SANTA CLARA — Shon Coleman, the main candidate to be the 49ers’ backup at both offensive address positions, sustained a severe harm to his right ankle Saturday night time, and it reportedly should give up his season.
Coleman turned into injured when 49ers protect Najee Toran fell into his leg on a primary-area run play inside the preseason opener in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers’ scientific staff placed an air forged on Coleman’s proper foot, and he turned into carted off the sphere for similar observation.
The Athletic’s Matt Barrows referred to a supply in reporting that it is believed Coleman’s injury will knock him out for the season.
Coleman came to the 49ers in an August 2018 exchange with the Cleveland Browns. He did now not appear in a recreation closing season, as he remained on the fifty three-man rosters however become deactivated for each recreation. Coleman commenced all sixteen games for the Browns in 2017 after he was drafted inside the 1/3 spherical out of Auburn.
The 49ers this offseason launched Garry Gilliam, their backup address remaining 12 months, clearing the way for Coleman to be the pinnacle backup. Gilliam remains an unfastened agent.
The 49ers decided on Justin Skule of Vanderbilt within the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft. Skule commenced Saturday night at proper address, because the 49ers selected no longer to play any of their pinnacle six offensive linemen.
SANTA CLARA — Nick Mullens became the primary 49ers quarterback on the sphere of their preseason opener Saturday night time, however, teach Kyle Shanahan warns to no longer examine whatever into that.
According to Shanahan, the opposition for who can be Jimmy Garoppolo’s backup nevertheless is to be decided.
While Mullens received the first reps inside the 49ers’ 17-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys, C.J. Beathard may be the first to observe Garoppolo next week towards the Denver Broncos.
“Yeah, Jimmy needs to be equipped to head next week. However, we’ll permit C.J. Pass in advance of Nick for the second sport,” Shanahan said.
“Just, we needed to select, so Nick went first,” the instruct brought. “He was the remaining one to finish the season, so …”
Shanahan saw the tremendous play from both of his backups, but he also sees the room from development.
“I concept both of them made a few true performs, but I notion each of them clearly had one truely horrific play,” Shanahan said. “Thought that they [each] threw a select that was pretty clean to look.”
Shanahan detailed Mullens’ interception, and then followed with a description of Beathard’s miscue.
“The backside linebacker was given it in the zone, and I suppose it becomes C.J., a robber safety got here down and were given him,” Shanahan said. “They both have to have seen. After that, I idea both of them played pretty nicely at the same time as beneath a lot of duress, too.”
When Shanahan changed into asked if there was a clear separation among the two after one game, he succinctly spoke back, “No.”
Mullens completed the day finishing 11 of his 17 attempts for 105 yards. Beathard had similar information, connecting on 13 of his 17 passes for 141 yards. Each quarterback threw one landing bypass and one interception.
Beathard gave a simple take on the game.
“I thought it went well, aside from the interception — dumb choice there,” Beathard stated. “But apart from that, I thought it went virtually well.”
Mullens also had a fantastic view of the team’s preseason debut.
“I concept it was a strong start,” Mullens said. “You need to cast off turnovers, but at the same time, I think we evolved a rhythm sooner or later and positioned the ball within the right spot. I become correct for the maximum element, and all of us did their job nicely. Ran the ball, threw the ball and protected properly. It’s a very good step for the first preseason game.”
The quarterbacks have grow to be close, and do not plan to permit the opposition have an effect on their bond.
“Who knows?” Mullens said. “Me and C.J. Are first rate friends. We have a tremendous relationship, and we both understand the commercial enterprise, and we’re essentially simply doing what we’re advised. ‘Nick, it’s your flip to play. C.J., it’s your turn to play.’ And so that’s what we do.
“We struggle and we assist each other, and it’s been wonderful thus far.”