ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Seahawks are bracing for Russell Wilson to overlook at the least a month and presumably 6-8 weeks along with his ruptured middle-finger tendon possible requiring surgical procedure. That’s large information for the remainder of the NFC West.
Eight weeks is when the 49ers journey to Seattle.
49ers vs. Cardinals: Trey Lance will make his first profession begin — 10 observations and our predictions
Arizona’s tendency to deploy an uncommon quantity of wideouts implies that the 49ers will possible need to dip additional into their pool of cornerbacks. Expect loads of nickel (one additional defensive again) and even dime (two additional DBs) packages all through the competition.
That’s why cornerback Josh Norman’s restoration from his bruised lung damage — he’s not on the damage report — is a giant deal. The 49ers want as a lot veteran expertise as doable.
Fellow nook Emmanuel Moseley has performed very properly in his two video games to date — he made a pair of high quality breakups in opposition to star Seattle wideout DK Metcalf final week — however a rematch in opposition to his nemesis awaits.
Kittle uncertain for Week 5, however Mitchell, Norman will play
The excellent news for Lance is that operating again Elijah Mitchell, who has been coping with a shoulder damage since Week 2, has been cleared to play Sunday. The sixth-round decide will be a part of fellow rookie Trey Sermon within the 49ers’ backfield, probably offering a one-two punch in opposition to the Cardinals.
Mitchell had a standout debut in Week 1 in Detroit, carrying the ball 19 instances for 109 yards and one landing, and he might present a stable check-down possibility for Lance. The three offensive rookies have been drawing on one another for assist of their debut seasons.
Byron Murphy Jr. unlikely to play on Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals
One of the perfect gamers on the crew and top-of-the-line cornerbacks within the NFL early within the season has been Byron Murphy Jr. According to move coach Kliff Kingsbury, he’s unlikely to play on Sunday.
That’s an enormous blow to a protection who has been enjoying very properly , particularly when you think about they don’t seem to be stopping the run properly.
What they’ve been doing is play glorious move protection, led by Murphy Jr.
Now the query is who steps up for the secondary?
The Cardinals additionally could possibly be with out Marco Wilson, which might actually be a giant difficulty to beat.
Let’s hope it’s not an enormous difficulty and the Cardinals offense steps up and continues to play at a excessive stage making the Murphy loss slightly simpler to take care of.
Get properly quickly, Byron.
San Francisco 49ers rookie QB Trey Lance to make first profession begin instead of injured Jimmy Garoppolo
“I’m excited but I’m not going to make it bigger than what it is,” Lance mentioned. “I was hoping Jimmy would be healthy but he’s done an awesome job and him and Nate have helped me out a ton this week and (quarterbacks coach) Rich (Scangarello) and coach Shanahan as well. So, I’m excited for the opportunity.”
“I’m excited to see him play,” Shanahan mentioned. “I know he’s got the ability to do a lot of things but it’s going to be his first time out there for the whole game. I’m just pumped to see him play but I don’t go into it expecting anything. You try to prepare a guy as good as you can from our standpoint. I know he’s done his part preparing and when Sunday comes that’s usually the spot where you get to have fun and cut it loose and you live with the results.”
Kyle Shanahan is aware of 49ers want extra from ‘weapon’ Brandon Aiyuk
“No, definitely not,” Shanahan instructed KNBR’s “Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks” on Thursday. “And if not him, anyone. We want lots of guys to step up. There’s 5 eligibles. [Deebo] has performed an actual good job. We want [George] Kittle to step it up, too. I understand how a lot Kittle has been battling his accidents, in order that’s been the hardest factor with him. [Mohamed Sanu] has performed some good issues within the slot.
“Whether it’s Aiyuk, whether it’s [Trent] Sherfield, Jauan Jennings has done some good things for us. But also, Raheem [Mostert] was kind of a weapon, not just as a runner, but also as a third-down back who could do some stuff in the pass game. We kind of lost that where [Kyle Juszczyk] has stepped it up and done real well in that role, but the more weapons you can have out there is really when you can do everything.”