According to San Francisco 49ers G/C Daniel Kilgore, he feels he’s a full-go to finally be activated to the team’s 53-man roster. Kilgore, who suffered a broken left leg during a lopsided defeat at the hands of the Denver Broncos (Week 7) as the team lost 42-17 last year, has been rehabbing since and believes the time is now for him to finally be activated.
I spoke with some of his teammates today who said that Kilgore has the ‘itch’ to get back onto the field, as he’s been displaying a nasty mean-streak in practice. “I want them to know, I’m here,” Kilgore told me.
Kilgore, who was the reliable entrenched starter before suffering the injury told me that he has yet to take first-team reps during practice, as the team slowly nurses him back to health. “I’ve been working with the two’s and three’s,” Kilgore said.
Niner HC Jim Tomsula briefly spoke about Kilgore’s current status but didn’t want to go into details — as he didn’t want to cross the line between coaching staff and medical personnel.
However, I’m hearing that it may not be up to the coaching staff nor medical staff, but instead the men up top, as in the front office.
The logical thing to do is to put RB Carlos Hyde on season-ending IR while then activating Kilgore in return. Will that happen? Who knows. We will just have to wait and see how this plays out, as the 49ers could use Kilgore on the front line sooner rather than later.