OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 days ago

The 49ers ruled out Garcon (knee) for Sunday's contest versus the Broncos, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon hasn't demonstrated an ability to get healthy for the better part of two months, and a knee injury will keep him on the sideline Sunday for the fifth time in six games. With Marquise Goodwin back from his personal issue, the 49ers' receiving corps will be nearly intact. Behind Goodwin, expect Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne to continue seeing significant snap counts in Garcon's absence.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
3 days ago

Garcon (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps Garcon was taking a test run of his knee with his limited showing at Wednesday's practice, but his downgrade to no participation Thursday isn't a good sign that a return is possible Sunday against the Broncos. If he's ruled out on Friday's injury report, it would mark his fifth absence in six games. In such a scenario, Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis would serve as the top wide receivers for Nick Mullens versus Denver's 23rd-ranked pass defense (260.8 yards per game).

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
3 days ago

Garcon (knee) wasn't on the field for the media-access portion of Thursday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon appeared to increase his odds of avoiding a fourth straight absence Sunday against the Broncos when he opened the week as a limited practice participant, but his lack of activity a day later once again puts his gameday status in jeopardy. It's possible the 49ers were deliberately building in a rest day for the veteran, but unless Garcon practices fully Friday, he'll more than likely carry a designation for Week 14. Even if Garcon ultimately gains clearance to suit up this weekend, it wouldn't be surprising if he played a more limited role than usual with Marquise Goodwin (personal) set to return from a two-game absence and rookie Dante Pettis having made a case for increased snaps through his standout play the past two weeks.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
4 days ago

Garcon (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Before he was ruled out for a third consecutive game last week, Garcon maintained limited listings on practice reports, so progressing to a full showing would be the most definitive development that a return is possible this weekend. He'll have two more opportunities to do just that before the 49ers will be mandated to post his odds to play Sunday against the Broncos. If he's able to, Garcon will have to contend with fellow wideout Marquise Goodwin, who missed the last two contests due to a personal issue.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
1 week ago

Garcon (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Seattle, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Garcon and Marquise Goodwin (personal) both missing another game, the 49ers will continue to rely on Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James at wide receiver. Garcon did manage limited practice participation this week, suggesting he could be back for a Dec. 9 game against the Broncos.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
1 week ago

Garcon (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he's maintained his activity level in both practices this week, Garcon may be building toward his first game action since Nov. 1. He has one more session to fit in every rep, at which point his availability will be included on the 49ers' final Week 13 injury report. In a receiving corps with another question mark in Marquise Goodwin (personal), the trio of Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James could be Nick Mullens' primary options yet again Sunday at Seattle.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 weeks ago

Garcon (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The activity marks Garcon's first in an official practice since Oct. 31. Since that session, he posted a 3-56-1 line on five targets Week 9, which he followed up with back-to-back absences Weeks 10 and 12. He seems to be trending in the right direction, but optimally he'll build up to a full listing to clear up any question about his potential to play. If Garcon requires more time to recover and Marquise Goodwin (personal) remains away from the team, the 49ers will turn to Dante Pettis, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James at wide receiver for a second game in a row.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 weeks ago

Garcon (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcon didn't play in Weeks 8 and 10 and still isn't ready to practice or play after a Week 11 bye. Kendrick Bourne started both of the games Garcon missed, catching 11 of 16 targets for 104 yards in those two contests. Dante Pettis and Richie James are also candidates to handle some of the vacated snaps.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
2 weeks ago

Garcon (knee) was held out of practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

With back-to-back absences on the heels of the 49ers' Week 11 bye, Garcon isn't setting himself up to be active for the first time since Week 9. If Garcon is sidelined yet again Sunday at Tampa Bay, Kendrick Bourne likely would earn his third start of the season.

OUTPierre Garcon
WR SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garcon (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Unable to resume practicing after a Week 11 bye, Garcon is in danger of missing another game when the 49ers travel to Tampa Bay this weekend. Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis drew six targets apiece while filling in for Garcon during a Week 10 loss to the Giants.