At the opening training camp press conference, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Jimmy Garoppolo was the starting quarterback. Ahead of practice on Wednesday, Shanahan was again asked if Garoppolo was the starting quarterback for the team’s opener on Sunday in Detroit, Shanahan recalled his opening comments.
The non-response finally put an end to the question that was on everyone’s mind.
Other news and notes from today’s practice:
-Kyle Shanahan has announced that Fred Warner, Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Jimmie Ward, Trent Williams, Arik Armstead and Raheem Mostert will be the team captains for the 2021 season.
-Kevin Givens (hip), Jalen Hurd (knee), Javon Kinlaw (knee) and Emmanuel Moseley (knee), were held out of training and Trey Lance (finger) was restricted to training.
-The team are hoping Moseley can play on Sunday. If he’s unable to leave, the 49ers will likely look to Deommodore Lenoir or Josh Norman to start.
-Although listed as limited, Trey Lance was able to throw a soccer ball in training for the first time since injuring his index finger on his throwing hand 10 days ago in the last game pre-season against the Las Vegas Raiders. He should be available if called on Sunday.
-It is possible that Hurd, who was hampered by tendonitis in his knee, may be moved to the injured reserve to give his knee more time to fully heal. Luckily for San Francisco, Hurd is near the bottom of the depth map. Plus, they have Travis Benjamin and River Cracraft on the practice squad who were with the squad during training camp.
-Kyle Shanahan has stated that Nick Bosa and Dee Ford will not be in play against Detroit. During the preseason, the coaching staff will often dictate the number of shots. Now that the regular season has arrived, their snapshot totals will depend on how often the various staff packages they are a part of have to be in the field.
-The team have announced that they have recruited LB Nate Gerry to the training squad and released OL Corbin Kaufusi.
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