February 15, 2019

NFL - Latest 49ers Player Notes
12/31/2018 - Fred Warner  
LB Fred Warner had a season-high 14 tackles on Sunday. It was the fifth time this season he had double-digit tackles, but the other four came in the first four games of the season.

12/31/2018 - Nick Mullens  
QB Nick Mullens was 23 of 33 for 282 yards with three touchdown passes and three interceptions against the Rams on Sunday. He finished the season with 13 scoring passes and 10 interceptions. Coach Kyle Shanahan made it clear he would be competing with C.J. Beathard for the backup job behind Jimmy Garoppolo next season.

12/31/2018 - Laken Tomlinson  
LG Laken Tomlinson left Sunday's game in the second quarter after he appeared to hyper-extend his right leg. The 49ers fearful Tomlinson suffered a torn ACL, but tests showed the ACL was in tact. He suffered a torn MCL, which requires about three months of recovery. No surgery is required.

12/31/2018 - Alfred Morris  
RB Alfred Morris had his first 100-yard rushing day of the season on Sunday. He amassed 111 yards on 16 carries. His previous season high was 67 yards.

12/31/2018 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle set an NFL record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end. He finished with 1,377 yards after collecting 149 yards on nine receptions in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

12/31/2018 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle completed one of the best seasons ever for a tight end. He notched nine receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown giving 88 catches, 1,377 yards and five touchdowns on the year. The yardage is an NFL record for a tight end. "It hasn't hit me yet, but it's definitely exciting," Kittle said after the game. "It wasn't just me. We had three quarterbacks throwing the ball. It's a credit to the whole team continuing to grind."

12/27/2018 - Steven Dunbar Jr.  
WR Steven Dunbar Jr. was signed by the 49ers from their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 26). Dunbar Jr. (6-3, 202) was originally signed by the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30 out of the University of Houston. He was waived on Sept. 1 and signed to the team's practice squad the following day.

12/26/2018 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams (strained knee) was limited in practice Wednesday when the 49ers began preparations for their season finale against the Los Angeles Rams. Williams had to leave the Week 16 game after just 16 defensive snaps.

12/26/2018 - Garrett Celek  
TE Garrett Celek (concussion) suffered the injury in the Week 16 loss to the Chicago Bears. He entered the NFL's concussion protocol and is questionable for the finale against the Los Angeles Rams.

12/26/2018 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle needs 100 receiving yards in the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams to break TE Rob Gronkowski's record of 1,327 for most in a single season by a tight end.

12/26/2018 - Steven Dunbar Jr.  
WR Steven Dunbar Jr. was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster for the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams. The undrafted rookie would be making his NFL debut if he gets onto the field.

12/26/2018 - Marquise Goodwin  
WR Marquise Goodwin (bruised calf) sat out practice Wednesday, yet remains hopeful of playing in the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite being less than 100 percent, Goodwin was targeted eight times and caught three passes in the Week 16 loss to the Chicago Bears.

12/26/2018 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida (sprained ankle) has been ruled out of the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams. Breida will finish the season as the club's leading rusher (814 yards).

12/24/2018 - Jaquiski Tartt  
S Jaquiski Tarrt (shoulder) was placed on reserve/injured by the 49ers Monday (Dec. 24). Originally selected by the 49ers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2015 draft, Tartt (6-1, 221) made starts in each of his eight appearances this season and registered 41 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception. He signed a two-year contract extension with the team on April 27.

12/24/2018 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle had seven receptions for 74 yards on Sunday. He has 1,228 receiving yards for the season, which ranks 11th in the NFL overall and second among tight ends, just 46 yards behind Kansas City's Travis Kelce.

12/24/2018 - Jeff Wilson Jr.  
RB Jeff Wilson Jr. was the 49ers leading rusher on Sunday, but he had just 27 yards on 11 carries.

12/24/2018 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida will not play Sunday against the Rams after suffering an ankle injury this past Sunday against Chicago, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday. He finished his second NFL season with 814 rushing yards, 261 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 14 games, including 12 starts. He rushed for more than 100 in a game three times this season.

12/24/2018 - Dante Pettis  
WR Dante Pettis will not play Sunday against the Rams after suffering an MCL sprain in this past Sunday's game against Chicago, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday. He finished his rookie season with 27 receptions, 467 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 12 games, including seven starts.

12/22/2018 - Jaquiski Tartt  
S Jaquiski Tartt's season is over. The 49ers placed Tartt on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday morning. Tartt suffered through an injury-plagued 2018 season due to a shoulder issue that caused him to sit out six games, including the past two. A second-round pick of San Francisco in the 2015 NFL Draft, Tartt wound up making eight starts and registering 41 tackles with an interception and a pair of passes defensed this season.

12/20/2018 - Jordan Smallwood  
WR Jordan Smallwood was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 19). He had been waived by the Chiefs Sept. 1. Smallwood (6-2, 225) originally signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 8. He was waived by the Chiefs on May 16, later re-signed with the team on May 30 before being waived in the cut to 53 players.

12/19/2018 - Robbie Gould  
K Robbie Gould was named an as an alternate to the Pro Bowl. Gould leads the NFL in field-goal percentage (29-for-30, 96.7 percent).

12/19/2018 - Jaquiski Tartt  
SS Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder stinger) was on the field for just 33 plays (29 on defense) in the Week 15 win over Seattle before leaving the contest. He was able to practice Wednesday on a limited basis as the team began preparations for Chicago.

12/19/2018 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams (strained knee) aggravated a previous injury in the Seattle game in Week 15 and had to be removed from the game. He likely will try again in the Week 16 game against Chicago.

12/19/2018 - Mark Nzeocha  
OLB Mark Nzeocha (strained groin) almost surely will miss his second consecutive game in Week 16 against Chicago. He had to leave the Week 14 win over Denver with the injury, and did not suit up for the Week 15 win over Seattle.

12/19/2018 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida (sprained ankle) couldn't finish the Week 15 win over Seattle, but likely will be able to start the Week 16 game against Chicago. He was able to practice on a limited basis when the 49ers began preparations for the Chicago game on Wednesday.

12/19/2018 - Robbie Gould  
K Robbie Gould secured NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after making all four field-goal attempts in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks.

12/18/2018 - Ahkello Witherspoon  
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the 49ers Tuesday (Dec. 18). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. Witherspoon (6-3, 195) appeared in 14 games (12 starts) this season with the 49ers and registered a career-high 37 tackles and four passes defensed.

12/18/2018 - Brandon Powell  
S Tyvis Powell was signed by the 49ers to their practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 18). He had been waived by the 49ers Nov. 12 and released from the Jets practice squad Dec. 11. Powell (6-3, 211) also appeared in four games (one start) this season with the 49ers and registered five tackles and one forced fumble on defense in addition to one special teams tackle prior to being waived by the team. He was signed to the Jets practice squad on Dec. 4 and the released.

12/17/2018 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams suffered a knee injury on Sunday, and the team will know later in the week whether he will be available Sunday.

12/17/2018 - Jaquiski Tartt  
S Jaquiski Tartt is dealing with a stinger. Coach Kyle Shanahan said he would have a better idea on Wednesday as to whether Tartt will be able to play on Sunday.

12/17/2018 - Tavarius Moore  
CB Tarvarius Moore suffered a rib injury in Sunday's game, but he is expected to play on Sunday.

12/17/2018 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's game, but he is expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

12/17/2018 - Ahkello Witherspoon  
CB Ahkello Witherspoon will be placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. Witherspoon suffered a sprained knee in Sunday's overtime victory over Seattle..

12/16/2018 - Ahkello Witherspoon  
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (knee) left the game in the first half on Sunday.

12/16/2018 - DeForest Buckner  
DT DeForest Buckner registered a career-high 11 tackles.

12/16/2018 - Nick Mullens  
QB Nick Mullens completed 20 of 29 passes for 275 yards.

12/16/2018 - Richie James  
WR Richie James. registered a 97-yard. kickoff return for a TD. It marked the first time a member of the 49ers registered a kickoff return for a TD since WR Ted Ginn Jr. registered a 102-yd. kickoff return for a TD vs. Sea. (9/11/11). James Jr. became the first 49ers rookie to register a kickoff return for a TD since Amos Lawrence in 1981.

12/16/2018 - Robbie Gould  
K Robbie Gould connected on all four field goals, including the game-winning 36-yarder. It marked Gould's sixth-career game-winning field goal in overtime and his first since Nov. 17, 2013 a member of the Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore.

12/13/2018 - Jaquiski Tartt  
SS Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder stinger) did not practice Wednesday when the 49ers began preparations for the Week 15 matchup with Seattle, an early indication he will have to miss a second consecutive game. Tartt aggravated a previous injury in the Week 13 loss at Seattle.

12/13/2018 - D.J. Reed  
CB D.J. Reed Jr. (strained heel, bruised chest) played 65 of the 74 defensive snaps in the Week 14 win over Denver. He was replacing injured CB K'Waun Williams. Reed sat out the Week 13 loss to Seattle.

12/12/2018 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams (strained knee) missed the Week 14 win over Denver. He was not able to practice Wednesday and thus is very questionable for the Week 15 matchup with Seattle.

12/12/2018 - Mark Nzeocha  
OLB Mark Nzeocha (strained groin) had to leave the Week 14 win over Denver and is unlikely to play in Week 15 against Seattle.

12/12/2018 - Cassius Marsh  
DE Cassius Marsh (concussion) suffered the injury in the Week 14 win over Denver and has entered the league's protocol. He is unlikely to be cleared in time for the Week 15 game against Seattle.

12/12/2018 - Joshua Garnett  
G Joshua Garnett (thumb surgery) got on the field for four plays in the Week 14 win over Denver. He had missed the previous three games.

12/12/2018 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards by a tight end (1,103) and 10th among all receivers.

12/12/2018 - Marquise Goodwin  
WR Marquise Goodwin had two catches for 20 yards on two targets in his return from a two-game absence to deal with personal issues in the Week 14 win over Denver. Goodwin found himself in a different wideout position against the Broncos, with WR Dante Pettis having taken over his old spot.

12/12/2018 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida (sprained ankle) was able to participate on a limited basis when the 49ers began preparations for their Week 15 matchup with Seattle on Wednesday. It's possible he could return to action after having sat out the Week 14 win over Denver.

12/12/2018 - Kentavius Street  
DE Kentavius Street was returned to practice by the 49ers Wednesday (Dec. 12) and remains on reserve/non-football injury. Normally, he would be eligible to practice for 21 days at which point the 49ers could activate him, release him or keep him on reserve/NFI for the rest of the season. However, there are only 18 days remaining until the day before the end of the regular season.

12/12/2018 - Marcus Lucas  
TE Marcus Lucas was signed by the 49ers to the practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 12). Lucas (6-4, 250) was originally signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2014. Throughout his career, he has spent time on the practice squads with the Panthers (2014-15 and 2016), Miami Dolphins (2015), Chicago Bears (2015), Seattle Seahawks (2016), Indianapolis Colts (2017) and Oakland Raiders (2017). In 2018, he signed with the Detroit Lions on Aug. 31 and was waived by the team on Sept. 2. Lucas was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad the following day and was later released by Seattle on Oct. 9.

12/12/2018 - Pierre Garcon  
WR Pierre Garcon (knee) was placed on reserve/injured by the 49ers Wednesday (Dec. 12). He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. Garçon (6-0, 211) started eight games this season and registered 24 receptions for 286 yards and one touchdown.