SANTA CLARA – Marquise Goodwin has returned to full practice this week, but three other 49ers wide receivers remain sidelined with injuries.
Pierre Garçon (shoulder and knee), Trent Taylor (back) and Dante Pettis (knee) sat out practice Friday. Pettis has already been ruled out, and Taylor is not expected to be available for the 49ers’ game Monday night against the Green Bay Packers.
Running back Matt Breida did not practice Friday due to an ankle sprain, but it appears as if his availability for Monday will not be determined until Monday afternoon. The 49ers would likely promote Jeff Wilson from the practice squad if Breida were not able to play.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight end Jimmy Graham, both of whom missed practice Thursday while dealing with knee issues, returned to full practice on Friday.
49ers practice report
Did not practice
RB Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle)
WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee)
WR Dante Pettis (knee)
WR Trent Taylor (back)
LB Reuben Foster (shoulder)
TE George Kittle (knee)
G Mike Person (knee)
C Weston Richburg (knee)
CB Richard Sherman (calf)
T Joe Staley (knee)
TE Garrett Celek (quadricep)
G Joshua Garnett (toe)
WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quadricep)
T Mike McGlinchey (knee)
S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder)
CB Jimmie Ward (hamstring)
Packers practice report
Did not practice
CB Jaire Alexander (groin)
WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring)
CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring)
S Kentrell Brice (ankle)
T Bryan Bulaga (knee)
WR Randall Cobb (hamstring)
LB Nick Perry (ankle)
T Jason Spriggs (ankle)
S Jermaine Whitehead (back)
TE Jimmy Graham (knee)
CB Kevin King (chin)
G Justin McCray (shoulder)
QB Aaron Rodgers (knee)
Richard Sherman knows what it's like to leave the only franchise he's ever known to join the 49ers.
So, what does he think about Antonio Brown's desire to play in San Francisco?
"Good luck to him," Sherman told TMZ on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
The All-Pro receiver wants out of Pittsburgh and to come to the 49ers "really badly," according to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.
Steelers owner Art Rooney II has said the team won't release Brown but will explore all other options, including a trade. Rooney also said he expects discussions regarding Brown's future to heat up in mid-March when the new league year begins.
Sherman, who signed a three-year, $27.15 million contract with the 49ers last March, was asked about his time in the Bay Area.
"So far, so good," Sherman told TMZ.
Before Sherman could get away, he was asked if he had a message for Brown.
"Go wherever it makes him happy," Sherman said.
George Kittle had an impressive 2018 season for the 49ers to the say the least.
Kittle was named the top tight end in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus, and PFF even told NBC Sports Bay Area his season could be considered one of the all-time greats if data was around years ago to back it up.
Regardless, he will be known for breaking the NFL single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, finishing his 2018 campaign with 1,377 yards.
Kittle can now add "Most Improved Player of the Year" to his list of accomplishments, as voted by the Pro Football Writers of America.
This is on top of being voted by the PFWA's All-NFC Team Tuesday and just about every other prestigious football honor one can receive.
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The best part is knowing Kittle is only 25 years old, and can surely still get better.
But for now, we should all relish in his growing list of impressive resume accomplishments.