Good news for those counting on Thomas in Week 12. The tweet added that both will also be on a pitch counts, so that could hurt Thomas' value a bit. Samuel has played in just two games this year, seeing five targets with four catches for 19 yards.
Sirianni was asked if Hurts will be able to play against the Jets when the Eagles return to New Jersey in Week 13, and he said that he is hopeful, but that the team would have a better idea after Hurts receives treatment in the coming days, the story went on to say. Don't look now, but Minshew is the Eagles QB2 and would get the start if Hurts can't go.
Jauan Jennings averaged six offensive snaps over his first seven games. That average has jumped to 30 in the last three. What’s more, it’s clear Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan are gaining trust in him. The 49ers targeted Jennings twice in the deep red zone, and he would have had two touchdowns had his knee hit the ground an inch inside the sideline on the second target. Jennings also was the target on Garoppolo’s first third-down pass — a 21-yard first down — and was worked into the trick play that resulted in a holding penalty on Minnesota’s Patrick Peterson.
Jennings began the season as the team's WR5, but could end up at the team's WR2 assuming Samuel (groin) misses at least Week 13. Even when Samuel returns, Jennings could still have a role as Samuel has been used more as a running back over the last couple of weeks.