Maiocco says Beathard might have the edge ultimately given 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan‘s emphasis on big plays and his comments on Beathard: “Every time C.J.’s in there you’ve got a chance for a big play. He loves the big play.”
Shanahan said he’s hopeful that C Weston Richburg (knee) will be able to come off their Physically Unable to Perform list next week and play in Week 1 of the regular season. (Branch)
Seattle HC Pete Carroll says the Seahawks “don’t have any concern (second-round WR D.K. Metcalf) won’t be back soon” from knee surgery, per John Boyle of the team website.
Carroll added the surgery revealed “minimal findings” and Metcalf will be week-to-week going forward.
Dr. David Chao commented on a video of Metcalf undergoing electrical muscle stimulation that the receiver’s quad looked atrophied and a timeline of Week 1 might be overly optimistic for the rookie to return to the field or be effective.