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Niner Nation 12 hours ago
Matt Breida is under the injury microscope

Matt Breida is under the injury microscope

Both Breida and Kyle Shanahan aren’t too happy with aggravating Bredia’s injury every week. Looks like Shanahan’s approach will change. Injuries. The San Francisco 49ers Week 7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams was brought to you by the letter ‘I’ for “injuries.” One injury that seems to be recurring every week is Matt Breida going down. Multiple times. He went down on the first play Sunday, stopping the game and limped off the field later on in the first half. It’s not a good situation. Especially when the 49ers are already short a starting running back in Jerick McKinnon....
Niner Nation 14 hours ago
5 takeaways from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss to the Rams

5 takeaways from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss to the Rams

The 49ers were on the wrong side of a lopsided 39-10 loss at the hands of the Rams Sunday. Here’s five takeaways from the NFC West matchup at Levi’s Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers may have looked good Sunday, unveiling their slick 1994 throwback uniforms, but the product on the field was about as ugly as it gets in their 39-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Here’s five takeaways from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss at Levi’s Stadium: Death by differential The 49ers had four turnovers against the Rams but forced none of their own. C.J. Beathard and running back Matt Breida both...
The Mercury News Oct 21, 2018
49ers notes: Breida mulls resting ankle; receivers rarely spotted

49ers notes: Breida mulls resting ankle; receivers rarely spotted

Running back Matt Breida's breakout season has been hindered by injuries, and he may take time off after aggravating an ankle sprain early in the 49ers' 39-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Niner Nation Oct 20, 2018
Breaking down the 49ers’ dominant rushing attack against the Packers

Breaking down the 49ers’ dominant rushing attack against the Packers

What’s helping the 49ers be so successful on the ground? No matter where Kyle Shanahan goes and regardless of who’s in his offensive backfield, his rushing attack continues to dominate opposing defenses. With the 49ers’ starting running back down and a backup quarterback managing the offense, San Francisco is the fourth-best rushing team based on total yardage and tied for first in the NFL based on yards per attempt. Running backs Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert continued to do damage this past Monday night in Green Bay, rushing for 174 yards on 30 attempts and giving the 49ers’ a...
Niner Nation Oct 20, 2018
Golden Nuggets: Poor Carlos Hyde

Golden Nuggets: Poor Carlos Hyde

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, October 19th 2018 So while we are dreading the Los Angeles Rams coming to town, a few fun things in NFL-land happened on Friday. Namely our old friend Carlos Hyde. Remember him? Man, he’d be helpful right about now. Last year he fought Matt Breida for playing time, this year we could use him to take playing time so Breida can get healthy. Well, due to just not being a fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense (that catching passes thing didn’t help him much) Hyde went to the Cleveland Browns. And now not even a half season in, Hyde is traded to the...
Niner Nation Oct 18, 2018
49ers offensive line is dominating in run blocking through six weeks

49ers offensive line is dominating in run blocking through six weeks

Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert looked good on Monday, but the offensive line run blocking is on another level right now. The San Francisco 49ers made a big splash this past offseason when they signed Jerick McKinnon to a four-year contract worth $30 million, with $11.7 million fully guaranteed at signing. There was competition for McKinnon, but either way, that is a lot of money for a guy who had not held down a starting job previously. When McKinnon suffered a torn ACL before the regular season even started, there were plenty of concerns. Head coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged the team had...
Turf Show Times Oct 18, 2018
Rams-49ers: Five 49ers to watch

Rams-49ers: Five 49ers to watch

The NFC West long time rivalry continues as the Rams travel to take on Shanahan’s 49ers. Rivalries. The NFL has many of them due to their division/conference structure and one rivalry that will continue to benefit is between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. With the Rams moving back to California, this matchup has only been reinvigorated. Here are some of the players to lookout for. RB Matt Breida With QB Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season, the 49ers have leaned a bit more on the running game. The biggest beneficiary of that is Matt Breida, a second year player out of...
Niner Nation Oct 17, 2018
Matt Breida knew the Tuesday before that he would play in Green Bay

Matt Breida knew the Tuesday before that he would play in Green Bay

Breida says he’d have to be in a wheelchair for him not to have played facing the Packers One of the big questions throughout the week heading into the Monday Night match up with the Green Bay Packers was whether or not San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida would be healthy enough to go. Apparently we just should have asked the man himself because after the game he said he knew on the Tuesday before that he would play at Lambeau Field. Breida added that he would have had to be in a wheelchair before he would miss the game. Head coach Kyle Shanahan complimented Breida’s...
Niner Nation Oct 17, 2018
Backup running back position in flex on 49ers depth chart

Backup running back position in flex on 49ers depth chart

Matt Breida is the primary guy, but there is a rotation behind him (or at “1a”) The San Francisco 49ers PR team released their latest depth chart on Tuesday as they continue preparations for their Week 7 matchup vs. the Los Angeles Rams. The release came after the team announced the signing of quarterback Tom Savage and the release of Cole Wick. The depth chart is mostly the same, including the running back position. It continues to list that starter as Matt Breida OR Alfred Morris, with Raheem Mostert behind them. This past week offered a little more insight into the team’s strategy....
SFGate Oct 15, 2018

Healthy Breida leads productive ground

GREEN BAY, Wis. — What ankle injury? After he was initially termed doubtful to play Monday by head coach Kyle Shanahan, 49ers running back Matt Breida played against the Packers with his bum leg and was part of a strong first-half rushing attack. Breida capped a game-opening drive with a 3-yard touchdown run, had 37 yards on eight first-half carries and teamed with surprise backup Raheem Mostert to headline a ground game that had 114 yards and averaged 7.1 yards a carry in the first two quarters. Breida was officially questionable to play. And the little-used Mostert was seemingly unlikely...
Niner Nation Oct 15, 2018
Matt Breida, George Kittle, Pierre Garçon all active for Week 6

Matt Breida, George Kittle, Pierre Garçon all active for Week 6

Good news all around! The San Francisco 49ers announced their inactives for Week 6, and they will not be as short-handed as they expected early in the week. Most notably, the 49ers will face the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football with running back Matt Breida active. He suffered an ankle sprain last week that looked like it would sideline him for this weekend, but he is good to go. The team has made a switch on their depth chart, deactivating tight end Cole Wick. He dropped what seemed like an easy touchdown last week and the team promoted Ross Dwelley on Monday. The third tight end...
SFGate Oct 15, 2018

49ers’ Breida expected to play vs. Packers; TE promoted

GREEN BAY, Wis. - It appears 49ers running back Matt Breida will play tonight against the Packers at Lambeau Field despite an ankle injury that made his status doubtful early last week. The 49ers did not promote one of their two running backs from the practice squad before kickoff, which strongly suggests Breida will be active. The 49ers’ other running backs are Alfred Morris and Raheem Mostert. The 49ers did make a roster move by promoting undrafted rookie tight end Ross Dwelley from the practice squad. Tight end George Kittle (knee) is questionable, but returned to the game after he was...
The Mercury News Oct 15, 2018
49ers-Packers pregame: TE Dwelley added; Green Bay missing WRs

49ers-Packers pregame: TE Dwelley added; Green Bay missing WRs

Injuries to George Kittle and Garrett Celek prompted the 49ers to promote tight end Ross Dwelley from the practice squad, which might be seen as a positive in that they didn't need to promote a running back to replace Matt Breida.
Niner Nation Oct 15, 2018
49ers promote TE Ross Dwelley from practice squad, do not promote running back

49ers promote TE Ross Dwelley from practice squad, do not promote running back

This does could bode well for Matt Breida, but we’ll find out more when inactives come out at 3:45 p.m. PT. The San Francisco 49ers made a curious roster move on Monday in advance of Monday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. The team promoted tight end Ross Dwelley to the 53-man roster and waived defensive end Ryan Delaire. This raises a couple questions. The first is that it means they did not promote either of running backs Jeff Wilson or Matt Dayes. This would seem to be good news for Matt Breida’s availability. Breida is recovering from an ankle injury he suffered last...
Acme Packing Company Oct 15, 2018
49ers’ offensive depth chart remains in question leading up to Packers game

49ers’ offensive depth chart remains in question leading up to Packers game

When the San Francisco 49ers suit up for tonight’s game at Lambeau Field, it is highly unlikely that the team will have its entire starting offense on the field. Six of twelve starters are listed as questionable (the team lists two running backs as co-starters), with another two second-string receivers being out or doubtful for the game. Although the Niners are hearing some good news on running back Matt Breida — who currently leads the NFL in yards-per-carry average with an impressive 7.5 — he remains a game-time decision. The same seemingly goes for many of the other players on this...

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