Josh Gordon's status unclear for Seahawks-49ers, Pete Carroll says

Josh Gordon's status unclear for Seahawks-49ers, Pete Carroll says

The Seahawks' offense will present a problem regardless of who's on the field against the 49ers' dominant defense in their Week 10 matchup. Quarterback Russell Wilson looks like the NFL's leading MVP candidate thus far, but he also recently received another weapon to throw to in Josh Gordon.

But Gordon might not be ready to suit up for Seattle on Monday night against the 49ers.

"Some teams would just throw him out there," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday in a phone conference with reporters. "We're not doing that. We like our guys and all that. We'd love to see if he can complement and help us. We don't know [his status] yet."

The Seahawks claimed Gordon off waivers on Friday from the Patriots. The former All-Pro struggled this season with New England while battling a knee injury, racking up just 287 yards receiving in six games. 

Later Thursday afternoon, it was revealed that Gordon is dealing with an ankle injury -- something different than the knee issue he had with the Patriots.

Entering Thursday, Gordon was yet to practice with the Seahawks. He has been studying the team's playbook, though he might not have a strong enough grasp of the offense before the NFC West showdown. 

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Russell still has dangerous options to throw to in Tyler Lockett and rookie wideout D.K. Metcalf. Whether Gordon is on the field or not, the 49ers could have their hands full, especially with the loss of linebacker Kwon Alexander

A lot can change in four days. For now, we'll play a wait-and-see game with Gordon.

Ravens' John Harbaugh reacts to 49ers' Tim Ryan's Lamar Jackson remarks


Ravens' John Harbaugh reacts to 49ers' Tim Ryan's Lamar Jackson remarks

49ers broadcaster Tim Ryan was suspended for one game after comments made about Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson following Sunday’s loss.

“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin color with the dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see the thing,” Ryan said on the show (H/T The San Francisco Chronicle).

The comments created a social media firestorm, but Ravens head coach John Harbaugh isn’t interested in furthering the controversy.

“I don’t really know too much about it or understand the context of it. It’s not relevant to what we’re trying to accomplish right now,” Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

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Former 49ers defensive end Dennis Brown will replace Ryan on Sunday’s broadcast in New Orleans.

49ers injury report: Marcell Harris to start in place of Jaquiski Tartt

49ers injury report: Marcell Harris to start in place of Jaquiski Tartt

BRADENTON, Fla. – Marcell Harris on Sunday will be back where he ended his rookie season with the 49ers.

Harris will take over as the 49ers’ starter at strong safety with Jaquiski Tartt out for at least one game after sustaining cracked ribs in the team’s 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13.

Tartt and backup defensive tackle Jullian Taylor (elbow) have been ruled out for the 49ers’ game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Two of the 49ers’ seldom-used wide receivers, Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis, are listed as questionable, along with left tackle Joe Staley. Goodwin has knee and foot issues, according to the team, while Pettis has already missed one game with a knee injury.

Staley has missed three games after surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated finger. He is expected to play Sunday.

All other 49ers players, including Dee Ford and Richard Sherman, will be available for Sunday’s game.

Harris started the final five games of his rookie season after being a sixth-round draft pick from Florida in 2018. He did not earn a spot on the team’s 53-man roster at the beginning of this season. Harris was promoted from the practice squad in October and has appeared in nine games this season.

“I’m real happy for Marcell,” coach Kyle Shanahan said on "49ers Game Plan," which airs Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Bay Area (Ch. 3). “He’s gone come a long way, in that he was a very good college player, tore his Achilles his senior year, which really hurt him. That’s why we were able to get him in the draft. It affected him his whole rookie year.

"He’s been able to string together about eight months where he has been healthy, and when you’re made of the right stuff, you have the talent and you can stay healthy, you usually just need the time.”

Harris took over for Tartt on Sunday and made one of the top plays in the game when he took the ball away from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on a running play to create a turnover.

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49ers injury report

S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs)
DT Jullian Taylor (elbow)

WR Marquise Goodwin (knee, foot)
WR Dante Pettis (knee)
T Joe Staley (finger)