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49ers-Saints: Kyle Shanahan says ‘there’s a chance’ Kendrick Bourne returns Friday to help depleted receiver group

Nov 12, 2020 at 3:50 PM--


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne once again landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week. That was the case last week too. Of course, Kyle Shanahan's squad had a Thursday-night game scheduled last week, which didn't leave enough time for Bourne to return after testing positive for the virus.

This week may be different. The fourth-year receiver could return in time for this weekend's game against the New Orleans Saints after his second time on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the span of a week. Shanahan hopes to have him at practice on Friday.

"We'll find out about Bourne here," Shanahan said on KNBR's Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks show. "I know there's a chance we can get him tomorrow with the COVID protocols. He's been out of the building since whenever that Tuesday was — a little over a week ago.

"But if Bourne can get in, it will be a good deal because normally missing that much practice, it would probably go a different direction. But we're a little depleted right now.

"Trent (Taylor) missed (practice) yesterday with his back. He was able to get through today, so I'm hoping he'll be able to play in the game. But unfortunately, River Cracraft, out there on Wednesday, got a quad contusion, and he'll probably go all the way up to game time, whether he can play or not."

You can listen to the entire conversation with Shanahan below.






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