Trevor Lawrence said he expects to play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Nissan Stadium despite missing practice Wednesday – the first time he has missed a practice since his junior season at Clemson when he missed back-to-back games after he contracted COVID.
“That’s the plan,” Lawrence said. “… Feeling better today than I was Monday and yesterday. A little bit of the soreness is kind of going down a little bit. Obviously still sore and kind of taking it day by day, but … I feel pretty good.”
Head coach Doug Pederson said he was unsure of Lawrence’s status for Sunday’s game, but also believes Lawrence will practice at some point this week, the story said. According to reports, he didn't practice Wednesday and there was seemingly more concern about his status for Week 14 earlier today versus the picture this story paints. It's still something to keep an eye as the week goes on if you are counting on playing Lawrence.
Kyle Shanahan on Wednesday verified that there’s been a remarkable reversal in the prognosis for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who fractured his left foot in the 49ers’ win over Miami. But he also attempted to temper Tuesday’s report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, which suggested Garoppolo could return in seven to eight weeks — during a potential 49ers playoff run.
“There’s that way outside chance, late in the playoffs, something like that, but it’s just an outside chance. We’re not really real optimistic about that, but they didn’t rule it out.”
We reported the Schefter news on Tuesday, but the Niners seem to be lowering the expectations. The story went on to say in the immediate aftermath of Garoppolo’s injury Sunday, Shanahan had said Garoppolo “broke a few things in there” and would need surgery. Shanahan had reportedly been told by 49ers head athletic trainer Dustin Little that Garoppolo would be out for six months. So the good news is Garoppolo's timetable has significantly reduced, and he should at least be ready to go next year - wherever that is.
One day after the Los Angeles Rams claimed quarterback Baker Mayfield off waivers, coach Sean McVay said the team was still working through the quarterback's status for the Rams' Week 14 game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night.
During his news conference on Wednesday, McVay said Mayfield arrived at the Rams' facility only 14 hours prior. The coach said he "would lean toward" Mayfield being active for the game, but "whether or not that means that he would play or that he would be available in an emergency setting is something that we're going to continue to work through," the story went on to say.