The 49ers activated edge rusher Jordan Willis from the Reserve/Suspended List. Willis gets a week-long roster exemption. The team also brought back safety Tony Jefferson to the practice squad.
Safety Jaquiski Tartt has a bone bruise and is out for a few weeks. Talanoa Hufanga will take his place in the starting lineup. On Hufanga: “We made it a point going into that game that we were going to give him more opportunities.”
Dee Ford and Azeez Al-Shaair are both in the concussion protocol.
Trey Lance is on pace to come out and practice Wednesday. Shanahan said, “that’s what we’re hoping for.” Shanahan added that who starts at QB is dependent on Jimmy Garoppolo’s health. If Jimmy is healthy, then he’ll start:
“I definitely thought he could have played better, but that was not a game where he has one bad game and he’s losing his job.
Trey’s the future here and trying to get do what’s best for him and for our team. Trey’s coming off a pretty big injury and we’re gonna keep bringing him along and keep getting him prepared as good as you can be to always be ready to come in and help on the plays that we ask him to do. Always be ready to take over Jimmy gets hurt and being ready to be the future for us, too.”
Shanahan said he has to do his best to make sure the team is ready to beat the Bears and get back to 3-4. He also said Jimmy had his worst game of the season.
Shanahan was asked how far out of contention would the 49ers need to be to name Lance the starter:
“It’s way too early for me to start thinking about giving guys experience and giving up on the team. Giving experience just to give isn’t always beneficial.”
Shanahan made it a point to say Lance hasn’t practiced in two weeks and that this is not an open competition right now. He was likely talking about Aaron Banks and Deommodore Lenoir, too.
Speaking of rookies, on Jaylon Moore:
“I thought Jaylon did some good things. He showed that the game wasn’t too big for him. I told him, welcome to the NFL. There’s 60 plays, and if you have four bad ones, you can feel like it cost you the game.”
Trent Williams remains day-to-day. Shanahan said his ankle responded “worse than we anticipated” after Shanahan initially expected Williams could play last night.