When the 49ers canceled their OTA practice on Monday, it looked like Thursday’s practice wouldn’t take place either. But then a few teams around the NFL decided not to host a mandatory minicamp which is scheduled for next week.
New TexansHead Coach David Culley said: “Our participation in OTAs has been great for us here. We accomplished what we wanted to accomplish. When I saw that, instantly, “oh, the 49ers are probably doing the same.”
Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media on Wednesday afternoon and called off the mandatory minicamp after losing three players during all or half of the 2021 season. Shanahan spoke about how injuries have affected played a role, but also said the team had done a good job in all seven practices:
We had such a great turnout. We had 89 guys showing up at OTAs. The only guy who didn’t show up was Dee (Ford) and he’s been here in rehab since February.
Nick Bosa is in rehab in Santa Clara. Shanahan also mentioned that some recruits will stick around.
Shanahan explained that Jeff Wilson Jr. was injured after awkwardly standing up from a chair. He said Tarvarius Moore was doing an on-air exercise with no one around and his Achilles died. Justin Skule was the only injury that involved contact. Skule was injured in a passing game.
Shanahan said Moore and Skule have each been injured in three games.
Rob Lowder and I discussed the injuries below: