George Kittle out for 49ers Sunday

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Tight end George Kittle will not be part of the 49ers’ effort to secure their first win of the season.

Kittle’s knee injury will keep him from playing against the Jets this week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Friday that Kittle will not travel with the team to New Jersey, but will meet them at the Greenbrier in West Virginia as the team will be staying there ahead of their Week Three road game against the Giants.

Kittle had four catches for 44 yards in last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals.

Cornerback Jason Verrett is out for the second straight week with a hamstring injury. Defensive end Dee Ford is listed as questionable with a neck injury and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is set to make his NFL debut after sitting out last week with a hamstring injury.

19 responses to “George Kittle out for 49ers Sunday

  1. Brittle Kittle

    Not really, but it’s got to make Niner fans everywhere reach for their vomit bags thinking that Jimmy G might have to try and win games without GK on the field.

  2. Well? Nice job Jimmy G for taking out one of your best playmakers. Poorly thrown ball putting Kittle in an uncompromising position is becoming a constant trait. Wonder if Bill B would trade to get him back!!

  3. I’d be surprised if they struggled with the Jets even if their whole 2nd string played. Then again, the Cowboys got upset by them last year.

  4. diehardsf16 says:
    September 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm
    Well? Nice job Jimmy G for taking out one of your best playmakers. Poorly thrown ball putting Kittle in an uncompromising position is becoming a constant trait. Wonder if Bill B would trade to get him back!!

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    Diehard huh? Actually it was Bourne’s fault for whiffing on that block. Pass was high but if Bourne even makes a decent effort on the block, Kittle comes down with it and picks up positive yards. Know the game…

  5. Definitely one of the best tight ends in the league, but this is two injuries to the same knee in back to back years. This should be concerning to the 49ers as well as Jimmy G’s propensity to throw “hospital balls” to his receivers.

  6. diehardsf16 says:
    September 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm
    Well? Nice job Jimmy G for taking out one of your best playmakers. Poorly thrown ball putting Kittle in an uncompromising position is becoming a constant trait. Wonder if Bill B would trade to get him back!!

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    Diehard huh? Actually it was Bourne’s fault for whiffing on that block. Pass was high but if Bourne even makes a decent effort on the block, Kittle comes down with it and picks up positive yards. Know the game…

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    You can’t block down field while the ball is in the air.

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    Diehard huh? Actually it was Bourne’s fault for whiffing on that block. Pass was high but if Bourne even makes a decent effort on the block, Kittle comes down with it and picks up positive yards. Know the game…

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    You can’t block down field while the ball is in the air.

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    Way to drop the hammer lol

  8. If you watch the play again the timing works for blocking downfield, Bourne overplays it and misses. He should have made contact right at the line of scrimmage which would be legal. Play was doomed and would not have gotten much because of the high pass but it likely would have prevented the injury.

  9. Fine. Good. I welcome this adversity. If you’re going to give your team the cornball branding of “THE REVENGE TOUR” then you should be able to beat the hopeless Jets without Kittles or Shermanator. Just take it easy on Jordan Reed’s noggin.

  10. SF plays the Jets and Giants back to back. Kittle can take his time with this injury. Aiyuk should wait at least another week as well if his hamstring isn’t 100%.

  11. Dee Ford is everything the Chiefs thought he would be when they traded him…….mostly unavailable throughout the season

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