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49ers' Kyle Juszczyk 'ready to ride' vs. Seahawks on Monday night

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49ers' Kyle Juszczyk 'ready to ride' vs. Seahawks on Monday night

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers offense didn't miss a beat without fullback Kyle Juszczyk and starting tackles Mike McGlinchey and Joe Staley, but getting them all back for San Francisco's Monday night matchup with the division rival Seattle Seahawks is a huge benefit. 

“I feel amazing,” Juszczyk said Tuesday at the 49ers practice facility. “I feel 100 percent, ready to ride. If we had had a chance to practice and I actually had a chance to hit some people last week, there might have been an opportunity for me to play, but since it was a Thursday it made things tough.”  

Juszczyk has not played since spraining his MCL in Week 5, and he is feeling fresh heading into Week 10. That's not normal for the fullback, who played in 16 games in each of his first six seasons. Much like C.J. Anderson joining the Los Angeles Rams late last season and making an immediate impact, Juszczyk hopes he can hit the ground running.  

Still, not everything was easy during Juszczyk’s time off. He said watching games instead of playing in them was a big challenge. 

“Incredibly difficult,” Juszczyk said. “Such waves of emotions when kickoff came. A lot of highs, a lot of lows. Definitely makes it easier when your team is winning while you are gone. I’m definitely going to be really, really excited going into Monday night.” 

The 49ers did not lose with Juszczyk, McGlinchey and Staley out of the lineup, and San Francisco's depth stepped up in the trio's absence. 

Backup tackles Daniel Brunskill and Justin Skule filled in holes on the offensive line, and tight end Ross Dwelley even stepped up at fullback. Dwelley caught four passes for 29 yards in Thursday's win over the Arizona Cardinals, playing 70 percent of the offensive snaps. 

“They did such a phenomenal job,” Juszczyk said. “I’m so proud of Ross, he really held down the fort. Him Brunskill and Skule, just couldn’t be more proud of how they played. It’s a testament to them and a testament to our coaching staff, getting them ready.”  

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Juszczyk also had a little healthy jealousy for his fill-in. 

What coach Kyle Shanahan had schemed for Dwelley while Juszczyk definitely had him feeling left out.

“Ross had some routes drawn up for him right away,” Juszczyk quipped. “I was like, 'I’m looking forward to coming back to that.' Believe me, I’ve already been to Kyle’s office." 

Watch 49ers' George Kittle bench press a ridiculous amount in workout

Watch 49ers' George Kittle bench press a ridiculous amount in workout

If you want to know how strong George Kittle is, you can just ask Marcus Williams.

If you don't have the ability to contact an NFL safety and/or don't want to troll one on social media while trying to do so, you can just watch this video of the 49ers tight end bench-pressing a ridiculous amount of weight courtesy of trainer Josh Cuthbert.

That's five plates on each side of the bar, which Cuthbert said in a comment on his post added up to 375 pounds.

So, Kittle could bench press new 49ers left tackle Trent Williams' listed weight on the team website ... and still have 55 pounds to work with.

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Cuthbert conspiculously included the hashtag #PayGeorgeKittle, referring to the star tight end's contract extension negotiations with the 49ers. Kittle didn't share that post on his Instagram story, which shouldn't be much of a surprise considering his prior comments about not wanting to hold out.

“Being a captain, I want to be there for my team and I need to show the right leadership skills,” Kittle said.

Even if Kittle did hold out, it'd be hard to argue against the example that video would set from a distance.

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It's not clear if Kittle and the 49ers will agree to a contract extension before training camp is scheduled to begin later this month. NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported last month that the two sides haven't appeared to make much progress.

If and when Kittle reaches an agreement with the 49ers, they'll know he pretty easily could bench-press the table it's signed upon.

49ers' Trent Taylor hilariously trolled by teammates for muscle pose

49ers' Trent Taylor hilariously trolled by teammates for muscle pose

The 49ers love to rip on one another, and no player's Instagram posts are safe.

Exhibit No. 4,949 (give or take)? Trent Taylor's thirst trap Instagram photo from earlier this week.

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Based on the picture above, you surely know what followed.

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Taylor didn't play a single game in 2019, missing all of the season due to complications with his injured foot. You wouldn't know that reading the comments, though.

The 26-year-old slot receiver was a fixture at the 49ers' player-organized workouts earlier in the offseason, rebuilding a connection with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo that was so strong in 2017. Taylor could play a big role this season, considering Deebo Samuel and Richie James' offseason injuries.

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The 49ers hope Taylor can reach his 2017 level, and some big performances surely would lead to more Instagram posts.

That, more than anything, might be why his teammates want to see Taylor succeed.