wears No. 27. Azeez Al-Shaair now wears No. 51. He previously wore No. 46. As for the practice squad, Jeff Wilson wears No. 30 now. Emmanuel Moseley is wearing his old No. 41.
Jeremiah Valoaga is wearing No. 92.
Kevin Givens No. 90.
Ryan Pope No .71.