49ers promote TE Ross Dwelley from practice

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, do not promote running back Fooch’s update: Cole
Wick was seen in the pre-game workout session that includes injured and likely
inactive players. This suggests he will be inactive and George Kittle and
Garrett Celek will both be active.The San Francisco 49ers made a curious roster
move on Monday in advance of Monday Night Football against the Green Bay
Packers. The team promoted tight end Ross Dwelley to the 53-man roster and
waived defensive end Ryan Delaire.This raises a couple questions. The first is
that it means they did not promote either of running backs Jeff Wilson or Matt
Dayes. This would seem to be good news for Matt Breida’s availability. Breida is
recovering from an ankle injury he suffered last week against the Arizona
Cardinals. Kyle Shanahan said at the beginning of the week that Breida was
doubtful for Monday Night Football. However, on Thursday he said he would not
yet rule out the second-year running back. He said the running back was
day-to-day and they had their fingers crossed.The second question is what this
means about the tight end position. George Kittle is listed as questionable with
a knee injury. He was limited in all three practices this week, so it is
possible he had a setback. Additionally, Garrett Celek practiced with a
quadricep injury this week. He was listed as limited on Thursday, but was a full
participant on Friday and Saturday. He also could have had a setback. It is
possible Dwelley could be active over Cole Wick, but I feel like if that was the
case, they would have released Wick in place of Dwelley. Breida and Kittle have
been the two most significant weapons for the 49ers offense through the first
five weeks. It is fitting that this transaction speaks to both players, and we
are coming down to the wire to get an answer on both of them.The 49ers have to
submit their inactives by approximately 3:45 p.m. The decision to not promote a
running back from the practice squad could mean one or both of two things: 1)
They have a banged up squad, and they can’t afford to release a player, and/or
2) they are comfortable with Alfred Morris, Raheem Mostert Nick
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workload.FanPulse: Packers fans more confident in how bad 49ers are than how
good Green Bay is The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers square off under
the lights in Week 6, meeting at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football. This
was looking like a premium matchup as recently as a month ago when Jimmy
Garoppolo was going to square off with Aaron Rodgers. A torn ACL later, this
matchup has lost most of its luster.While things are not looking pretty for the
49ers, Packers fans are not all that much more happy right now. They realize
they have a great quarterback, but given their own expectations, a 2-2-1 start
and a recent loss in Detroit has them questioning everything!Which provides for
an interesting dynamic in our weekly FanPulse survey. Each week, we have been
running our FanPulse surveys in which we ask about team confidence, how the team
will perform in that week’s game, and a broader national game. If you want to
take part in the weekly survey, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.We ask the voters
who will win and by how much each week. This week, 49ers voters have the team
losing by 11 Quarterback
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7. The spread on this game is currently 9.5 points, with some sportsbooks
offering up to 10.5. This suggests to me that 49ers fans generally think this
could be a thumping, while Packers fans think this is a game they will win, but
it won’t be an easy one. They see the 49ers as not good, but have shaky
confidence in their own team.You’re welcome to join in the weekly polls by
clicking the link above, but in the meantime, I thought I’d open the poll up to
everybody on the site. If you can’t see the poll below, click here.
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