49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan seemed optimistic about tight end George Kittle’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Two days of practice haven’t matched the head coach’s optimistic tone.
“I mean, he should be alright this week,” Shanahan told reporters before Wednesday’s practice. “Just sorer today than we expected and we’ll take it day-by-day now.”
Kittle missed Wednesday’s session and was again a non-participant on Thursday’s participation report.
The good news for San Francisco is that Kittle is a veteran who doesn’t need a ton of work before playing. An extra day off to get healthy is more important than getting on the practice field.
Here’s what Thursday’s practice report looks like: