49ers have to type out banged-up offensive line
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The San Francisco 49ers have loads of holes to fill earlier than their Week 2 sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions – beginning on the offensive line.
Two proper guards have been misplaced to harm in Sunday’s 24-16 loss at Minnesota. The excellent news for San Francisco is that not one of the accidents the group suffered Sunday look like season-ending.
Proper guard Mike Individual left within the second quarter with a strained foot. His alternative, Joshua Garnett, exited with a dislocated toe on his left foot the third quarter. That meant rookie Mike McGlinchey needed to shift from proper sort out to protect in his NFL debut.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, heart, is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive sort out Sheldon Richardson (93) and defensive finish Everson Griffen (97) in the course of the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Picture/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Monday that he did not have a timetable for the return of Individual or Garnett, however he expressed aid that neither seems to be a candidate for season-ending injured reserve.
The 49ers have a spot open on the 53-man roster, and Shanahan mentioned a number of gamers will probably be introduced in for exercises, with the thought of including somebody to the energetic roster by Wednesday.
“I do know we have got some exercises. We’re bringing in (gamers at) a variety of positions tomorrow,” Shanahan mentioned. “We have some guys who’re a risk. We have guys who’re a risk on the apply squad.”
Receiver Marquise Goodwin, who collided with a defender within the second quarter Sunday, has a deep thigh bruise on his proper leg and is day-to-day.
Ought to he miss time, it might open up an even bigger function for rookie Dante Pettis, who caught a 22-yard landing from Jimmy Garoppolo for his first profession catch.
Linebacker Brock Coyle, who began Sunday for the injured Malcolm Smith, is within the concussion protocol. He’d should be cleared by docs to play in opposition to Detroit.
With the suitable aspect of the offensive line disrupted by accidents, the Vikings put constant strain on Garoppolo and sacked him 3 times.
After Individual and Garnett left the sport, the 49ers turned to order sort out Garry Gilliam, who had exited the concussion protocol just a few days earlier than the opener. Gilliam took over at proper sort out as McGlinchey shifted to protect.
Individual can also be the backup to heart Weston Richburg. But when Erik Magnuson can return from a hamstring harm this week, it might present a lift as he may play heart.
Shanahan was happy with McGlinchey, the No. 9 general draft select of Notre Dame, who held his personal after shifting to protect.
“It was his first NFL sport, he had by no means performed guard and you can see there was nothing about him that was scared to attempt it,” Shanahan mentioned. “He needed to do it and he did not flinch in any respect.”
NOTES: Shanahan reiterated the missed alternatives within the pink zone Sunday, because the 49ers scored only one landing with 4 alternatives contained in the Vikings’ 20. Requested by a reporter if he would think about using extra run-pass choices within the pink zone, Shanahan replied: “We (tried) one yesterday. … The RPO questions are getting hilarious to me. It isn’t simply you. It is the entire planet proper now.”
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