49ers Notebook: Broncos players ejected after practice fight, plus injury updates

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The 49ers and Denver Broncos squared off for their second consecutive joint practice and after lots of talk about how both teams were told to treat the other like teammates, that talk only went so far, as two Broncos offensive players saw themselves ejected after a melee with the 49ers’ defense.

Practice gets tense

The brief skirmish, according to Nick Wagoner of the ESPN, involved 49ers safety Marcell Harris and saw the ejections of Broncos wide receiver Brandon Langley and tight end Bug Howard. Head coach Kyle Shanahan reported that no 49ers had thrown punches; if you’ll recall, the 49ers addressed the issue of fights early on Day 2 after Jalen Hurd was involved in a pair of scuffles.

According to Wagoner, the 49ers’ secondary stood out again with a host of pass breakups.

Injury report

General manager John Lynch spoke to reporters before Saturday’s practice, providing status updates on a number of players, and Kyle Shanahan did the same after practice, adding that he was not sure how much quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would play on Monday. Here’s what the team’s recent injury report looks like.

Returning: D.J. Jones (who had a knee sprain), Raheem Mostert (who cleared concussion protocol), Dre Greenlaw (who returned Friday after dealing with a “stinger” on Wednesday)

Still out:

  • Dee Ford, who head coach Kyle Shanahan said would practice with the team before its third preseason game in Kansas City against the Chiefs,
  • Nick Bosa has no official update and will likely remain on the timeline of being reevaluated before Week 1
  • Jerick McKinnon’s knee, according to Lynch, is responding well to the plasma-rich platelet injection he received
  • Weston Richburg is “doing really well” according to Lynch and has a critical week coming up with his timeline still set at Week 1
  • Mike Person is dealing with a foot strain (in a walking boot) and is day-to-day
  • Joshua Garnett will finally practice next week after being sidelined with a dislocated, then surgically-repaired finger at the start of camp
  • Antone Exum Jr. is day-to-day after dealing with a knee sprain



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