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NFL Notes: 49ers, Giants, Lions, Steelers, & Titans


  • 49ers C Daniel Kilgore and WR DeAndre Smelter will start practicing with the team this week, opening the three-week window for PUP/NFI players to be activated. (Cam Inman)



  • Adam Caplan confirms reports that the Lions have hired Arizona State’s senior offensive analyst Ryan Silverfield as an assistant offensive line coach.


  • Ian Rapoport reports Steelers QB Landry Jones has a “pretty severe” low-ankle sprain and Michael Vick is expected to be the back-up quarterback after the team’s bye this week.


  • Titans interim HC Mike Mularkey says there’s a chance rookie RB David Cobb could play Thursday against the Jaguars. (John Glennon)
  • Mularkey also says Titans NT Al Woods has a sprained ankle and will be out at least a couple of weeks.