Set for expanded role

Mitchell's teammate, Raheem Mostert, is expected to miss about eight weeks with a knee injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mostert exited Sunday's season opener after logging just two carries, and upon his exit Mitchell rushed 19 times for 104 yards and a TD. It was a strong enough performance to put him in the driver's seat to start this coming weekend's game against the Eagles, though it's possible rookie Trey Sermon -- who was a surprising healthy scratch Week 1 -- could re-enter the 49ers' backfield equation in short order, with JaMycal Hasty also in the mix.

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Elijah Mitchell


Not seen Thursday

Mitchell (shoulder) wasn't present at the start of Thursday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Jacques Patrick


Signs on with Niners

Patrick will be signed by the 49ers on Tuesday off the Bengals' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.