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Niner Nation 6 hours ago
Injury updates on Solomon Thomas, Garry Gilliam, Arik Armstead, more

Injury updates on Solomon Thomas, Garry Gilliam, Arik Armstead, more

The 49ers are working some of their linemen back into the mix. The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Tuesday, and that means we get some updates on the injury report for preseason Week 3. The team is not going to push certain players back too quickly for a preseason game, but we’re getting a better handle on where players are progressing from some of the week-to-week injuries. Head coach Kyle Shanahan met with the media on Tuesday, and offered some updates. He said that defensive tackle Solomon Thomas and offensive tackle Garry Gilliam remain in the concussion protocol. Both...
Niner Nation 15 hours ago
49ers defensive line reserves shine in preseason Week 2

49ers defensive line reserves shine in preseason Week 2

We’ve heard plenty about all the first round picks, but the reserves are earning more opportunities. The San Francisco 49ers invested heavily in their defensive line in recent years, spending first round picks on Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, and Solomon Thomas in consecutive drafts. All three are being counted on to build this defense, but two reserves added last year could find themselves earning more playing time. D.J. Jones led the team in Pro Football Focus grading, while Sheldon Day earned a spot on PFF’s team of the week for preseason Week 2. Jones had two run stops and a...
Niner Nation Aug 18, 2018
49ers to sit 10 players vs. Texans

49ers to sit 10 players vs. Texans

It’s about what you would expect. We have some names that the San Francisco 49ers are not going to be playing in the team’s preseason game against the Houston Texans. The list includes RB Jerick McKinnon, RB Matt Breida, TE George Kittle, DL Arik Armstead, OT Gary Gilliam, DL Solomon Thomas, LB Malcolm Smith, DL Kentavius Street, CB K’Waun Williams, and WR Max McCaffrey. Several of these names are consequences from Week 1’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Thomas went down with a concussion, Kittle and Breida hurt their shoulders, and Smith jumped off the field with a...
SFGate Aug 10, 2018

49ers rookie DT Taylor finishes strong debut with flourish

In his wire-to-wire performance in the preseason opener, rookie Jullian Taylor offered more evidence he could be the 49ers’ latest seventh-round steal. After an impressive start to training camp, the defensive tackle had three tackles, two quarterback hits and a sack that led to the game-winning drive in a 24-21 win over the Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. “I saw him make a bunch of plays,” Kyle Shanahan said. “He’s done a good job for us in camp and it looked like he showed up tonight.” Taylor, who started in place of Arik Armstead...
Niner Nation Aug 9, 2018
49ers to sit 11 players vs. Cowboys in preseason opener

49ers to sit 11 players vs. Cowboys in preseason opener

Fred Warner and Trent Taylor are modest surprises, but not entirely shocking. The San Francisco 49ers announced some names that will not be playing in the team’s preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. The list includes DL Arik Armstead, G Jonathan Cooper, LB Brock Coyle, OL JP Flynn, G Joshua Garnett, S Marcell Harris, CB Richard Sherman, WR Trent Taylor, LB Fred Warner, TE Cole Wick, and CB K’Waun Williams. Most of those names are not surprising. Fred Warner and Trent Taylor have both been back at practice, but missed some time (chest and back, respectively), and it would seem...
Niner Nation Aug 6, 2018
DeForest Buckner got a chance closer to the edge, and was impressive

DeForest Buckner got a chance closer to the edge, and was impressive

Maybe the 49ers get a little more creative with the star defensive tackle. The San Francisco 49ers have questions in the pass rush, but they have a lot of bodies to throw at it. Two big questions are who will emerge at the edge rusher positions, and how will they find time for Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead (assuming he gets healthy), and Sheldon Day with DeForest Buckner likely on the field most snaps. Maybe they have a creative solution to the issue. On Sunday, he was working closer to the edge of the line, competing against Joe Staley in pass rush drills. I can’t tell from this angle,...
Niner Nation Aug 5, 2018
Sherman and Garnett are out this week

Sherman and Garnett are out this week

No Sherman for the Cowboys. The San Francisco 49ers return to practice Sunday and it looks like both Joshua Garnett and Richard Sherman will be taking it easy this week per the pre-practice injury reports. They will be joining Arik Armstead as non-participants for the week. This means you won’t see Sherman for Week 1’s Cowboys preseason game. Given that it’s the preseason, he might not have played anyways, but this is confirmation that he definitely will not see the field Thursday. Sherman went down with a hamstring issue on Friday and was pulled as a precaution. By all indications...
Niner Nation Aug 5, 2018
Sheldon Day is going to find himself a significant role in 2018

Sheldon Day is going to find himself a significant role in 2018

He’s off to a solid start at camp, and Arik Armstead’s injury could open up a huge opportunity. The San Francisco 49ers have invested heavily in the defensive line the past four years, but the player to watch in 2018 might be a player acquired via the waiver wire. From 2015 to 2017, the 49ers three consecutive first round picks on the defensive line, drafting Arik Armstead, then DeForest Buckner, then Solomon Thomas. However, their November 20, 2017 waiver addition of Sheldon Day is the one to watch in my mind. Over the past two weeks of camp, Day has reportedly impressed. Matt Maiocco...
Niner Nation Aug 3, 2018
Best plays of the day from 49ers training camp, 8/3

Best plays of the day from 49ers training camp, 8/3

The 49ers closed out their second week of practice with huge day for George Kittle The 49ers ended the second week of training camp with several players taking time off due to injuries. Arik Armstead, Cole Hikutini, Brock Coyle, J.P. Flynn, Joshua Garnett, Cole Wick, Jerry Attaochu, Fred Warner and Dante Pettis all either sat out of practice or had limited reps/just worked in individual drills. During practice Richard Sherman’s hamstring tightened up after he went to the ground covering Pierre Garcon and Cassius Marsh sat out after his groin tightened up. Kyle Shanahan simply explained...
Niner Nation Aug 2, 2018
Robert Saleh is a big fan of Jullian Taylor’s violence

Robert Saleh is a big fan of Jullian Taylor’s violence

I can never get enough of Robert Saleh’s descriptions. The 49ers concluded Thursday’s practice with Arik Armstead still resting up an injury and rookie Jullian Taylor taking some snaps with the first team in his place. By all accounts, Taylor has been getting praise, with Kyle Shanahan saying it was the plan regardless and that he’s earned it after his performance with the third team. Even with the first team, there hasn’t been anything negative about Jullian Taylor, and for a rookie, that’s probably a positive. But what’s even more positive than Taylor’s play is 49ers...
Niner Nation Aug 1, 2018
5 things we learned at 49ers training camp, 7/31

5 things we learned at 49ers training camp, 7/31

Week two of training camp has begun with another padded practice - here’s what we learned. The 49ers started their second week of training camp with their third padded practice. There were a few roster changes with the activation of several players off of the PUP and NFL lists including Malcolm Smith, Trent Taylor and Jonathan Cooper. They also lost a couple of players for what is hoped to be short term injuries, Arik Armstead (hamstring), Cole Hikutini (groin) and Joshua Garnett (knee). Here’s what we learned at training camp on 7/31 The Next Man Up With Malcolm Smith not yet taking...
SFGate Jul 31, 2018

Another setback for 49ers DL Armstead

It’s a new year, but the same story for 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead after four training-camp practices: He’s injured. After missing 18 games the past two seasons, Armstead has sustained what head coach Kyle Shanahan termed a “somewhat” serious hamstring injury and is expected to miss multiple weeks. In 2016, Armstead sustained a torn labrum in training camp that limited him to eight games before was placed on injured reserve. Last year, he played in just six games due to a broken hand. In May, the 49ers picked up the...
The Mercury News Jul 31, 2018
Top 10 things we learned at 49ers camp Tuesday

Top 10 things we learned at 49ers camp Tuesday

Rookie Jullian Taylor, a seventh-round pick, ascended into the 49ers first-string defense Tuesday as oft-injured Arik Armstead deals with a significant hamstring issue.
Fox Sports Jul 31, 2018

49ers DL Arik Armstead week to week with hamstring injury

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Niner Nation Jul 31, 2018
Jullian Taylor gets 1st team reps following Arik Armstead injury

Jullian Taylor gets 1st team reps following Arik Armstead injury

The 49ers are getting some good work early on from their two seventh round picks. The San Francisco 49ers appear to have hit gold on their 2017 seventh round pick, with Adrian Colbert claiming the starting free safety job. Now, the team might have some diamonds in the rough with their seventh round picks from the 2018 NFL Draft. On Tuesday, defensive lineman Jullian Taylor got first team reps at the strong side defensive end role. Arik Armstead is the starter at that position, but he suffered a hamstring strain that has him listed as week-to-week. Taylor got the spot over Ronald Blair and...

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