During Wednesday's practice, the 49ers were without edge rusher Nick Bosa and punter Mitch Wishnowsky due to illness. We’ll see which designation, if any, each player gets later Thursday afternoon.
The 49ers welcomed back a familiar face Thursday. Debo Samuel returned to practice less than three weeks after suffering a gruesome ankle injury during the Buccaneers game.
#49ers WR Deebo Samuel took part in most of the individual drills we see in early open portion of Thursdays practice. He’s easing back in and will almost certainly be limited today and we’ll see about Sunday. Again, Niners have no need to rush him. pic.twitter.com/S5QA9JT73w— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) December 29, 2022
As Nick stated above, there’s no rush for Samuel to play this weekend. Use the next couple of days to assess how he looks during practice. Then, next week, Deebo receives live reps, gets back into game shape, and is ready to roll for the playoffs.
Here’s a look at the practice report:
DL Arik Armstead (foot, ankle)
DL Kerry Hyder (ankle)
DT Javon Kinlaw (knee)
RB Jordan Mason (hamstring)
RB Christian McCaffrey (knee)
WR Deebo Samuel (ankle, knee)
The 49ers will face the skeleton crew for the Raiders Sunday. Las Vegas announced the following moves Thursday:
- Placed DE Chandler Jones and LB Denzel Perryman on IR
- Placed CB Rock Ya-Sin on IR
- Signed DE Isaac Rochell
- Signed LB Harvey Langi to the active roster from the PS
- Signed DL Trent Harris to the PS
- Released WR Albert Wilson from the PS
- Restored OL Vitaliy Gurman to the PS
If Brandon Aiyuk had anything to say, Davante Adams would also sit out Sunday: