Kittle pulled in all three of his targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals.
Kittle saw his usage take a big hit in this one, as Jimmy Garoppolo looked to his wideouts and running backs for production in a blowout win. The 25-year-old still posted decent yardage, most of which came on a big 36-yard gain in which the tight end stiff armed through two defenders before being brought down. Kittle remains a high-upside tight end due to his tremendous athleticism, but if the rest of the 49ers' offensive units continue to click like they did Sunday, then they may not need to lean heavily on their star tight end as much. It is also worth noting that Kittle had two touchdowns called back on penalties Week 1, so he remains one of the team's better red-zone options, despite having zero scores through two games. Sep 16 3:45 am (EST)
- Kittle brought in eight of 10 targets for 54 yards in the 49ers' 31-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
- General manger John Lynch suggested Kittle could play fewer snaps this season, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. "A stated goal of ours this year was to have some people around (Kittle) such that we could take some off him," said Lynch. "George is a great player. And you can run into 'Let's have him out there every single play of the season.'"
- Kittle (calf) returned to practice Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. All George Kittle News
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|Nov 25||L 27 - 9||@ TB||60||12||6||48||0||0|
|Nov 12||L 27 - 23||NYG||71||10||9||83||0||0|
|Nov 01||W 34 - 3||OAK||33||4||4||108||1||0|
|Oct 28||L 18 - 15||@ ARI||60||8||5||57||0||0|
|Oct 21||L 39 - 10||LA||52||8||5||98||1||0|
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