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Morning Report: Could the 49ers See Reinforcements Return to the Lineup in Week 5?

Good Morning Faithful,

Here are your top 49ers storylines for Tuesday, October 6.

New and Notable

Kyle Shanahan Provides Updates on Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Richard Sherman and Others

  • The team will assess Jimmy Garoppolo's ability to return when practice resumes for the 49ers on Wednesday.
  • The 49ers will be without nickel cornerback K'Waun Williams (knee) for, at minimum, three weeks.
  • Dante Pettis left Sunday's game early with knee soreness.
  • This week opens the practice window for Richard Sherman, who was placed on short-term Injured Reserve with a calf injury.

Kyle Shanahan Confirms Torn Bicep for Ziggy Ansah

Ezekiel Ansah's stint with the San Francisco 49ers might be over before it truly got started. Ansah left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter with what appeared to be an arm injury. Kyle Shanahan addressed the media on Monday and confirmed the edge rusher suffered a torn bicep that will require season-ending surgery. Learn more about Ansah's injury and if the 49ers have any plans to replace the pass rusher here.

Week 4 PFF Grades

Jeff Deeney of Pro Football Focus provided grades for six members of the 49ers who made an impact during Sunday's contest. Take a look at which 49ers stood out over the weekend.

92.4 Overall Grade - George Kittle

89.5 Overall Grade - Kevin Givens

79.5 Pass Rush Grade - Arik Armstead

78.0 Overall Grade - Ben Garland

75.4 Overall Grade - Jamar Taylor

74.9 Overall Grade - Kerry Hyder Jr.

Save the Date

Tune in tonight on 49ers.com and the 49ers YouTube at 6 pm PT for Trivia Tuesday presented by SAP.

49ers Trivia Tuesday is a virtual experience that consists of six rounds of themed questions that makes it fun for fans of all ages and levels of team knowledge to work together to compete. Individual and group gameplay is encouraged!

Our host will guide the event asking the questions while players submit their answers in our online answer sheet, gaining points for each question they get right. At the end of the last round, scores are tallied and the winning team/individual will be announced on the 49ers social media channels and win a signed Jimmy Garoppolo helmet.

To play or learn more, please visit 49ers.com/TriviaTuesday.

Quick Hits

During the 49ers Countdown to Kickoff show, Dennis Brown linked up with former teammate Ricky Watters to discuss using stay in place as "bonding time" with family and evaluate what it takes to be a YAC leader. Watch the full video below. 👇


After a very exciting 2019 season celebrating the National Football League's 100th season and the San Francisco 49ers road to Super Bowl LIV, we know the Faithful are more than ready for the rest of the 2020 season. While spending gamedays with you in-person may be limited this season, we still have lots of opportunities for you to show how you are Faithful to The Bay!


In the third episode of "Inside the Oval" presented by Dignity Health, 49ers director of community relations Stacy McCorkle discussed what she enjoys most working in community relations, getting players involved in causes they're passionate about, the importance of working for a company that shares your values and why sports are a microcosm of society.

The Inside the Oval podcast presented by Dignity Health highlights people who work behind the scenes throughout the 49ers organization, including executives, football staff, front office members and more to give an insider's view of the essential people behind the San Francisco 49ers.

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