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Tevin Coleman is out of his blue non-contact jersey, had positive MRI this week

49ers running back Tevin Coleman did not practice during the Super Bowl bye week, but there is some optimism surrounding his status heading out into game week.

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman celebrates after the 49ers defeated the Minnesota Vikings in a NFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Levi’s Stadium.  Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are wrapping up their Friday practice to close out the bye week, and running back Tevin Coleman is making progress back from his dislocated shoulder. He continued doing individual work, but he was no longer wearing the blue non-contact jersey. He was listed as a DNP on Friday, but he took part in the walkthrough and MRI results were encouraging, according to beat writer Cam Inman.

The 49ers head down to Miami at the end of the weekend and return to official practice next week. They’ll continue meeting and prepping, but their next official practice participation report will come out next week when they are practicing in Miami. If Coleman is boosted to limited by then, things will be looking up for him playing in Super Bowl 54.

For the time being, Raheem Mostert is the starter in practice and getting the reps. It’s difficult to say whether Mostert or Coleman would start next week if the latter was active. Jeff Wilson would likely be the biggest beneficiary if Coleman were inactive given that he would be active and has a nose for the end zone in short yardage work.