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Tevin Coleman showing good signs in bye week Thursday practice

49ers running back Tevin Coleman is a question for Super Bowl 54, but his Thursday bye week practice provides some optimism.

Tevin Coleman of the San Francisco 49ers dives for extra yards, and dislocates his shoulder in the process, during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers had their first formal practice session of the Super Bowl bye week, and they got some encouraging news. Running back Tevin Coleman suffered a dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, and while he is not practicing with the team, his side work suggests he has a good chance of playing next week.

The 49ers have sufficient running back depth without Coleman, but his presence or absence creates a lot of questions for DFS decisions at the position. Raheem Mostert was impressing before Coleman got hurt, and took it to a ridiculous level — finishing with 220 yards and four touchdowns. Matt Breida has been in Kyle Shanahan’s dog house for some time now, but he has shown explosive ability. And even reserve Jeff Wilson has a nose for the end zone.

If Coleman does not play, Mostert likely gets the start and the bulk of the workload. If Coleman is available, I’m not entirely sure how the depth chart shakes out. Shanahan seems to have a preference for Coleman, but has been willing to go back and forth with his depth chart. It makes for a difficult decision heading into the Super Bowl.