The San Francisco 49ers had a walk-through practice on Friday, and Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Dee Ford, Emmanuel Moseley, Jordan Reed, and Dre Greenlaw all did not participate.
I figured Moseley would be cleared from the concussion protocol by now, but it hasn’t happened. K’Waun Williams was rehabbing on the site as he continues to work through a hip injury. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon was rehabbing as well as he has a hamstring injury. We could be staring at a starting secondary Sunday night of Jason Verrett, Dontae Johnson, and Jamar Taylor. That’s...not ideal. If either of those cornerbacks goes down, the 49ers have Ken Webster, who the team recently signed. Tim Harris has played during garbage time the past couple of weeks and would be the next man up. If you knew these were the possibilities in August, you’d think the 49ers season was a lost cause.
Garoppolo not practicing isn’t a big surprise. While Kyle Shanahan didn’t rule him out early in the week the past two games, a high-ankle sprain, generally speaking, causes players to miss a month at the very least. Injuries differ from player-to-player, but Jimmy coming back after two weeks never felt realistic. Nick Mullens will start for the second game in a row.
Mostert has been battling an MCL sprain. With him not having practiced all week, I wonder if it’s a Grade 2, which would put Raheem out 2-4 weeks. Let’s hope Mostert’s injury is no worse than a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Jerick McKinnon will start for the second week in a row with him out, with Jeff Wilson Jr. backing him up and JaMycal Hasty as the third-string running back.
Greenlaw continues to be out, and we have yet to hear any updates on him. Azeez Al-Shaair will start at SAM linebacker in his place.
Deebo Samuel has practiced all three days, but he’s yet to be added to the active roster. It’s tough to imagine an extensive role for Samuel against the Eagles, but it’ll be fun to see him out there if he’s ready to go. Shanahan said Samuel “had a real good” week of practice, but we won’t see Samuel “in his normal role.”
The Eagles have ruled out DeSean Jackson, Avonte Maddox, Trevor Williams, and Alshon Jeffrey.
Here’s a look at the final injury report:
QB Garoppolo (ankle)
RB Mostert (knee)
TE Reed (knee)
DE Ford (back)
CB Moseley (concussion)
LB Greenlaw (quad)
CB Witherspoon (hammy)
CB Williams (hip)
TE Kittle (knee)
RB McKinnon (ribs)