With starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined with an ankle injury, less-handsome backup QB Nick Mullens is set to start Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
The word on the street is the team hopes to have Garoppolo back next week, as his ankle injury isn't as bad as originally thought. But they also don't want to put him out on that godforsaken turf, that has had so many complaints.
After a tough Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers are bunking at The Greenbrier in West Virginia this week before heading back up to New Jersey to play the New York Giants this weekend. They clearly need some help, so they are flying defensive end Ziggy Ansah to join them for another visit, with the hope to sign him.
The Niners lost both Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas with knee injuries yesterday, so they need all the help they can get at this point. I'd expect to see Ansah in a uniform and on the field on Sunday.
A total surprise - the San Francisco 49ers are putting cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least three weeks.
Is there some curse against the Niners?
During Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, there was no sign of injury, and nothing happened to Sherman that would indicate one. It appears to be one of those 'lingering' issues that the team is just being cautious about. But it has to be severe enough to warrant a move to injured reserve.
The team better hope Sherman can be available as soon as possible (after three weeks) because they are decimated by injuries at the moment. The good news? San Fran plays the New York Jets this week.
We've seen the videos on Instagram.
Even though he hasn't played in an NFL game in a year, San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams made sure to stay in shape. And then some.
Plenty of raves have been coming out of Niners camp about Williams, so he's under pressure to show up big time. It makes it easier if he's ten pounds of muscle heavier.
The San Francisco 49ers signed tight end Jordan Reed on Monday, raising some questions because the guy is injured more often than not (sorry, but it's true). General Manager John Lynch was asked about this, as one does, and gave your typical answer:
I mean, obviously. Or else you wouldn't have signed him.
The problem with Reed, is he can be good when healthy -- but the dude is never healthy. He also has a history of concussions, and let's face it, in football that is not the type of injury history you want to have. I'm all for giving guys a chance to become "not hurt all the time," as I like to call it, but I also cringe every time they get tackled.
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