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Deebo Samuel won’t practice today due to a hamstring injury

Shanahan wouldn’t rule out Verrett for Sunday

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Here are the players who won’t practice for the 49ers, according to Kyle Shanahan:

FB Kyle Juszczyk (finger)

DL Arik Armstead (foot)

LB Dre Greenlaw (calf)

WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring)

DL Samson Ebukam (Achilles)

LT Trent Williams (vet day)

WR Jauan Jennings (hamstring)

Williams gets his typical veteran’s day off. If I’m the 49ers, I give Deebo a week off if needed. Perhaps even two weeks with the bye week around the corner. There’s no need for Samuel to re-aggravate an injury that’ll linger into the second half of the season.

Shanahan said he needs to see Verrett go through practice this week and wouldn’t rule him out for Sunday’s game against the Rams. That remains a wait-and-see whether Verrett plays.

Shanahan said the 49ers hadn’t had a full practice in a “number of weeks” due to injury, which is why he feels like there are so many mistakes offensively. Shanahan attributed some of the turnover issues to the lack of balance on offense: “When you get throwing too much, that tends to happen.” Shanahan also wasn’t thrilled with the constant offsides and false start penalties.

By the sounds of it, we can expect a heavy dosage of Christian McCaffrey Sunday. Shanahan said the whole playbook would be open for CMC, who played just four snaps in the second half Sunday. Shanahan spoke about being one-dimensional since the team couldn’t run the ball. McCaffrey solves those issues.

I was wondering if anybody else noticed this carry from Ty Davis-Price. If it’s McCaffrey, it’s a long gain:

Those are the plays that stick out like a sore thumb and are examples of the offense leaving yards on the field.