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Summary from the Final Week of Camp
Head coach Kyle Shanahan insinuated he could see playing both Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance to exploit their different styles. We saw that last week in practice and the preseason finale. Shanahan said, “It depends who we’re playing, what the situation is, what fronts. I don’t know when that’s going to happen. Could happen today, could happen Week 1, could happen not until the end of the year. But I think we have a guy who has a skill set to come in and do some different things, and that’s what we’ve been working him at. And we’ll do that when we think it helps us.” Shanahan was inspired by Sean Payton’s use of Taysom Hill in the Saints' offense. This design carried over to the final preseason game as Garoppolo started, but Lance entered on the first drive in a run package. Both Garoppolo and Lance scored rushing touchdowns in the game. Shanahan said of Garoppolo’s touchdown run, “He’s kind of got a linebacker mentality. I kind of like that about Jimmy, too. …That’s why guys fight for him.” Given Lance is the more mobile option, this is an indication Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starter early in the season, with Lance sprinkled into the offense.
Trey Sermon has returned to practice after missing time last week. Likewise, Elijah Mitchell returned after missing extended time during training camp and made multiple long runs in recent practices. Raheem Mostert left practice on Wednesday but returned the next day and played in the finale. He played all ten snaps on the first drive, indicating he is the lead back for now. Sermon saw extensive work on the second drive through the end of the first half before the 49ers turned to JaMycal Hasty, who scored two touchdowns. David Lombardi and Matt Barrows of The Athletic predicted the 49ers would cut Hasty with the intent to get him on the practice squad, but the final preseason game performance may make that more difficult.
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