Cleared for wild-card round

Mitchell (knee) practiced fully Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's wild-card game against the Cowboys.

Even though Mitchell sat out the team's first practice of the week Wednesday, the 49ers provided no indication he was dealing with any sort of setback with the knee issue that kept him out for three consecutive games Weeks 14 through 16. He gradually increased his participation in practice throughout the week and should be ready to fill his usual role Sunday as the 49ers' lead option on the ground, just as he did in the final two regular-season games. In each of the last five contests he's played, Mitchell has picked up no fewer than 21 carries, so he'll likely remain heavily involved so long as the 49ers aren't forced into catchup mode early on during the postseason opener.

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