TE: George Kittle

George Kittle (calf) is not practicing Thursday.

With the state of the tight end position through four weeks, you're absolutely starting Kittle with a calf injury against the Cardinals this week if he battles through it. He did that last week after getting in just a limited Friday practice, and that expectation should probably be set for this weekend as well. It is notable that if he plays, Trey Lance will likely be the starter. Lance only threw two of the eleven targets Kittle got in last week's loss to Seattle.

SOURCE: Chris Biderman on Twitter Oct 7, 2021, 3:32 PM ET