ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joined Murph & Mac on Thursday morning and provided an update on 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin who sat out of last week’s game with a bruised thigh sustained in Week 1. Goodwin was limited in Wednesday’s practice — his first practice since the injury — but Schefter believes we will see Goodwin on the field in some capacity.
“I get the sense that it’s distinctly possible,” Schefter said when asked if Goodwin will play. “Again, we’ll see how the rest of the week of practice goes, how he does. He’s been limited so far, but my guess would be that we see him in some capacity this Sunday.”
Goodwin was Jimmy Garoppolo’s favorite target during his 5-0 run to close the season in 2017, and averaged 76.8 receiving yards in those games, and was one yard away for 100+ yard performances in three of them.
Garoppolo has been uneven in his first two starts of 2018, and Goodwin’s return will serve as a good barometer on how much his absence has affected the passing game.
Listen to the full interview below. To hear Schefter on Goodwin, start from 1:40.