Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


Chip Kelly: Carlos Hyde “a stretch” to play against Bucs

Oct 19, 2016 at 10:38 AM--


San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly met with the media today and indicated that it was unlikely that starting running back Carlos Hyde would play on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hyde missed practice on Tuesday and walked onto the practice field with his right arm in a sling. Kelly said that Hyde would miss practice today as well.

"We'll monitor him during the week, but I think he would be a stretch to play this week," Kelly said today.

"It's a day-to-day thing," Kelly said of the shoulder injury to Hyde. "He's not going to go today [in practice], so I don't know – I would imagine if he's not going to go in the next couple of days, he's not going to be ready to play on Sunday."

The injury occurred during the third quarter of Sunday's 49ers 45-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Mike Davis replaced Hyde while the 49ers' starting running back was on the sideline. Davis and Shaun Draughn are the only other running backs on the team's 53-man roster.



"If Carlos can't go, you'll see both those guys," Kelly said of Davis and Draughn.

The 49ers do have two running backs on the practice squad in DuJuan Harris and rookie Kelvin Taylor. "Kelvin's done a nice job," Kelly said today. "Like any young player, first year in the league, there's a learning curve that goes on. Especially with running backs transitioning from the college level to the NFL with just protection."

Kelly went on to state that the protection schemes in the NFL are more "intricate" and that there are more of them. "That was the big thing coming out of camp," Kelly said. "Just more consistent in the pass pro[tection] pick up and things like that, but he's done a nice job. He's really – when you watch him as a scout player – really embraced that role and done a good job of imitating the good backs that we've had an opportunity to face in the last couple of games."

"(DuJuan Harris is) another guy that's shown some things from a practice standpoint to try to really find out who that number two guy is behind Carlos," head coach Chip Kelly said on Monday.

Kelly stated that they would like to have three running backs available for Sunday's game. That means that they would need to promote someone like Harris from the practice squad. However, Kelly said that they will wait to see what happens in practice this week.

Hyde has 429 yards on 109 carries and six touchdowns so far this season. He has averaged 3.9 yards per carry.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



Film From the Field House: Scripting the San Francisco 49ers' Opening Offense Against the Los Angeles Rams

By Bret Rumbeck
Nov 28, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a late-season bye week and still have an outside shot at the playoffs. It's a strange thing to type, considering the men wearing the intersecting letters on their helmets do not resemble a real threat to any opponent. Yet, the 49ers have shown some fight. Against the New Orleans Saints, the 49ers opened the game dominating on both sides of the ball. The offense held the ball for 13:39 minutes, running 23 plays for 83 yards. On the flip side, the 49ers' defense held the Saints to 8 yards in the first quarter. Overall, the defense kept two Saints quarterbacks under 150 yards throwing, and the Saints rush game to 114 yards. Unfortunately, these are small diamonds buried in a constant shovel load of dung. The 49ers

Read the Full Article


49ers-Rams: Kyle Shanahan says there's an 'outside chance' Trent Williams could play

By David Bonilla
Nov 27, 2020

It's been an interesting last couple of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive lineman Arik Armstead landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list the day after the team's Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Eight others joined him after that. Armstead, along with center Hroniss Grasu and rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, has since been removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list. That still leaves the following six 49ers players unavailable, though. WR Brandon Aiyuk TE Daniel Helm DT D.J. Jones LB Joe Walker T Trent Williams DE Jordan Willis Head coach Kyle Shanahan hasn't completely given up hope that others could be activated before Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. Although, he

Read the Full Article


49ers' Kyle Shanahan on Nick Mullens: 'He gives us a chance to win, but we've got to play better around him'

By David Bonilla
Nov 28, 2020

Quarterback Nick Mullens hasn't been thrown into the best situation. He has taken over an injury-ravaged San Francisco 49ers roster that is just now starting to get some of its key players back. Yet, it remains far from full-strength. With Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined with a high-ankle sprain until at least Week 15, it's Mullens at the helm of the 49ers offense for now. He has completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 1,390 yards with six touchdowns through six games and four starts this season. The quarterback has also thrown six interceptions and posted a passer rating of over 90.0 just twice. Head coach Kyle Shanahan can't deny that Mullens has been up and down this season. Not all of it is his fault, though. The quarterback has been dealt a difficult hand. In one

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone