San Francisco 49ers open practice window for QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Marc Delucchi
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The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday opened the practice window for starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to return to the team. While he has been on Injured Reserve since Week 8, Garoppolo will now have the next three weeks to practice with the team and prove he can retake the field.

Even after being eliminated from the postseason, the 49ers have an unclear future at the quarterback position. With a slight salary cap crunch, Garoppolo could be released to save nearly $20 million in space. The team might want to give him one more look before they decide how to handle his future.

In his 6 starts this season, Garoppolo has completed 67.4% of his passes for 1,096 passing yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.