Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
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Reggie Bush hasn’t done much in two weeks, and the 49ers made his absence for Sunday’s game at Arizona official Saturday when the team announced that Bush did not make the trip with his teammates and will instead stay in Santa Clara to continue rehab on his calf injury.
Bush had been listed as doubtful on the team’s Friday injury report. Bush was injured early in the season opener and hasn’t practiced since. Earlier this week, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Bush was “looking really good” but is probably only up to 80 percent speed.
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49ers RB Carlos Hyde (quadricep) practiced fully Wednesday. It appears that Hyde is on track to play in a tough matchup against the Cardinals. Reggie Bush did not practice on Thursday, and if he’s out, Hyde should be in on passing downs as well.
Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:37pm
49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Bush’s absence certainly helps Carlos Hyde, who blew up on Monday night against the Vikings. He has a pretty good matchup against Pittsburgh this week.
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:09pm
Carlos Hyde's breakout performance wasn't the only running back news out of San Francisco from Monday night.
NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Tuesday, per a source briefed on the injury, that running back Reggie Bush is week-to-week with a calf strain that he suffered in the first quarter of the 49ers' 20-3 win over the Vikings.
Bush was carted off the field after compiling just two carries for eight yards. His absence paved the way for a monster night from Hyde and also freed up some carries for Rugby League transplant Jarryd Hayne.
That didn't take long. Week-to-week doesn't offer a whole lot in terms of a timetable for fantasy owners. With Bush out, the Niners will need consistent production out of Hyde and Hayne in road clashes with the Steelers and Cardinals. Colin Kaepernick needs a stable running game to balance the offense against those formidable fronts. Without Bush in the arsenal, the young backs will have to carry the load.
Bush exited the 49ers’ season-opening 20-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings with a calf strain after being stopped for no gain on a third-and-1 running play. He did not return to action.
Tomsula said he saw Bush in the training room Tuesday morning and does not believe the injury is serious.
“He looked good,” Tomsula said. “He’s not running, yet. But he looks fine. They’re treating and he’s getting everything checked. . . He walked fine and he was on the table.”
The story said it appears doubtful Bush will be available to play on a short week Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, however. Carlos Hyde and Jarryd Hayne were the only other running backs in uniform on Monday. Rookie Mike Davis is likely to be among the 49ers’ 46 active players on Sunday.
Ameer Abdullah is a better receiver than the Lions thought he'd be, certainly a better receiver already than Reggie Bush was. The Lions will use him a lot in that role and that could dip into Theo Riddick's numbers some.
In the Mile-High City, the San Francisco 49ers offense mostly kept the ball on the ground on Wednesday.
And while Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush, Mike Davis and Jarryd Hayne all got their reps, the featured runner for the first day of the team’s joint practices with the Denver Broncos was none other than Kendall Hunter.
It appears as if Hunter, who missed 2014 with an ACL injury, has little-to-no lingering effects from the lost season.
The fifth-year running back began team periods with the first unit and went on to receive a hefty amount of touches. He recorded several lengthy carries, cutting up the field with ease. He also caught a couple passes out of the backfield and deployed some nifty moves to get past the first wave of defenders. Denver's front seven includes the likes of Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Brandon Marshall and Danny Trevathan. Hunter ranks below Hyde and Bush on our RB list.
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick appeared to show his most progress with touch on his passes throughout the day. And he finished strong with his final throw resulting in a 21-yard touchdown to Vernon Davis along the back line of the end zone between the tight coverage of cornerback Tramaine Brock and safety Craig Dahl.
During a 7-on-7 drill, Kaepernick displayed a variety of different throws. He lofted soft passes to running back Reggie Bush and rookie tight end Blake Bell for scores. And he drilled a throw to Anquan Boldin between the coverage of Shayne Skov and Corey Lemonier.
It was reported earlier in the offseason that the team planned to utilize Kaepernick’s running ability to a greater degree. Kaepernick ran the ball 12 more times in 2014 than he did in 2013 for an additional 115 yards, so it's not like he abandoned the scramble. It sounds like it's more about utilizing the read-option as a larger part of the offense. If that's the case, it could be a boon to Kaepernick's fantasy value. He was the #14 QB in 2014 after finishing #9 the season before, though his overall production only dipped by 11 fantasy points. He's a bounceback candidate provided new OC Geep Chryst can design an offense that can move the ball. Chryst previously served as the OC for the Chargers in 1999 and 2000, but his offenses ranked 26th and 28th overall in that span. Any gains that Kaepernick can make as a thrower (due to his offseason work with QB coach Dennis Gile and former Rams/Cardinals QB Kurt Warner) will only help his overall value.
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 9:37am
Some 49ers notes from Saturday's practice:
- QB Colin Kaepernick had an uneven practice, but when he was on, the results were pretty. Such as the time he hooked up with WR Torrey Smith deep down the right side, beating Marcus Cromartie on a particularly nice throw. But Kaepernick also seemed to revert on a couple of passes, such as the deep ball down the left side that wobbled as it approached Bruce Ellington, giving Kenneth Acker time to react and knock it down. Smith also had an acrobatic one-handed grab on a Kaepernick out pass to the left sideline.
- Someone who did not necessarily shine? Tight end Vernon Davis, who had a drop and also a miscommunication with Kaepernick. Davis was still running in the middle of the field and looking toward the end zone as the ball landed at his side.
- Running back Reggie Bush was held out by coach Jim Tomsula after the rookie coach saw the 10th-year veteran getting in some extra stretching. "I'm not going to wait to see Reggie tired and (then) give him a break," Tomsula said. "He's been doing this for a long time. Our goal is to not get Reggie tired. He's in shape."
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