Buy 49ers at Rams NFC Championship tickets →
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


49ers cancel remainder of the offseason program

Jun 9, 2021 at 12:07 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers were the most injured team last season. That's a title they would like to avoid in 2021. However, it's been a rough last few weeks.

The Niners lost running back Jeff Wilson Jr. to a torn meniscus in late May. He is not expected to return until midseason, possibly as late as November. Then on Monday, San Francisco lost offensive lineman Justin Skule to a torn ACL and safety Tarvarius Moore to a torn Achilles.

The 49ers canceled Tuesday's practice out of an abundance of caution. The team had its final practice of organized team activities (OTAs) slated for Thursday and then a mandatory three-day minicamp next week. That won't happen now.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced on Wednesday that those practices have been canceled as well. In fact, he says that the team had already planned to cancel next week's minicamp thanks to the good turnout they've had for OTAs.

"We're totally done," Shanahan told reporters. "We really finished up our exit meetings today, really, with everybody. We're just going to keep the rookies around here for a little bit, some more than others. I kind of decided a while ago we weren't going to do minicamp. I rarely do do minicamp when we get nine OTAs. We usually do one practice, and we have like a team-building thing throughout that.

"I kind of decided earlier in this, if we can get our OTAs, then I wasn't going to keep them for minicamp because it's a week longer than usual. I like the guys to get away for 40 days, and we started a week later this year than usual. The whole league did. So, they only would have gotten away for like 32 days, and I think that does add up.

"We had such a big turnout too. I know there was some questions around a lot of people around the league, so if we didn't have a big turnout, I obviously would have kept those guys because I know we had to get some work in. But we really had 89 people show up to OTAs, which was unbelievable, and the guy who didn't was here since February rehabbing the whole time with Dee (Ford). He just got away because he's been here since February, and he had to get away for just his peace of mind."

Shanahan added that he had planned to hold eight practices and surprise his players on Thursday by taking them bowling. Monday's practice and injuries changed those plans.

The team will return to the practice field on July 31, four days after players report to training camp.

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Rapoport weighs in on potential 49ers-Deebo Samuel contract extension this offseason

By David Bonilla
Jan 22

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel, in his third season with the San Francisco 49ers, is becoming a bonafide NFL star. The team can consider locking up their second-round pick in 2019 to a long-term deal starting this offseason. While the 49ers are focused on Saturday night's playoff bout with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, one NFL insider discussed the possibility of a 49ers-Samuel contract negotiation starting once their playoff run is over. "Deebo Samuel has emerged as one of the top weapons in the NFL," Ian Rapoport said Saturday on NFL Network, "and it sounds like he's about to get paid like one. Here's why. The San Francisco 49ers are among the most proactive teams when it comes to contract extensions. "Deebo Samuel [is] heading into the final



49ers Notebook: Could 49ers mark end of the road for Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady? Arik Armstead the baller; Deebo's big run; Outcome never in doubt?

By Kirk Larrabee
Jan 23

There's a lot to unpack from Saturday night's memorable 13-10 win for the San Francisco 49ers over the Green Bay Packers, but some of the biggest news to surface since that game came to an end involves the legendary quarterback the 49ers faced in their latest playoff victory—and the one they could face next week. Keep in mind there are still a lot of unknowns here, including (as of Sunday morning) whether or not the 49ers will even get this opportunity when they battle in the NFC Championship next Sunday (6:40 p.m. ET/3:40 p.m. PT, FOX). But based on what Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Saturday night to go with what's been reported about Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady over the past 24 hours, it's not incorrect to say the 49ers could conceivably be the team to



49ers Notebook: McDaniel raves about Deebo, says Garoppolo playing his best football; Nick Bosa on 'beatable' Cowboys OTs, Ezekiel Elliot; It's sunny in Trent Williams' world

By Kirk Larrabee
Jan 13

As always, Thursday was an eventful media day for the San Francisco 49ers, who had a number of players speak to the media as well as defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel. 49ers Webzone has already dug into a number of topics discussed by those players and coaches, but there's much more to cover than that. We'll get into that in today's notebook feature below. Here's a rundown of a number of items of note covered during today's media sessions. (See also: John Lynch says Deebo Samuel will be with the 49ers for a long time | DL Arden Key



The 49ers' Path to Victory against the Cowboys

By Brian Renick
Jan 14

The San Francisco 49ers are renewing a long-time rivalry when they travel down to Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys in a Super Wild Card Weekend matchup. The Cowboys are a formidable opponent, earning the 3–seed in the NFC after a regular season that saw them go 12-5 on their way to winning the NFC East division title. The 49ers are going to have to bring their A-game if they hope to leave Big D with a win on Sunday afternoon. Let's take a look at what the 49ers will have to do on each side of the ball if they hope to be victorious. On Offense The 49ers ended the regular season with the 5th ranked offense according to Football Outsiders' DVOA metric—the first time they have finished in the Top 5 during the Kyle Shanahan


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone