Earlier on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers opened the practice window for tight end Jordan Reed, cornerback K’Waun Williams, and running back Tevin Coleman. Wednesday afternoon, Kyle Shanahan said that all three guys have a chance to play this week. Shanahan said Coleman would be the only player of the three to practice today. Kyle’s holding out hope that each could play Sunday against the Seahawks but is more hopeful of getting them back next Thursday against the Green Bay Packers. We’ll know more about each come Friday.
Swapping out Deebo Samuel for Tevin Coleman and Jordan Reed isn’t the same, but we saw the type of impact Reed has in this offense, and the rushing lanes have been there for every running back. Coleman was also starting to be used as a receiver during the Jets game before he went down with an injury.
We all know how vital K’Wuan Williams is to the defense, specifically as a run defender. Jamar Taylor has played well underneath in coverage, but he’s missed a couple of tackles and blitzes that K’Waun hasn’t missed since I’ve covered the team the past two seasons.
Safeties Jimmie Ward (quadricep) and Jaquiski Tartt (groin) are among those who won’t practice Wednesday. Kwon Alexander is still out with an ankle injury, as is Richie James Jr. Deebo Samuel won’t practice, obviously, with a hamstring strain. Neither will Jeff Wilson Jr., as he nurses a high-ankle sprain. The only other player that won’t practice Wednesday is cornerback Jason Verrett, who was given a veteran’s day off by the coaching staff.