The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff gave players the day off on Wednesday, and while many players were likely at the facility getting ready for Super Bowl 54, they did not have a formal practice session. The team had to release their first practice participation report of the Super Bowl bye week however, and so they provided an estimated report.
The most notable news is that running back Tevin Coleman was listed as a DNP due to his shoulder injury. He dislocated the shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, and while he was able to pop it back in, his status is unclear for the Super Bowl. Head coach Kyle Shanahan “expects him to have a good chance to play,” it’s too early to tell right now.
The Kansas City Chiefs run defense has been shaky at times, and the 49ers ground game has been impressive. Raheem Mostert had a monster game in place of Coleman, rushing for 220 yards and four touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers. If Coleman sits, Mostert would likely start, with Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson serving as backups. If Coleman plays, it’s hard to tell right now how limited Coleman might be and what it would in turn mean for the workload split. It will be something to keep an eye on heading into game week.