All the latest on the injury news: Kinlaw out, Lance limited, Kittle and Jeff Wilson Jr’s return, etc.
“Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that linebacker Khalil Mack isn’t expected to play in Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a foot injury that has been hampering him for much of the season. Mack, who leads the Bears with six sacks this season, did not practice Wednesday, and the team could potentially place him on injured reserve, which would keep him out of at least two more games beyond this week.”
“I’d also like to not keep answering questions about a book,” Shanahan added. “I promise if that was the case, then I would have talked to their head coach.””
“We’re changing up all our individual drills today,” Shanahan said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “No footwork stuff. We’re throwing jump balls and having them trying to locate the ball, which is the only way to practice it.”
“Two-time Pro Bowl defensive back Donte Whitner joined Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks on Tuesday afternoon, and pointed to two tweaks the defensive backs could make to clean up these issues. Namely, changing their pre-snap technique, and playing through the eyes of the receivers.”
“I just want Aiyuk to keep getting better,” head coach Kyle Shanahan said before today’s practice. “I don’t think he’s quite back to where he was last year, and I expected him to be better this year than last year. I think he’s still trying to get back to that point, which I think he’s closer to that point right now than he was a couple of weeks ago because he has been working hard and trying to get there. If he keeps doing that, I believe things will get better for him and us.”
“If your read’s on the left side, on the right side, you’ve got to go through that. And yeah, you would love to have some back and see the entire field, you’d love to. But that’s part of playing the position. You’ve just got to see everything.” Garoppolo even went into detail regarding the play near the end of the fourth quarter where he threw a short pass to Deebo Samuel that was wrestled away by Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes. At the same time, Mohamed Sanu was running uncovered down the middle of the field uncovered. “