RB Coleman returns as Super Bowl nears
MIAMI >> No surprises accompanied the 49ers’ first practice participation report since arriving here for Super Bowl LIV. But there was an encouraging development.
Running back Tevin Coleman officially practiced for the first time since dislocating his right shoulder, on his eighth snap in the 49ers’ NFC Championship victory over the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 19.
“Tevin looked good,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “There’s no issues with his legs, and he’s running very well. We’ll see how the week goes with the pain tolerance for his shoulder.”
Coleman was listed as limited in Wednesday’s practice, as were strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) and linebacker Kwon Alexander (pectoral).
Left tackle Joe Staley apparently became ill after practice and
has bequeathed his mediasession podium to right tackle Mike McGlinchey, the Athletic reported.
Tartt aggravated a Dec. 1 rib fracture when he fell to the ground in coverage on Richard Sherman’s interception with 1:48 remaining.
Alexander’s pectoral injury traces to an Oct. 31 tear that kept him out the final eight games of the regular season. He came off injured reserve for the playoffs and played 45 snaps, mostly at strongside linebacker.
No Chiefs were limited in practice, and full participants included defensive tackle Chris Jones (calf), tight end Travis Kelce (knee), center Austin Reiter (wrist) and tight end
Deon Yelder (Achilles).
Jones is “good to go” and Kelce is “fine,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Dan Pompei, the Pro Football Writers of America’s pool reporter.
The Chiefs did not don helmets nor pads as they practiced under sunny skies as the temperature hit 80 degrees at Baptist Health Training Facility. “They loved it,” Reid added. “They got a little sunshine, so they loved it.”
Reid also has been pleased with the facility, the fields, and the hospitality. The Chiefs now have had three practices this week at the Miami Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Facility in Davie.
Speaking to the team after practice was Jimmy Johnson, the former Dallas Cowboys coach and current Fox analyst Jimmy Johnson who recently was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 49ers’ Raheem Mostert (31) and Tevin Coleman stretch during practice in Santa Clara on Jan. 24.