|Date of Birth||10/9/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 250 lbs|
|Drafted||2017 - Rd 5|
Coach Kyle Shanahan hopes to have Kittle (knee/ankle) available for Sunday's game against the Packers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "He's missed two games now, and I know it will go down to the wire again this week," Shanahan said Monday. "But hoping this week will be different."
The 49ers haven't addressed the nature of Kittle's knee and ankle injuries, but as mentioned by Shanahan, they've combined to keep him sidelined the past two contests. Kittle next has a chance to practice Wednesday, at which point the team will reveal whether or not he takes the field.
Kittle (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Kittle will log a second consecutive DNP as a result of his knee injury. There's no end in sight to his recovery, but his next opportunity to attempt to return arrives next Sunday night against the Packers. In Kittle's place, the 49ers will send out tight end Ross Dwelley, who was targeted seven times while earning 91 percent of the snaps on offense Week 10.
Kittle (knee), who is listed as doubtful on the 49ers' official injury report, won't play Sunday against the Cardinals, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Kittle was listed as doubtful ahead of Monday's overtime loss to the Seahawks and didn't play, so it's not a surprise that he'll be due for another absence while retaining the same designation for Week 11. Ross Dwelley, who played 93 percent of the offensive snaps and drew seven targets against the Seahawks, is expected to serve as the primary replacement for Kittle at tight end.
Kittle (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Kittle had the same designation last week, ultimately looking on from a press box as the 49ers lost an overtime thriller to the Seahawks. His continued absence from practice throughout the week points toward another missed game, though he at least was spotted Friday doing some form of a workout on a side field. Ross Dwelley drew seven targets and handled a 93 percent snap share in Monday's loss, and Garrett Celek may be ready for a larger role in his second week off the PUP list. The 49ers and Cardinals are scheduled for a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.
Kittle (knee) wasn't participating in Friday's practice and was instead spotted working out on a side field in sweats, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 49ers will provide official word on Kittle's status for Week 11 against the Cardinals after Friday's practice, but the tight end is probably looking at a "doubtful" designation, at best. Assuming Kittle ultimately misses a second straight contest, Ross Dwelley and Garrett Celek (back) will lead the 49ers' tight end ranks.