SANTA CLARA — Lower a 12 months in the past from the 49ers’ camp, Colton McKivitz is now indispensable as their “starting appropriate tackle.”
That is the phrase coach Kyle Shanahan made use of Sunday to demonstrate why McKivitiz joined almost 20 front-line players from suiting up in a 17-7 preseason gain at Minnesota.
What does that say about Mike McGlinchey’s recovery timeline from a knee situation that is sidelined him the previous week, due to the fact the preseason opener vs. Green Bay?
”It just claims he’s not nutritious appropriate now,” Shanahan explained on a media convention call. “We’re going to check him up coming 7 days and we’ll see how it is.”
McKivitz, so, will commence Thursday’s preseason last at Houston, along with most who are projected for the time-opening lineup Sept. 11 at Chicago, which includes quarterback Trey Lance.
By then, McGlinchey could reprise his part as the beginning right tackle, so lengthy as his knee cooperates, alongside with the quadriceps repair that sidelined him soon after midseason final calendar year.
If that is not the 49ers’ most important health disaster, then it resides among the their wounded defensive backs. Expected back in practice Monday, having said that, are Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring), Dontae Johnson (ribs) and possibly Ambry Thomas (knee). Shanahan explained cornerback Charvarius Ward (groin) really should return following 7 days right after the preseason finale, but there was no update on security Jimmie Ward, who pulled a hamstring a 7 days back.
Some others expected back at apply are defensive tackle Arik Armstead (knee), linebacker Curtis Robinson (groin), offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (leg) and tight end Charlie Woerner (adductor).
Casualties from Saturday’s match were being huge receiver Austin Mack (hamstring out a couple of weeks) and offensive deal with Sam Schlueter (knee tendinitis day to working day).
With out Lance participating in, the 49ers deployed Nate Sudfeld and Brock Purdy in a quarterback rotation. Shanahan’s review of every single was beneficial.
On Sudfeld: “Nate’s completed a great position, so I really don’t believe (conservative passes) have been the case at all. … You want him to make the right participate in that you contact, depending on the coverage that they see and based mostly off of how the move hurry is, based mostly off of people today beating gentleman coverage and based off obtaining the ball to the proper location with the timing of the engage in. So I believed Nate has had a fantastic camp, just like all the other quarterbacks no one’s great, but making an attempt to do it on just about every engage in.”
On Purdy, drafted past at No. 262 immediately after 4 many years at Iowa State: “Brock was a 4-year starter in the Big 10 and I imagine that does not get talked about ample, how significantly practical experience that is for somebody. For him to have that lots of games beneath his belt, which is a good deal of football and I know it’s university football, but that is even now a lot of stress from a freshman all the way to his senior yr. So Brock has played a ton of quarterback and he’s come here and has not allow the big lights or staying all over NFL gamers change that. He’s been variety of the very same dude that you have observed on tape and that is permitted him to have a probability to get greater.”
Guards Aaron Banking companies and Spencer Burford were being the only projected 7 days 1 starters to confront the Vikings’ defense, and they did so with mixed effects.
“Both of them designed some issues and then it was wonderful to see them the two arrive again and rebound there in the second quarter,” Shanahan stated.
A further young guard who’s been a good check out: undrafted rookie Jason Poe.
“Every time he receives out there and has his prospects he can make some superior performs. The plays that adhere out to me is how physical he is on the edge when he is pulling and matters like that,” Shanahan explained. “I assume that sticks out to the standard admirer, but he’s a aggressive man who goes tough every single solitary play. He’s been performing that given that he’s gotten here. And he’s offered himself a possibility to be in this dialogue in this article at the conclusion.”