November 20, 2017

NFL - Latest 49ers Player Notes
11/15/2017 - Aaron Lynch  
DE Aaron Lynch (strained calf) hopes to return to practice following the 49ers' bye week. He suffered the injury in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.

11/15/2017 - Solomon Thomas  
DL Solomon Thomas (sprained knee) likely will return to practice in the week leading up to the 49ers' next game in Week 12 against Seattle. Thomas has missed the last two games.

11/15/2017 - Cameron Hunt  
G Cameron Hunt was signed to the 49ers' practice squad on Tuesday. The undrafted rookie out of Oregon attended training camp with the Denver Broncos.

11/15/2017 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle (sprained ankle) likely will return to practice after the 49ers take a break during their bye week. Kittle sat out the Week 10 win over the New York Giants.

11/15/2017 - C.J. Beathard  
QB C.J. Beathard entered the bye week having already set a 49ers record for passing attempts (186) and completions (101) for a rookie. In both cases, he broke the record of Tom Owen in 1974 (184 attempts, 86 completions).

11/15/2017 - Adrian Colbert  
S Adrian Colbert underwent surgery on his broken thumb Tuesday with hopes the bye week will help keep him from missing any action. Colbert reported after Sunday's game that the injury actually occurred in the first quarter and he was able to play through the pain the rest of the afternoon.

11/13/2017 - Adrian Colbert  
FS Adrian Colbert (broken thumb) was able to play through the injury Sunday to participate in all 66 defensive snaps in the win over the New York Giants. The 49ers announced Monday the injury will require surgery at some point. No decision has been made as to when that will be or whether Colbert might be able to keep playing.

11/13/2017 - Elvis Dumervil  
OLB Elvis Dumervil added to his team lead with a sack in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. Dumervil has 4.5 sacks this season.

11/13/2017 - Ronald Blair  
DE Ronald Blair III sacked New York Giants QB Eli Manning twice in Sunday's win. The first multi-sack game of Blair's career brought his career total to five.

11/13/2017 - JP Flynn  
G JP Flynn was moved to the 49ers' practice squad injured list Monday. The undrafted rookie has been on the club's practice squad ever since being waived on the eve of the regular season.

11/13/2017 - Garrett Celek  
TE Garrett Celek recorded a career-best, 47-yard receiving touchdown in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. It was the eighth TD of Celek's career and his second of the season. ... G JP Flynn was moved to the 49ers' practice squad injured list Monday. The undrafted rookie has been on the club's practice squad ever since being waived on the eve of the regular season.

11/13/2017 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida recorded the longest touchdown run by a 49er this season with a 33-yarder in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. The run was the longest of his career.

11/13/2017 - Marquise Goodwin  
WR Marquise Goodwin caught an 83-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. It was Goodwin's first touchdown catch of the season, and the longest for a 49er since WR Brandon Lloyd hauled in an 83-yarder against the St. Louis Rams in 2014.

11/13/2017 - C.J. Beathard  
QB C.J. Beathard became the first rookie quarterback in 49ers history to throw two touchdown passes of 45 or more yards in the same game Sunday against the New York Giants. Beathard's 83-yard hook-up with WR Marquise Goodwin was the longest for a rookie in club history. Beathard also scored on an 11-yard run, his third rushing touchdown of the season, and suffered a bruised right thumb. X-rays taken Monday were negative.

11/13/2017 - Joe Staley  
LT Joe Staley (fractured orbital bone) returned to the starting lineup after missing one game.

11/13/2017 - Carlos Hyde  
RB Carlos Hyde carried 17 times for 98 yards Sunday. The 49ers rushed for 186 net yards to 114 for New York.

11/13/2017 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida had his first NFL touchdown run, a 33-yard burst with 9:19 left to play, increasing the 49ers lead to 31-13. "It was an outside zone play," Breida said. "The offensive line and receivers did a great job of blocking. I saw the cutback and there was no one back there." Breida carried nine times for 55 yards, and starting running back Carlos Hyde carried 17 times for 98 yards. The 49ers rushed for 186 net yards to 114 for New York. "Once we get the run game going, it's hard for teams to stop," Breida said.

11/13/2017 - C.J. Beathard  
QB C.J. Beathard completed 19 of 25 passes for 288 yards with touchdowns of 83 yards to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and 47 yards to tight end Garrett Celek in the second quarter. Beathard, who was intercepted once, ran for an 11-yard score in the fourth quarter. "It feels great," Beathard said. "There's not a better feeling. That's why you play sports is that feeling in the locker room with your teammates celebrating a win." Kyle Shanahan, according to a report by ESPN, plans to have Jimmy Garoppolo start against the Seahawks. "It never was the plan," Shanahan said. "I'm taking it week by week." Shanahan said he hasn't decided which quarterback will start the next game. The fact the Beathard aggravated an injury to his right thumb on his touchdown run, however, could factor into his decision. Beathard was asked if he believes he earned another start. "I just feel like I'm just excited right now where we are," Beathard said. "We just won the game and I'm not really looking that far ahead. I got a long bye week right now that I'm excited to rest and kind of recover a little bit. "When that time comes, it's up to the coach and I'll support his decision. If I'm the guy, then I'm going to go in and work my butt off and do the best that I can."

11/13/2017 - Jimmy Garoppolo  
QB Jimmy Garoppolo spent a second straight game on the sideline since coming to the 49ers from the New England Patriots on Oct. 30 for a second-round draft pick in 2018. Coach Kyle Shanahan, according to a report by ESPN, plans to have Garoppolo start against the Seahawks. "It never was the plan," Shanahan said. "I'm taking it week by week." Shanahan said he hasn't decided which quarterback will start the next game. The fact the rookie C.J. Beathard aggravated an injury to his right thumb on his touchdown run, however, could factor into his decision.

11/10/2017 - Robbie Gould  
K Robbie Gould has made at least one field goal from 40 or more yards in all nine games this season. The run extends to 12 straight games going back to last season. It's the longest active streak among NFL kickers.

11/10/2017 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams (strained quad) has practiced on a limited basis this week as he attempts to return from a two-game absence Sunday and play against the New York Giants. He will be a game-time decision.

11/10/2017 - Aaron Lynch  
DE Aaron Lynch (strained calf) has been a limited participant at practice this week and could return from a three-game absence Sunday against the New York Giants. He will be a game-time decision.

11/10/2017 - Solomon Thomas  
DT/DE Solomon Thomas (sprained knee) has been a part-time participant at practice this week, but remains unlikely to play Sunday against the New York Giants. Thomas is being pointed to the Nov. 26 game against Seattle after the 49ers' bye next week.

11/10/2017 - D.J. Jones  
DT D.J. Jones (strained knee) was able to practice without limitation Thursday and is probable to return for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Jones missed last week's loss to Arizona.

11/10/2017 - Joe Staley  
LT Joe Staley (fractured orbital bone) has practiced on a limited basis this week and will be a game-time decision Sunday. He suffered the injury in the Week 8 loss at Philadelphia and missed last week's loss to Arizona. Staley has worn a tinted shield over his injured eye at practice.

11/10/2017 - Carlos Hyde  
RB Carlos Hyde will enter Sunday's game against the New York Giants as the NFL's third-leading pass-catcher among running backs this season. After a career-high nine receptions in the Week 9 loss to Arizona, Hyde has 41 catches this year. Only Carolina's RB Christian McCaffrey (54) and New England's RB James White (43) have more.

11/08/2017 - Garry Gilliam  
G/T Garry Gilliam (strained MCL) was formally placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season. He suffered the injury while replacing LT Joe Staley in the Week 8 loss to Philadelphia.

11/08/2017 - Jimmy Garoppolo  
QB Jimmy Garoppolo likely will make his 49ers debut in a backup role Sunday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday. Garoppolo will get an opportunity to unseat QB C.J. Beathard as the starter during practice this week. But more likely, the newcomer won't make his first 49ers start until Nov. 26 against Seattle, following the club's Week 11 bye.

11/08/2017 - Joe Staley  
LT Joe Staley (fractured orbital bone) wore a tinted shield over his injured eye and was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. He is trying to return to the starting lineup after missing the Week 9 loss to Arizona.

11/08/2017 - Aaron Lynch  
DE Aaron Lynch (strained calf) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and could return from a three-game absence Sunday against the New York Giants.

11/08/2017 - Dontae Johnson  
CB Dontae Johnson (bruised shoulder) practiced Wednesday without limitation and likely will retain his starting spot Sunday against the New York Giants. Johnson was injured in last week's loss to Arizona.

11/08/2017 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams (strained quad) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday as he attempts to return from a two-game absence Sunday against the New York Giants.

11/08/2017 - C.J. Beathard  
QB C.J. Beathard remains the 49ers' starting quarterback, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday. Shanahan noted the door remains open for QB Jimmy Garoppolo to displace Beathard as the starter by week's end, but more likely the newcomer will be used off the bench in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

11/08/2017 - Antone Exum  
DB Antone Exum Jr. was added to the 49ers' 53-man roster Tuesday. The former sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech made two starts in three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He was waived by the Vikings in September.

11/08/2017 - Bradley Pinion  
P Bradley Pinion has reached the end zone on 37 of his 38 kickoffs, the highest rate among all kickers in the NFL.

11/07/2017 - Garry Gilliam  
OL Garry Gilliam (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Gilliam who originally signed with the team as a free agent on April 19, appeared in each of the team's first eight games of the season, including a start in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

11/07/2017 - Antone Exum  
DB Antone Exum Jr. has signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday. Exum Jr. was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. In three years with the Vikings (2014-16), he appeared in 27 games (two starts) and registered 18 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble along with 13 tackles on special teams. After spending the entire 2016 season on injured reserve, he was waived by Minnesota on September 16.

11/06/2017 - Eric Reid  
SS Eric Reid logged his first pass interception of the season in Sunday's loss to Arizona. The interception was the ninth of his career.

11/06/2017 - Jaquiski Tartt  
FS/SS Jaquiski Tartt (broken arm) was placed on injured reserve Monday after suffering the injury just 19 defensive snaps into Sunday's loss to Arizona. He is out for the season.

11/06/2017 - Dontae Johnson  
CB Dontae Johnson (strained shoulder) likely will practice with a no-contact jersey on this week after sustaining the injury Sunday against Arizona. Johnson is questionable for the Week 10 game against the New York Giants.

11/06/2017 - Reuben Foster  
LB Reuben Foster left Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals briefly with a right ankle injury. He missed just two plays, however, and wound up playing 75 of the 49ers' 77 defensive snaps. The 49ers started Foster at weak-side linebacker, his original position this season while MLB NaVorro Bowman was on the team.

11/06/2017 - Brock Coyle  
MLB Brock Coyle started at middle linebacker Sunday against Arizona when the 49ers elected to play Reuben Foster on the outside. Coyle was on the field for 64 snaps in a game that saw Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson rush for 159 yards.

11/06/2017 - Andrew Lauderdale  
T Andrew Lauderdale was added to the 49ers' practice squad Monday. He was with the 49ers during training camp before getting cut on the eve of the regular season.

11/06/2017 - Trent Brown  
RT/LT Trenton Brown made his first career start at left tackle in place of injured LT Joe Staley in Sunday's loss to Arizona. Brown had made his first 25 NFL starts at right tackle.

11/06/2017 - Erik Magnuson  
G/T Eric Magnuson made his first NFL start at right tackle in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He played all 74 offensive snaps in the game. Normally a guard, Magnuson was pressed into duty at tackle because of injuries to LT Joe Staley and G/T Garry Gilliam.

11/06/2017 - Garry Gilliam  
G/T Garry Gilliam (strained MCL) likely will be placed on injured reserve this week, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday. Gilliam did not play Sunday against Arizona after sustaining the injury in the Week 8 loss at Philadelphia.

11/06/2017 - Logan Paulsen  
TE Logan Paulsen was added to the 49ers' roster Monday. The veteran has been released twice by the 49ers during the season, and re-signed both times. He played in the team's first seven games.

11/06/2017 - Cole Hikutini  
TE Cole Hikutini (strained MCL) was placed on injured reserve Monday after suffering the injury in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He is out for the season.

11/06/2017 - Garrett Celek  
TE Garrett Celek will start at tight end in the Week 10 game against the New York Giants, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday. Celek played 55 of the 49ers' 74 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He caught one pass for 13 yards.

11/06/2017 - George Kittle  
TE George Kittle (sprained ankle) had to leave Sunday's loss to Arizona because of the injury, but later returned and wound up playing 33 of the club's 74 offensive snaps. Kittle already has been ruled out of the Week 10 game against the New York Giants.