49ers list George Kittle, Emmanuel Sanders as questionable

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Tight end George Kittle was back at practice on Thursday after missing the last two games with ankle and knee injuries and he said after the session that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to play against the Packers on Sunday night.

That hope remains alive on Friday. Kittle was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week. The game is on Sunday night, so it may still be a while before there’s a definitive answer about his availability.

The same is true for a pair of 49ers wide receivers. Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) followed the same path as Kittle by returning to practice after sitting out on Wednesday.

While the 49ers are holding out hope for those three, things aren’t looking so good for running back Matt Breida (ankle) or kicker Robbie Gould (quad). They’re both listed as doubtful, which leaves them likely to wind up with defensive end Dee Ford (quad, hamstring) and left tackle Joe Staley (finger) on the inactive list.

7 responses to “49ers list George Kittle, Emmanuel Sanders as questionable

  1. I cannot understand most all the talking heads picking Green Bay to win this game. I get it’s A-ARON, but he has a very unimpressive cast around him. He’s a step slower, and their offensive line is far from the best in the league. I guess everyone is basing their pick on the 49ers’ showing against Seattle and the slow start against Arizona.

  2. hml1988… I think most educated people are looking at who the 49ers have played…only two teams with a winning record, beating one of them the Rams and losing to the Seahawks. Beating up on the Steelers, Bengals, Browns, Cardinals and Buccaneers just isn’t very impressive.

    The Packers actually have quality wins against the Vikings, division leader Chiefs and division leader Cowboys, both of those on the road.

    You’re just deluding yourself if you don’t think the Packers don’t have any quality players on offense.

  3. I think the Pack will win by double digits and this coming from a Viking fan. 49ers have to respect the run and pass and I don’t see them being disciplined enough where screens and play action passes will kill them.

  4. Go Pack Go. This is a huge game. The winner is in the drivers seat, with their future in their own hands. That is a dangerous place to be.

  5. To the poor soul posting above who puts any stock in what the talking heads are saying, I say, regardless of all that noise, you are what your record says you are. The 9ers are 9-1 and favored to win by people who take other people’s money for a living.

    The 9ers have an imposing defense and a powerful running game. The Packers run defense and defense of the middle of the field is pretty pathetic.

    It will be a game, that’s for sure. I don’t know what kind of game. It will all depend on which Packer team shows up and whether they show up for the entire game. I’m pretty sure the 9ers will be there to play.

    Go Pack!

  6. Don’t talk about who the Niners have played and then highlight these GB wins “division leader Chiefs and division leader Cowboys”. Patrick Mahomes didn’t play and Dallas was decimated with injuries and in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. Niners played Carolina 3 weeks ago and won 51-13 and the Packers played them the next week and won 24-16. Keep in mind, the Niners missed a game-winning FG against Seattle in overtime and their starting kicker was injured. That is their only loss this season. GB lost to 2 teams that won’t make the playoffs this year.

    Regardless, I do think this is going to be a good game. I do think that A-Rod plays into the Niners wheelhouse though. The Niners d-line gets pressure and they struggle with mobile QB’s. A-Rod isn’t going to outrun anyone on the Niners d-line and I think that pressure will be the difference in the game.

  7. .382 that is winning percentage of the 49ers opponents thus far this season.

    1 win against a playoff team.

    2 weeks to prepare and get healthy.

    Since 2015 the Niners are 5-10 with a rest disadvantage.

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