The 49ers have put together a plan to practice and play their next two home games at the Cardinals stadium in Arizona.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said the forced move is raising concerns regarding players' safety and morale around the holidays.
San Francisco will host both the Buffalo Bills and Washington Football Team at their temporary home in Arizona for weeks 13 and 14.
Coach Kyle Shanahan shared his frustration with Santa Clara County’s new health order banning contact sports. It remains up in the air where the team will practice or play.
Nick Mullens passed for 253 yards and led two late scoring drives in his first victory as a starter since September for the Niners.
The team had no immediate comment on the new rules.
Receiver Deebo Samuel has been cleared to return for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury.
San Francisco is poised to fall into the purple tier as the city's COVID numbers reach dangerous heights.
The 49ers (4-6) head into their bye week on the fringe of the NFC playoff race, which could make the biggest drama down the stretch be how Garoppolo looks heading into the offseason.
Defensive lineman Arik Armstead went on the list earlier this week after a positive test and the team was conducting contact tracing to determine if anyone else needed to go on it as well.
“If we had taken care of the ball better today, we would have had a very good chance to be in that game,” coach Kyle Shanahan said
A person familiar with the investigation says the probe is looking into whether Bourne was wearing a face covering as required by the COVID-19 rules.
The lone bright spot for the 49ers was the performance of receiver Richie James Jr., who had nine catches for 184 yards and a TD.
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The announcement comes the day before the team is scheduled to host a nationally televised matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
Both offensive captains could be out for the season.
Wilson and Metcalf tormented San Francisco and its banged up secondary as the top-scoring offense in the league continued to pile up points.
The Niners also placed running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain and activated receiver River Cracraft and safety Johnathan Cyprien from the practice squad on Saturday.
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Seattle took its first loss of the season last week in a 37-34 overtime setback to Arizona.