Anthony Weaver to run Houston’s defense

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January 20, 2020

Replaces Romeo Crennel

Texans promoted their defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to their defensive coordinator, per league sources. He takes over job from Romeo Crennel. (ESPN – Adam Schefter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: It appears Crennel is at least partially being scapegoated for the Texans’ inability to hold a 24-0 lead in the Divisional Round last week. Whatever the reason, Weaver will be tasked with getting more out of this defense in his first shot at running a defense. Houston desperately needs help in the secondary, so it will be interesting to see if a neophyte defensive coordinator with a defensive line background can work some magic there.

Dislocated shoulder for Tevin Coleman

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January 20, 2020

InjuryCould play in the Super Bowl

Running back Tevin Coleman sustained a dislocated right shoulder and has a chance to return to action in the Super Bowl, #49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. Team awaiting MRI results. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Head coach Kyle Shanahan suggested that Coleman could play in the Super Bowl but they’ll have to wait for the MRI results. Regardless, he’ll likely be listed as questionable next week and expect Raheem Mostert to get the bulk of work at running back against the Chiefs.

George Kittle to practice in full Thursday

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January 16, 2020

InjuryNiners managing ankle soreness from divisional round

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said TE George Kittle was just dealing with some ankle soreness. Team wants to have him as close to full strength as possible Sunday. Kittle will practice in full today. (ESPN – Nick Wagoner)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kittle wasn’t needed much last week versus the Vikings, as Shanahan leaned heavily on the running game (47 attempts). This week could play out in a similar fashion if the 49ers’ defense is as dominant as it was against Minnesota, but the likelihood is San Francisco will give Kittle a bit more work this week after he punished the Packers for 129 yards and a touchdown on six catches in the teams’ Week 12 meeting.

George Kittle misses practice Wednesday

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January 15, 2020

InjuryAnkle injury

#49ers injury report:

DNP: DL Dee Ford (quadricep, hamstring), TE George Kittle (ankle)
Limited: LB Kwon Alexander (pec)
Full: RB Tevin Coleman (elbow), RB Raheem Mostert (calf) (Matt Barrows on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kittle may have come out of Saturday’s game against the Vikings with some ankle soreness but there’s no indication right now that this is a serious injury. Kittle missed two games earlier this season with knee and ankle injuries.

Travis Kelce limited on Wednesday

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January 15, 2020

InjuryHamstring injury

LeSean McCoy, Matt Moore, and Chris Jones did not practice today.

Travis Kelce was limited. (Chiefs on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kelce appeared to tweak his hamstring last week during the Divisional Round game against the Texans but continued playing on his way to a 10-134-3 line. He’ll likely be limited the rest of the week but should be out there on Sunday against the Titans.