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Deebo returns to practice, on pace to play vs. Washington

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After sitting out practice Wednesday due to a bruised foot, wide receiver Deebo Samuel returned to limited practice on Thursday and appears on pace to play on Sunday when the 49ers return to action against Washington.

The 49ers continue to have some uncertainty along their defensive line and within the secondary.

Nose tackle D.J. Jones (ankle) did not practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury. And defensive tackle Kevin Givens left the team in Glendale, Arizona, to be on hand for the birth of his daughter, The Athletic reported.

Givens will not be available to play Sunday. Any player who leaves the team to travel must clear COVID-19 protocols -- a six-day process -- to be allowed to return to practice and play.

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Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley did not practice due to a hamstring injury. His status for Sunday appears to be in doubt. Nickel back K'Waun Williams returned to limited practice, but his game status is unclear.

Here are the Thursday practice reports for the 49ers and Washington:

49ers practice report

Did not practice: T Tom Compton (concussion), DT Kevin Givens (not injury related), DT D.J. Jones (ankle), CB Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring)

Limited: C Hroniss Grasu (knee), WR Deebo Samuel (foot), CB K'Waun Williams (ankle)

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Washington practice report

Did not practice: RB Antonio Gibson (toe), T David Sharpe (knee)

Limited: T Morgan Moses (groin), G Brandon Scherff (calf)


Full participation: DE Ryan Anderson (knee), WR Terry McLaurin (ankle)