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49ers to work out kickers with Jake Moody, Zane Gonzalez injuries
By Rohan Chakravarthi
Kickers haven’t usually been a talking point in the NFL, given the lack of resources attributed by teams to the position, but with the San Francisco 49ers, anything is possible.
The 49ers are facing a unique situation at kicker: both of their options, Jake Moody and Zane Gonzalez, are facing injuries, casting their Week 1 availability in doubt.
Moody, who suffered a right quadriceps strain, and Gonzalez, who suffered a right calf strain, both were hurt this week, leaving uncertainty as to who would be the team’s Week 1 option.
At the moment, Moody is considered week-to-week, while head coach Kyle Shanahan shared that Gonzalez will be out multiple weeks, placing his availability in question.
Now, the 49ers face a unique roster
Players missing from 49ers’ Monday practice; Two kickers audition
Running back Elijah Mitchell did not play in the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.
“Elijah, his abductor has been tight,” head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters via a conference call on Saturday. “No pulls or anything, but it was tight, so we didn’t want to push him, especially with his history.”
According to Matt Barrows of The Athletic, Mitchell was on the practice field on Monday. As was safety George Odum, who has been recovering from a left SC joint sprain.
49ers injury udpates: Both kickers could miss Week 1
The San Francisco 49ers have two kickers on their roster—rookie Jake Moody and veteran Zane Gonzalez. Neither is healthy.
Moody, a third-round pick, has been dealing with a right quad strain. Then, before the 49ers’ preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, Gonzalez suffered a right calf injury during pre-game warmups.
Neither may be available for Week 1.
“[Moody is] week to week,” head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the game. “Right now, we’re hoping that he can have a chance for Week 1. He ended up straining his quad last week in practice, and we’ll see how his body reacts to it.”
Will the 49ers have to look into signing another kicker in the next two weeks?
“Most likely. And we definitely got to
Rapoport: 49ers name Sam Darnold QB2, exploring trade options for Trey Lance
By Rohan Chakravarthi
According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the San Francisco 49ers are naming Sam Darnold as their primary backup quarterback to starter Brock Purdy.
#49ers QB Sam Darnold was named the team’s No. 2 QB, per me and @TomPelissero. He’ll be the backup to Brock Purdy to begin the season. This further puts the future of former No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance in some doubt.