For the second-straight day in Santa Clara, the returns of three 49ers looked to remain on course. Jaquiski Tartt was active (a full participant, not listed on practice report on Tuesday) along with Dee Ford, who was limited on Tuesday, while Kwon Alexander, still yet to be activated from injured reserve and in a blue, non-contact jersey, made contact much more than that blue jersey would suggest he’d be allowed.
— Jake Hutchinson (@hutchdiesel) January 8, 2020
Kentavius Street (knee) and Mike Person (neck) were active in practice (limited yesterday, practice report not yet out), but didn’t appear limited in any of the first four periods of 49ers practice open to reporters.
The Vikings, meanwhile, have some concern with their elite receiver duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Theilen, though they may be more concerned about the latter. Diggs missed his second-straight practice with an illness, while Thielen left Wednesday’s practice with a new ankle injury.
Vikings reporters were unaware of the injury when they talked to offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, but when asked about Thielen’s ability to overcome injuries this season, he gave a less-than-direct answer that implied the Vikings might have to rely on other wide receivers, according to The Athletic’s Vikings beat reporter, Chad Graff.
The media was unaware of Adam Thielen's ankle injury before news conferences today since the report wasn't yet available. So Stefanski was asked about Thielen overcoming injuries this season.
"We're fortunate that we have guys at every position who can make a play," he said.
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) January 8, 2020
Also appearing on the Vikings’ injury report were safety Jayron Kearse and corner Mackensie Alexander, who did not practice for the second-straight day with toe/knee and knee injuries, respectively. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph returned to practice in limited fashion (did not practice Tuesday) with a knee injury and everyone else was a full participant.