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The 49ers, with lower than a month to go earlier than the beginning of the common season, proceed to take care of damage woes on the receiver place. On Sunday, first-round choose Brandon Aiyuk left observe with an obvious hamstring difficulty, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Aiyuk was seen grabbing the again of his left leg after working a deep route, in accordance with NBC’s Matt Maiocco. 

San Francisco was already coping with accidents to receivers Deebo Samuel, Jalen Hurd, and Richie James. Samuel, who amassed 962 all-purpose yards and 6 touchdowns throughout his rookie season, continues to be recovering from surgical procedure following a fractured foot that he sustained again in June. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is cautiously optimistic that Samuel will not miss a lot time as soon as the common season begins.

“I feel we’re hoping for Week 1,” Shanahan said earlier this month. “Not relying on it, however I feel that is form of the world that these accidents normally heal by … Deebo’s going to do every part he can to be in form, which it is laborious to be in soccer form earlier than you possibly can play soccer. So, what number of practices can we get him in right here earlier than Arizona. In order that’s going to all go into play. I am hoping for Week 1, however unsure but. It is a bit of too early.” 

Hurd, a third-round choose within the 2019, will miss his second consecutive season after struggling a torn ACL earlier this month. A again damage sidelined Hurd – a former standout for the College of Tennessee — at some stage in his rookie season. 

James, a three-year veteran, is at present on the lively/non-football damage record as he continues to get better from a damaged wrist. Whereas he’s anticipated to maneuver to the reserve/PUP record earlier than Week 1, Shanahan says he doesn’t anticipate James to be obtainable when the 49ers kick off the season in opposition to the Cardinals.

To assist deal with their rash of accidents, the 49ers lately signed veteran receivers J.J. Nelson and Tavon Austin. A veteran coming into his sixth 12 months, Nelson spent his first 4 seasons in Arizona earlier than taking part in with the Raiders in 2019. Austin, the eighth total choose within the 2013 draft, spent his first 5 seasons with the Rams earlier than serving as a backup receiver for the Cowboys every of the previous two seasons. 

“I favored each of them popping out of school,” Shanahan stated about Nelson and Austin. “We have favored them in all of their (NFL) stops … We would have liked to get extra guys in only for legs, however the truth that we received two guys in who’ve the power to make our roster, who might have roles on this staff with each of their talent property, made me very excited to get them.” 

Aiyuk wasn’t the one 49ers participant who sustained an obvious damage on Sunday. Dee Ford, a veteran defensive finish, left observe early after sustaining an obvious decrease physique damage. Offensive lineman Ross Reynolds was reportedly carted off the sector after struggling an obvious leg damage.

The 49ers expect large issues out of Aiyuk, who caught 65 passes for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns throughout his ultimate season at Arizona State.

“I have been actual impressed with him, simply being round him,” Shanahan lately stated of Aiyuk, the twenty fifth total choose on this 12 months’s draft. “He was very spectacular on the Zoom conferences, simply his consideration to element. Since we have gotten right here, simply going by means of these walk-throughs and stuff, you possibly can inform he is aware of observe like a professional. You possibly can inform he comes ready every single day. He isn’t a man you must educate act, or educate how vital it’s to be taught these things. You possibly can inform he understood that earlier than he received right here. 

“Since we have been round him, you possibly can inform he is been working. That is why he is additional forward than, I feel, different rookies at the moment.” 


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