By Jenny Vrentas
Pro Football Writers of America
MIAMI — The 49ers’ Wednesday afternoon practice at the University of Miami was marked by some good news on the injury front: Running back Tevin Coleman returned to practice as the team prepared for Super Bowl LIV.
Coleman was listed by the 49ers as a limited participant in the 1 hour, 40-minute session on an outdoor grass field. Linebacker Kwon Alexander (pectoral) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (ribs) were also listed as limited.
“They all got to go,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said. “I’m expecting them to be good by Sunday.”
The 49ers practiced in helmets and shells as they worked on first- and second-down installations, per their usual Wednesday routine, so there was no hitting during the session. Coleman took handoffs during team drills and looked to be in good spirits, slapping teammates’ hands and leaping after the conclusion of one play.
The 49ers got in a full week of practice last week in Santa Clara, Calif., and will repeat their normal game preparation week here in Miami, Shanahan said. Wednesday’s session included 11-on-11 team periods in which the offense and defense alternated working against scout-team looks, and ended with the first-team offense celebrating a big play that went for a touchdown. The temperature was 79 degrees with a nice breeze, and Shanahan said the grass field, which was re-done last week, was in good condition. The specialists took a trip over to practice kicking at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.