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49ers’Shanhan does not object to COVID-based rescheduling of NFL; Michelle out with knee pain

SANTA CLARA – Coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday didn’t mind juggling the NFL’s schedule as there was a COVID outbreak elsewhere in the league, even though his 49ers have avoided a single case this season.

Two games rescheduled for Tuesday include teams jockeying for NFC playoff status with the 49ers (7-6): the Washington (6-7) visits the Eagles (6-7), and the Los Angeles Rams (9). -4) host Seattle Seahawks (5-8).

The Raiders’ game in Cleveland also clashed from Saturday to Monday in light of the Browns’ COVID-19 cases.

“I couldn’t imagine that playing one game would make 25 people disappear. It’s hard to miss seven,” Shanahan said after Friday’s practice. “I’m not paying attention to who and what ( The teams were rescheduled). Looks like it makes more sense to me.”

All the chatter about COVID has Shanahan worried about his 49ers who are focused on Sunday’s home game against the Atlanta Falcons (6-7). He addressed his players longer after Friday’s practice to reinforce that concern.

“I understand the distractions but you can get consumed with thinking and talking about it, as is everyone else,” Shanahan said. “Now that Christmas is coming up and things like that, you’re just not as focused. … (the Falcons) will be focused and we have to make sure we have no excuse for not being there.”

The league implemented strict COVID protocols for all teams on Thursday, and that meant the 49ers transitioned to virtual meetings and carry-out meals on Friday, as it did at the end of last season.

Shanahan said: “We didn’t care the most for us, because we’ve been lucky it didn’t enter here, and hopefully it won’t.”

“Stay safe, guys,” guard Laken Tomlinson told reporters as he ended his press conference on Friday.

Not all 49ers warmed to the NFL’s enhanced COVID guidelines. “I definitely think there’s some disappointment in the locker room, especially because we’ve been clean all this year,” fullback Kyle Juszyk said on Thursday. “We haven’t even smelled COVID here, and we are following all the rules that have been given to us.”

The Santa Clara County health code forced 49 people to relocate to Glendale, Ariz. Last month of last season. The 49ers only have two home games left—against the Falcons on Sunday, and the Houston Texans on January 2. They have two away games left on their regular-season schedule — Thursday at the Tennessee Titans, January 9 at the Los Angeles Rams — before hitting the road as a wild-card playoff team.

The 49ers have not had any successful cases of COVID-19 since three players (Jackiewski Tart, Emmanuel Moseley, John Jennings) were put on that reserve list when they reported at training camp.

The Falcons placed three players on COVID reserve on Monday: linebackers Emmanuel Ellerby and Quinton Bell, and Cornell Armstrong. Next Thursday’s hosts, the Titans, have this week placed wide receiver Deez Fitzpatrick and safety Jamal Carter in COVID reserve; They have had 17 players and coach Mike Wrabel on that list since camp.

Last year, the 49ers had four offensive players on COVID reserves—Trent Williams, Brandon Ayuk, Debo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne—when they lost to the Green Bay Packers in a regularly scheduled Thursday night game.

Michelle’s knee problem

Leading rusher Eliza Mitchell’s rookie season remains on hold, as she reported concussion symptoms on 6 December due to a knee problem. He hasn’t practiced since, but he’s done personal conditioning this week, and he’s close to emerging the NFL’s concussion protocol.

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“With his knee pain to bear, we thought it would go down faster and it hasn’t gone down faster than we thought,” Shanahan said, adding that he is more hopeful than Mitchell, who is from Tennessee. Will be back for Thursday’s visit.

Jeff Wilson Jr. and Samuel will again be the 49ers’ top choices to run against the Falcons defense which is allowing 117.1 rushing yards per game (23rd lowest).

Wilson said of that tandem: “It’s not me and Dibo’s first rodeo. We’ve been around each other for three years now. He knows me and I know him. With the ball in our hands, our The mindset is the same: no one can bring us down and we’re going to score.”

Other achievements

Cornerback Deontay Johnson rejoined practice a week after flying over the East Coast with her ailing mother, Holly Garner, who died on Sunday. The 49ers had planned for Johnson to start the last game in place of Emmanuel Moseley (injured reserve; ankle), and he could start the game, although the 49ers would oversee his mindset leading up to the game.

Embry Thomas made his debut in Cincinnati and spent the week progressing through the concussion protocol while practicing in a limited way. They are listed as suspects for Sunday, as are defensive DJ Jones (knee) and safety Jacquisky Tart (glutes).

Linebacker Fred Warner (ankle) and tight end George Kittel (knee) are completely cleared, but linebacker Aziz Al-Shayer (elbow) is in doubt.

The Falcons’ sacked leader Dante Fowler (Calf) is suspicious, and security Eric Harris (Chest) is out.

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Tomlinson justifiably thinks he’s having the best of the season, and he credits his fellow linemen for it. “Having Alex on my right and Trent on my left has given me a level of confidence I’ve never had before. Those two stable, All-Pro guys next to me have given me a lot of confidence in my game. ”

Tomlinson hasn’t allowed a sack this season, to which he politely said: “I’m proud of my job, but at the end of the day, it’s all five of us (linemen). If we don’t go out and do a good job.” We won’t win the match. When they win, Tomlinson has a 2019 tradition: win donuts, to which he said: “During the week, I don’t eat the sweet stuff, so I tell them to save it after the game.” Am.”

Hall of Fame Twinbill

John Taylor and Patrick Willis will be joined this weekend by Edward J. Debartolo Sr. is being inducted into the 49ers Hall of Fame. Taylor’s 10-year career was highlighted by his game-winning touchdowns for the 1989 team in Super Bowl XXIII. Willis played his entire career with the 49ers, making seven Pro Bowls in eight seasons before retiring after the 2014 season. Willis is a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the third time in as many years.

Also Sunday’s game saw defensive lineman Eric Armstead being recognized as the 49ers’ nominee for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for the second consecutive season.

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