The 49ers on Friday released their final injury report before Sunday's game vs. the New Orleans Saints, and once again they will be thin at wide receiver.
With Deebo Samuel out, Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne, who has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, will be counted on to handle most of the receiving duties. The 49ers could be even thinner if Trent Taylor or River Cracraft, both listed as questionable, cannot play.
There's a decent chance that Samuel, Richard Sherman and running back Raheem Mostert, who remains on injured reserve, all could be healthy in time for the 49ers' Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers have a bye in Week 11.
Coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers (4-5) face a daunting task against the Saints (6-2) this week. With injuries decimating the roster, the reigning NFC Champions are significant underdogs against Drew Brees and Co.
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Nick Mullens once again will start at QB for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, but Bourne, Aiyuk and left tackle Trent Williams all will be available after missing the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers after being on the COVID list.