Photo courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers

Photo courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers

49ers Notebook: Juszczyk week-to-week; Niners work out five; Friday’s Levi’s Stadium dry run; fake crowd noise

Aug 27, 2020 at 5:02 PM--

Here are other San Francisco 49ers-related storylines that might interest you.

49ers work out five players

The 49ers worked out or plan to work out five players, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. They are offensive linemen Jamon Brown, Ted Larsen, Dakoda Shepley, and Isaiah Williams, along with tight end MarQueis Gray.

News of Shepley's workout was first reported by CFL insider Farhan Lalji. The Saskatchewan Roughriders recently released him so he could pursue NFL opportunities.

News of Brown's workout was first reported on Wednesday by Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

The 49ers have been banged up both along the offensive line and at tight end, as well as other positions. That was among the reasons why Shanahan opted to switch Thursday's practice from a full session to a walk-through.

Two new names on the injury list

Shanahan added tight end George Kittle and fullback Kyle Juszczyk to the team's growing list of injured players. The latter seems to be more serious than the former. Although, Shanahan didn't sound too concerned about either.

Kittle is dealing with a tight hamstring.

"He checked out alright, but it was tight, so we took him out of there before something bad happened," Shanahan said.

Juszczyk is week-to-week with a hamstring strain. He, along with Kittle, was seen working with a trainer on a side field during Wednesday's practice.

Friday's practice to provide a dry run for the equipment staff

Head coach Kyle Shanahan shared that Friday's practice at Levi's Stadium will help provide a dry run for the 49ers equipment staff, who typically have four preseason games to work out the kinks.

"We'll have all the tablets, headsets out there," Shanahan said. "So, our guys who are in charge of doing that stuff, make sure it's all working. I doubt I use it. I'd expect it to be working on Week 1.

"All the guys who deal with that stuff are used to getting four trial runs at it. I can remember a number of preseason games where the pictures aren't working, or a tablet goes down, and we're a lot more patient there in the preseason, but they've got four games to get better at it."

Fake crowd noise at Levi's Stadium

The 49ers already announced that their Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals would be played without fans in attendance. That could mean using Levi's Stadium's speaker system to pump in fake crowd noise during the game.

"Once we do get any official word of exactly what the rules are, I think we're going to have a lot of ideas," Shanahan said. "Crowd noise is a huge effect in the NFL and that's why I truly believe home field advantage is a bigger deal in football than any other sport because the communication that's involved when an O-lineman cannot hear a snap count, it is extremely hard to block defense alignments. So, I think that's a huge advantage.

"When are we going to play the noise? How's it going to be? Right now, I'm hearing you've got to press play on the noise at the beginning of the game, and you can't turn it off till the end of the game. So, that means we're helping both D-Lines when we're at home.

"There's lots of stuff that I really don't know about yet. I've got a lot of ideas, but try not to waste too many extra thoughts when I don't know the exact parameters yet."

While the 49ers have only announced that fans are prohibited for that September 13 game, there is a strong possibility of future home games being absent of fans.

More San Francisco 49ers News

"We are excited to have our fans back": 49ers tight end George Kittle on facing the Packers at Levi's Stadium

By Adithya Peruvemba
Sep 23

Local fans of the San Francisco 49ers finally have something to cheer for as their team will play in a packed Levi's Stadium for the first time in just over 20 months. Coincidentally, the Niners will face the Green Bay Packers, the same team they last faced at the stadium in front of thousands of fans in the NFC Championship Game. That game ended with a blowout in the Niners' favor, 37-20, and the team will look to continue this success on this upcoming Sunday night. The Niners as a whole seem to be excited to play a prime time game in front of their fans, and star tight end George Kittle, for one, is as excited as can be. Kittle had this to say on Thursday about the opportunity to play the Packers in front of The Faithful after an extended hiatus: "I mean it was

49ers-Eagles: CB Emmanuel Moseley among 4 inactives for Niners

By David Bonilla
Sep 19

The San Francisco 49ers have released the list of inactive players for their Week 2 matchup on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. These players will not suit up for Sunday's game. Inactives: OG Aaron Banks DE Zach Kerr CB Emmanuel Moseley CB Ambry Thomas Moseley will miss another game as he continues to recover from a knee injury. It was reported this morning that Josh Norman and Deommodore Lenoir will start at cornerback for the 49ers. The good news is that defensive linemen Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw are active. Both were listed as "questionable" heading into this game. Also active

49ers-Lions: Raheem Mostert ruled out with knee injury; Dre Greenlaw questionable to return

By David Bonilla
Sep 12

The San Francisco 49ers announced that running back Raheem Mostert is questionable to return to the game against the Detroit Lions due to a knee injury. The running back was in the game for the team's first two drives, including a scoring drive, but did not return for the third. The 49ers and Lions are currently tied 7-7 at Ford Field. Mostert has two carries for 20 rushing yards. Rookie Elijah Mitchell replaced Mostert at the start of the third drive. The team's other rookie running back, Trey Sermon, is healthy but inactive. Update: Raheem Mostert was downgraded and ruled out for the remainder of the game. The 49ers also announced that linebacker Dre Greenlaw, who had a pick-six off Lions quarterback Jared Goff in the

49ers working out RB Artavis Pierce, per report

By David Bonilla
Sep 14

The San Francisco 49ers are working out running back Artavis Pierce, per Aaron Wilson. The team will be without featured back Raheem Mostert for about eight weeks. He will land on injured reserve after sustaining some chipped cartilage in his knee during Sunday's Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions. San Francisco 49ers are working out running back Artavis Pierce, according to a league source. Running back Raheem Mostert placed on injured reserve with chipped cartilage in his knee— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL)


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone