Vikings instruct Kevin O'Connell stated this week that joint practices for lots groups have all however changed preseason action.
Following joint periods in opposition to the 49ers at TCO Performance Center, O'Connell sat almost each projected starter at some point of Saturday's 17-7 preseason loss at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Every starter on offense watched from the sideline — quarterback Kirk Cousins, jogging lower back Dalvin Cook, receivers Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn, left address Christian Darrisaw, left protect Ezra Cleveland, middle Garrett Bradbury, proper protect Jesse Davis and proper address Brian O'Neill, and tight ends Irv Smith Jr. and Johnny Mundt.
Much of the beginning protection additionally took a seat in facet rushers Danielle Hunter and Za'Darius Smith, linebackers Eric Kendricks and Jordan Hicks, protective tackles Dalvin Tomlinson and Harrison Phillips,
The best projected starter to play became protective lineman Armon Watts, who has coated up with the primary-crew protection in its base 3-four employees all through schooling camp.
Four injured Vikings have been sidelined in tight stop Irv Smith Jr. (thumb) receiver Dan Chisena (leg), protect/middle Chris Reed (elbow) and protective lineman Jullian Taylor (hand).
The 49ers additionally rested maximum starters, along with quarterback Trey Lance, tight stop George Kittle, receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk and protective stop Nick Bosa.
Rookies start, Booth injured
The rookie class, along with 5 starters in protection Lewis Cine, corners Andrew Booth Jr. and Akayleb Evans, protect Ed Ingram and linebacker Brian Asamoah, shared developing pains and large moments.
Cine, the 32nd-normal pick, became in tight insurance whilst he watched 49ers quarterback Nate Sudfeld thread a 19-backyard byskip to tight stop Tyler Kroft. Booth, who started, suffered an ankle damage withinside the 2nd zone and became dominated out for the relaxation of the recreation.
Ingram surrendered a 1/3-down sack with the aid of using 49ers protective address Javon Kinlaw. Asamoah and Evans have been closely worried in run support, along with a fourth-down address for a loss with the aid of using Evans and a 1-backyard loss pressured with the aid of using Asamoah. Evans, the fourth-spherical pick, led all defenders with 9 tackles and a pressured fumble.
Uneven unique groups
Punters Jordan Berry and Ryan Wright alternated punts as they persevered the preseason competition. Both punters downed tries withinside the 20-backyard line, however Berry botched a kick from his very own stop region for 37 yards permitting San Francisco to begin a pressure in Vikings territoryReceiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette remained a risky alternative at punt returner. He didn't corral one which bounced and rolled out of bounds for a 56-backyard punt. He then fumbled on a go back withinside the 2nd zone. Smith-Marsette, who had 4 catches for 27 yards, had his longest go back move 14 yards.
Journeyman protective address T.Y. McGill Jr. has 3.five sacks in preseason video games after taking down 49ers quarterbacks Brock Purdy and Sudfeld for 1.five sacks withinside the 2nd zone. McGill, 29, is on a 9th NFL crew in his 8th season.
Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell referred to as performs from the sideline at some point of his first recreation at U.S. Bank Stadium. Linebackers Troy Dye, withinside the first half, and Chazz Surratt, withinside the 2nd half, relayed the ones play calls withinside the huddle.
The 49ers misplaced gamers to damage: receiver Austin Mack (hamstring) withinside the 2nd zone and address Sam Schlueter (knee), the Gophers product, withinside the fourth zone
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