The San Francisco 49ers made a series of roster-related moves on Saturday, the most important of which was activating tight end George Kittle from injured reserve.
George Kittle began returning to practice on Thursday, but his exact workload on the court is still unknown. Coach Kyle Shanahan said in an interview on Friday: “[This topic] is generally about training camp, training every week. When a player is injured, we usually do that. But I haven’t seen that. Who would limit tight end that much, especially not against George Kittle.”
George Kittle suffered a calf injury in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve after that. He has 19 catches for 227 yards this season.
George Kittle’s gritty style and run defense are a rare addition to the San Francisco 49ers, whose offense has suffered from multiple injuries: Jimmy Garoppolo, Trent Williams and rookie running back Elijah Mitchell are among them.