The San Francisco 49ers already rank second in the NFL in rushing yards per game and it appears they’re about to get even more help in the running game. After missing the past few weeks with an ankle injury, Tevin Coleman is likely going to play in Week 5.
San Francisco signed Coleman this past offseason. He joined a loaded backfield that has Matt Breida and Jerick McKinnon.
Breida and McKinnon were considered important weapons for the 49ers, but it’s actually been Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson providing the team a spark on the ground.
On Monday night, the 49ers are hosting the Cleveland Browns. Kyle Shanahan had a promising update on Coleman’s status for this matchup.
“Definitely being optimistic about him being ready to go on Monday,” Shanahan said. “We’ll be excited to have him.”
That makes it sound as if Coleman is going to be active against the Browns.
49ers’ HC Kyle Shanahan on the potential return of RB Tevin Coleman for Monday night’s game vs. Cleveland: “Definitely being optimistic about him being ready to go on Monday. We’ll be excited to have him.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2019
It appears the bye week did wonders for Coleman, who suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.
Coleman’s return to the 49ers should also help their passing game. In 2018, the Indiana product had 32 receptions for 276 yards and five touchdowns.
The 49ers have so much depth in their backfield that Coleman most likely won’t see a full workload on Monday.