RB Cole­man re­turns as Su­per Bowl nears

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - SPORTS - By Cam In­man

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.

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