After having four players unable to practice on Wednesday, the 49ers’ participation report today showed a positive trend as only one player was unable to participate. This news was especially positive for a couple of important members of the defense: Javon Kinlaw and Emmanuel Moseley.
Kinlaw was a limited participant in Friday’s practice for the second day in a row. This is a step in the right direction for Kinlaw, who is being listed as questionable for Sunday after being listed as doubtful on the Friday practice report prior to week one.
Kyle Shanahan was asked about how Kinlaw looked, “He had a good practice and we’ll see how he feels after it, how he looks tomorrow. But most of this was half speed and we’ve got one full speed period, but he looked good and made it through it.”
Plane flights have been an issue for Kinlaw, this was a cause of swelling in his knee when he reported for training camp. With the 49ers set to fly from West Virginia to Philadelphia for tomorrow that is something to keep an eye on along with how the knee continues to respond from practice activity.
“Yeah, it’s each day. When he does a little work and seeing how he reacts the next day. So, he got a lot in yesterday. It was great today. Was on his feet most of the day today,” said Shanahan. “We’ll fly out there tomorrow and we’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow.”
Having Kinlaw back in the middle could help a 49ers defense that gave up a number of big runs to the Lions last Sunday.
The other positive news coming out of 49ers’ practice today was the return of Emmanuel Moseley to practice. Although Moseley is listed as doubtful to play on Sunday, this marked the first time the cornerback has been listed as a participant in practice in two weeks.
In other injury news, defensive end Arik Armstead and linebacker Marcell Harris are listed as questionable for Sunday. After undergoing surgery yesterday, linebacker Dre Greenlaw is out. Expect word on a roster move regarding Greenlaw prior to the game on Sunday.