49ers' Kittle takes full workload; Deebo eased back in originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
George Kittle returned to action Sunday night and was not eased back into the action.
Kittle played all but one of the 49ers’ offensive snaps on Sunday night in the 49ers’ 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi’s Stadium. Kittle sat out the past two games while recovering from a left knee sprain.
Meanwhile, the 49ers stayed true to their plan to have wide receiver Deebo Samuel play somewhere from 20 to 30 snaps in his first game of the season. Samuel was on the field for 25 snaps in the team’s Week 4 game upon his return from June surgery to repair a fractured left foot.
Kittle quickly returned to form as the team’s top pass-catcher. Quarterbacks Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard directed 16 passes at Kittle, who caught a career-high 15 of them for 183 yards. The only one that got away was Beathard’s short toss on a two-point conversion try.
Samuel caught all three of the pass attempts thrown his way for 35 yards. He also picked up 10 yards on a reverse.
Here is the complete rundown of play time for each 49ers player:
Quarterback: Nick Mullens 50, C.J. Beathard 23
Moore 22, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles 21, Joe Walker 21, Marcell Harris 18, Woerner 16, Webster 16, JaMycal Hasty 14, Al-Shaair 13, Wilson 10, Mitch Wishnowsky 9, Dwelley 9, Ward 9, Dante Pettis 8, Johnson 8, Tartt 8, J.Taylor 8, Taybor Pepper 6, Armstead 6, Kinlaw 6, T.Taylor 5, Jones 5, Juszczyk 4, Jordan 4, Robbie Gould 3, Justin Skule 2, Colton McKivitz 2, Garland 2, Tomlinson 2, McGlinchey 2, Warner 1, Alexander 1, Hyder 1, K.Williams 1, Ansah 1