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49ers expect TE George Kittle to be active against Rams

Sep 21, 2017 at 11:11 AM--

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was listed as questionable for Thursday night's home game against the Los Angeles Rams and has been limited in practice during the team's short week of preparation. However, the 49ers expect their starting rookie tight end to be active against the Rams, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Kittle has been dealing with a hip injury this week. Through the 49ers' first two games of the season, the fifth-round draft pick has seven receptions for 40 yards.

Kittle and the offensive unit have been unable to get into the end zone during any of the 49ers' 21 offensive possessions this season, which has contributed to the team's 0-2 start. One player who believes that trend will end on Thursday night is running back Carlos Hyde.

"We're going to get it Thursday," Hyde told Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game Wednesday night. "It's been very frustrating going two games so far without a touchdown but I think Thursday's going to be the day we flip that switch and we start putting points on the board. I also feel like that's going to be the time that we click. What I mean by that is the offense. Passing game, running game, everything is clicking and really showcasing what we're capable of."

Inactives for Thursday night's game will be announced approximately 90 minutes prior to kickoff, which is set for 5:25 p.m. PT.

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