George Kittle listed as questionable for Sunday

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There’s a decent chance the 49ers will start the Trey Lance era without one of the team’s key offensive weapons.

Tight end George Kittle is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears after he did not practice all week.

Kittle suffered a groin injury on Monday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has said that he’s “trying to think positively” about the tight end’s potential availability. But it’s not a good sign that Kittle wasn’t able to get on the field even in a limited capacity for Friday’s session.

The 49ers also have Tyler Kroft, Charlie Woerner, and Ross Dwelley at tight end on the roster along with Kyle Juszczyk at fullback.

Offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill (hamstring) has been declared out for the season opener.

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (elbow) is expected to play after he was limited in each of the first two practices this week.

9 responses to “George Kittle listed as questionable for Sunday

  1. I don’t understand the comments about Kittle’s injuries.

    Kittle is an old-school type player…..smash-mouth describes his approach. Even so, Kittle has played in at least 14 games in 4 of his 5 years with SF. Even with his absences, Kittle has averaged 900 yards receiving per year.

  2. Only one more shot to stop COVID… says:
    September 9, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Bears win easily if he doesn’t play.

    ______________

    Disagree, whole heartedly!

    -Bears fan

  3. Old school or new school, if you’re fragile, you’re going to be watching from the sidelines. “Smash-mouth” players play through pain. Kittle, not so much.

  4. Where’s all the “Kittle is the best TE in the NFL” folks these days? He is really good, I’ll admit but he’s missed 13 games in the last three seasons. His last 1,000+ yard season was in 2019 meanwhile the guy he supposedly passed is on an NFL record string of 6 straight 1,000+ yard seasons and counting and has missed 2 games in the last 8 seasons…..both being the last game of the season when there was nothing to lose/gain and Andy Reid sat him down.

  5. Street clothes Kittle has surfaced once again. I’m sure he’ll be there for his team mates on the sideline for moral support.

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