49ers TE George Kittle is not practicing Friday, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle did not have to practice to play Sunday, but would have liked to see him on the field.
Kittle is a true of a game-time decision as any this Sunday. If he does play, there is no guarantee he is effective or is only used as a decoy. It is imperative to have another tight end option to plug in.