Christian McCaffrey ‘feels good’ after veteran off day – NBC Sports Bay Area and California

SANTA CLARA — 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was rested for the week.

After having a veteran’s day off on Wednesday, it was a full day at work Thursday for McCaffrey in 87-degree weather on the 49ers’ practice field.

McCaffrey and veteran left tackle Trent Williams returned to practice after each player had a veteran rest day.

“I feel good,” McCaffrey said. “The body feels good. I think even when you take a day off, all the coaches and strength and conditioning coaches do a good job of keeping you moving and staying in shape.

“But at the same time, having a day off every once in a while is great for your body.”

The 49ers should be close to full strength Sunday night in their Week 5 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium.

McCaffrey leads the NFL in rushing attempts (80) and rushing yards (459) while playing 81 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (ankle) and cornerback Charvarius Ward (heel) also returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.

Running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) did not practice, and his status remains questionable Sunday night.

Backup offensive lineman and special teams player John Feliciano was seen going through conditioning on a sideline, an indication that he is progressing through the NFL’s return-to-play concussion protocol.

Wide receivers Deebo Samuel (knee, ribs) and Jauan Jennings (leg) were limited in practice for the second straight day and appear to be on track to play against the Cowboys.

49ers injury report

No practice

C. John Feliciano (concussion)

RB Elijah Mitchell (knee)

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LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle)

WR Joan Jennings (leg)

WR Deebo Samuel (ribs, knee)

CB Charvarius Ward (Heel)

Cowboy injury report

No practice

TE Peyton Hendershot (ankle)


LB Damon Clarke (shoulder)

Malik Hooker (shoulder)

LB Micah Parsons (knee)

Full participation

RB Rico Doodle (hip)

Te Chuma Edoja (knee)

WR CeeDee Lamb (knee)

G Zack Martin (thigh)

T Tyrone Smith (knee)

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