George Kittle, Deebo Samuel practicing on Thursday

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The 49ers have a handful of players who could wind up as game-time decisions for Sunday night’s game against the Packers and two of them returned to the practice field on Thursday.

Tight end George Kittle has missed the last two games with ankle and knee injuries, but, per multiple reports from Niners practice, was back on the field in a no-contact jersey. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel is also working in a no-contact jersey after injuring his shoulder in last Sunday’s win over the Cardinals.

Running back Matt Breida (ankle), left tackle Joe Staley (finger), defensive end Dee Ford (quad, hamstring) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad) remained out of practice.

The game against the Packers kicks off a tough stretch for the 49ers, so getting as many hands on deck as possible would be a big positive for the NFC West leaders.

5 responses to “George Kittle, Deebo Samuel practicing on Thursday

  1. I hope that Wisconsin native George Kittle is able to play. The closer both teams are to 100% the better.👍

    As Matt LaFleur said, the Packers always prepare as if every player on opposing teams rosters will play. If some players end up not being active, you then make the proper adjustments at that time.

  2. Gonna be a heck of a game. Can’t wait for two powerhouses of the NFC to line up against one another.

  3. Kittle is dangerous in crossing patterns across the middle of the field, which the Packers have struggled to cover this season. They must clear up the communication needed to prevent those plays, and this week would be a good one to do so.

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