“On Thursday, the young receiver spoke candidly about his new lease on the season, and who helped prompt a reboot of sorts following the bye week.”
49ers-Cardinals injury reports: Kittle set to return in Week 9
The full participation reports from Thursday’s practice for both teams.
Florio: 49ers a team to watch if Browns release Odell Beckham Jr.
“The Pro Football Talk writer doesn’t specify the source or sources telling him that information. It’s unclear if it is other members of the media that believe the 49ers might be interested or NFL sources.”
As George Kittle nears return, 49ers dismiss questions over preserving star tight end’s health
“Shanahan said, “When a guy’s not healthy, you’ve always got to do that. But I haven’t heard of people managing a tight end, especially one like Kittle. Tight ends go. They play every play usually. Lots of them, you have different personnel groupings, but most tight ends are over 80-percent of the game. But Kittle is always going to play through stuff and go out there when he isn’t a hundred percent. And when he’s not a hundred percent, that’s when you’ve definitely got to do that.”
49ers DC DeMeco Ryans on Arik Armstead’s role change and the addition Charles Omenihu
“The 49ers have made two key moves on the defensive line in recent days, with the addition of Charles Omenihu in a trade with the Houston Texans and the decision to move Arik Armstead into a role that will see him line up primarily on the inside. 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans discussed both moves during his media session on Thursday, starting with Armstead’s.”