The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Thursday as they continue preparations for their Week 2 home opener against the Detroit Lions. Detroit is coming to Santa Clara off a short week from their Monday Night Football loss to the New York Jets. 49ers-Lions kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is meeting with the media at 12:40 p.m. Cheap DeForest Buckner Jersey
, and he will be followed by an open locker room from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. The team hits the practice field at 1:50 p.m. Practice is open to the media until team drills begin, and we’ll get a practice participation report following the session.The 49ers will stream the press conferences Twitter, Facebook, and the team’s app. The 49ers beat writers will also have updates from the media sessions. I’ve embedded our beat writer Twitter list so you can follow along. We’ll have transcripts later today.A Twitter List by NinersNation The San Francisco 49ers have a critical decision to make on Thursday as they prepare for their primetime matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback C.J. Beathard is listed as questionable for the Week 9 matchup due to wrist and thumb injuries suffered last week against the Arizona Cardinals. If he cannot play Thursday night, Nick Mullens would get the start in his place.Beathard suffered the injury in the second quarter and was able to finish out the game. On Tuesday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Beathard was struggling to grip the football. On Wednesday morning, Shanahan was on KNBR and he said if the 49ers had to play that day, Beathard would not be able to go.Mullens has been getting all the reps in practice this week, although it is worth noting that all three practices were walkthroughs. The team normally has at least one and often two full practices, but the short week does not give them time to do that. The players need all the time they can get for their bodies to fully recover from having played a game on Sunday and having to turn around and play another game four days later.The 49ers will announce their inactives at approximately 3:50 p.m. PT http://www.49erscheapstore.com/k_waun-williams-jersey-cheap
, which means we should know what the plan is at that point. If Beathard’s wrist and thumb are still an issue, I suspect he will be inactive and Tom Savage will be active. If Beathard’s hand is better, but they’re not comfortable with him starting on the short week, then maybe Mullens starts and Beathard serves as the backup. I actually think Beathard ends up starting this game, but we’ll find out for sure later this afternoon.If Mullens does have to go, Shanahan is comfortable with his knowledge of the offense.Mullens spent his first season with the 49ers on the practice squad, and opened this year on the practice squad before Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL. In his first season, he made an extensive appearance in the final preseason game, completing 7 of 10 passes for 58 yards and one interception. This season, he got appearances in all four preseason games Youth Richard Sherman Jersey
, completing 31 of 43 passes for 396 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. His best performance was in Week 1, completing 11 of 13 passes for 141 yards with one touchdown and one interception.Earlier this week, Shanahan was asked what drew him to Mullens initially. He talked about what they liked during his college career, and credited quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello with finding Mullens prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. I think Beathard ends up playing tonight, but at some point this season, I have to think we see Mullens get an opportunity. In an otherwise lost season, roster assessment is critical. And figuring out what they might have in Mullens seems useful.