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49ers expect Elijah Mitchell to play on Sunday

Running back Elijah Mitchell is expected to be back in the 49ers lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Mitchell didn’t play last week after breaking his finger and having surgery to put a pin in it, but he was able to practice this week and drew a questionable tag on Friday. Multiple reports indicate [more]

49ers activate Dre Greenlaw, Dee Ford remains on IR

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said this week that he hoped to get linebacker Dre Greenlaw and defensive end Dee Ford back from injured reserve for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, but only half his wish was granted. Greenlaw was activated on Saturday afternoon, but Ford will remain out for at least one more game. [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Elijah Mitchell questionable for 49ers-Vikings

The 49ers may have running back Elijah Mitchell back for the team’s Week 12 matchup against the Vikings. Mitchell was unable to play in last week’s win over the Jaguars with rib and finger ailments, but is now questionable for Sunday. He has rushed for 560 yards with three touchdowns this season, averaging 4.8 yards [more]

Vikings activate Josh Metellus off COVID-19 list

The Vikings will have one of their key special teams players back for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Minnesota has activated safety Josh Metellus off of the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Friday. Metellus missed last week’s victory over the Packers while on the list. He was one of several players the Vikings have [more]

49ers open practice window for Dee Ford

The 49ers announced they have designated defensive end Dee Ford to return from injured reserve. It opens his 21-day practice window for Ford. He went on injured reserve Nov. 6 with a back injury. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he hopes to have Ford and linebacker Dre Greenlaw available Sunday against the Vikings. “I know [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo has a chance to return in 2022, Trey Lance is the future

The 49ers spent their 2021, 2022 and 2023 first-round draft picks on rookie quarterback Trey Lance, but this year they’re spending $26.4 million on starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. And they may spend $27 million on Garoppolo next year. That’s the word from head coach Kyle Shanahan, who said Garoppolo has a chance to return next [more]

49ers hope to have Dee Ford, Dre Greenlaw this weekend

The 49ers hope to have a couple of defensive reinforcements for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said at his Wednesday press conference that he hopes edge rusher Dee Ford and linebacker Dre Greenlaw will rejoin the lineup for the home game. Ford went on injured reserve with a back injury [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Nick Bosa “getting better each week” for 49ers

In just 10 games played this season and coming off a torn ACL last year, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa has already racked up more sacks than he had in 2019 when he won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Bosa has 10 sacks in 10 games this year for the 49ers. [more]

49ers sign Devin Funchess to practice squad

The 49ers signed receiver Devin Funchess to the practice squad. Green Bay cut Funchess from injured reserve with an injury settlement on Aug. 27. He has remained a free agent since. Funchess opted out of the 2020 season, so he has not played since 2019 when he saw action in one game with the Colts [more]

Dolphins sign Will Parks off 49ers practice squad

The Dolphins have made a move to add depth in their secondary. Miami announced on Tuesday that the club has signed safety Will Parks off of San Francisco’s practice squad. Parks hasn’t appeared in a game for the 49ers, having joined the team’s practice squad on Nov. 3. He spent much of the offseason program [more]

NFL flexes Chiefs-Broncos to Sunday Night Football in Week 13

The NFL has elected to swap two underachieving NFC West teams for a matchup between two AFC West teams in Week 13. Instead of the Seahawks and 49ers, the Chiefs and Broncos will be playing on Sunday Night Football on Dec. 5. It isn’t much of a surprise that the 5-5 49ers and 3-7 Seahawks [more]

Mike Zimmer wants Kirk Cousins to keep going for the jugular

The Vikings have moved into playoff position in the NFC after back-to-back wins that have been fueled in part by quarterback Kirk Cousins taking more shots down the field. In Sunday’s 34-31 win over the Packers, Cousins posted his highest average yards per attempt of the season while going 24-of-35 for 341 yards and three [more]

Week 12 NFC playoff picture: Cardinals back on top

The top of the NFC playoff picture looks different after Week 11. The Packers went into the weekend with the top spot in the NFC playoff picture, but their loss to the Vikings and the Cardinals’ win in Seattle moved Arizona back up to the No. 1 spot. Green Bay holds the tiebreaker by virtue [more]

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