Back in RB mix
Sermon is slated to be a part of the 49ers' running back rotation with Raheem Mostert (knee) expected to miss the next eight weeks, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Coach Kyle Shanahan made Sermon a healthy scratch in the team's season opener, leaving Mostert, JaMycal Hasty and rookie sixth-rounder Elijah Mitchell is the available running backs. After Mostert went down with a knee injury in the first half, Mitchell was the player to profit most, taking 19 carries for 104 yards and one touchdown. Hasty himself had just two touches for 18 yards and one TD, so Mitchell seems to be the preferred RB option in San Francisco for the time being. Having said that, the 49ers invested more draft capital in Sermon than Mitchell back in April, so the former will get a chance to climb the depth chart as soon as Sunday at Philadelphia.
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Sermon (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mitchell (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mitchell (shoulder) wasn't present at the start of Thursday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Sermon (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Sermon (concussion) is in line to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mitchell (shoulder) won't take part in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Thompson signed with the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Patrick will be signed by the 49ers on Tuesday off the Bengals' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Cannon could see his role expand with all three running backs ahead of him on the depth chart dealing with injuries.
Sanu failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.