“Samuel has gone through limited practices this week due to a tender hamstring after the club returned home from Mexico City. Samuel appeared to be moving well as he briskly ran routes Friday at the beginning of practice.”
“On the field, I didn’t know it was like a gimme, a freebie, wide open,” Aiyuk said. “So when I saw the film it was even more sickening. But I was just telling my friends and family leaving the hotel that those are the ones that like at the end of the season when everything is all said and done, it will always be plus one that should have been there.”
“I just loved the practice that we had,” Shanahan told reporters. “The main thing that we’ve had to adjust was just getting back so late and being on the short week. Today was the first day that we took a full-speed rep. We usually don’t do that after Monday night games. We always do it slow on Wednesday, but we always do full speed on Thursday.
“This was the first time that we waited all the way until Friday. I felt we needed to, but because we did that, we had more full-speed stuff today than usual. So I was curious how they were going to be after not doing that all week and having Thanksgiving yesterday.
“Those guys came out, and they were going. You can tell they’re feeling good, and you could tell they’re excited and ready to go for Sunday.”
“New Orleans’ interior pass protection has been suspect, and perhaps that’ll give the 49ers more room to continue picking up pass-rushing slack with their defensive tackles and the occasional Warner blitz.”
“In December, Beckham will visit the Giants, Bills and Cowboys in that order. The Chiefs and Ravens have an outside chance to receive visits as well.”
“I’m trying to worry about red zone today,” Garoppolo said. “No, I’ll worry about that (his future) at the end of the year.”