5:39 PM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers are getting two big pieces of their offense back for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, will still be without two more and are about to put another duo on injured reserve.
Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that tight end George Kittle (sprained left knee) and receiver Deebo Samuel (fractured left foot) will be available to play Sunday night but quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (high right ankle sprain) and running back Raheem Mostert (sprained knee) will not.
As had been expected all week, tight end Jordan Reed (sprained knee) and defensive end Dee Ford (back) are headed to short-term injured reserve, according to Shanahan. Those moves will be made official by Saturday afternoon.
It’s no surprise that Garoppolo and Mostert have officially been ruled out after neither participated in any practices this week. Shanahan indicated earlier in the week that he’d like to see Garoppolo get back to practice in some capacity before he felt comfortable putting him back in the lineup.
But that didn’t happen and the Niners will turn to backup quarterback Nick Mullens to start for the second consecutive week.
“He’s ready to go,” Shanahan