Jaquiski Tartt sounds like he’s ready to play on Thursday night.
Whether the 49ers will let the strong safety suit up is another story.
On Wednesday afternoon, Tartt tweeted that he can’t wait to hit the field on Thursday evening when the 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams, but later in the day, the 49ers’ officially listed him as “questionable” for the game.
— Q Tartt (@Quaski29) September 20, 2017
It’s a good sign for San Francisco that Tartt is enthusiastic about his prospects of lining up across from the Rams’ offense on Thursday, especially considering starting strong safety Eric Reid has already been ruled out. With Reid out and Tartt questionable, the 49ers may be forced to start a rookie, either Adrian Colbert or Lorenzo Jerome, but it appears as though Tartt will at least give it a shot.
Reid and rookie linebacker Reuben Foster are the only two players the 49ers have listed as “out” for Thursday’s game, but Tartt isn’t the only player who’s status remains up in the air.
On Wednesday, the 49ers listed rookie tight end George Kittle, linebacker Eli Harold and safety Jimmie Ward as “questionable.” Ward made his season debut on Sunday against the Seahawks, and it would come as a significant surprise if he’s unable to go against Los Angeles.